Itinerary for ECAC’s
May 8, 2013
Location; Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond
Participating schools: ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta
Departure Time – location Meet buses at the A & E Center on Saturday, May 11, at 8:45 am for a 9:00 departure. Buses should stop once at the Guilderland service area on I-90 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 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.
3– 7:00 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 Hotel check-in
6:30 or 7:15 pm Dinner at JJ’s in the hotel parking lot – women at 6:30, men at 7:15.
9:00 pm Team meetings.
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.
8:20 am W3v8 heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.
8:50 am M3v8 same as above
9:10 am Wn8 same as above.
9:30 am Mn8 same as above.
10:00 am W2v8 heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.
10:40 am M2v8 same as W2v8.
10:50 am Wv8 same as W2v8.
11:30 am Mv8 same as W2v8.
1:00 pm W4 final
1:20 pm W3v8 finals
1:40 M3v8 finals
2:00 Wn8 finals
2:20 Mn8 finals
2:40 W2v8 finals
3:20 M2v8 finals
3:50 or 4:20 Wv8 finals
4:10 or 4:40 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: Everyone will get $20.00. Saturday lunch is a bus stop at a service area. 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.. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear. De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.
BUS TIME-LINE for May 11-12
Saturday, May 11
8:45 am Be at Ithaca College Hill Center for loading, depart 9am.
11:30 Stop for quick lunch at Guilderland service area on I-90.
3:00 pm Arrive at Regatta Point State park in Worcester, MA.
5:30 pm Take athletes to hotel for check-in.
Sunday, May 12
6:30 am Bus #1 (large bus) to race course with W3v8, M3v8, Wn8, Mn8, and all coxswains.
10:00am, bus returns to hotel with W3v8, M3v8, Wn8, Mn8.
8:15 am Bus #2 (small bus) to race course with W2v8, M2v8, Wv8, Mv8.
12 noon, bus returns to hotel with same group.
11:20 am Bus #1 to race course with W4, W3v8, Wn8, Mn8, M3v8.
1:20 pm Bus #2 to race course with W2v8, M2v8, Wv8, Mv8.
6:00 pm Buses loading for trip home.