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13th Annual Windermere Cup/Opening Day Festivities Begin
Release: 06/21/1999
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April 27, 1999

Windermere Cup / Opening Day Race Notes and Information

The University of Washington and Windermere Real Estate present what has become a showcase of competitive rowing -- the 13th annual Windermere Cup Races. The Windermere Cup races are the feature event of the 30th annual Opening Day Regatta on Lake Washingtons Montlake Cut and are held in conjunction with the Seattle Yacht Clubs annual celebration of the opening of yachting season. National crews representing New Zealand, both a mens and womens eight, provide international flavor to the event. They will compete alongside Washingtons mens and womens varsity eights in the premier race of the regatta - The Windermere Cup. The Brown University womens team will join in the womens race as well, and will give a taste of NCAA competition, as they finished second behind the national champion Huskies in 1998. The 18-race schedule includes the Windermere Cascade Cup, featuring junior varsity crews. The Windermere Challenge Cup presents the United States mens and womens national teams, this year in combined boats.

The Opening Day Regatta has been a traditional part of the ceremonies surrounding the opening of yachting season since 1970, and the womens intercollegiate races were added to the schedule in 1976. The regatta is the preliminary event the yacht club parade, sponsored annually by the Seattle Yacht Club. Tie-up moorage for boats is available on both sides of Montlake Cut, extending out from the Cut toward the start line of the race in Lake Washington, providing an ideal setting for spectators to view both the regatta and the parade of yachts which follows. Thousands of spectators line the cut, both on land and water, to enjoy the water activities.

The Course: All races cover 2,000-meters on the Montlake Cut, from Lake Washington to Lake Union. The course runs east to west, parallel to the Governor A.D. Rosellini (Evergreen Point) Floating Bridge. The finish line is on the Portage Bay end of the Cut. Lanes are numbered from South to North, with Lane 1 being the furthest South, closest to the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge.

Live Race Coverage on KOMO Radio AM 1000
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Bring your portable radios to the Cut. KOMO Radio (AM 1000) broadcasts the Windermere Cup / Opening Day Regatta live as part of its KOMO Radio Presents Opening Day 99 for the 13th Annual Windermere Cup Regatta. Husky novice women's coach Eleanor McElvaine joins KOMOs Bill Swartz, Bob Rondeau, and Mark Allan (also a former Husky oarsman) in providing the primary description of the crew races. KOMOs coverage of the Windermere Cup begins at 10:45 a.m.

Television Race Coverage on Fox Sports Northwest
Delayed showing Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m.

Fox Sports Northwest will broadcast a one hour recap of the Windermere Cup Races, with features about Washington rowing and the Windermere Cup participants and festivities Sunday night at 9 p.m.

Tod Pickett of Fox Sports Northwest will team up with Betsy Beard, a former Washington coxswain and 1984 Gold medal Olympian, Elise Woodward and former Washington rowing coach Dick Erickson.

Viewing Locations

Montlake Bridge: The Montlake Bridge, which spans the Montlake Cut race course, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 10 a.m., making it an ideal vantage point to view the races which begin at 10:20 a.m. The Montlake Bridge will be raised at the conclusion of the rowing regatta, shortly after 12 noon, and will remain in the raised position throughout the Seattle Yacht Club's yacht parade, which lasts approximately two hours. Motorists and pedestrians alike will have to use alternate routes.

East Montlake Park: Located at the southwest end of the Cut, is a good place to watch the finish of the race, but crowds along the Cut will prevent viewing much more than the last 200 meters of the 2,000-meter race.

The University of Washington Property Along the Cut: The north side of the Cut, or the side nearest the University, is available for public viewing. The east end offers a view of the shells as they enter the Cut. The west end offers a view of the shells as they approach the finish line.

Lake Washington Ship Canal Trail: The Ship Canal Trail, running parallel to the Cut on the south side of the Cut offers a view similar to that on the University of Washington side of the Cut. It is accessible by stairway or trail from the Montlake Bridge, or via sidewalk at the end of Shelby Street near the Museum of History and Industry.

Boat Moorage: Tie-up moorage for boats is available on both sides of Montlake Cut, extending from the Cut toward the start line of the race in Lake Washington. Moorage is generally available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but is dependent on boat size as to where on the log boom space is available.

University Parking Lots, supervised by the University Parking Division, will be available for public parking for $5 per vehicle. This includes parking lots around Husky Stadium (E11, E10, E12) and the Montlake Parking Lot (E1) north of the Intercollegiate Athletics and Intramural Athletics buildings.

