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2012 Windermere Cup celebrates opening day May 5 | Sports brief

The 2012 Windermere Cup will be held on Saturday, May 5.

The 26th annual event will feature hundreds of boaters from around the area, as well as some of the top crew teams.

This year the University of Washington men’s and women’s crew teams will host the Argentina national team, Gonzaga University, the University of Virginia and Oregon State University.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and run until approximately 2:30 p.m. Due to the event, the Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The boat parade begins at noon in Portage Bay on the western end of Montlake Cut and will end around 3 p.m. at Webster Point.

After the races, which run from 10:20 to approximately 11:45 a.m., fans can join the regatta champions for an awards ceremony and presentation of the Windermere Cup trophy at Conibear Shellhouse. The event is free to the public.

Parking will be limited, due to construction at Husky Stadium.

 

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