Ithaca Sculling Travels to Amherst MA to Race on Sunday, October 11th


Race; Seven Sisters Sculling, 10/11/2015

Location;  UMass., Elwell State Park, Damon Road, Northampton, MA.

Participating schools:  Women’s Sculling vs. UMass, Tufts, others.

Departure Time – location   All crews and coaches will load bus at 2:30 pm at the A & E Center north side on Saturday, 10/10.  The bus will go directly to the hotel.

Directions;   Leave Ithaca on route 79 east to Whitney Point, onto route 206 east to Bainbridge, onto I-88 east towards Albany.  I-88 ends at I-90.   Go east on I-90, exit the thruway for Albany and remain on I-90 east  Directions to hotel;       To the Comfort Inn & Suites, 99 Miller Road, Castleton, NY, exit from I-90 south of Albany at Exit 10, right off the ramp and the hotel is right there.     To the race course:  Return to I-90 east.  Continue east towards Mass and the Mass. Pike.  Get on Mass pike (I-90 east) to exit 4, proceed onto I-91 north, continue to exit 19.  At the end of the exit ramp, go right over the bridge. Take your first right over the bridge into the Sportsman’s Marina parking lot and you will see the boathouse on the right.

Final destination: UMass Rowing boathouse, 1 Russell Street, Hadley, MA   01035

Race Schedule:  Sunday will be a 5:45am wake-up!  Breakfast available at hotel.  Buses depart at 6:30 am.            

8:00 am arrive at race course

8:30 am regatta meeting for coaches and coxn’s

9:00 am                begin launching for 10 AM races.

11 – 12am break

12 noon begin launching for 1 PM races.

3pm       Results announcements followed by departure

Race notes:         All races are 5k head races.  Most athletes will row twice.

Plan for meals:  Pack a snack for the bus ride.  Team will have a diner dinner near the Comfort Inn.  Continental breakfast will be available at the hotel on Sunday morning.  Meal money will be available for lunch and dinner, TBA.

Other Information:         Don’t forget your racing uniform.  Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear.

Return to Ithaca: De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.  Bus will leave after racing on Sunday.  We will return directly to Ithaca College, E.T.A. Sunday is 8pm.


2:15 pm Saturday, load at north side of A & E Center and depart.

5:30 pm Check-in at hotel

6pm dinner at near-by diner.

6:30 am                leave for race course
8:00 am                arrive at race course.
3:00 pm load for trip home.  ETA Ithaca 8:00pm.

Trailer/Bus Instructions:  on site:

Follow the same instructions as above but once you are over the bridge, continue past the boathouse and go ¼ mile. Take fork off to the right toward Bay Road. Once at STOP sign, take a left on to Bay Road. At lights, take left back on to Route 9 West which loops you back toward our boathouse. Turn left into the Sportsman’s Marina parking lot and you will see the path toward our boathouse immediately on the right. If you wish, call when nearby and a staff member will greet you. 413-687- 2594 (Andrea).

Ithaca Crew and Sculling to race at Head of Genesee on Saturday, October 3rd

Race;Saturday                             10/3/2015            Head of the Genesee

Location; University of Rochester.

Participating athletes: Men’s and women’s varsity crew; women’s sculling, travel party = 61 athletes + 5 coaches.

Departure Time – location           Meet bus at A & E Center north side at 5:30 am.   Drive directly to race course, rig shells, and prepare to race.   There are limited changing facilities so travel in racing gear if possible.

  • Directions to Race Course;  Leave Ithaca on route 89 north along the west side of the lake.  At the end of the lake turn left on route 20 then an immediate right  onto route 318, following the signs for NYS thruway; I-90 west.  Go west on thruway to exit 46.  Proceed north on I-390.  Stay in the left lane when it splits towards the airport.  Exit at East Henrietta Road (this is the second E. Henrietta exit – ignore the first one).  Turn right (north) and follow this as it merges with Hope Ave.  Continue and turn left on Elmwood, just past the Towne House motel on the left.  Proceed west on Elmwood, cross over the river, and take the next left into the regatta area.  Plan almost 2 hours driving time

Race Schedule.   Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times. Generally race time is 45 minutes after launch time.  The times below are subject to change.

