The premiere college rowing event in the country is in Philadelphia this weekend.
The Dad Vail Regatta will be televised for the first time in its history on Channel 6. Regatta president Jim Hanna said it will give people who know nothing about rowing a chance to view the sport’s elite in competition.
“It’s a first for collegiate rowing in the United States, it’s the first time a college rowing regatta, and we’re the largest in North America, will be televised,” said Hanna. “So it does a lot not just for the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta but for all collegiate rowing. All the coaches throughout the United States are very very excited for this opportunity for people to view the sport.”
Hanna would not say if Dad Vail is receiving money for the broadcast or sponsoring it to get it on the air.