Itinerary for ECAC’s

Race;   5/11-12/2013

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.

Time table:         

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.





Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: