Windermere Cup/Opening Day Regatta

  • Hosted By: University of Washington
  • Cancelled

The University of Washington and Windermere Real Estate are excited to host the the 32nd annual Windermere Cup races to be held on Saturday, May 2. 

The races are held as part of the celebration of Seattle's Opening Day of Boating Season and are followed by the Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day Boat Parade. More than 800 rowers compete in this prestigious event, which culminates with the women's and men's Windermere Cup races.

Following the races, fans are invited to join the regatta champions for an awards ceremony and presentation of the Windermere Cup Trophy at the video board near the finish line.

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. 

This year, we have made the decision to increase regatta fees. The increase is due to the rising costs in hosting/running a regatta. We appreciate your understanding. 

If you have questions about entries or participation please conatact Julia Paulsen (206)-321-6580.

If you have any questions about spectating or the log boom, please call UW Event Management at 206-543-2246.


Contact Julia Paulsen
Email [email protected]
Phone 206-321-6580
Chief Referee Not yet posted
This regatta is an invitational. [email protected] Contact the regatta to inquire about eligibility and/or authorization
Juniors Yes
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open No
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
4x/4+'s $250.00
8+'s $350.00