Camden County will be gearing up for thousands of rowing enthusiasts to flock to the county next year, as the organizers of the Dad Vail Regatta announced they will once again host the event at Cooper River Park in 2024.

The 84th annual regatta was hosted on the Cooper River for just the second time ever this past year due to an ongoing dredging project on the Schuylkill River. (The river hasn’t been dredged since 1999, and some build-up underwater places teams in certain parts of the racecourse at a disadvantage.)   

“We are pleased to return to the Cooper River,” says Jim Hanna, president of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee. “The transition to the Cooper River was made seamless and very welcoming thanks to the park and county officials.”

It’s a move that represents all the work Camden County has put into building a thriving community. “The regatta season brings more than $20 million annually into our local economy based on the influx of visitors who patronize our small business community,” says Camden County Commissioner Jeff Nash. “There is no question in my mind that the rowers, families and fans will contribute to that when we see them again in early May of 2024.”

August 2023
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