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April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
The Husky Open is on April Fool’s Day, 2017 and it’s no joke. Vashon will be taking 4 boats to race and, you can also see the world class rowers of UW compete against some local crews.
SEATTLE – Washington men’s rowing is set to host the Husky Open on Saturday, April 1 with collegiate races starting at 9:05 a.m. PT. The regatta also includes both masters and youth races.
The UW men will feature six boats at the Husky Open, racing three boats in the men’s varsity eight, and one boat in each the second varsity eight, third varsity eight, and the varsity four.
The regatta will be Washington’s first crack at racing collegiate competition this spring, as they kicked off their season last week with the Class Day Regatta. The Huskies will not race their top two eights this weekend. Instead, Washington will feature crews in the varsity races that will test the roster and give them a chance to build team depth.
“We worked really hard all offseason and the team is showing signs of an elite work ethic and approach,” said head coach Michael Callahan. “This weekend will be a chance to build our team’s depth and develop the rest of the team.”
The UW will race against the likes of Washington State, Western Washington, and Gonzaga among others.
Full UW Race Schedule:
9:05 a.m. PT – V8, Washington vs. WWU & WSU
9:10 a.m. PT – V8, Washington (Two boats) vs. Lewis & Clark, and UPS
9:52 a.m. PT – 2V8, Washington vs. WWU, Gonzaga & WSU
10:07 a.m. PT – 3V8, Washington vs. WWU, Gonzaga & WSU
10:17 a.m. PT – V4, Washington vs. Lewis & Clark, WSU & UPS
See the link at the upper right of this release for the full Husky Open schedule (masters and youths included).
LIVE STREAM & OTHER COVERAGE
Collegiate races from the Husky Open will stream live on Facebook. By rule, the youth races may not be streamed over the Internet, though fans in attendance at the races will be able watch the video coverage via closed-circuit. Fans can also follow the races via the HereNow.com live results and via Twitter: @UW_Rowing.
Fans are encouraged to watch the Husky Open from the Canoe House at the east end of the Montlake Cut, from the Montlake Bridge or and at the finish line at the west end of the Cut. More information available here.