Class Day Cruise & Barbecue

Washington Rowing Class Day

Cruise with Croissants

Alumni, family and friends of Washington Rowing are invited to get a close-up view of the races aboard the Argosy “Goodtime II” boat on our annual “Cruise with Croissants”.

The Class Day Regatta kicks off spring season for the Huskies, a tradition that began at UW in 1901 and was started by legendary Washington coach Hiram Conibear. Like so much in Washington Rowing lore, Class Day is steeped in history, and Husky Pride is on the line for each class.

We will begin the cruise with a tour around Laurelhurst, Sand Point and across to the east side of Lake Washington. We will return for an up close and personal view of the races at which time head coaches Michael Callahan and Yaz Farooq will join us on board to provide their color commentary. At the completion of the races, we will disembark at the point of origin. We encourages fans to make the short walk back to Conibear Shellhouse for the post-race barbeque and awards ceremony.

Important Notes Regarding Tickets

Tickets are all “will call.” No physical tickets will be issued; names of registered guests will be on the guest list at registration. 

For more information, please email Class Day Cruise Chair, Dwight Phillips, at

Map and Parking

Park in Lot E12 – this is the large lot south of Husky Stadium near the climbing rock. Look for the parking lot entrance nearest the Montlake Bridge.

Cost is $10 per vehicle, paid in advance when you purchase your cruise tickets.

Class Day Barbecue and

Awards Ceremony

The Class Day Barbecue is served up by the Washington Rowing Stewards to the team and is free to all parents, friends and alums at the Conibear Shellhouse immediately following the Class Day races around 11 a.m.

Class Day Awards, including the naming of new team captains, inspirational athletes, and academic award winners, begin about 11:30 a.m.