Seven Sisters Sculling
October 7, 2016
ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – RACE ITINERARY
Race; 10/9/2016 Seven Sisters Regatta – women’s sculling
Location; UMass Boathouse, Northampton, MA
Participating schools: UMass (host), Tufts, Dartmouth.
Departure Time/ Location Meet the bus at A & E Center, north side loading dock, Sat 10/8 at 4:45pm. Depart at 5:00pm. Bus will go directly to hotel, & head to dinner at a local diner after a quick check-in. Please plan your lunch & snacks as necessary to accommodate your race preparation given the late hour of this dinner.
Directions to hotel; – From Ithaca take route 79 east, to route 206 east to I-88 east to I-90 (thruway), exit for Albany continuing on I-90 east, proceed to exit 10,hotel is right off the exit.
To race site; Continue east on I-90, onto Mass Pike, take exit 4 onto I-91 north. Proceed on I-91 to exit 19. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Bridge St./Rte. 9. The boathouse driveway is on the right immediately after the bridge.
***BUS NOTE*** The turn into the boathouse parking lot is very tight. The preferred way to make the turn is to pass the entrance to the parking lot (Sportsman’s Marina) & use the next right, Old Bay Rd., to double back onto Rte 9. You can then make a much more reasonable left turn into the Sportsman’s Marina Lot & follow the driveway to the UMass Boathouse.
4:45pm – Meet at the Ithaca College A & E Center, north side loading dock
(Follow signs for lower quads/ garden apts.)
5:00pm – Drive directly to hotel. Contact – Nancy Campbell 518-479-3217
Comfort Inn & Suites, East Greenbush – Albany, 99 Miller Road, Castleton, NY 12033
8:00 pm – Hotel check-in, & quick departure for East Greenbush Diner (about 1 mi from hotel)
6:00 am – Breakfast at Hotel.
6:30 am – Bus departs for course.
8:00 am – Arrive at race course, rig shells.
8:45am – regatta meeting.
9:00am – launch for AM races.
11-12 – break
12pm – Launch for PM races.
3:00pm – Load bus following regatta wrap-up meeting.
ETA Ithaca, 8pm.
Race notes: Athletes will row two 5k head races. Spectators can view the last 750m of the course from a bridge that is a short walk from the boathouse parking lot. The path to the bridge is on the opposite side of Rte9/Bridge St from the boathouse.
Other Information: Please bring a full, re-usable water bottle. We are trying to get away from disposable bottles. Bring rain gear and clothes to stay warm between races. This may mean changing into a 2nd set of race gear or at least taking off your wet uniform between races. There is a google doc where parents can sign up to provide tent snacks/ lunch items for between & after races.