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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 LWRC Captains.

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.

  • Locally, we also are big fans of the open water Sound Rowers and Paddlers races. More and more open water regattas are popping up locally, for “person powered water craft”. This includes rowers, 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 a USRowing Member

  2. Sign a USRowing Waiver

  3. UPDATED FOR 2023! Complete the SafeSport self-attestation through the USRowing Membership portal. 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.

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 we use for regional regattas such as Northwest Masters Regionals, Green Lake, Lake Stevens and Canadian events. The LWRC captains determine if a trailer is needed for a regatta. 

  • Contact the LWRC Captains to arrange or receive approval to transport a private boat on the LWRC trailer.

  • Sometimes we transport boats on other club's trailers. Contact the LWRC Captains to arrange or receive approval to transport a club boat on someone else’s trailer.

  • For Sound Rower events, transportation is up to the member. You must qualify to remove and transport a club boat to an open water regatta using your own vehicle. More open water information is available in our Membership Handbook.

Reserving Equipment

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

  • The LWRC Captains 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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