Ithaca Crew and Sculling to race at Head of Genesee on Saturday, October 3rd

Race;Saturday                             10/3/2015            Head of the Genesee

Location; University of Rochester.

Participating athletes: Men’s and women’s varsity crew; women’s sculling, travel party = 61 athletes + 5 coaches.

Departure Time – location           Meet bus at A & E Center north side at 5:30 am.   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.  Exit at East Henrietta Road (this is the second E. Henrietta exit – ignore the first one).  Turn right (north) and follow this as it merges with Hope Ave.  Continue and turn left on Elmwood, just past the Towne House motel on the left.  Proceed west on Elmwood, cross over the river, and take the next left into the regatta area.  Plan almost 2 hours driving time

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                                               pm meeting 12:05pm

M4                        am race – launch 8:45, race 9:30 (Crames. DL)       pm race – launch approx. 1:00.

W2x                      am race – launch 9:00, race 9:43                              pm race – launch approx. 1:15

W4                        am race – launch 9:03, race 9:45 (Semmler, Cox)    pm race – launch approx. 1:20

W1x                      am race – launch 9:05, race 9:47                               pm race – launch approx. 1:25

Mv8                      am race –  launch  9:25, race 10:10             (OZ)       pm race – launch approx. 2:00

Wv8                      am race –   launch 9:48, race 10:33                            pm race – launch approx. 2:20.

Wnov8                 launch 10:09, race 10:54                                              no pm race

Race notes:         all crews race a 5k head race.  Scullers & 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.

De-rig immediately after racing and load the trailer.  No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing.  We wil return directly to Ithaca College.  ETA Saturday is 6:30PM.


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.



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