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San Miguel rowers who competed in the Northeast Youth Championships over the weekend in Lowell, Massachusetts were honored at this morning’s School Meeting. The quad team, which won their highly competitive division, will be traveling to Sarasota, Florida next month to compete in the National Youth Championships. We’re so proud of the hard work and dedication of ALL of our rowers, which make up ¾ of the entire school!

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Champions! San Miguel Academy rowers qualified for the National Youth Championships with a solid first place finish at the Northeast Youth Championships, one of the most competitive divisions in the country.

Having competed in their first race last July, the San Miguel rowers are making a huge and impressive splash onto the national stage. Congratulations to all of our rowers who train everyday with determination and focus.

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Long time San Miguel Program supporters, Margaret and Ken O’Gara, spent Friday afternoon in the coach’s launch watching the San Miguel Academy oarsmen practice for the Junior Nationals. Our programs and the opportunities they create for our students would not be possible with out the generosity of our community!

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Spotlight on San Miguel Rowing!

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Rowing is about teamwork every step of the way.

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Rowing on the Hudson: A reporter and photographer from Catholic New York spent some time with us today for a feature article on our rowing program, which has the double distinction of being is one of the largest middle school and largest minority rowing programs in the country.

Photographer Chris Sheridan joined Father Mark and Coach Giampolo on the Coach’s boat. We can’t wait to see the photos he got from the water!

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Tom Cunningham, one of the San Miguel Academy founders, paid a visit to Newburgh today as new oars were delivered by Vespoli rep, Charles Huthmaker. Tom was encouraged as he witnessed the impact our rowing program has on the students.

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San Miguel Academy oarsmen pose with our new oars donated by Dixie Huthmaker and her daughter Anne. When our Vespoli Racing Shells rep Charles Huthmaker told his mother, Dixie, and sister, Anne, about our equipment needs, they readily responded with the purchase of eight oars. Our oarsmen are grateful for this generous gesture!

It was an exciting day for San Miguel Academy Rowing yesterday as we took delivery of a beautiful 8-person boat. Special thanks to Charles Huthmaker of Vespoli Racing Shells
for delivering our very first 8-person boat, which came to us from Hanover High School. We’re extremely grateful to be able to give new life to a boat that Hanover High School retired from its fleet.

Charles also spent some time working with our rowers on the finer points of boat rigging.


“Sometimes coaches ask themselves the question, “Am I making a difference?” Without a doubt, Coach Mark at the San Miguel Academy is making a huge difference in the lives of his athletes. I was honored to deliver them their new coxed 4x last week. This is a unique program in that it is 100% Middle School rowers.

“Coach is opening doors for the futures of these young kids in ways that are magical. Last year they benefited from the AMBTIF and the resulting exposure found more donations that have brought them this new boat with new oars also in the works. If you can help these young athletes succeed even higher, reach out to Coach Mark Connell at [email protected].” -Charles Huthmaker, Vespoli

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A new boat for San Miguel Rowing! Thanks to a very thoughtful and generous benefactor, our beautiful new Vespoli is super lightweight and painted in San Miguel colors.

San Miguel rowers are training hard throughout the winter on ergs and can’t wait to get out on the water! In the meantime, they’ll be competing in an Ergatta this weekend on Long Island.

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thank you Marin Rowing Association, Vespoli Racing Shells, Wisconsin Men's Rowing, Concept2, Inc., Chums

2021-10-23 Men’s Senior Master Eights [50+]
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Watch the New VHP56 Eight go from design to production to its First Row! This new eight is for a crew average of 165 to 195 lbs. Get your order in or talk to us about a demo this fall!


masters women taking a VHP53 out for a spin in . They turned some heads and we earned some fans.

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Former Navy Rowing Coach Mike Hughes Passes - Naval Academy Athletics Michael Hughes, long-time Navy Rowing coach and admired figure in the rowing community, passed away on August 11, 2023, following a long illness. He was 73 years old. He left a legacy that transcended his accomplishments on the water and impacted the lives of generations of midshipmen, athletes, stu...


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Last day of and we get a little bit of a rest. Come by the tent to say hi!


Detroit BC master nats champs in the 2-!


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Mornings in Davis, CA.


LA based rowing photographer Hope Wilkinson knows how to hydrate properly on long road trips.

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Congratulations to the Greenwich Crew winning the 1st Round of the Prince Phillip Trophy at Henley Royal Regatta! Well Rowed! All the Vespoli Racing Shells employee-owners were very excited to watch the race... Great to have our boats back at the Royal! Watch live stream action:



Congrats to these four gentleman from for winning their 4x event at the SE Masters championships in Aiken, SC.
They were rowing our new VHP 40 4x with carbon wing riggers. Well done!



Beautiful day in Chula Vista for SW Masters Regional Championships!!!

Good luck to all competitors!

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Congratulations to the Marin U16 girls for their national championship performance on Sunday!


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Marin U16 boys National Champions in their VHP!

Congratulations! What a great weekend for !


Congratulations to Annalise Hahl for winning the U19 single at the National Team Trials this week in her cool blue VHP! Way to go Annelise!


Congrats for your win at Junior World Pair Trials. Good Luck in Paris. Go USA!


Congrats to for winning the bronze medal in the U19 boys quad rowing our new VHP 40 4x with carbon bow mount wing riggers. The boat is optimized for athletes in the 165-195lb average weight range. Well rowed!


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2023 National Champions.
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USRowing 2023 Youth National Championships - Day 4

Row like a Champion today.


USRowing 2023 Youth National Championships Day 3! Good luck to all athletes and coaches! It’s getting 🥵 out there, stay hydrated and race hard!


Vespoli everywhere all at once.


Day 1 of the USRowing 2022 Youth National Championships! Who’s ready to race?


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Summer time is time to get out in a single!

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Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all who have served our country!


Congrats to sculler Ana Holtey on her win in the girls varsity single at the SRAA scholastic championship. Gold medals were won in our boats in every boat class from 1x up to 8+ at this championship. Congrats to all competitors.


Nice afternoon for a row !


….and congratulations to Rose City Rowing boys youth eight for their third place finish at the NW Regional Championships in their VHP57! See you in Sarasota!


Congratulations to for their youth eight win in their VHP51 at the NW Regional Championships! See you in Sarasota!


Day 2 of NW Youth Regional Championships! Good luck to all athletes and coaches!

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Getting the Henley fleet ready to sail…


A great weekend for racing on the Schuylkill River at the 2023 Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association’s City Championships! Congratulations to all of the teams earning medals and qualifying for Youth Nationals! Vespoli was in attendance proudly supporting all of the teams racing. The PSRA City Championships video coverage is available for all finals at


Marin and NorCal on the beach after going 1-2 in the Boys U16 8+ in their VHPs on Lake Natoma! Congrats boys!


Another beautiful morning on Lake Natoma for day 2 of the Southwest Junior Regional Championships! All finals all day! Good luck to all competitors and on to Sarasota!

Marin’s JV boys headed to their final in their VHP57.


Vespoli is here at the South West Regional Championships!

….and there is water falling from the sky. Good luck to all competitors this weekend!

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