Head of the Schuylkill Itinerary



Race;                            Head of the Schuylkill Regatta       10/29/2016

Location;                      Philadelphia, PA

Participating schools:                 Over 100!

Departure Time – location          Two buses, 84 participants, load at the A & E Center north side loading dock.

Bus one loads at 4:00pm, Friday, 10/28.  Depart by 4:15, drive to Wegmans-Allentown, PA for 7-7:30pm food stop.  From there, drive directly to the hotel for a 9:15pm check-in.

Bus will check out and leave hotel by 6:45am.  Hotel breakfast served 6am.

Bus two loads at 6:40am, Saturday, 10/29, depart by 6:50am.  Drive directly to the race site for 11:15 drop-off.  FOLLOW POLICE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY…PHILLY POLICE ARE NOT TO BE MESSED WITH!


  • Directions to Race Course;  Leave Ithaca on route 96B south (or route 79 east) to I-81 south.  Exit I-81 at Clark’s summit, get on Penn Turnpike south.  Follow turnpike (toll road) south to the end, through tolls, go straight on I-476 towards Philadelphia to I-76 east (Schuylkill Expressway).  On I-76, exit left on Kelly Drive, follow this along river and follow parking instructions. Traffic on Kelly Drive will be diverted at the regatta site.  Go through the traffic barrier as instructed by local officials. Bus parking will be on the road.  Athletes look for the Ithaca shell trailer at the general launch site south of the finish line on Kelly Drive.  Find regatta instructions and details at hosr.org.

Hotel information –La Quinta Mt Laurel – Philadelphia, 5000 Clover Road, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054, P: 856 235 7500

  • Directions; To the hotel, continue on I76 to I-676 to Ben Franklin bridge, cross over to NJ on to route 30 east, onto route 38 east, Kaighn Ave.  Continue about 4 miles to route 73 south, turn right on 73 just over one mile, hotel is on right, just after the NJ turnpike overpass, situated BEHIND another hotel and an Applebee’s.
  • Race Schedule. Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times.   Everyone should be at the trailer at least 90 minutes before race time.  ALL RACES ARE ON SATURDAY, 10/29

Women’s 1x – 9:05am.    Men’s 4 – 9:50am.          Women’s 4 – 10:10am.    Wfr/nov8 – 10:45am.                   Parent/child 2x – 1:15pm. Mclub8 – 1:30pm.            Wclub8 – 1:45pm            Women’s 2x – 2:40pm.

Men’s champ8 – 3:30pm. Women’s 4x – 3:50pm.

All race times are subject to change.            CREWS LAUNCH 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO RACE TIME


Race notes:        Approx. 4k head race.  Very crowded with long carries to the dock and long waits at the dock.

Other Information:        Don’t forget your racing uniform. Bring warm clothes, rain gear.  Changing facilities will be limited, and space near the trailer will be tight.  A little spending $ may be very handy.

Food:    Friday travelers will receive $20 for food.  Saturday travelers will receive $10.  Bagels will be available on the Saturday bus.  Buses may stop for snacks on the way home Saturday evening.


Return to Ithaca:           After racing on Saturday, we will load trailer and board buses as a group. Bus one will load and leave earlier – tbd.  Bus two will load and leave at 5:00pm.  Both buses may drive directly back to Ithaca or stop at Wegmans Allentown for a food break. DRIVE SAFELY AND LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.


BUS NOTES:                 – Pick up team at A & E Center, north side loading dock.

Park bus as instructed on Kelly Drive.

  • No bus services needed during the race day, unless the weather is bad and schedule changes occur.
  • Coaches cell; 607-229-8868 or 607-229 4055.


RIDE LIST ; Bus one; W 1x’s, M & W 4’s, W nov 8’s,        total = 42

Bus two ; M & W club 8’s, M champ 8, W 2x’s, W 4x’s.      total = 42


Head of the Charles Itinerary


Race;    10/23/16  Head of the Charles

Location;  Boston, MA.

Participating schools: Billions!

Departure Time – location   On Saturday, 10/22, meet the bus at A & E Center, north-side loading dock at 11:45AM. Depart at NOON.

Directions to Site; – Leave Ithaca on route 79 east to route 206 east to I-88 east, onto I-90 (thruway) east to Mass Pike all the way to Boston.  Exit 18 (left) for Cambridge, right lane towards Cambridge, turn left on Soldiers Field Road, proceed to FALS and trailer will be on the right.  We are on the Cornell trailer.

Time line; to bus driver;

Saturday 10/22/16

11:45am – Meet at the Ithaca College A & E Center, north side loading dock.

12 noon  – drive directly to hotel.  Fairfield Inn Boston/Tewksbury …from Mass Pike (I-90), take exit 11A onto I-495 north.  Take exit 39, turn left (west) onto route 133, hotel ½ mile on the left.

7:30pm – team dinner at the Cracker Barrel, adjacent to hotel

Sunday 10/23/16

9:00 am check out, drive into Boston to race site. Continue north on I-495 to I-93 south into Boston, to I-90 west, to exit 18….see directions to site above.

*this is a city site.  Bus parking is unknown.  Bus need not be accessible during the day.

5:00 pm – load the bus for the trip home.

ETA Ithaca, 11:30pm.

Race Schedule;      10am, report to Cornell trailer to unload and rig equipment.

1:30pm – men report ready to warm-up, 2:15 launch, 3:15 race time.

