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2014 Windermere Cup One For The Books
"Is There Any Reason Not To Be Proud Of These Athletes?"
Twenty-eight years after a newspaper columnist spurred Windermere and UW to create one of the rowing's greatest annual spectacles, the Windermere Cup has attracted the best crews from Great Britain's international-champion national program. The dual-race showdowns are Saturday inside the roaring Montlake Cut.
28th Annual Windermere Cup This Saturday
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SEATTLE Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 a.m. PT the third-ranked Washington rowing men will kick off their campaign to win an eighth straight Ten Eyck trophy when they host the 2014 Husky Open. This year's collegiate races will feature UW, Brown, Drexel, Oregon State and Western Washington.
Huskies to Take on Great Britain's World Champion Team in 2014 Windermere Cup SEATTLE - The teams are set for this year's running of the 28th anniversary of the Windermere Cup, the annual spring rowing event on the Montlake Cut that signifies Opening Day for boaters in Seattle. The world championship caliber senior crews of the Great Britain National Team will join the Huskies out on the Cut, with races beginning at 10:20 a.m. PT on Saturday, May 3. The event is held in conjunction with the Seattle Yacht Club and is sponsored by Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real-estate company on the West Coast. Last year tens of thousands of fans lined the Cut and packed the Montlake Bridge to see the Huskies sweep all four races for the second consecutive year. The free event has become one of the largest sporting events in the area, connecting the Seattle community to the sport. "Opening day of boating and the Windermere Cup are a rite of passage for spring in Seattle," said OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate. "We look forward to it every year and are so proud to have this 28-year-long partnership with the University of Washington and Seattle Yacht Club." The Windermere Cup Regatta began in 1987 when the World Champion Soviet Union crews came to race as part of the community's effort to highlight the unique racing venue the Montlake Cut offers rowing. This year the races will get back to their roots of hosting one international team after hosting two teams for the last several years. "We want to encourage the very best teams to come race in the Pacific Northwest and Windermere's sponsorship has allowed us to do that," said men's head coach Michael Callahan. "We're really excited to have such a high caliber team coming to race us." The 2014 Windermere Cup continues the tradition of attracting premier rowing teams to Seattle for this sp