Windermere Real Estate works in partnership with the University of Washington’s Athletic Department and the Seattle Yacht Club to produce the Windermere Cup Regatta as part of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day of Boating Season Celebration.

All three organizations work together to offer the city of Seattle a FREE celebration of community and sport.

Windermere Real Estate funds the Windermere Cup Regatta and works with the UW to bring the best international and national teams to the event to compete in the signature Windermere Cup races.

University of Washington Athletics works to bring world-class competitors to the event to compete for the coveted Windermere Cup trophy. 

Seattle Yacht Club organizes the Opening Day Boat Parade and other Opening Day celebrations. 

The celebration begins with the Windermere Cup Regatta, held from 10:20 to 11:45 a.m. Immediately following the races, a cannon blast signals the raising of the Montlake Bridge, followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade. The theme of this year’s boat parade is “Ocean Crossings”. For a full schedule of Opening Day activities, visit the Seattle Yacht Club.


This annual community event is a huge undertaking and in addition to Windermere Real Estate, The University of Washington and the Seattle Yacht Club, the following companies deserve a special thank you: Gentle Giant Moving Company, Manke Tug & Barge, and Manson Construction Co.