85th Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta Program Guide

2024 CAMDEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Board of Commissioners is proud to host the 85th annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta on the Cooper River in the award-winning Camden County Parks System. In 2023, the event moved from its typical venue at the Schuylkill River National Racecourse, to the waters of Cooper River Park and brought with it thousands of world class athletes and fans. Hosting the Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta was a great honor for us and to have it return for the second time is incredible and we are grateful that the Board of Directors of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee chose our world-renowned venue as the location for this prestigious event. Cooper River Park in Pennsauken is home to many prestigious rowing events and boasts a world-class, Olympic-distance, 2000-meter narrow and sheltered straightaway. Cooper River Park encompasses 346 acres through Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, and Haddon Township. In addition to the boathouse, the park has several top-quality amenities for visitors to enjoy which includes: a children’s playground with pavilions, a softball field, a cross country course, the Camden County Driving Range, the Cooper River Yacht Club, bike trails, Jack Curtis Stadium, a track, picnic areas, Veterans Island, a brand-new dog park, a bocce court and more. We are eager to welcome back all the rowers, staff and fans to Cooper River Park and cannot wait for another successful Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta. Camden County Board of Commissioners JEFFREY L. NASH LOUIS CAPPELLI, JR. DIRECTOR EDWARD T. MCDONNELL DEPUTY DIRECTOR VIRGINIA BETTERIDGE JONATHAN L. YOUNG, SR. MELINDA KANE AL DYER Welcome LETTER OF