In memoriam, Tom Dowd (1928-2021)


Vision Statement
The DVROC is committed to hosting the largest and most inclusive collegiate rowing competition in the nation sustained by our core values.

About the Dad Vail Regatta

The Dad Vail Regatta, presented by Independence Blue Cross, PECO and Coke, and now in its 82nd 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!