About the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta

The Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, now in its 80th 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



Click here to view the Saturday May 12, 2018 live stream. Click on right side of page to progress live stream to next races.

Click here to view the Friday May 11, 2018 live stream

Congratulations to all our Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta 2018 champions and competitors. Thank you for competing! Congratulations to our overall Team Points Winners! Drexel - Team Winner / Drexel - Women's Winner / Delaware - Men's Winner. Thank you to the athletes, coaches and volunteers for you cooperation in making the 2018 Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta a success! See you next year!