Cut Closure
The Montlake Cut closes to boat traffic during the Windermere Cup Races and the Seattle Yacht Club Parade of Yachts. The Cut opening on the west end closes to boat traffic at 9:45 a.m. and on the east end at 10 a.m. The Cut reopens to boat traffic at 4 p.m.

New Zealand Rowing Lineups

Men's Varsity Eight
cox:  George Grove
stroke: Mark Mandeno
7 - Craig Harper
6 - Marty Lowry
5 - Jamie Fitzgerald
4 - Bryce Mael 
3 - Nathan Twaddle
2 - Hamish Herbert
bow - Matthew Trott

spare - Nick Ross

Coach: Gary Robertson

Women's Varsity Eight cox: Henny Lysaght stroke: Emily Ross 7 - Emily Liddell 6 - Nicki Staite 5 - Ailsa Schaper 4 - Fiona McKay 3 - Katie Ritchie 2 - Melanie Burke bow - Kirsty Wilson

spare: Nicola Dudley

Coach: Judith Hamilton Manager: Glenda Saunders Physiotherapist: Jo Batchelor

New Zealand Rowers Notes


Nicky Staite ... 19 yrs. old ... Rows for Union Boat club in New Zealand ... winner of NZ senior pair and senior 4 this year ... previously rowed in 1997 World Junior Championships in a womens 4 ... rowed in 1996 and 1997 Junior Trans-tasman Series.

Jenny Lysaght ... 20 yrs. old ... coxswain ... Rows for Avon Rowing Club in Christchurch, NZ ... currently in third year at Lincoln University in Christchurch ... NZ junior teams in 1995 and 1996 (Trans-Tasman Series), and under-23 Trans-tasman series in 1998.

Nicola Dudley ... 18 yrs. old ... spare ... Rows for Canterbury Club in Christchurch ... has rowed for four years ... currently in first year at University in Otago ... NZ Junior Team in 1997 ... NZ Development Squad in 1998.

Katie Ritchie ... 18 yrs. old ... Rows for Canterbury Club in Christchurch ... Rowed for four years ... previously rowed in 1997 Junior World Championships in a womens 4 ... 1997 and 1998 Junior Trans-tasman series.

Emily Liddell ... 20 yrs. old ... Rows for the Otago Rowing Club and the Otago University Rowing Club (during the winter) ... third year student earning a degree in Information Science ... compted in the under-23 Trans-tasman Regatta near Brisbane last year.

Emily Ross ... 20 yrs. old ... stroke ... Canterbury Rowing Club and Otago University Rowing Club ... has rowed for the New Zealand Junior and under-23 crews ... won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in the womens 4 in 1996 ... third year student at Otago University Medical School.


Mark Mandeno ... 22 yrs. old ... stroke ... Rows for Waikato Rowing Club ... has won five national titles in past years ... ... won New Zealand Juniors in 1995 in Trans-tasman series.

Marty Lowry ... 23 yrs. old ... Waikato Rowing Club ... competed in Nations Cup in 1995 ... World Championships in 1998 ... university graduate.

Nck Ross ... 18 yrs. old ... Rows for Canterbury Rowing Club in Christchurch ... first year at Otago University ... has rowed for New Zealand Junior Development Squad, 1998.

Hamish Herbert ... Competes for Tanranga Rowing Club in sunny Tanranga ... rowed for six years at the school boy level and for two seasons at the club level ... won two national titles.

Craig Harper ... 22 yrs. old ... Rows for Waikato Rowing Club ... currently in fifth year at university ... has rowed for nine years ... Nations Cup in 1996 and 1997 (4) ... rowed an 8 in the 1998 World Championships.

Bryce Mael ... 21 yrs. old ... Rows for Union Boat Club ... has won five national titles in the past three years ... also fro at the Trans-tasman series, winning the under-23 quad and double ... has rowed for eight years.

Matthew Trott ... 19 yrs. old ... bow seat ... rows for Canterbury Rowing Club ... has rowed for 5 years ... won the Maadi Cup (National Secondary School (8 and 4) ... member of New Zealand Junior Development Squad.

Washington Rowing Lineups

Men's Varsity Eight
cox: Sean Mulligan (Sr., Lansdale, Pa.)
stroke: Whit Hammond (Jr., Seattle, Wash.)
7 - Eric Funk (Jr., Margate, NJ)
6 - Dave Calder (Jr., Victoria, B.C.)
5 - Mike Chait (Jr., Seattle, Wash.)
4 - Alex Wahnseidler (Jr., Corvallis, Ore.)
3 - Jesse Huey (So., Arlington, Va.)
2 - Steve Todd (Sr., Kirkland, Wash.)
bow - Aaron Beck (Sr., McLean, Va.)

