Come participate in one of Seattle’s best traditions and cheer on the Huskies as they take on world-class competition, with the World Champion Men’s New Zealand Rowing Team and traditional power Columbia Heavyweight Rowing coming to face the UW men’s crew, and No. 3 Virginia matching up against the No. 4 UW women’s crew.
Watch all the action this Saturday, May 2, on the Montlake Cut with races beginning at 10:20 a.m.
In addition to the competition, the Windermere Cup is a family-friendly community event that is part of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Festivities. Food vendors, booths to purchase Washington apparel and Windermere Cup commemorative gear, as well as a bouncy house will be located on the northwest side of the Montlake Cut behind the UW Medical Center.
Other special attractions this year include a Stan Pocock Memorial Row through the Cut to honor the late rowing legend at the conclusion of the races, followed by a helicopter flyover conducted by the U.S. Army at the beginning of the Opening Day Parade.
More info about the races:
New Zealand, Columbia to Face UW in Star-Studded Windermere Cup Read the men’s preview here.
Washington Women’s Crew Faces Virginia in Windermere Cup Read the women’s preview here.
Please note: The Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
See you in the Cut!