July 5, 2013
What: This regatta features races for junior, open, masters, elite, and adaptive rowers. Through Wednesday, there were 1,054 entries, 96 of which were clubs, from 71 cities, 19 states, and five countries. First held in the 1880s, the regatta originally was known as the People's Regatta. It was renamed the Independence Day Regatta in 1958 in recognition of the Schuylkill Navy's 100th anniversary. Where: On the Schuylkill. When: Friday, from 9 a.m. to about 6:15 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. Schedule: Friday, time trials and heats; Saturday, heats, semifinals, and some finals; Sunday, semifinals and the rest of the finals.
September 6, 1991 |
If you want to watch something different this weekend, how about a cricket match? The Philadelphia Cricket Committee's annual Red Stripe Tournament will be on the next three Saturdays at 1 p.m. in Fairmount Park. Tomorrow's match, if played, has an India-Pakistan team meeting the Combined Islands Team, made up of players from the Caribbean. The match will take place at the Philadelphia Archery Club, Belmont Avenue and Edgley Drive. Next Saturday' game has Jamaica meeting the Combined Islands Team at 42d Street and Parkside Avenue.
April 15, 1991 |
The unbeaten St. Joseph's Prep varsity eight outrowed Chestnut Hill Academy, Holy Spirit (N.J.) High School and Lower Merion High School yesterday on the Schuylkill for a third successive triumph in the Manny Flick series of Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association regattas. St. Joseph's clocked a fast 4 minutes, 28.7 seconds with a favoring tail wind on wavy water.
April 23, 1995 |
Yale oarsmen overcame the early lead of Penn's heavyweight varsity crew and pulled out a tight victory for the Blackwell Cup yesterday on the Schuylkill. The Quakers pulled away to a slight edge early, increased the lead from two to four feet going under the Strawberry Mansion Bridge, then lost the margin at the 1,000-meter mark. The Elis moved ahead from there and went on to win by a little more than one-half of a boat length, the widest margin of the race. Yale rowed the 2,000 meters in 6 minutes, 15.1 seconds, and Penn in 6:17.
March 13, 1988 |
Colorful and encouraging as a splash of crocuses across a half-thawed lawn, the bright display of multihued sails on the Schuylkill this weekend will be a reassuring reminder that spring - and the boating season - is nearly here. The Schuylkill Sailing Association today begins its spring regatta series for Sunfish and Lasers. Races begin at 1 p.m., and the last race will begin no later than 3 p.m. Competition is open to non-members. The skippers' meeting is at 12:30 p.m. at the boathouse by Strawberry Mansion Bridge, on Kelly Drive.
October 1, 1989 |
The Philadelphia Cup on Sept. 23 was a once-in-a-lifetime regatta - at least the participants all hope that what happened will not occur again in their lifetimes. Weather that began as sunny skies and ideal winds suddenly turned ugly. Hurricane Hugo's long reach was a brief but terrifying tempest for the sailors trying to stay afloat - and alive - on the Delaware River off Penn's Landing. When the squall, with 65-m.p.h. gusts and steady blows of 45 m.p.h., had passed, the river was littered.
May 11, 2011
The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is scheduled to be held on the Schyulkill on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. on both days. Started in 1934 and named for Harry Emerson "Dad" Vail, one of America's early college rowing coaches, the regatta this year is expected to feature more than 110 crews and hundreds of participants. Beginning Friday, look for expanded coverage this year in The Inquirer and on www.philly.com . For more information from regatta organizers, go to www.dadvail.com . Read Elizabeth Wellington's column on the Boathouse Sports clothing company, E1 .
May 20, 2011 |
Another weekend in May, another regatta on the Schuylkill. Today and Saturday it is the Stotesbury Cup, billed as the biggest high school regatta in the world. Of course that means Kelly Drive will be closed between Strawberry Mansion Drive and Fountain Green Drive through 8 p.m. Saturday. Traffic will be detoured via a marked route to Reservoir Drive. Meanwhile, streets around Rittenhouse Square will be closed from 3 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival.
June 1, 2006 |
Area schools won seven gold medals at the National Scholastic Rowing Association Regatta, which was held Friday and Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Leading the way was Holy Spirit, which won the boys' second eight final and the girls' junior double final. Mainland, second in the boys' second eight final, won the girls' second eight final, and St. Augustine won the boys' lightweight eight final. Oakcrest won the girls' lightweight four final. Ocean City won the boys' junior eight final, and Gloucester won the boys' junior four final.
May 1, 1994 |
Drexel's heavyweight varsity out-rowed George Mason University by 1 1/4 boat lengths in winning the eight-oared feature for the Kerr Cup in yesterday's regatta on a flat Schuylkill. Drexel, stroked by Matt Ward and coached by Stever Orova and Dave Haines, led all the way on the 2,000-meter course and clocked 6 minutes, 0.50 seconds. George Mason was second and La Salle finished third. The trophy is named after the late Thomas Kerr, a former Drexel coach. Villanova won the women's varsity eight race, beating four other crews.