is famous for its “Sailgate Parties. The partiers in University of Washington Lake Washington’s , just west of Husky Stadium, are in full force before, during and after the UW home games. This was an exceptionally good year with great weather and an above average number of afternoon games. Next year will be without these parties as Husky Stadium is being renovated and the Huskies will be playing in CenturyLink Field. Union Bay
The New York Times ran a recent article featuring these parties: “. . . On fall Saturdays . . . when
plays at home, the occupants of Washington emerge near the stadium’s east end like some sort of tailgate flotilla. They come on charters, luxury yachts and smaller vessels, in sailboats, motorboats and speedboats, even boats coated in purple paint . . . Once docked or anchored, they tailgate with a twist, a practice the locals have alternately called boatgating, sailgating and sterngating. . .” Husky Harbor
The NY Times also has some great photos in a 13 picture slidshow.
We were at these parties with our boat, Happy Hours, (previous post). We took friends to the games and enjoyed the parties in the water. The water-slide was a huge hit!