About the Dad Vail Regatta

What: 73rd Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

When: 7 a.m. today and tomorrow, rain or shine.

Where: Along the Schuylkill. Starts at the intersection of Kelly Drive and Hunting Park Avenue and ends just before the Columbia Avenue Bridge.

TV: Tomorrow's finals air live on Channel 6, starting at 1 p.m., and will be streamed on ESPN3.com.

Admission: Free. The grandstand located at the finish line is the best place to watch.

Parking: Park in remote lots in Fairmount Park. Go to Kelly Drive and follow signs to the remote parking areas. Free shuttles will take you to the course and Rower's Village. Handicap parking will be available.

Competitors: With an expected 119 schools from the United States and Canada, it is the largest collegiate rowing event in the country. Several thousand student-athletes will gather for this rich Philadelphia tradition.

Local teams: Temple, Saint Joseph's, Villanova, La Salle, Drexel, Philadelphia University, Bryn Mawr and Haverford.

Course: The 2,000-meter course has six lanes and is standard Olympic length.

Programs: Heat sheets will provide viewers with the scheduled races and the competitors in each. Results will be announced over the PA system and posted on the Finish Line Tower.

Can't miss: The men's and women's varsity eight races, considered the most competitive events. Finals begin at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow and run until about 5 p.m.

More info: http://www.dadvail.org/ Also Twitter @DadVaildotTV and on Facebook.