Nov. 3, 2017
Head of the Lake
Nov. 5, 2017 | Lake Union | 8:00 am PST
Seattle, Wash. | ROW2K
ABOUT THE REGATTA:
- The 38th Head of the Lake runs three miles starting on Lake Union and continuing through the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington and finishes near the UW Conibear Shellhouse.
- The event started in 1979 when a small group of scullers at Lake Washington Rowing Club agreed to race each other at the end of the season.
- Now the largest fall rowing regatta on the West Coast, the level of competition has risen dramatically, making this a difficult race and a prestigious rowing event.
- Spectators can gather along the historic Montlake Cut to watch collegiate rowers, juniors, masters, open rowers as well as former Olympians compete in this scenic 3 mile race.
- The Zags will enter their varsity eight and compete against the top crews from Oregon State, Stanford, Oregon, Washington State, Western Washington, and host, Washington.
- The GU top crew opened the event and took fourth place with a time of 17:24.53. They downed boats from Western Washington, Washington State, and Oregon.
- The second varsity eight boat took fifth with a finish of 17:51.42, ahead of the same three schools as the Varsity eight.
- The third varsity eight boat in fifth at 19:28.69, just 29 seconds back of Washington State.
- The varsity eight has come in third or fourth the last five seasons. In 2008, the Zags finished third, only 15 seconds behind Washington.
- The second varsity eight won the race in 2010 and 2008, and finished second in 2007.
- The third varsity eight won in 2012, 2008, and 2007. They finished second less than a second behind Washington in 2004.
- The varsity four has not raced since 2005, when they placed fourth.
CAP THE FALL SEASON:
- The Head of the Lake is serving as the finish to the fall season for the Zags for the first time since 2013.
- The last three years the Head of the Snake has served as the conclusion to the fall season.
- Just like in 2013, the Head of the Snake was cancelled this year due to high winds and weather.
- The Zags’ spring schedule will be released during the upcoming winter training period.
“Head of the Lake has one of the more interesting race courses," Gonzaga head coach Dan Gehn said. There are some good turns early and then a big fish hook turn at the end. Our coxswains will be put to the test. We look forward to closing out fall racing in Seattle.”
8:00 am: Varsity 8
8:03 am: 2nd Varsity 8
8:15 am: 3rd Varsity 8 and 4th Varsity 8
2nd Varsity 8
3rd Varsity 8
4th Varsity 8