The Stotesbury Cup Regatta is set for Friday and Saturday on the Schuylkill.
Here is a look at the event:
The regatta has been held since 1927, all but once on the Schuylkill. The regatta was switched from the Schuylkill to the Cooper River last year because of concerns about bad weather and a rapid current. Edward T. Stotesbury, a local philanthropist, underwrote the cost of an award for the first winning high school boys’ senior eight race. West Catholic won the first title.
The regatta features 31 championship events, and organizers call it the largest high school rowing regatta in the world. They expect 975 boats from 195 schools in the United States and Canada and more than 5,000 competitors and 10,000 spectators over the two days.
Friday — Head-style time trials start at 8 a.m. and run to approximately 3 p.m. After an hour break to set stake boats, the semifinals will run until around 6 p.m.
Saturday — Semifinals continue, starting at 8 a.m. Finals will begin at approximately 1 p.m., and the last race of the day will be at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Monclair (N.J.) won the boys’ varsity eight for the second straight year last year, and National Cathedral (Washington) won the girls’ varsity eight for the second straight year. The results are posted on the website.
Friday — Chance of thunderstorms, 81 degrees; Saturday — Partly sunny, 78.