National Invitational Collegiate Regatta – NICR
May 5, 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.
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.