Spring Trip Itinerary

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CREW – SPRING TRIP ITINERARY, 2015

 Who       Ithaca College men’s and women’s crew – 108  participant
Contact Dan Robinson, 607-274-1266, iccrew@ithaca.edu.

When     Leaving Friday, 3/6 – meet outside the A & E Center, 5:00 pm for bus loading.  Eat dinner first.  Returning Sunday, 3/15 – E.T.A. 9 am.

Where   Gainesville, GA                                               lodging: Guesthouse/Lanier Inn & Suites

Contact person; Brian Ransom                     520 Queen City Parkway

(770) 287-0077club/785-770-7888cell          Gainesville, GA   30501

Lake Lanier Rowing Club                               770-535-8100

DIRECTIONS:  Route 96B south to Owego.  Route 17 east to I-81 south.  Proceed on I-81 South through PA, MD, WV, and a long way into VA.  Take I-77 south to Charlotte, NC.  Take I-85 south through SC and on to GA (towards Atlanta).  Exit 137 for route 129 towards Gainesville.  As you approach Gainesville, turn left onto I-985 and proceed north, go one exit to exit 7.  Turn left off the exit ramp, proceed through one traffic light, turn right at the second, Limestone Parkway.  Proceed to Clark’s Bridge Road and turn right, proceed to the boathouse located on the left.

What      Buses will go directly to the boathouse (Sat. 3/7 – Approx. 11 am). Plan a snack, dinner isn’t until 5:00 pm.    We will unload trailer, clean & rig equipment, and take a short row.  This generally all takes 2-3 hours.  After the row (about 2:30pm) we will re-board the bus and go to the hotel for check-in. Buses may stop at the Grocery store.  Dinner is catered in the hotel conference room.  No charge.  Women will eat at 5pm.  Men will follow at 5:30 pm.

SATURDAY NIGHT – TURN CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE STARTING SUNDAY  – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – WOMEN – bus

Board bus at 6:45 am       Row 7:45 – 9:45 am          eat at 10:45 am.

Board bus at 3:00 pm       Row 4:00 – 6:00 pm         eat at 6:45 pm

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – MEN – bus

Board bus at 7:30am         Row 8:30 – 11:00am, yoga & video,            eat at 12:30pm.

Board bus at 3:15 pm       Row 4:15 – 6:15 pm,        eat at 7:00 pm.

*Wednesday we will plan for a longer morning practice and the afternoon off.  The Wednesday pm meal is either a team picnic or “on your own.” – TBA

SATURDAY 3/14 (tentative)

Women board bus at 6:45 am, row 7:45 – 9:30, eat at 10:30am.

Men board bus at 7:00 am, row 8:00 – 9:45, eat at 10:45 am.

End-of-week scrimmages may impact practice times.  Final practice will be Saturday morning, 3/14.  Hotel check-out will be at 12:00 noon.   Buses will then return to the boathouse for equipment loading, final team meeting, free box lunch and estimated departure by 3 pm.

MEALS:  Breakfast is free take-out every morning at the hotel before practice.  Eat lightly.

Lunch is pre-paid at Brenau College immediately after AM practice.  The team will attend together.  Dinner is pre-paid at Brenau College immediately after PM practice.  There will be some exceptions.  Other meals or snacks will be “on your own.”  Additional “on your own” expenses will be meals while traveling and misc. snacks.

WHAT TO TAKE?   Essentials include extra money for meals while traveling, snacks, some meals “on your own,” and misc. (maybe $50-$100).  Bring plenty of workout clothing (especially socks) for weather that may range from sunny and 80 to rainy and sub-freezing.  Early morning practices will be cold!  Also, bring swimsuit, extra towel, sunscreen, water bottle, and hat.  Consult with your assigned roommates for alarm clock, music, and other items you won’t want to duplicate.  Leave unnecessary valuables at home!  Keep your cash hidden and a credit card for emergencies may be useful.  If your hands are tender you may want to invest in leather sport gloves.  Questions?  Ask your coach.

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