May 12th – 15th
Philadelphia, PA


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Laker Navy Heading for Philadelphia, Dad Vail

The Laker Navy is in its final phase of preparation for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. The second race of the triple crown, the spring season is in full swing. The Laker Navy will be one of over 100 teams participating this weekend and the team is looking to make its presence known to all.

The Dad Vail is a special regatta for the Lakers, something they work towards all year. The largest collegiate regatta in the nation, excitement is building to race on the storied Schuylkill River. With eight months of training complete, the Lakers stand poised for a great weekend of racing in Philadelphia.

The team will depart Wednesday for Philadelphia. You can find hotel information and the official regatta website to the left on this page. The team welcomes any alumni or parents in the area to join the Laker Navy in supporting our crews at the Dad Vail alumni tent, generously hosted by James and Sherri Muir. If you are interested in helping with the alumni tent, please contact Coach John Bancheri.

Keep pulling for the Laker Navy!






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