Pilgrim Coffee Truck
Dantes Inferno Dogs
Mini the Dough-Nut
This year competitors for the Windermere Cup Trophy will include the men and women’s national teams from Germany, the men’s crew from Boston University, the women’s crew from UCLA, and of course the men and women’s varsity eights from the University of Washington.
Germany: The German National Federation has been a leader in international competition for years. Most recently, the German men took gold in the 2018 World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, after setting the world record for the fastest time in the 2017 World Championship. Likewise, the women's squad has seen a lot of international success, including a gold in the women's quad event in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
UCLA: Since becoming a varsity program in the 2001-02 season, the UCLA Bruins have been a consistent national competitor. Among their many achievements, the Bruins have competed in four NCAA Championship tournaments.
Boston University: One of the oldest programs in rowing, Boston University has been consistently competitive in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association . The BU men's team finished 8 of 24 in the 2017-2018 season championship.
This year’s theme for the 2019 Opening Day Boat Parade is "Boating through the Decades". This theme encourages reflection on the many changes that have taken place since 1913 when the Montlake Cut opened Lake Washington to Lake Union and the first Opening Day celebration was held. Today Washington is one of the top ten boating states in America and Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating season is one of our cities most loved traditions.
Since that decade much has happened: the roaring 20's with a boat building boom and prohibition; the bust of the Great Depression in the 30's; the war and heartache in the 40's; the 50's with the growth of the middle class and the development at that time of devices, gadgets and appliances that made boating more accessible; the 60's with increased awareness outside our community of music, cultures, and flying to the moon. Then, the decades of computers and technology that allow us to reach beyond and explore our Salish Sea with such pleasure and ease. Seattle’s boating world has expanded and continues to enrich our lives. - Admiral Bob Brown, Vice Admiral Chris Falskow, Admiralette Rose Peck, Vice Admiral Chris Falskow