Vesper’s Victory

Henley Royal Regatta, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, 28 June - 2 July 2017. Photo by Peter Spurrier. Rowing, Henley Reach, Henley Royal Regatta. The Women's Four Hollandia Roeiclub, Netherlands v Vesper Boat Club and Princeton National Rowing Association, U.S.A.

Philadelphia club juggernaut Vesper is always force on the summer circuit. The latest evidence of their dominance came at the behemoth USRowing Club National Championships July 12-16 on Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio, where the Boathouse Row club took the overall team points title, and with it, the Colgan Cup, for a remarkable sixth consecutive year. Coached by Lindsey Meyer, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, Vesper earned both the men’s and women’s team points titles. “Vesper is everyone working together as a team,” said Meyer, who did her part with a second-place finish of her own in the women’s elite/senior double.