Ithaca Sculling Travels to Amherst MA to Race on Sunday, October 11th


Race; Seven Sisters Sculling, 10/11/2015

Location;  UMass., Elwell State Park, Damon Road, Northampton, MA.

Participating schools:  Women’s Sculling vs. UMass, Tufts, others.

Departure Time – location   All crews and coaches will load bus at 2:30 pm at the A & E Center north side on Saturday, 10/10.  The bus will go directly to the hotel.

Directions;   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, exit the thruway for Albany and remain on I-90 east  Directions to hotel;       To the Comfort Inn & Suites, 99 Miller Road, Castleton, NY, exit from I-90 south of Albany at Exit 10, right off the ramp and the hotel is right there.     To the race course:  Return to I-90 east.  Continue east towards Mass and the Mass. Pike.  Get on Mass pike (I-90 east) to exit 4, proceed onto I-91 north, continue to exit 19.  At the end of the exit ramp, go right over the bridge. Take your first right over the bridge into the Sportsman’s Marina parking lot and you will see the boathouse on the right.

Final destination: UMass Rowing boathouse, 1 Russell Street, Hadley, MA   01035

Race Schedule:  Sunday will be a 5:45am wake-up!  Breakfast available at hotel.  Buses depart at 6:30 am.            

8:00 am arrive at race course

8:30 am regatta meeting for coaches and coxn’s

9:00 am                begin launching for 10 AM races.

11 – 12am break

12 noon begin launching for 1 PM races.

3pm       Results announcements followed by departure

Race notes:         All races are 5k head races.  Most athletes will row twice.

Plan for meals:  Pack a snack for the bus ride.  Team will have a diner dinner near the Comfort Inn.  Continental breakfast will be available at the hotel on Sunday morning.  Meal money will be available for lunch and dinner, TBA.

Other Information:         Don’t forget your racing uniform.  Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear.

Return to Ithaca: De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.  Bus will leave after racing on Sunday.  We will return directly to Ithaca College, E.T.A. Sunday is 8pm.


2:15 pm Saturday, load at north side of A & E Center and depart.

5:30 pm Check-in at hotel

6pm dinner at near-by diner.

6:30 am                leave for race course
8:00 am                arrive at race course.
3:00 pm load for trip home.  ETA Ithaca 8:00pm.

Trailer/Bus Instructions:  on site:

Follow the same instructions as above but once you are over the bridge, continue past the boathouse and go ¼ mile. Take fork off to the right toward Bay Road. Once at STOP sign, take a left on to Bay Road. At lights, take left back on to Route 9 West which loops you back toward our boathouse. Turn left into the Sportsman’s Marina parking lot and you will see the path toward our boathouse immediately on the right. If you wish, call when nearby and a staff member will greet you. 413-687- 2594 (Andrea).


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