Dad Vail Regatta

  • Hosted By: Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

                2015 ABERDEEN DAD VAIL REGATTA

                               Phone (610) 789-9600 • Fax (610) 789-5757
                       Web Site - • E-mail - [email protected]


                                                                                                                             November 4, 2014

Dear Collegiate Rowing Competitor:

This year represents the 77th DAD VAIL REGATTA. Known again this year as the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, our regatta will be held on May 8th and 9th, 2015 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA. Please accept our invitation to join as an Affiliate Member* of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, which is an OPEN Regatta.  The Affiliate Fee for the 2015 Regatta remains at $1,500. As an Affiliate Member School you will be entitled to the following advantages:

  1. First four boats entered are free - This includes Singles, Pairs, Fours or Eights.     
  2. A reduced boat entry fee - If you enter more than four boats you pay only $300 for each additional boat.
    Non-Affiliates pay $450 for each boat entered. The entry fee for the Single is $200 for both categories.
  3. Guaranteed entry to all events in the Regatta – As an Affiliate Member you need not worry; one entry
    in each event is guaranteed.

  (Please note that all entries must be received by the Deadline Date.)

         Non-Affiliates will be entered on a space available basis.

The following amenities are available for all participants:

  • Potential financial support to Henley Royal Regatta or Henley Women’s Regatta for selected successful crews
  • Feeding of the Athletes a complimentary lunch on both days of the regatta.
  • Alumni Site on the banks of the river - A great way to entertain and to assemble former rowers and friends of rowing.  Tent rentals are available.

The single remains as a regular event with medals and points.  It is also the only event where a rower can double up.  A rower may participate in the single and one other event.

To accept our invitation to become an Affiliate Member School, click HERE and remit the Affiliate Member School fee of $1,500 through RegattaCentral.  Please remit payment by December 16, 2014.

Whether you become an Affiliate Member School or not, you will enjoy all the amenities that we have in place to celebrate our 77th regatta.  Athletes and coaches will continue to enjoy the convenience of our launch area with our state of the art launch docks.  Located below the race course, this area allows crews to practice on the river, and also makes launching before the race and docking after the race very convenient.  Our beautiful awards dock will be exciting for all medal winners.

RegattaCentral serves as Internet Agent for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta registration and all Dad Vail entries.  Please register at RegattaCentral and remit all payments to them.  REMEMBER THE AFFILIATE PAYMENT DUE DATE IS December 16, 2014.

Please visit the Dad Vail web site at dadvail.orgWe are all excited about the event this coming spring and hope that you will attend.

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a USRowing registered Regatta.



John F. Leonard, Secretary, DVROC


 *To qualify as an Affiliate Member School, the sport of Rowing must be recognized by the Administration of that school as an Intercollegiate Sport or Recognized Club Sport.