Enjoy the annual regatta as part of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade. This year’s regatta will include 23 races featuring athletes ages 14-70.
Schedule of Events
|8:30 – 9:00 am||Pick up coffee, scones and find your spot along the Montlake Cut or Bridge for the races.|
|9:40 am||Montlake Bridge closes|
|10:00 am – Noon||Windermere Cup Regatta (22 Races)|
|The Battle of the Brave:
Police vs. Fire Department Race
|12:30 – 1:00 pm||Windermere Cup and Cascade Cup Award Ceremony (Stage)|
|1:00 – 2:30 pm||Masters, Collegiate and Junior’s Award Ceremony (Stage)|
|3:00 pm||Montlake Bridge Opens|
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. After the 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 finish line at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Admission to this event is free. Viewing is available on the shores of the Montlake Cut or by boats anchored to a log boom in Lake Washington.
Party On The Cut
The boats hit the water Saturday morning but the party begins Friday night! Kick off Windermere Cup weekend at Seattle’s annual party on the Montlake waterfront featuring three live bands: Brian DiJulio & the Love Jacks, The Groove Surfers and SPIKE & THE IMPALERS! Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer garden, lawn games and more Friday, May 4th from 6-10 PM on the northeast shore of the Montlake Cut. All ages are welcome!
Looking to find all the information for the 2018 Windermere Cup in one place while you’re on the go? Download the Windermere Cup 2018 App now! You can access the schedule, stay up-to-date on the events, and more. Go to Google Play Store or IOS App Store, download “CrowdCompass AttendeeHub”, then search for “Windermere Cup 18.”