Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Philadelphia Youth Regatta Announces Shell Repair USA As Presenting Sponsor


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 24, 2013 – The Philadelphia Youth Regatta today announced an agreement with Shell Repair USA as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 20th on Philadelphia’s historic Schuylkill River.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We welcome Shell Repair USA’s amazing support for the Philadelphia Youth Regatta,” said John Hogan, the Regatta Director.  “This is a huge boost for our rowers, our fans, and our supporters.  Generous sponsors, like Shell Repair USA, are incredibly important for the successful operation of these events, and Shell Repair USA stepped up in a big way for us.”

Shell Repair USA is a long-time supporter of local and regional rowing.  Located just a few miles from Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row along the Schuylkill River, and a stone’s throw away from New Jersey’s Cooper River Park, Shell Repair USA has over 30 years of experience in composite boat repairs.  The company’s services include fixing minor scratches and gouges, as well as repairing major damage (such as a severed bow or stern).  Shell Repair USA offers minor paint touch-ups and full repainting, and fast, professional service.  Their “World’s Greatest Boat Shop” is located at 929 South 6th Street in Camden, with a full-service website online at http://www.shellrepairusa.com.  Their toll-free telephone number is 888-337-4355.
Registration for this year’s Philadelphia Youth Regatta presented by Shell Repair USA is still open (through Wednesday, July 17th) at  http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com/index.php/competitors/registration.

A regatta dedicated only to juniors (those under the age of 19), the Philadelphia Youth Regatta presented by Shell Repair USA has been held for the past 25 years.  This year’s event will include over 550 registered high school age rowers in competition in over 280 boats representing clubs from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The club with the most points at the end of the day receives the prestigious “Benny” trophy named after Benjamin Franklin.


Admission to view the Philadelphia Youth Regatta presented by Shell Repair USA on the banks of the Schuylkill River and in the Grandstand located on Kelly Drive beneath the Columbia Railroad Bridge is free of charge.  Limited parking for cars is available nearby in Fairmount Park. Kelly Drive is closed for the duration of the Regatta to ensure safety and easy access for competitors, boats and equipment. A full schedule for the Philadelphia Youth Regatta presented by Shell Repair USA is available online at http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com.