Elite Racing


Vesper High Performance Team


Vesper has been building our year-round racing squad to be one of the most competitive and successful teams in the United States. Our mission is to give the ambitious rower opportunities to reach their potential. No prior National Team experience is necessary. In the past years, members of this team have gone on to international successes at the Olympic Games, World Championships, PanAm Games, and FISA World Cup events. On the national level, Vesper competes at the Elite National Championships, the Club National Championships, Independence Day Regatta, and Canadian Henley.

Our program is open to those who meet the qualifications, men and women, open and light, and who have the ambition and dream to maximize their rowing potential. Vesper offers a premier training site for everybody who wants to be fast. Training for the national team requires hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Vesper is recruiting aspiring National Team rowers to join us in Philadelphia. Vesper provides access to world-class equipment, personal boat storage, state of the art physiological testing, and personalized coaching.

Vesper, Boathouse Row, and Philadelphia offer an unmatched history and tradition of producing World Championship and Olympic medalists; a competitive racing environment; proximity to Princeton, the National Team camps, and the NSR course; and living in a sophisticated, world-class city, with incredible educational, career and life opportunities beyond the world of rowing.

JP Kirkegaard (b) & Kevin Cardno (s)
JP Kirkegaard (b) & Kevin Cardno (s)