Club Membership Notifications


Vesper Elite and High School Dock Schedules

Please be aware and of course courteous, of the following dock schedules when you plan your rowing.

    • Monday -> Friday 6:30 am to 8:00 am: Vesper Elite Team
    • Monday -> Friday 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm: High School
      • Boats NOT available during this period: V Birdie, V Blair, V Hailey Rae, V Joseph Tye, Blanche, LM 4+ and the Horn
    • Tuesday -> Friday 5:00 am to 7:00 am: High School
      • Boats NOT available during this period: Crowley & Red Tubes
    • Saturdays 7:00 am to 12:30 pm: High School
      • Boats NOT available during this period: V Birdie, V Blair, V Hailey Rae, V Joseph Tye, Blanche, LM 4+, Horn, Crowley & Red Tubes
    • Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 am shove: Vesper Elite Team

Note:  While you probably want to avoid the busy river during these times, please contact the Captain if you need help finding an alternate club boat to row.  VesperCaptain@gmail.com

Vesper Boats
Vesper Open 8

Doc Riggall Boat Christening

Vesper Boat Club hosted a christening of the 1964 boat, Donaratico on Sunday, December 12,2021. Approximately, 50 guests were in attendance including several Olympians.  The surviving bow section from the Donaratico Eight named after Vesper’s long-term President “Doc Riggall” is a very significant historical artifact. Considering the circumstances of its survival, we are fortunate and grateful to still have it; just as we are fortunate and grateful to still have Boyce Budd, Emory Clark, and Stan Cwiklinski join us fifty-eight years after they and their Vesper crewmates powered that great Donaratico Eight into the history books during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The bow section of the boat is now at home at the Vesper Boat Club.
Thanks to those who helped with the event, Nan Dormans, Alexis Franklin, Melissa Hilton, John Tiernay, Joe Henwood, Rick Stehlik, and Bonnie Mueller. 


Are you interested in becoming a member of the Vesper Boat Club? Vesper offers various membership categories for rowers, and non-rowers alike.

You'll also find forms and waivers in this section.

High Performance Rowing

Vesper is recruiting aspiring National Team rowers to join us in Philadelphia. A High Performance extension of the Elite Team, these athletes—based on factors such as prior national team experience, test results, and race performance—may qualify for housing and racing expense support, and other benefits.

Masters Rowing

Vesper offers a competitive program, and coaching for our masters athletes who are looking to compete at local Philadelphia races, Diamond State Masters Regatta, USRowing Masters Nationals Championships, Head of the Charles Regatta, and Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

Vesper Boat Club

3 days 5 hours ago

Today Vesper got ready for Independence Day Regatta on the water and on the land. We painted the oars so everyone will know who crossed

Vesper Boat Club

1 month 3 weeks ago

Get your tickets for the Vesper Erg Derby! Deadline is Friday May 6th, or sooner if we sell out.

Vesper Boat Club

2 months 6 days ago

You're invited to the Vesper Erg Derby! Saturday, May 14th. It's a garden party at the Kelly House in East Falls, to support the Vesper

Vesper Boat Club

3 months 1 week ago

This morning was spectacular. Lots of great rowing and friendship on the river. Such a beautiful spring morning. 😊

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4 months 4 days ago

Today the Vesper Masters celebrated tutu Tuesday as today’s date is 2-22-22. Enjoy the smiles and Philly rowing love. 😊. Thank you all for making

Vesper HP Team

3 months 6 days ago

Vesper HP group performed really well in the first couple rounds of the regatta. Thursday, everybody will go on the water to race their finals

Vesper HP Team is at Head Of The Charles Regatta.

8 months 3 days ago

Congratulations to all Vepser HP and Masters athletes that raced at the Head of the Charles this week end. Lots of fun seeing everybody go

Vesper HP Team is at Stade Nautique International De Mantes La jolie.

8 months 4 weeks ago

When some of Vesper HP athletes go overseas to race the French Elite Nationals with Boulogne 92, they do it right: Solveig, 7th in W4x

Vesper HP Team is at Vesper Boat Club.

9 months 2 weeks ago

Quick news from the HP Team The transition to the new head coach has been pretty smooth and the team started the season in good

Vesper HP Team is at Vesper Boat Club.

9 months 3 weeks ago

2nd highest flood in Vesper history.....

Vesper Boat Club has no affiliation with any other ‘Vesper’ organizations public or private.