Nov. 9, 2001
Seattle - Together with the Lake Washington Rowing Club, the University of Washington hosts the 20th annual Head of the Lake Regatta, Sat., Nov. 10. The 2.8-mile head race features events from singles sculls, doubles and fours to eight-oared crews. Racing begins at 8 a.m. in Lake Union.
The U.S. Women's National Team joins the Husky crews on race day, along with boats from Texas, Gonzaga, Washington State, Oregon and the University of Victoria. The first class (junior varsity eight) starts racing at 8 a.m., with boats starting at approximately 15-second intervals. There will be 40-80 second breaks between classes. The final men's varsity eight race takes off at 9:50 a.m. followed by the women's varsity eight at 9:55 a.m.
The 2.8 mile course starts at the north end of Lake Union, continuing through Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut into Union Bay. A wide 180? turn points boats toward the finish line near Washington's Conibear Shellhouse.
Head of the Lake closes Washington's Fall racing season. The Huskies begin winter training next week in preparation for the upcoming Spring racing season. The 2001 season tips off with the annual Class Day Regatta March 30. Washington's first competition will be at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 6-7.