National Invitational Collegiate Regatta – NICR

Race;   5/7-8/2016

Location;    Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond

Participating schools:  National Invitational Collegiate Regatta

Departure Time – location   Meet buses at the A & E Center, north side, on Saturday, May 7, 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 Days Inn Shrewsbury, return to route 9 and head east (cross the bridge on the lake).  Proceed about 4 miles to route 20 east (you’ll pass the Days inn on the left) and use this intersection as a turn-around.  Return on route 9 west to the Days Inn, 889 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, 508-842-8500.

Time table:         

3– 6:00 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 check-in.

6:30 or 7:15 pm   Dinner at Wegman’s.  Men at 6:30, women at 7pm.

9:00 pm                 Team meetings.

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.

8:09 am                 W4          heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite

8:45 am                 W3v8     heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.

9:12 am                 Wn8 (&2n) same as above

10:04 am              W2v8     heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.

10:31 am              M2v8     same as W2v8.

11:00 am              Wv8       same as W2v8.

11:40 am              Mv8       same as W2v8.

1:10 pm                 W4          final

1:50 pm                 W3v8     finals

2:30                        Wn8 (&2n)            finals

3:15                        W2v8     finals

3:45                        M2v8     finals

4:35-5:05              Wv8       finals

4:45-5:25              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 $25.  Saturday dinner is at a Wegman’s.  The $25 is for lunch and dinner.  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 7-8

Saturday, May 7

8:15 am           Be at Ithaca College A & E Center, north side, for loading, depart 8:30am.

Bus 1; W2v8, wn8, w2n8, w4, Coaches Allison, Madison, & Beth (35).

                                  Bus 2; All men & wv8, w3v8,  Coaches Luke and Ward (38)

11:30               Stop for quick lunch (30 min.) 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.

6:45 pm           Take athletes to near-by Wegman’s (route 20 east) for dinner.

7:45 pm           Return to hotel.

Sunday, May 8

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

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

Buses should 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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