ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – RACE ITINERARY for the ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta

ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – RACE ITINERARY

Race; 5/9-10/2015
Location;  Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond
Participating schools:   ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta
Departure Time – location Meet buses at the A & E Center, north side, on Saturday, May 9, at 8:15 am for an 8:30am departure.  Buses should stop once at Crossgates Mall food court 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, take exit 24 for lunch at Crossgates Mall.  Proceed 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:        
3:00 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               Drive to hotel and c 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.
May 10  Bus 1 leaves hotel at 6:30am; all coxswains, w4, w3v8, m3v8, wn8 A & B,
Bus 2 leaves hotel at 7:45am; mn8, w2v8, m2v8, wv8, mv8.

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.
8:00 am                W4         heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite
8:30 am                W3v8    heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.
8:50 am                M3v8     same as above
9:00 & 9:10 am   Wn8 (&2n)          same as above. A boat at 9.  B boat at 9:10.
9:20 am                Mn8       same as above.
9:40 am                W2v8    heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.
10:30 am              M2v8     same as W2v8.
10:40 am              Wv8       same as W2v8.
11:10 am              Mv8       same as W2v8.
1:10 pm                W4         final
1:40 pm                W3v8    finals
2:00                      M3v8     finals
2:20                      Wn8 (&2n)          finals
2:40                      Mn8       finals
3:00                      W2v8    finals
3:30                      M2v8     finals
4:20                      Wv8       finals
4:30                      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. Saturday lunch is a mall stop on the way.  Every athlete will receive $10.  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 AND BETTING SHIRTS.  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.. DRIVE SAFELY AND LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.

BUS TIME-LINE      for May 9-10

Saturday, May 9
8:15 am           Be at Ithaca College A & E Center, north side, for loading, depart 8:30am.
Bus 1; w4, w3v8, m3v8, wn8 A & B, Coaches Madison, Madison, & Beth.
Bus 2; mn8, w2v8, wv8, m2v8, mv8.  Coaches Luke and Ward
Spare athletes may choose either bus.
11:30               Stop for quick lunch at Crossgates Mall near Albany.
3:00 pm           Arrive at Regatta Point State park in Worcester, MA.
5:45 pm           Take athletes to hotel for check-in.

Sunday, May 10
6:30 am           Bus #1 to race course with W4, W3v8, M3v8, Wn8, W2n8 and all coxswains.

7:45 am           Bus #2 to race course with Mn8,W2v8, M2v8, Wv8, Mv8.

Buses will be accessible at the site during the day to allow athletes to get out of the sun and rest if necessary.
6:00 pm           Buses loading for trip home.

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