Ithaca Crew at World Rowing Championships

This year’s World Rowing Championships are being held in sunny Sarasota, Florida from September 24th – October 1st and Ithaca Crew is proud to be involved!

Our Women’s Head Coach Becky Robinson is on her way to FL today to cheer on not one, but two of our very own athletes as they compete in this year’s regatta. Fresh off the waters of Rio, Emily Morley ’16 is off to Florida to represent the Bahamas once again in the Women’s 1x category. Erik Frid ’14 will also be hitting the water in the Men’s 4x representing the U.S.

We are so proud to have our athletes representing their countries and being great examples of hard work, perseverance, and the spirit of Ithaca Crew. We are all rooting for Emily and Erik and wish them the best of luck in their competitions.

Tune into for live updates on all races, live audio commentary of all races, and live video coverage of all A/B semifinals and A finals. Heats will be drawn Saturday, September 23rd and races begin Sunday, September 24th.

Live updates can also be found on all World Rowing social media:

Twitter: @WorldRowing

Instagram: @worldrowingofficial

Facebook: @WorldRowing

Go Bombers!


Fall Season Underway!


If this doesn’t show our excitement for the Fall season officially being underway then we don’t know what will!

When our crews returned to the boathouse this August it seemed as though Ithaca’s signature “Fall Chill” was upon us, but South Hill has granted us some unexpected warmth to make those morning practices a little easier to bear!

This year our women’s sweep team welcomed six experienced freshmen to its ranks and has been getting good mileage on the water in preparation for the upcoming head races. After a long row in some summer temperatures on Monday afternoon, the squad treated themselves to a fun trip out onto Cayuga Lake and introduced the new freshmen to Ithaca’s “picture on the lake” tradition as a celebration of some good work. Nothing says you trust your teammates like counting on them to not tip that boat, right?

All of our crews are putting in work every day to prepare for the beginning of the season which kicks off this Sunday for our Sculling team with the Cayuga Sculling Sprints. Next week, our Sweep and Novice women will join the Varsity and Novice men at the Challenge on the Canal in Geneva, NY to kick off their season. We are looking forward to some good races in the coming weeks and hope the warm weather will stick around for just a bit longer!

Stay tuned for race results and hopefully more pictures of our crews in shorts and tanks instead of jackets and pogies.

Go Bombers!


Novice Coaches Needed for Fall 2017

Ithaca College Crew is on the hunt for both a novice men’s and a novice women’s coach. The position is part-time and not benefit eligible.  The salary is around $7,000 paid over 9 weeks in the fall season and 10 weeks in the spring season.  This is a great opportunity for a young coach that is looking to build experience, or for someone that loves rowing and is available from 4-7 PM weekdays and Saturday mornings.  Here is the link to the job posting.  The Men’s position is currently posted, the women’s position should show up by 8/8/2017.  Please pass on to anyone that you think might be interested!!

Rowing Timeline to be added to the CWFT

The Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative, a program of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is now in the process of completing an interpretive panel on the history of competitive rowing in Ithaca.  It is one of Ithaca’s great and less-known sporting stories describing the history, successes, and characters involved in rowing at Cornell University, Ithaca College and the Cascadilla Boat Club.   We are planning to complete the final edits on the panel by mid-August for fabrication and installation by September 30 at the Schwartz Cup Regatta. 


Here is a link to view the final draft of the panel (  We will be making many suggested edits and incorporating high-resolution pictures where needed during the next three weeks. 

So far we have raised $6,000 and we are asking you to make a contribution to help us reach our $10,000 goal.  You can donate through the Crowdrise platform ( or make a contribution by check or credit card to the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850. 

Thank you so much for supporting this effort and do feel free to call or email me directly if you have any questions about the project. 

 Rick Manning, Coordinator
Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation 


 PS: In case you are wondering, here’s why the $10,000 goal?   The sign is 6’ long – it’s a big story and a long one with a nearly 150 year timeline.

The metal supporting stand, stainless steel oar sculpture and concrete footer cost $5,000.  The sign itself costs $1,500 to fabricate. Graphic design, research and writing, and project installation cost $3,500.   We believe the importance of the story warrants the expense and hope that you agree! 



Itinerary for Women’s NCAA Rowing Championships.

NCAA 2017