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!!

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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.

ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – RACE ITINERARY for the ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta


Race; 5/9-10/2015
Location;  Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond
Participating schools:   ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta
Departure Time – location Meet buses at the A & E Center, north side, on Saturday, May 9, at 8:15 am for an 8:30am departure.  Buses should stop once at Crossgates Mall food court for a light lunch (30 minutes).  From there buses will drive directly to race course so that athletes can rig shells and practice on the course.  ETA Worcester at 3:00pm.
Directions to Race Course;  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, take exit 24 for lunch at Crossgates Mall.  Proceed past Albany, towards Boston, and onto the Mass. Pike which is still I-90.  Exit from Mass Pike at Worcester (exit 10) to I-290 east through the city.  Exit 15 for Shrewsbury Street, follow this to the end and it will merge right onto route 9 east.  Go about ½  mile to the last traffic light (Lake Ave.) before crossing the bridge over the lake.  Turn left here and Regatta Point Park is immediately on the right.
Directions to hotel; To the Econolodge Inn & Suites return to route 9 and head east (cross the bridge on the lake).  Proceed between 3-4 miles and the hotel will be on the right, right after the Sears and Christmas Tree Plaza.  Econolodge Inn & Suites, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough, MA   01354.  phone; 508-842-8941.
Time table:        
3:00 pm               Rig shells and practice on the course.  Cox’ns must check-in with coach and Chief Referee                                                   before going on the water
6:00 pm               Drive to hotel and c 6:30 or 7:15 pm    Dinner (pre-paid) at JJ’s in the hotel parking lot – women at 6:30,                               men at 7:15.

9:00 pm                Team meetings.
May 10  Bus 1 leaves hotel at 6:30am; all coxswains, w4, w3v8, m3v8, wn8 A & B,
Bus 2 leaves hotel at 7:45am; mn8, w2v8, m2v8, wv8, mv8.

Sunday race schedule (subject to change)  report 90 minutes prior to race time, launch 45 min. prior.
7:00 am                regatta meeting for coxswains and coaches.  Cox’ns weigh-in after this meeting.
8:00 am                W4         heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite
8:30 am                W3v8    heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.
8:50 am                M3v8     same as above
9:00 & 9:10 am   Wn8 (&2n)          same as above. A boat at 9.  B boat at 9:10.
9:20 am                Mn8       same as above.
9:40 am                W2v8    heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.
10:30 am              M2v8     same as W2v8.
10:40 am              Wv8       same as W2v8.
11:10 am              Mv8       same as W2v8.
1:10 pm                W4         final
1:40 pm                W3v8    finals
2:00                      M3v8     finals
2:20                      Wn8 (&2n)          finals
2:40                      Mn8       finals
3:00                      W2v8    finals
3:30                      M2v8     finals
4:20                      Wv8       finals
4:30                      Mv8       finals
Race notes:  All races are 2000 meters with stake boat starts, buoyed course.  There are medals for the top 3 crews in each race.  Everyone races twice regardless of heat placing.
Plan for meals. Saturday lunch is a mall stop on the way.  Every athlete will receive $10.  Saturday team dinner is at a local restaurant adjacent to the hotel.  Hotel provides continental breakfast.  Sunday post-race food is from the tent.
Other Information: Don’t forget your racing uniform AND BETTING SHIRTS.  Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear.  De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.

Return to Ithaca:. Buses will leave after racing on Sunday evening, about 6:30pm.  We will return directly to Ithaca College, E.T.A. Sunday is 12 midnight.. DRIVE SAFELY AND LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.

BUS TIME-LINE      for May 9-10

Saturday, May 9
8:15 am           Be at Ithaca College A & E Center, north side, for loading, depart 8:30am.
Bus 1; w4, w3v8, m3v8, wn8 A & B, Coaches Madison, Madison, & Beth.
Bus 2; mn8, w2v8, wv8, m2v8, mv8.  Coaches Luke and Ward
Spare athletes may choose either bus.
11:30               Stop for quick lunch at Crossgates Mall near Albany.
3:00 pm           Arrive at Regatta Point State park in Worcester, MA.
5:45 pm           Take athletes to hotel for check-in.

Sunday, May 10
6:30 am           Bus #1 to race course with W4, W3v8, M3v8, Wn8, W2n8 and all coxswains.

7:45 am           Bus #2 to race course with Mn8,W2v8, M2v8, Wv8, Mv8.

Buses will be accessible at the site during the day to allow athletes to get out of the sun and rest if necessary.
6:00 pm           Buses loading for trip home.


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