About the Regatta



This year competitors for the Windermere Cup trophy are still being determined, they will include the men and women’s varsity eights from the University of Washington.


University of Washington Teams


Men's Team

Coach: Michael Callahan 

The Washington men have won seven of the last 12 Intercollegiate Rowing Association varsity eight national titles, while also winning the Ten Eyck 12 of the last 13 years.


Women's Team

Coach: Yasmin Farooq

The Washington women head into the 2020 season as the defending NCAA Champions, having swept the 2019 national championship regatta's three grand finals to win the UW's second NCAA crown in the last three seasons.

Race Schedule

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Boat Parade

SYC Statement

The Seattle Yacht Club partners with the University of Washington and Windermere Real Estate to put on the Opening Day of Boating Season, one of Seattle’s most-loved Spring traditions.

Many changes have taken place since the first Opening Day celebration in 1913, when the Montlake Cut opened Lake Washington to Lake Union. Today, Washington is one of the top ten boating states in America and the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade is one of the biggest in the world.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 7: 30th Annual Windermere Cup on the Montlake Cut. (Photo by Christopher Mast)

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