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LWRC members participate in races in Seattle, across the country, and around the world. Below are resources to help get you going. If you have any questions about racing, regattas, trailering, or boat reservations, contact the LWRC Boathouse Operations Manager.  

General Information

General Information

  • The majority of the national rowing regattas are affiliated with USRowing, the National rowing organization. LWRC is a member of USRowing.

  • Individuals must also join USRowing in order to race in USRowing regattas.

  • Many LWRC members participate in open water Sound Rowers and Paddlers races, which are open to rowers as well as is kayakers, paddle boarders, and surf skiers. These races are for experienced rowers and they require special expertise and safety planning. Read more about open water rowing at LWRC here. You do not need to be a member of Sound Rowers and Paddlers, but it is encouraged. Join here.

Requirements to Race in a USRowing Sanctioned Race

  1. Be an active USRowing member (Basic-tier membership or above; membership must be renewed annually): if you wish to row under LWRC's affiliation, contact to be make sure you are added to LWRC's USRowing roster. Your USRowing membership.  

  2. Annually sign the USRowing Waiver

  3. Annually complete the SafeSport self-attestation. If you are a "relevant adult participant" you will be required to take either the initial 90-minute training or the 30-minute annual refresher course.

Each of these requirements can be completed through the USRowing Membership portal. 

Race Registration

LWRC allows our members to register for races on their own. The exceptions are the limited entry regattas, such as Windermere Opening Day and Head of the Charles sweep events (not sculling or Directors Challenges). These are club owned entries and have a selection process associated with them.


Transporting Equipment

LWRC owns a trailer used for regional regattas such as Northwest Masters Regionals, Green Lake, Lake Stevens and Canadian events. The LWRC Regatta Committee determines if a trailer is needed for a regatta. 

Reserving Equipment

  • If you wish to reserve a club boat for a race fill out this form.

  • The LWRC Operations Manager will review and confirm your reservation. Filling out a reservation is not a guarantee that you have permission to use.

Regatta Calendars

American Lake Fall Classic
Fall Head Race
American Lake, Lakewood, WA
Canadian Royal Henley Regatta
Summer Sprint race, Ontario
St. Catherines, Ontario
Cascadia/National Regatta
Sprint race, held in Vanvoucer B.C.
Vancouver, B.C.
Covered Bridge Regatta
Spring Sprint Race, in central Oregon
Eugene, OR
Greenlake Regattas
Spring, Summer, Fall Regattas
Seattle, WA
Head of the Charles
Head Race
Charles River, Boston, MA
Head of the Gorge
Fall Head Race
Gorge Waterway, Victoria, BC
Head of the Lake
Club Organized Head Race; launch from LWRC
Lake Union and Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Head of the Troll
Fall Intraclub Race with costume competition
Lake Washington Fremont Boathouse
Husky Open
Spring Sprint race in the Cut
Seattle, WA
Lake Stevens Regatta
Spring Sprint race, on Lake Stevens
Lake Stevens, WA
Masters NW Regionals
Summer Sprint Race, Regionals
Vancouver, WA
Masters Nationals
Summer Sprint race, Nationals
United States
Opening Day / Windermere Cup
Spring race, through the Montlake cut
Seattle, WA
San Diego Crew Classic
Spring Sprint race, on Mission Bay
San Diego, CA
Sound Rowers Races
Open Water Races in Puget Sound Area Waters
Puget Sound Area
Tail of the Lake
Fall Head Race; launch from LWRC
Lake Union, Seattle, WA
Requirements for USRowing Races
Race Registration
Transporting Equipment
Reserving Equipment
Regatta Calendars
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