Final Toast

When Dad Vail volunteers commit themselves to the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta, they have chosen to give their precious and limited time to support the sport of rowing and the memory of Dad Vail. The gold jacket Dad Vail volunteers have made the largest of all national crew races possible since 1934. Their commitment and support are greatly appreciated. As one of our ranks crosses his own personal finish line, we take a moment to celebrate and thank these quiet heroes. 

         And so we salute our fallen comrades and offer this final toast.

1966 – Jack Bratton

1968 – John Carlin

1985 – John B Kelly Jr

1986 – Brenden Lynch

1994 – Thomas Loschiavo

1996 – Ken Corkery

1998 – Eugene Pelszynski

2001 – Ralph Lindamood

2002 – Lou Sonzongi

2003 – Joe Toland

2003 - Tully G. Vaughan II

2004 – James Conboy

2005 – Jim Wagner

2007 – Andrew Stinger

2009 – John Semanik

2012 – Jack Bratton

2014 – Toby Wallace

2015 – David Loschiavo

2016 – Micheline McGrath

2016 – Louis Backe

2016 – Harry Stinger

2016 – Bill Stowe

2016 – Thomas Owston

2017 – Frank McCloskey              

2017 -  Lou McCormick

2018 – John Hooten Jr.

2019 - Larry Tolle

2021 - Jim Kelly

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