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Drexel Crew Takes the River at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

May 10, 2013

Drexel Women's Crew

Drexel Crew will send 12 boats into competition at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River on May 10-11. The annual rowing completion is one of the largest in the country, with more than 125 varsity rowing teams from the United States and Canada descending on Philadelphia for the weekend. 

Drexel’s Director of Rowing Paul Savell will guide seven men’s and five women’s boats vying for a top spot in the grand final on Saturday. The Dragons finished second overall in the team points competition last year after sending five boats to the final and winning a program-record four medals.

The Drexel men, who reached the medal podium twice last year, silver for the novice eight and bronze for the varsity eight, will open competition at 7:06 a.m. on Saturday. The women, whose novice eight and second varsity eight boats both earned gold medals last year, will follow with their first boat at 8:24 a.m.

For a full schedule of Friday’s races visit click here and for a schedule of Saturday’s championship races click here.

Fans can stop by the Drexel tents stationed near the grandstands located near the finish line on the river at Stawberry Mansion Bridge. Updated schedules and programs will also be available at the tents and online at For more information about the event, visit

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