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
Seniors And Juniors Dominate 113th Class Day
Husky Crew Ready To Kick Off 2014 Season With 113th Class Day
SEATTLE Ė Ever since September when these freshmen stepped on campus, they have been going. When you look at the experience of an 18-year-old living on a college campus by themselves for the first time, it is overwhelming: balancing social life and homework, going to class or sleeping in, doing laundry or doing reading. But for 58 new Huskies, this wasn't all they were dealing with; they also were tackling the absolute grind that comes with training with Washington Rowing.
Class Day Flier
SEATTLE Ė Wednesday night the Seattle Sports Commission hosted their 79th annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year awards, where numerous husky players and teams were nominated across all categories.
It was a beautiful, clear day down on the water at this year's Head of the Lake regatta. The amazing event, put on by the Lake Washington Rowing Club and the University of Washington, and weather was the perfect setting to highlight the thriving rowing community in the Seattle.
On Sunday the fall season will come to a close for both of University of Washington rowing teams at the Head of the Lake Regatta host by the Lake Washington Rowing Club. The crews will take on the 3.1-mile course, starting at 8:00 am PT, which starts in Lake Union, continues through Portage Bay and the Montlake cut before finishing in Lake Washington.
The University of Washington Men's rowing team finished the three mile Championship Four race of the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in 16:49.371 and took home fourth place. In the Championship Eight race the Huskies finished in a mere 14:55.482 and took home ninth.
This weekend the reigning IRA champion will make its 2013-14 competitive debut when the Washington men's rowing team takes part in the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.
Michael Callahan, the former Husky and world-champion rower and now coach of the three-time defending national-champion Washington crew, surprises his rowers and 300 of his program's supporters by bringing the hallowed Varsity Challenge Cup to UW.
The Washington men's and women's crew teams are looking for walk-on rowers to join the squad in the fall. No previous rowing experience is necessary. According to men's assistant coach Rick Gherst, "the walk-on athlete is what Washington Rowing was built on. We are committed to making sure that opportunity still exists."