Men's Junior Varsity Eight cox: Andrew Yueng (So., Hong Kong) stroke: Kelsey McDaniel (So, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.) 7 - John Clark (Jr., Orlando, Fla.) 6 - Ivan Douttchak (So., Kiev, Ukraine) 5 - Evan Stuart (Sr., Cathlamet, Wash.) 4 - Patrick Ormond (Sr., Lake Forest Park, Wash.) 3 - Todd Bowser (Sr., Redmond, Wash.) 2 - Greg Krause (Sr., Littleton, Colo.) bow - Kevin Dolan (Sr., Bainbridge Island, Wash.)

Men's Freshman Eight cox: Ashley Rosser (Fr., Seattle, Wash.) stroke: Peter Dembicki (Fr., Vancouver, B.C.) 7 - Matt Farrer (Fr., Savannah, Ga.) 6 - Matt Deakin (Fr., San Francisco, Calif.) 5 - Patrick Stewart (Fr., Mercer Island, Wash.) 4 - Chris Hawkins (Fr., Seattle, Wash.) 3 - Logan Birch (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) 2 - Jon Burns (So., Vancouver, Wash.) bow - Brendan Paterson (Fr., St. Louis, Mo.)

Women's Varsity Eight cox: Missy Collins (Sr., Bothell, Wash.) stroke: Sabina Telenska (Jr., Prague, Czech Republic) 7 - Katy Dunnet (Sr., West Vancouver, B.C.) 6 - Rika Geyser (So., Pretoria, South Africa) 5 - Tiffani Sumner (Sr., Portland, Ore.) 4 - Rachel Dunnet (Sr., West Vancouver, B.C.) 3 - Vanessa Tavalero (Jr., Sacramento, Calif.) 2 - Nicole Borges (So., Mississauga, Ontario) bow - Nicole Rogers (So., Larkspur, Calif.)

Women's Junior Varsity Eight cox: Lara Tilmanis (Jr., Portland, Ore.) stroke: Romany McNamara (So., San Francisco, Calif.0 7 - Noelle Anderson (So., Marysville, Wash.) 6 - Theresa Nygren-Birkholz (Jr., Seattle, Wash.) 5 - Kate Tylee (Sr., Seattle, Wash.) 4 - Lora Steele (Jr., Victoria, Australia) 3 - Jenni Vesnaver (Jr., Adelaide, Australia) 2 - Lindsey Horton (Jr., Olympia, Wash.) bow - Jan Williamson (Sr., Edmonds, Wash.)

Women's Novice Eight cox: Mary Whipple (Fr., Sacramento, Calif.) stroke: Erin Becht (Fr., Buffalo, NY) 7 - Kellie Schenk (Fr., Lake Oswego, Ore.) 6 - Kara Nykreim (Fr., Kirkland, Wash.) 5 - Shannon Oates (Fr., Lakewood, Wash.) 4 - Anna Mickelson (Fr., Bellevue, Wash.) 3 - Alexa Helsell (Fr., Seattle, Wash.) 2 - Annie Olson (Fr., Quinault, Wash.) bow - Johnna Haberman (Fr., Kirkland, Wash.)

Brown University

1999 Women's Crew
Name                Hometown 
Anda Adams          Wilton, Conn.                  
                    NCAA gold medal, 1997 varsity 4
Rachel Anderson     Darien, Conn. 
Molly Breyfogle     Northborough, Mass. 
Nina Carter         Brookline, Mass.               
                    NCAA gold medal, 1997 varsity 4
Kelly Egan          Newtown Square, Pa 
Kristen Falk        Madison, Conn.
Caroline Grogan     Darien, Conn.                  
                    Co-Captain; NCAA gold medal, 1997 varsity 4
Hadley Hosea        Princeton, NJ
Kristi Hutchinson   Oak Park, Ill.
Portia Johnson      Seattle, Wash. (Bush School)   
                    U.S. Junior National Team, NCAA silver medal, 1998 varsity 4 
Erin Kelly          Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Liane Malcos        Carlisle, Ma.
Robyn Meeks         Framingham, Mass.
Amy Meyers          Chicago, Ill.
Kate Saul           Arlington, Va.
Kellie Walker       East Providence, RI            
                    1998 Eastern Sprints Champions, varsity 8
Rachel Walker       Seattle, Wash. (Lakeside)
Sheila Walsh        Northborough, Mass.
Emily Zobel         Orchard Park, NY               
                    NCAA gold medal, 1997, varsity 4  

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