This Saturday marks the Opening Day of boating season in Seattle and the 32nd annual running of the Windermere Cup. Montlake residents are invited to take in world-class rowing at this free event and participate in the following community events leading up to the crew races on Saturday.
MEDIA CUP CREW RACES – Wednesday May 2
On Wednesday, May 2, at 11:00 a.m. Seattle’s local television will battle it out along the Montlake Cut for the seventh annual Windermere Cup – Media Cup crew races. The field consists of teams from KOMO-TV, KING-TV, KIRO-TV and Q13 TV. The KOMO team has taken home the Media Cup trophy six straight years. The winning team receives a $500 donation from Windermere Real Estate to go to their non-profit organization of choice. Come out and cheer on your favorite station!
2ND ANNUAL WINDERMERE CUT PARTY – Friday, May 4
Windermere Real Estate will kick off Windermere Cup weekend with a celebration on the Montlake Cut, Friday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT. This year’s party will be held near the old ASUW Shell House, near the northeast corner of the Cut. It will feature live music from Brian DiJulio and the Love Jacks, the Groove Surfers and the Spike and the Impalers, food trucks, a beer garden, and more. Tickets for this family-friendly event ($25 in advance; $35 at the site) can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3392082.
Pack the Cut for Windermere Cup – Saturday, May 5
The Windermere Cup returns to the Montlake Cut for the 32nd year this Saturday, May 5, with races starting at 10:20 a.m.
Three international crews will travel to Seattle for the event. The UW women, who won the NCAA championship last year, will take on the Dutch National Team, while the UW men will compete against the reigning collegiate champions from Great Britain (Oxford Brookes University) and Canada (University of British Columbia).
“This year’s Windermere Cup is like the World Series of rowing,” said Windermere president, OB Jacobi. “You have the number one collegiate teams in Great Britain and Canada competing against the national powerhouse UW men. Equally exciting is the matchup between the Dutch women’s national team, one of the top women’s rowing crews in the world, and the national champs UW women. It’s one of the best line ups we’ve had in the Windermere Cup’s 32-year history.”
More info: https://gohski.es/2HuNhzZ
Race schedule: https://herenow.com/results/#/races/20452/schedule
Reminder: The Montlake Bridge will be closed to vehicles from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day of Boating Season Parade.