Regatta meeting for cox’ns             8:15am                                               pm meeting 12:05pm

M4                        am race – launch 8:45, race 9:30 (Crames. DL)       pm race – launch approx. 1:00.

W2x                      am race – launch 9:00, race 9:43                              pm race – launch approx. 1:15

W4                        am race – launch 9:03, race 9:45 (Semmler, Cox)    pm race – launch approx. 1:20

W1x                      am race – launch 9:05, race 9:47                               pm race – launch approx. 1:25

Mv8                      am race –  launch  9:25, race 10:10             (OZ)       pm race – launch approx. 2:00

Wv8                      am race –   launch 9:48, race 10:33                            pm race – launch approx. 2:20.

Wnov8                 launch 10:09, race 10:54                                              no pm race

Race notes:         all crews race a 5k head race.  Scullers & Varsity crews will race a 1500m piece in the afternoon.  The piece’s time will be tripled, then added to your 5k time to give an overall “score.”  There are medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Other Information:         Don’t forget your uniform.  There will be some food for between races.

BE PREPARED FOR BAD WEATHER. Prepare snacks for the ride in the morning (breakfast).  BRING A FULL WATER BOTTLE.  The only facilities may be port-a-johns.  Pack two pairs of racing clothes to have something dry for race #2.

De-rig immediately after racing and load the trailer.  No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing.  We wil return directly to Ithaca College.  ETA Saturday is 6:30PM.


5:20 am – Pick up athletes at A & E Center.  Drive directly to race course.

4:00 pm – Load up for return trip home (estimated time of departure between4:00 – 5:30 pm).

*  No local transporting required during the day.  Bus should be available for athletes to leave gear, access, etc, especially if the weather is bad.


Christening of the OZ!

Christening of the James Osborne ‘79

James Osborne, “Jamie” made a gift to the rowing team this past year, which enabled the Men’s program to purchase a new Resolute 8+ for the varsity men.  The Ithaca 1V raced the boat this year with some excellent results.  Dan  Robinson organized a christening for the new shell the “James Osborne ‘79” and a reunion of sorts for the class of ’79 crew.  The event was held the first weekend in June and Jamie flew out from Seattle with his wife Diane.  Many members for the class of ’79 joined Jamie and Diane for the weekend in Ithaca.  In addition to the christening of the new shell, the group gathered for a reunion row, breakfast, a hike at Taughannock and a picnic at the IC boathouse.  It was a great time for all involved. It was an empowering weekend, Jamie who suffered a partial spinal cord injury from a bike accident was helped into “his” rowing shell by his wife Diane and former teammates.  He rowed like a champ and was ALL-IN on the power 10!

Photos can be seen in the Flick feed on the right of this page.

Video of James Osborne at the christening toast:

Video segment that was run a few years ago on the local news about Jamie and other similar bike frame failures, if interested. It runs 6-7 minutes.

Get Connected to IC Crew this summer and TRAIN with the TEAM!!

To access the 2015 Summer Training Program: CLICK HERE

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OPEN INVITATION for the summer: Thursday Picnics at the boathouse: Becky, Dan and Ward are at the BH every Thursday serving food!  Come and join us and bring a dish (or chips / drinks) to share.  Grill gets going at 6:30PM weekly!!!


ECAC Broadcast

DANBURY, Conn.. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in conjunction with the Quinsigamond Rowing Association (QRA) will be hosting two rowing championships over the next two weeks at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The first regatta will be the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships (ECAC-NIRC), which will be held on Sunday May 10. The following Sunday (May 17) will showcase the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) Men’s Sprints.

Both regattas will be broadcasted live at All schedules and complete results can be found at  Live results will be posted at both championships via twitter @ECACRowing and@quinsigrowing.

ECAC-NIRC Championships
Sunday, May 10
8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
1:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

EARC Sprints Championships
Sunday, May 17
8 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


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