Mission Statement

The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC) is committed to staging a premier collegiate rowing championship, providing a unique experience for all athletes, coaches, spectators, sponsors, the sport of rowing and our community. To hallmark this unique experience we pledge to present an event committed to safety, health, sportsmanship, spirited competition, respect, integrity, quality, and inclusion.


Core Values - Each letter of the word RESPECT forms the first letter of a Value Core to our Mission.

Responsible - trustworthy, dependable, and accountable. A responsible rower’s word is truthful, worthy of trust and honorable.

Equity - welcoming, respecting, supporting and valuing individuals. Contributing to an inclusive climate that cherishes and embraces differences, on and off the water. A commitment to not merely oppose discrimination or unfairness, but to actively counter those acts by initiating remedies for injustice.

Selfless - partiality to others, above self. Staging the Dad Vail Regatta is possible only through the spirit of volunteerism and generosity of our community each year. A selfless rower values their contribution to their team and their community above and beyond any personal gain.

Perseverance - dedication to an idea, a goal or purpose in the face of opposition, challenges, or previous defeat.

Excellence - perpetual odyssey in pursuit of the best possible version of yourself.

Community - supporting and improving one’s immediate community, and one’s community at large. Conducting oneself to personify an example that others should aspire to emulate in their quest to lead, to exercise good sportsmanship and to exemplify generosity.

Teamwork - working compatibly with others, and leading or following, as appropriate, while exercising patience to achieve excellence.