The kick-off to Seattle’s boating season always starts with the Windermere Cup – a heart-racing rowing event at Montlake Cut held each year on the first Saturday of May. Viewers line up along the Cut and across Montlake bridge to watch the rowers whiz by. The setting makes for high drama with close access to view the racers and see, feel and hear the competition.
After the event, all crews parade back through the cut and a canon blast signals the raising of the Montlake bridge — commencing the launch of the Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day Boat Parade. This summer-kick-off event is usually marked by a rainy Seattle Day – although looks like sun is forecast this year. Bring on the summer!
Saturday, May 5
Begins at 10:00AM
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