Tail of the Lake

2017 Information

Tail of the Lake will take place on Sunday, October 1st, 2017!  Tail of the Lake Regatta is sponsored by Holy Names Academy and Lake Union Crew.

Tail of the Lake is the one of the first Seattle area head race of the fall rowing season. Held on beautiful Lake Union in downtown Seattle, the city skyline provides the backdrop for the 4K course. From the vantage point of Gas Works Park at the north end of Lake Union, racers remain in view of spectators from start to finish – an uncommon occurrence in head racing – making this regatta fun for fans and rowers alike.

The regatta is comprised of 3 flights and offers categories for junior, open, and masters rowers.

Here is the 2017 General Information Packet for important dates, deadlines, definitions, and more detailed information!


Entries are submitted, accepted, and managed through Regatta Central.

Foul Weather Plan

  • If at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning the Lake Union Crew the weather forecast shows sustained winds of 12 mph or more, or fog is present, the start of the regatta will be delayed by 1/2 hour.
  • The Coaches & Coxswains meeting will still be held at 6:00 a.m. at Gasworks Park, at which time the decision to delay in half hour increments or cancel will be made.

Course Map

Course Guide

Tail of the Lake Course Guide from HNA Crew on Vimeo.


Late to the start – 10″
Missing bow number – 10″
Failure to yield – 30″
Interference with another crew – 30-60″
Miss single buoy – 60″
Miss more than one buoy – disqualification
Safety violation (crossing course) – disqualification

Regatta Shirts
Regatta shirts are available for pre-purchase through Regatta Central or at Regatta Headquarters at Gas Works park on the day of the regatta.

2017 Shirts Coming Soon!

2016 Shirt Design

Color: Navy Blue (with gold detail)
Style: Long sleeve, tech-fiber
Sizes: Small-XL
Price: $25

Email cmcclain@holynames-sea.org to purchase.




Past Results

2013 – race cancelled due to inclement weather