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Quaker City Masters Regatta

A full day of rowing, food and fun on the banks of the Schuylkill River

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Test yourself against a deep field of hundreds of other master’s rowers at this annual rowing extravaganza, held on the famous Schuylkill River racecourse in Philadelphia.

Enter (or watch) as many races are you care to, but be prepared for a challenging 1,000-meter course, which starts at St. Joseph University’s Boathouse and finishes by the storied Fairmount Park Grandstands.

All participants will receive a free lunch and a T-shirt at the daylong event, but winning crews will take home the regatta’s famous Quaker City beer steins.

A master rower is a competitor who is at least 27 years old, or will be 27 years old within the calendar year. There are seven age categories for master crews and they are determined by the average age of everyone in the crew.

In addition to the masters category, the “AA” age category includes rowers who are 21 to 26 years old.

The 2010 event will be the 11th annual. For more information, visit the Fairmount Rowing Association site.

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