Location;   Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond

Departure Time – location   On Friday, 4/19, meet the buses at A & E Center at 4:20 pm. 72 athletes and 4 coaches.  Depart at 4:30pm.   Eat dinner first.  Plan your own snacks for the ride.  Buses will go directly to the hotel.  We will have snacks to eat at the hotel upon arrival.               Small bus – mv8, m2v8, m3v8.      Large bus – mn8, all women’s crews.

Directions to Hotel;  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 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, right onto Shrewsbury Street.  Proceed to the end and bear right onto route 9 east (Belmont Street).  Stay on route 9 about 4 miles and the EconoLodge will be on the right just before the route 20 intersection.  Sears and Christmas Tree Plaza is just before the hotel parking lot.

EconoLodge Inn and Suites, 380 southwest Cutoff, Northborough, MA.  (508) 842-8941.

Directions from hotel to race course;  Return on route 9 west, just less than 4 miles and turn right on N. Quinsigamond Ave. BEFORE crossing the lake.  Proceed north on N. Quinsigamond about 1 mile.  Race site (Donahue Boathouse) is on left, bus parking is on the right.

Time line;               (Fri) 4:15 pm           Two buses load at A & E Center (east side) for 4:30 pm departure.

To bus driver    Buses will drive straight (no stopping) to Worcester to arrive by 10:00 pm .

9:30-10:00 pm   Arrive and check in at hotel.  Coach Robinson will be there with snacks.

(Sat) 6:30 am  Continental breakfast available at the hotel.  Eat lightly before you leave for the race.

7:10 am   Small bus departs for race course. – coxswains travel here.

7:45 am   Large bus departs for race course

Race Schedule;      7:30 am   regatta meeting.       Lanes 1-6

9:10         Mv8        UNH       WPI         Trin         IC            Col          WC                         

 9:40         M2v8      Col          WC          WPI         IC            Trin

10:00       M3v8      IC            Trin         WPI

10:10       Mn8        UNH       IC            Trin

10:30       W2v8      IC            Colby      HC          Conn       WmSm

10:40       Wn8        WmSm    HC          Colby      IC            IC b

10:50       Wv8        Conn       Colby      HC          WmSm    IC

Other Information:               Bring a full water bottle and a change of clothes.  Don’t forget your uniform and betting shirts.  We all bet shirts for this race.  Other than the lite hotel breakfast, there are no team meals planned for Saturday.  Athletes will receive $10 for food money.  The crew tent will have food.  Buses may stop for fast food lunch on the way home.  Buses should return to Ithaca in time for dinner on campus.


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