ECAC Crew Itinerary
May 7, 2014
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.
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..