ECAC Crew Itinerary

Race;                                     5/10-11/2013

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 10, at 8:45 am for a 9:00 departure.  Buses should stop once at Cross-gates Mallfor 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– 6:00 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 (pre-paid) 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 ma                 Mo4       heats 1-3 to final, others to petitie

8:40 am                 W3v8     heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.

9:00 am                 M3v8     same as above

9:20 am                 Wn8       same as above.

9:50 am                W2v8     heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.

10:20 am              M2v8     same as W2v8.

10:50 am              Wv8       same as W2v8.

11:20 am              Mv8       same as W2v8.

1:20 pm                 MV4     final

1:40 pm                 W2N8     finals

2:00                        W3v8     finals

2:20                       M3V8 finals

2:40                        Wn8       finals

3:10                        Mn8       finals

3:20                        W2v8     finals

3:50                        M2v8     finals

4:20, or 5:00       Wv8       finals

4:50 or 5:20          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, except Mn8 and W2n8 which are pm final only.

Plan for meals:   Everyone will get $10.00.Saturday lunch is a bus stop at a mall food-court.  Saturday team dinner is pre-paid 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 your BETTING SHIRT.  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..



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