Head of Genesse Regatta Itinerary – Ithaca Crew
September 30, 2014
ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – RACE ITINERARY
Race; Saturday 10/4/2014 Head of the Genesee
Location; University of Rochester.
Participating schools: Hobart, William Smith, Mercyhurst, UR, Bucknell, Buffalo, St.Lawrence, RPI, RIT, Cornell, Hamilton, Williams, others.
Participating athletes: Men’s and women’s varsity crew; travel party = 74 athletes + 5 coaches.
Departure Time – location Meet bus at A & E Center at 5:30 am, south side. Drive directly to race course, rig shells, and prepare to race. There are limited changing facilities so travel in racing gear if possible.
- Directions to Race Course; Leave Ithaca on route 89 north along the west side of the lake. At the end of the lake turn left on route 20 then an immediate right onto route 318, following the signs for NYS thruway; I-90 west. Go west on thruway to exit 46. Proceed north on I-390. Stay in the left lane when it splits towards the airport. Take exit 17 for Scottsville Rd. Rt 383 N. Proceed on Scottsville Rd N about 1 mile to Genesee Valley Park entrance on right.
Race Schedule. Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times. Generally race time is 45 minutes after launch time. The times below are subject to change.
Regatta meeting for cox’ns 8:15am
M4 am race – launch 8:45, race 9:30 pm race – launch approx. 1:30.
W2x am race – launch 9:00, race 9:44 pm race – launch approx. 1:40
Mv8 am race – launch 9:25, race 10:10 pm race – launch approx.2:10
Wv8 am race – launch 9:48, race 10:33 pm race – launch approx. 2:30.
Mnov8 launch 10:05, race 10:54 no pm race
Wnov8 launch 10:09, race 10:54 no pm race
Race notes: all crews race a 5k head race. Varsity crews will race a 1500m piece in the afternoon. The piece’s time will be tripled, then added to your 5k time to give an overall “score.” There are medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Other Information: Don’t forget your uniform. There will be some food for between races.
BE PREPARED FOR BAD WEATHER. Prepare snacks for the ride in the morning (breakfast). BRING A FULL WATER BOTTLE. The only facilities may be port-a-johns. Pack two pairs of racing clothes to have something dry for race #2. Return to Ithaca:. De-rig immediately after racing and load trailer. No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing. Let’s support our teammates. We will return directly to Ithaca College, E.T.A. Saturday is 7:00 pm.
Bus Time Line:
5:20 am – Pick up athletes at A & E Center. Drive directly to race course.
4:00 pm – Load up for return trip home (estimated time of departure between4:00 – 5:30 pm).
* No local transporting required during the day. Bus should be available for athletes to leave gear, access, etc, especially if the weather is bad.