The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee acknowledges that it is in a position of influence within the rowing community. As the largest most inclusive collegiate Spring regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and universities from across the country, including Canada, it is joining national efforts to impact social change, not only in the rowing programs, but also in their local communities. We have taken the time to examine our values and are taking a stance against racism, discrimination, and any other forms of injustices. Black lives matter. We stand in solidarity with all who seek a better tomorrow that serves everyone fairly and equitably.

About the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta

The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, presented by Independence Blue Cross, PECO and Coke, and now in its 81st year, is the largest collegiate regatta in North America, with over 100 colleges and Universities from the U.S. and Canada participating. Every year, thousands of student athletes gather to compete during the weekend of the second Saturday of May. Destination Dad Vail: Come for the race, stay for the weekend! The Dad Vail Regatta is only one of Philadelphia's crown jewels, the others but a short walk, drive or ride from the race!  Rich historic sites, foods of diverse ethnicities, many museums, and major league sporting events are only some of the attractions. There is something for everyone in the Philadelphia region. More Donate Now


Congratulations to all our Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta 2019 champions and competitors. Thank you for competing! Congratulations to our overall points winners! Temple - Team Winner / Temple - Women's Winner / Drexel - Men's Winner. Thank you to the athletes, coaches and volunteers for you cooperation in making the 2019 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta a success! See you next year!