Head of Genesse Itinerary


Race;    Saturday   10/15/2011           Head of the Genesee

Location;  University of Rochester.

Participating schools:  Many

Participating athletes:  Men’s and women’s varsity crew; travel party = 45 athletes + 3 coaches.

Departure Time – location  Meet bus at A & E Center at 6:15 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 Mt. 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, 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               8:30am

                                W8          am race –  launch  9:25, race 10:10

pm race – launch approx.1:40.

M8          am race –   launch 9:55, race 10:40

pm race – launch approx. 2:10.

Race notes:           Coxn’s may have to weigh-in upon arrival. – details TBA

Weigh-in is between 7-9am.  Coxn’s in men’s 8 must weigh at least 120.  In women’s events, at least 110.

The am race is a 5k head race.  The pm race is a 1.5k head race (2 crews at a time).

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.



6:10 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 between 4:00-5:00 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.



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