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37th Annual Windermere Cup: UW vs Australia

Windermere Cup 2023

One of the premier regattas in the world, Windermere Cup, returns to the Montlake Cut in Seattle, Washington on May 6, 2023. Hosted by Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington, this year’s event marks the 37th installment in the Cup’s storied history.

The University of Washington men’s and women’s crews will battle the Australian National team in what will be a spectacle of first-class competition from two of the top rowing programs in the world. There will be several races throughout the morning, with the first event kicking off at 10:15 am PST and culminating in the Windermere Cup races at 11:30. The event is also a celebration of the opening day of boating season. After the Windermere Cup is presented to the winning men’s and women’s crews, a cannon will sound and the Montlake Bridge will open, heralding the beginning of boating season led by Seattle Yacht Club’s opening day boat parade.

Windermere Party on the Cut

The weekend kicks off with one of the area’s favorite parties. On May 5, the night before the races, Windermere will host the fifth annual Party on the Cut near the UW Waterfront Activity Center. This exclusive party will be filled with food vendors, drinks, and games, as live music fills the air. Tickets can be purchased for $30 here, with proceeds benefitting the Windermere Foundation and the Joe Rantz Rotary Youth Fund. You must be 21 or older to attend.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit and follow Windermere Cup on Facebook and Twitter. Join in the fun on social media with the official hashtag of this year’s Windermere Cup: #WindermereCup2023


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