Western to compete in Head of the Lake Regatta on Sunday
Nov. 6, 2007
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University, which has won the last three NCAA Division II national championships, will be among 400 crews competing in the Head of the Lake Regatta on Sunday at Lake Union.
More than 2,000 rowers from seven states, Canada and Japan will gather in the largest rowing regatta west of the Mississippi. Participants leave in 15-second intervals, racing against the clock.
Hosted by the Lake Washington Rowing Club, the regatta will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with best viewing from Gas Works Park. More than 400 rowing shells are entered, including a crew from Japan's Shimane University and other collegiate crews from British Columbia, Washington, California and Oregon. More than 100 high school and 225 club crews are also entered.
The Head of the Lake course begins at the east end of the Montlake Cut and takes crews through the Montlake Cut, Portage Bay, around the spectator viewing area at Gas Works Park, and to the finish line just west of the Fremont Bridge in the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Spectators can view the Head of the Lake Regatta free from anywhere along the course.
Free parking is available at Husky Stadium (Lot E-12) with a free shuttle running every 15 minutes to Gas Works Park and the finish line in Fremont. The shuttle runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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