fall racing

Our spring season is a different experience compared to the fall. The spring season has us racing 1500 meter pieces opposed to 4000. These races are anywhere from 5-6 minutes long depending on the crew. The crews will race six boats across the river and the first to the finish line is the winner, similar to a track meet. 

We participate in a series of regattas known as the Manny Flick series which is held by the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA). The PSRA hosts six regattas throughout the spring season and has some of the best competition in the country with their crews frequently receiving medals at national regattas. 

Spring racing begins in mid-March and runs throughout late-April. After the fifth Manny Flick Regatta, we move into our championship season. We compete at the Philadelphia City Championships for medals and at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta which is the largest scholastic regatta in the world. We only send our fastest crews to these regattas to ensure our best results possible. 

2018 Spring Regatta Schedule:

Manny Flick #1 - March 18th
Manny Flick #2 - March 25th
Manny Flick #3 - April 8th
Manny Flick #4 - April 15th
Manny Flick #5 - April 22nd
Philadelphia City Championships - May 5th & 6th
Stotesbury Cup Regatta - May 18th & 19th

Spring racing

regatta faq

  • Regattas are long days. Typically lasting anywhere from 6-9 hours.
  • We advise you bring a chair, sunscreen, layers of clothing and something to keep you entertained (homework, books)
  • We supply large tents and burgers and hot dogs. We ask for team parents to bring items for the race. There will be more information on that when you join.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to get great photos of the crews. Be sure to bring a camera.

Our fall season begins in Mid-August and goes through late October. The fall season races are 4000 meters and usually take between 14-18 minutes to complete depending on weather conditions. Boats cross the start line at regular intervals and race to complete the course in the fastest time. 

Our first race will be the Kings Head Regatta on September 24th. We will continue to race most weekends until the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta at the end of October. This season also has our only "home" regatta with the Head of the Christina. Listed below are our Fall 2017 regattas with links to their respective websites. 

Kings Head Regatta

Head of the Christina

Navy Day Regatta

Head of the Charles

Head of the Schuylkill