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 For 113th Class Day
SEATTLE – 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.
Imagine: you have just finished your first year of rowing. Arms, body, legs, square, feather—all of it strange and new. Now, you are standing on the podium at the World Championships, a bronze medal around your neck.
Class Day Flier
Her dream was forged early. Huddled in front of an old, rabbit-eared television in the middle of a New Zealand winter, a seven-year-old Kirstyn Goodger watched the Summer Olympics and was transformed. "I saw someone get a gold medal, and remember seeing the expression on their face and I was just overcome in that moment," she said. "I knew right then that I wanted to go to the Olympics."
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 area.
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 Washington Women's rowing team traveled down to California this weekend to race in the annual Head of The American regatta. The Huskies took home the gold in both the Women's Collegiate 8+ (16:51.5) and Women's Collegiate 2- (19:44.7) races.
On Saturday the Washington women's rowing team will take to the water for the annual Head of The American Regatta in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
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."