Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington are excited to host the women's crew from the Dutch National Rowing Team, and the men's crews from Oxford Brookes University, and the University of British Columbia as the challengers for the 32nd annual Windermere Cup Regatta on Saturday, May 5th.
The regatta is held as part of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season and is followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade. This year’s regatta will include 23 races featuring athletes ages 14-70. More than 800 athletes earn a spot to compete in this prestigious event, which culminates with the women’s and men’s Windermere Cup races. Fans are invited to join the regatta champions for an awards ceremony and presentation of the Windermere Cup Trophy on the stage located near the video board on the NW side of the Montlake Cut, near the finish line, after the races, at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Admission to the event is free. Viewing is available on the shores of the Montlake Cut, or by boats anchored to a log boom in Lake Washington, reserve a spot for your boat here.
The Montlake Bridge will be closed to car traffic from 9:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Day of Event Public Parking is available for a fee in the following areas
E-12: Public and Disability Parking
S-1: Public Parking
E-1: Public Parking
No public parking in TG/IMA, E8, E9, E6
Overnight Parking (E-18 only, Begins Friday):
Single Day: $10
Two Days: $20
To E1 via I-5
From I-5, take the NE 45th St. exit (#169). Turn right unto NE 45th St. Continue east on NE 45th St. until you reach Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Take a right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Take the first right onto Clark Road and proceed west to reach the NE entrance of the E1 parking lot.
From I-5 northbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn right onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about 4/10 mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue approximately 6 blocks to NE Pacific Street. Turn left onto NE Pacific Street, staying in the left-hand lane. Continue east to the first left turn option; the road makes a "Y" at that traffic-lighted intersection. Turn left onto NE Pacific Place. Continue a short distance to Montlake Boulevard and turn left and continue north on Montlake Blvd. When the road makes a "Y", bear right staying on Montlake Blvd. At Walla Walla Road turn right. Straight ahead you will see the multi-lane northern entrance to the E1 parking lot. When you enter the lot, Parking Services staff will collect the parking fee and direct you to a parking space
To E12 via I-5 Northbound
From I-5 northbound, take the NE 45th St. exit (#169). Turn right unto NE 45th St. Continue east about 4/10 mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Ave NE approximately 6 blocks to NE Pacific Street and turn left. Drive east to the first left turn option; the road makes a "Y" at that traffic-lighted intersection. Turn left onto NE Pacific Place. Move into right hand lane and cross Montlake Blvd. at the traffic light to enter in front of Husky Stadium. Veer right toward gatehouse.
If you have any questions about the log boom, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the fastest response. For additional questions, please call 206-685-8442.