VICTORIA CITY ROWING CLUB TO ATTEND OPENING DAY REGATTA / WINDERMERE CUP
The event, which is hosted by the University of Washington, it started 33 years ago. They wanted to bring the best teams in the world to Seattle’s Montlake Cut. This year the Germany national men and women’s teams, the men’s crew from Boston University, and UCLA women are the challengers. The regatta will be followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade.
This year’s regatta will include 23 races featuring athletes ages 14-70. More than 1000 rowers earn a spot to compete. The first race will be at 10:16am and the last race will be at 11:45pm. The VCRC crews will be racing at 10:22am in the Men’s Masters 8+ 60+ followed by the Women’s Masters 8+ 50+ at 10:28. The juniors who qualified for this event only last weekend at the Brentwood regatta will be racing at 10:44 am and 10:47am respectively in the Junior Women’s and Junior Men’s 8+.
The Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) is a not-for-profit, member-driven rowing club operating out of the Victoria Rowing Society (VRS) boathouse on Elk Lake in Victoria, BC. We offer introductory, recreational, and competitive rowing programs for athletes of all ages (12-80+ years) and skill levels. For more information regarding programs or the VCRC, please visit http://www.vcrc.bc.ca/.