Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Thursday, January 23, 2014

50th Anniversary of Vesper BC's Triumph

The Vesper 1964 Olympic eight. Photo: Vesper BC.

This Saturday, January 25, Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where oarsmen from the club took the gold medal in the eights. More than 23 athletes, with their families, who represented Vesper Boat Club and the United States Olympic Team, will be present. Read more about these Vesper oarsmen in a great article on USRowing’s website, here.

Below is a short video from the U.S. Olympic trials at Orchard Beach Lagoon, New York, where the Vesper eight beat Harvard University and the University of California.

Below is 26 seconds of Vesper’s 1964 Olympic glory:

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