Lubbers Cup moves to Grand Haven

For the first time in its history, the Lubbers Cup will be held in downtown Grand Haven.
Marie Havenga
Apr 9, 2014

The 19th annual collegiate and high school rowing event has been iced out of Spring Lake, but crews will row in a shortened Grand River course from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Organizers reached a decision Wednesday morning after seeing close to six inches of ice remaining in the middle of Spring Lake. The event has been held at the Spring Lake Yacht Club since its inception.

Races will begin in front of Snug Harbor and end near the sag just north of Harbor Island.

“There's a lot of logistic stuff that we need to take care of,” organizer Joy Gaasch said Wednesday afternoon. “We haven't cleared all the hurdles, but we think we're pretty close. It's going to be very convenient for folks to walk around downtown and go to restaurants.”

Read all about the move and what it means for the event and area in Thursday's Tribune!



Too bad there wasn't earlier notice, I'm sure Grand Haven would have set up another "BEER TENT" and a big party downtown. At least now the party and drinking will be in the water and not on the roads!!!

Real estate maven

Sounds like a great event to have in downtown GH. May a fun and safe time be had by all!!


The city my not make money off the booze but it will still be getting drank.

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