Posted May 2 2013, 2:25 PM PDT by Tara Sharp
This year, we are excited to welcome Cornell University and Dartmouth College to the 27th annual Windermere Cup on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Historically, the Windermere Cup is part of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day of Boating Season celebration on Seattle’s Montlake Cut. Since 1987, Windermere has sponsored the main race between the University of Washington and world-class teams from around the world.
The event is free for families around the region. Spectators line the shore of the Montlake Cut and a log boom flanking the course in Lake Washington. New this year, shore guests can visit food tents, including Ivar’s Salmon House, Dante’s Inferno Dogs, and Veraci wood-fired Pizza. Bike messengers will be distributing free Windermere Cup flags and programs before the races. If you are looking for special gear to commemorate the race, you will find Windermere Cup items at one of the four Husky Team Store locations on store.
Leading up to the Windermere Cup festivities, the Windermere Foundation is hosting 60 fourth and fifth grade students from Madrona Elementary at the University of Washington Shell House for a half-day fieldtrip and fitness education. Athletes from UW, Cornell, and Dartmouth will mentor groups of students on health, fitness, and training. Students will get a chance to row in the UW boats, visit with athletes, tour the campus, and take home souvenirs.
A delayed broadcast of the event will be featured on May 12 at 3:00 PM PST on the PAC12 Network.
You can follow the whole week of events on our Facebook page.
We hope to see you at the Windermere Cup on Opening Day!
Original artwork by Tony Taj