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Head of the Lake Regatta

  • Univercity of Washington SEattle, Washington (map)

Hosted by Lake Washington Rowing Club and the University of Washington, the 40th Head of the Lake on Sunday, November 3, starts on Lake Union, continues through the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington and finishes near the UW Conibear Shellhouse.

Daylight savings time ends at 2AM on race day November 3. Clocks fall back one hour.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 4:45 am Trailer Parking begins at UW Lot E18 6:00 am

Mandatory coaches and coxswains meeting at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion. At least one representative from each boat must attend: 6 AM, November 3, at the Football Assembly Room at (under) Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Follow the signs from the SW corner of Conibear Shell house.

The Head of the Lake is a three-mile (4.8 kilometer) race with a wide, three-point buoyed turn near the finish. The race starts in Lake Union at the College Club dock with views of the Seattle Skyline and the Space Needle and follows the shoreline heading north past Pocock Rowing Center and then turns under the University Bridge. It continues east through Portage Bay and through the Montlake Cut into Union Bay. After passing Fox Point (the Lake Washington Arboreteum) still heading toward Lake Washington, the course follows a buoyed three-point turn heading north and then continues northwest towards Husky Stadium and Conibear Shell House. The finish line is 200 meters outside the entrance to Conibear Shell House.

Check out the HOTL 2019 Handbook and HOTL 2019 Race Map.


Later Event: November 11