1:45 pm – women report ready to warm-up, 2:30 launch, 3:31 race.

Race notes:    All races are 3 mile head race.  This regatta has significant traffic congestion.  Please plan to be early everywhere to account for delays.    

Other Information:  Bring a full water bottle and a change of clothes.  Don’t forget your uniform.  In Ithaca, eat lunch before boarding the bus.  Bus will make a brief stop for snacks on the way there.  Buses may stop for fast food on the way home.  Saturday night food will be planned for the team.  Sunday breakfast is at the hotel.  Sunday lunch is on your own


Crew Store Now Open

Hi all,

The IC Crew team store is now open! Get all of your crew gear from sweatshirts to pajama pants here (link below).

The store will close on October 30th at midnight so order now!

Click here to access store

Go Bombers!



Seven Sisters Sculling


 Race;   10/9/2016      Seven Sisters Regatta – women’s sculling

 Location;   UMass Boathouse, Northampton, MA

Participating schools:   UMass (host), Tufts, Dartmouth.

Departure Time/ Location    Meet the bus at A & E Center, north side loading dock, Sat 10/8 at 4:45pm. Depart at 5:00pm.  Bus will go directly to hotel, & head to dinner at a local diner after a quick check-in.  Please plan your lunch & snacks as necessary to accommodate your race preparation given the late hour of this dinner.

Directions to hotel; – From Ithaca take route 79 east, to route 206 east to I-88 east to I-90 (thruway), exit for Albany continuing on I-90 east, proceed to exit 10,hotel is right off the exit. 

To race site; Continue east on I-90, onto Mass Pike, take exit 4 onto I-91 north.  Proceed on I-91 to exit 19.  At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Bridge St./Rte. 9.  The boathouse driveway is on the right immediately after the bridge.

***BUS NOTE*** The turn into the boathouse parking lot is very tight.  The preferred way to make the turn is to pass the entrance to the parking lot (Sportsman’s Marina) & use the next right, Old Bay Rd., to double back onto Rte 9.  You can then make a much more reasonable left turn into the Sportsman’s Marina Lot & follow the driveway to the UMass Boathouse.

Time line

Saturday, 10/8/16

4:45pm – Meet at the Ithaca College A & E Center, north side loading dock

(Follow signs for lower quads/ garden apts.)

5:00pm – Drive directly to hotel.   Contact – Nancy Campbell   518-479-3217

Comfort Inn & Suites, East Greenbush – Albany, 99 Miller Road, Castleton, NY  12033

8:00 pm – Hotel check-in, & quick departure for East Greenbush Diner (about 1 mi from hotel)

Sunday/Race Schedule;

6:00 am – Breakfast at Hotel.

6:30 am – Bus departs for course.

8:00 am – Arrive at race course, rig shells.

8:45am – regatta meeting.

9:00am – launch for AM races.

11-12 –    break

12pm –     Launch for PM races.

3:00pm – Load bus following regatta wrap-up meeting.

ETA Ithaca, 8pm.

Race notes:  Athletes will row two 5k head races.  Spectators can view the last 750m of the course from a bridge that is a short walk from the boathouse parking lot.   The path to the bridge is on the opposite side of Rte9/Bridge St from the boathouse.

Other Information:    Please bring a full, re-usable water bottle.  We are trying to get away from disposable bottles.  Bring rain gear and clothes to stay warm between races.  This may mean changing into a 2nd set of race gear or at least taking off your wet uniform between races.  There is a google doc where parents can sign up to provide tent snacks/ lunch items for between & after races.

Head of the Genesee


Race: 10/8/2016       Head of the Genesee

Location;    Rochester, NY….U of R campus, Genesee boathouse.

Participating schools:   UR, RIT, William Smith, ST. Lawrence, others from upstate NY.

Departure Time – location   On Saturday, 10/8, meet the bus at A & E Center at 6:15am. Depart at 6:30am.

Directions to Site; – Leave Ithaca on route 96 north through Waterloo to I-90 at exit 42, proceed west to exit 46.  Proceed north on I-390 to exit 17, Scottsville Road east, merge onto Elmwood Avenue east, boathouse parking will be on the right

Time line;  to bus driver; Saturday 10/8/16

6:15 am – Meet at the Ithaca College A & E Center, north side loading dock.                                6:30 am  – drive directly to Rochester, NY race site – arrive 8:30am.
2:00 pm – load the bus for the trip home….no local transportation required.

ETA Ithaca, 4:30pm.

Race Schedule;      8:45         Regatta meeting

                                10:00       Men’s 4, launch at 9:15.

                                10:07       Women’s 4, launch at 9:22.

                                11:32       Men’s v8, launch at 10:47.

                                11:44       Women’s v8, launch at 10:59.

                                11:54       Men’s nov8, launch at 11:09.

                                12:03       Women’s nov8, launch at 11:18

Race notes:    All races are 5k head race       

Food: All athletes should eat breakfast before getting on the bus an/or pack snacks for the bus ride.  On site we will have our food tent in operation.  Second breakfast will be french toast, bagels, muffins, and fruit.  Everyone will have the opportunity to pack a bagged lunch for the trip home (sandwich, fruit, granola bar, and chips).  Again a reminder that we are trying to reduce (eliminate using disposable water and Gatorade bottles)  The plan is to have a water cooler and powdered Gatorade.  Here is the LINK for the parent food sign-up

Other Information:   Bring a full water bottle and a change of clothes.  Don’t forget your uniform.