May 2, 2002
Windermere Cup Races / Opening Day
Saturday, May 4, 2002
Racing begins at 10:20 a.m. and continues through 12 noon.
The 2002 Windermere Cup field has been set and rowers and spectators alike will be thrilled with the competition. The16th annual Windermere Cup and Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day festivities are set for May 4 and will include the Beijing University men's team, the Great Britain Women's National Team and Stanford University's men's and women's varsity and junior varsity teams. Highlighting the day, along with the eight-oared races, will be the appearance of Olympic scullers Duncan Free of Australia and Xeno Muller of Switzerland.
Free, a rising star in the rowing world, earned a silver medal in the men's quad at the 2000 Olympic Games while Muller, who attended Brown University, won a silver medal in the single scull in 2000, and a gold medal in 1996.
This year will also feature the "Dick Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup" in honor of the legendary Husky rowing coach who passed away in July. The Cascade Cup features Washington's junior varsity crews racing against the best collegiate varsity eights in the Northwest, along with Stanford's second varsity this year, for the Cup.
Live Race Coverage on KOMO Radio AM 1000
10:45 a.m. - 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 '02" for the 16th Annual Windermere Cup Regatta. Husky novice women's coach Eleanor McElvaine joins KOMO's Bill Swartz and Bob Rondeau in providing the primary coverage of the crew races. KOMO's coverage of the Windermere Cup begins at 10:45 a.m.
Television Race Coverage on Fox Sports Northwest
Airs Saturday, May 4 at 9 p.m.
additional replays: May 5 at 5 p.m., May 11 at 4 p.m.
May 14 at 2 p.m.
May 18 at 5 p.m.
May 26 at 5 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 Saturday night at 9 p.m. Tod Pickett of Fox Sports Northwest will team up with Elise Woodward and current Washington men's freshman coach Fred Honebein.
Montlake Bridge: The Montlake Bridge, which spans the Montlake Cut race course, will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 9:40 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 a nominal charge 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.
2002 Windermere Cup Schedule (as of 4/30/02)
Lane 1 2 3 4 /5/6 10:20 Mixed Quad (40+) MBAC SRA LWRC PRC
10:22 Mixed Eight (40+) SRA MBAC VIRC IRC/AMRC
10:24 Women's Eight (30+) LUC GLC CRC CR
10:26 Men's Eight (60+) AMRC MRA LWRC AMRC
10:28 Women's Eight (50+) ERA SYC CRC MM
10:33 Men's Varsity 4 UW-A UW-B UW-C
10:35 Women's Varsity 4 UW-A Stanford WWU WSU
10:39 Women's Open 8 UW-A WWU UW-B U. O.
10:43 Men's Open 8 UW-A WWU UW-B Lk Union /WSU
10:45 Women's Junior 8 Vic City Everett Oakland Holy Names
10:48 Men's Junior 8 Green Lake Marin Vic City ORU /Brent.
10:50 Women's Novice 8 UW-A Stanford WSU WWU /UW-B
10:54 Men's Frosh 8 UW-A Stanford WSU UW-B
10:56 (W) Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup UW WSU Stanford WWU
11:06 (M) Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup UW Stanford WWU
11:15 Windermere Challenge Cup SUI AUS
11:25 Women's Windermere Cup UW GB Stanford
11:35 Men's Windermere Cup UW China Stanford