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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1991 | By Jack E. Ewing, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
April 15, 1991 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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April 23, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
SPORTS
March 13, 1988 | By J. Lowe Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 1, 1989 | By J. Lowe Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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 .
NEWS
May 20, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
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.
SPORTS
June 1, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
SPORTS
May 1, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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May 12, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
DREXEL SENIOR Dean Hill has been racing on the Schuylkill River for years, so it's no surprise that he and the rest of the men's varsity four boat pulled out a photo finish for a silver medal and helped the Dragons to their third consecutive Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta title on Saturday. Hill's varsity four boat finished with a time of 6 minutes, 33.884 seconds, good for a silver medal, and just narrowly trailing Brock University's boat, which clocked in at 6:33.682 in perhaps the most exciting finish of the weekend.
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May 11, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It can be difficult to think that from the start of fall classes in September, nine months of practice and competition for the men's and women's crew teams of Drexel point to just two days in May - the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. But no one can argue that the Dragons have been successful planning their season like that, as they did again Saturday. The Dragons continued their victorious run on the Schuylkill, winning the overall points title for the third consecutive year and adding their second men's championship in three years.
SPORTS
May 9, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel crew coach Paul Savell acknowledges that everything his men's and women's teams have done on the water in recent months has pointed to this weekend at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. And his rowers couldn't be happier that Friday's opening day of the 77th edition of the nation's largest collegiate regatta is finally here. "Waiting always is the hardest part," senior Cat Hamilton, coxswain of the women's varsity eight, said Thursday after practice on the Schuylkill. "Once we're in the boat, we're all ready to go. It's out here [at practice]
SPORTS
May 8, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Brian Propp held a bottle of water Wednesday morning, standing on the back dock of the Bachelors Barge Club on Boathouse Row. His daughter Paige asked, "Are you hydrating?" "I had my coffee," replied the former Flyers star. Propp, 56, had skipped his usual early-morning skate because he was taking part in a little warm-up media event for this weekend's Dad Vail Regatta. Propp was about to compete on an ergometer, an indoor rowing machine, with former Eagles receiver Fred Barnett, former Sixers star World B. Free, and what turned out to be a ringer - Franklin, the Sixers mascot.
SPORTS
October 27, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This article has been corrected. A previous version misspelled the name of Mirka Knapkova as Irka Knapkova. Kjetil Borch, a single sculler from Norway, saw the richest prize in his sport close to his grasp Saturday on the Schuylkill - and then he found out the Schuylkill had a little more adventure left for him. Out in front of the reigning world singles champion, with the reigning Olympic champion also in range, and a $10,000 first prize...
SPORTS
May 19, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like other boats at the 88th Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Mount St. Joseph Academy capitalized Saturday on the swift early current that went along with being positioned on one of the outer lanes of the Schuylkill. Taking command in the first 1,000 meters, the Mount's varsity eight, securing its third crown in five seasons, won by open water with a clocking of 4 minutes, 25.30 seconds. It easily triumphed after placing fourth in Friday's time trials. "We really stayed calm and collected, took a lot of deep breaths before the race," said Lauren Matchett, a senior tricaptain and second seat.
SPORTS
May 19, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The difference between sixth and seventh place in the trials was three-tenths of a second. It also was the immeasurable distance between disappointment and memories that will last a lifetime. "We were sixth, and seventh was, 'Don't come back,' " St. Joseph's Prep junior eight coach Bob Madden said of his team's performance in Friday's preliminary races at the 88th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Around 188 schools brought around 950 boats to the world's largest high school regatta on the swollen Schuylkill looking for one thing: a chance to shine.
NEWS
May 18, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sam Vecchione says Tony and Jane Mieczkowski, La Salle High's brother-sister rowing-coaching duo, compliment each other well. "Miecz [Tony] is the person who's really good at motivating us," the varsity-eight coxswain said. "Jane is very good with the technical side of things. And she's a calming presence. " Friday on the Schuylkill, with consistent and sometimes heavy rain playing a factor, Tony and Jane Mieczkowski guided the Explorers in the 88th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
SPORTS
May 12, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel must have felt as if there was a target on its back throughout the 76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, and the Dragons' rowers in the closing events of Saturday's storm-delayed championship races on the Schuylkill had to be sensing it. But if the Dragons' women's varsity heavyweight eight crew was feeling any pressure, it certainly didn't show it, hanging on for a gutty, second-place finish to help lead its team to the overall points title of...
NEWS
May 10, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A week after some of the worst flooding in the area in recent memory, the Schuylkill is ready to host the largest collegiate rowing competition in the country, the Dad Vail Regatta. Friday and Saturday's competition comes after crews spent nearly a week clearing tons of debris along the Kelly and Martin Luther King Jr. Drives and from the swollen river itself. "We've been working on the cleanup since the storm last week," Mark Focht, Philadelphia's first deputy commissioner for parks and recreation, said Thursday.
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