The Stotesbury Cup Regatta, sponsored by the Schuylkill Navy, is the world’s oldest and one of the largest high school rowing competitions. It is held over a two-day period along the Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Competing crews come from schools all over North America, though most hail from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.
W-L boats competing include:
Boys Freshmen Eight
Girls Freshmen Eight
Girls Junior Four
Boys Junior Eight
Boys Lightweight Four
Girls Lightweight Four
Girls Senior Eight
May 20-21, 2016
Rowers will leave for Philadelphia, Thursday, May 19 around noon from W-L and return Saturday, May 21 late afternoon/evening.
- Thursday is a travel day.
- All boats that are going to Stotesbury will row in a time trial on Friday (when that occurs depends on the boat)
- Boats advancing from the time trials row a second (or third time) late Friday and on Saturday.
Time trials start at 8:00 am Friday and go to approximately 3:00 pm. After an hour break to set stakeboats, semi-finals run until around 6:00 pm Friday. Semi-finals continue Saturday morning, starting at 8 am. Finals begin at approximately 1 pm and the last race of the day is at approximately 5:30 on Saturday.
The race course is on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
The team and coaches will be staying at The Hilton Philadelphia City Ave., 4200 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131. There are rooms reserved for chaperones.
We have a special and urgent need for volunteers for food preparation this year. Our food coordinator for this year has become unavailable, so it’ll take lots of teamwork among parents to produce meals for the team.
Traditionally, W-Lee Boosters provide meals for our team and their parents at the Stotesbury Regatta. We prepare and serve five meals on site. [Only one meal (on Friday night) are the rowers on their own. That evening rowers get an allowance for a
meal.That means we cook (and need parent volunteers for):
1. Dinner Thursday night
2. Breakfast Friday morning
3. Lunch Friday noon
4. Saturday breakfast
5. Saturday lunch
Please see detailed information on the W-Lee Crew Boosters Pop-up Kitchen planned for the regatta.