This may be our favorite event of the year, the 32nd Annual Windermere Cup! Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington are proud to host the women’s crew from the Dutch National Rowing Team and the men’s crew from Oxford Brookes University and the University of British Columbia as the challengers this weekend. The Windermere Cup Regatta will kick off Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season and will be followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade.
The annual event is known to be one of the premier regattas in the sport of rowing. Since 1970, the Opening Day Regatta has been tradition of the opening of boating season, with the women’s intercollegiate races added to the schedule in 1976. Beginning in 1987, Windermere Real Estate has sponsored the feature races, which include elite national and international crews. With thousands of fans coming in recent years, the Opening day races and activities have become one of the most exciting sporting events in the region.
There will be a total of 23 races this weekend, featuring athletes ages 14-70. Viewers are welcome to join an award ceremony and a presentation of the Windermere Cup Trophy near the finish line after the races, approximately at 12:30 PM. To best plan your day, you can view the complete schedule of events. Admission to the event is free and viewing will be available on the shores of the Montlake Cut.
With another tradition beginning, this will be the third year for The Battle of the Brave. The Seattle Fire department will compete against the Seattle Police Department in a 1,000-meter race through the Montlake Cut. Red and blue wrist bands and flags will be passed out to viewers on the shore. Choose your color to show your support for your favorite professionals who serve the local area. If your color wins, you can be one of the first 100 people to show your winning band and take home a prize.
If you are unable to make the races this weekend but would like to show your support, you can shop apparel online. For parking and transportation information, please visit here. We hope to see you this weekend!
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