Western Washington Men’s Crew is headed to Pullman this weekend to tackle the Cougar Crew from Washington State University in the annual dual regatta between the two schools.
The Viking novice and varsity crews will race a 5k course on the Snake River, fielding a varsity 8, varsity 4, varsity Light 4 and two novice 8’s.
Last year on Lake Whatcom, the vikings and Cougars battled torrential rain and rough water to win the varsity event before racing was ultimately called off. The regatta has been an introduction to racing for the Viking novice rowers for the past few years. This year, with a competitive novice class filling two strong eights, the team is poised for a strong season.
Schedule and Directions:
All 8’s (varsity and novice) at 9:30
Varsity 4’s at 10:30
All novice 8’s around 11 (not set, ASAP after V4’s heat)
Directions to WSU Boathouse at Wawawai Landing.
-From Highway 195 (north or south), turn west on Wawawai Road at the
blinking yellow light.
-Travel on Wawawai Road for 10 miles, the road will end at a stop sign.
-Turn right and drive six miles down into the canyon.
-Go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks.
-The boathouse is a cinderblock building on the right.
-Park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.
Pictures and results coming soon, Good Luck VIKINGS!