On April 9th the Viking rowers welcomed Alumni and parents to the Boathouse at Lakewood, Western’s Watersports Facility for Alumni and Parents Day.
WWU’s Varsity 8 raced a 1k against a mixed boat of alumni rowers and current rowers, and then against the WWU JV 8. The weather got better as the event went on, but the rough water wasn’t ideal for parents wanting a taste of the sport. Instead parents and alumni stayed warm by the fire with food and coffee. Despite the less than ideal conditions, parents had a great time touring the boathouse and getting a firsthand view of Lake Whatcom.