Two crews will be out on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, competing in the nation's largest collegiate regatta on Friday and Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University men's rowing team will be up against one of its biggest challenges of the season this weekend at the Dad Vail Regatta. The nation's largest collegiate regatta, the Dad Vail brings in teams from across the country to Philadelphia for two days on the Schuylkill River.
Started in 1934, the Dad Vail Regatta has been an annual fixture in Philadelphia for nearly that entire length of time. The event has grown throughout the years and now attracts well over 100 schools from across the country. Jacksonville's varsity four has drawn a preliminary heat with Buffalo, Fordham, Brock and Scranton while the Dolphins' pair takes on High Point, Penn State, Grand Valley State and Clarkson. If the crews advance, the finals will take place Saturday, May 9.
The finals will also be livestreamed on ESPN3 and Philadelphia's Channel 6 ABC.
Next, Jacksonville continues its spring season on Mercer Lake in New Jersey where it competes in the MAAC Championship on May 17 and the IRA Regatta on May 29.