Race;  4/21-22/2017
Location; Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond

Participating schools:  Women & Men vs WPI, Trinity, UNH, Colby, William Smith.

Departure Time – location   On Friday, 4/21, meet the buses at A & E Center at 4:20 pm. Depart at 4:30pm.   Eat dinner first.  Plan your own snacks for the ride.  Buses will go directly to the hotel.  We will have snacks to eat at the hotel upon arrival.

Directions to Hotel;  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 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, right onto Shrewsbury Street.  Proceed to the end and bear right onto route 9 east (Belmont Street).  Stay on route 9 about 4 miles and the Days Inn will be on the left.  Pass it, then turn U-turn at the next traffic light (Wal-Mart Plaza), and proceed back to the Days Inn.

Days Inn Shrewsbury, 889 Boston Turnpike.        508-842-8500

Directions from hotel to race course;  Return on route 9 west, just less than 4 miles and turn right on N. Quinsigamond Ave. BEFORE crossing the lake.  Proceed north on N. Quinsigamond about 1 mile.  Race site (Donahue Boathouse) is on left, bus parking is on the right.

Time line; (Fri) 4:15 pm           Two buses load at A & E Center (north side) for 4:30 pm departure.

To bus driver : Buses will drive straight (no stopping) to Worcester to arrive by 10:00 pm .

9:30-10:00 pm   Arrive and check in at hotel.  Coach Robinson will be there with snacks.

(Sat) 6:45 am  Continental breakfast available at the hotel.

7:30 am  Both buses depart for race course.

11:30 am Buses available for loading, departing for Ithaca ASAP (12:30 pm?).

* If weather is bad, buses must be accessible through the morning.

Buses must be back on campus by 6:30 pm so that students can get to dinner.

Race Schedule;      8:00 am                   regatta meeting.       Lanes 1-6                Women’s races not finalized


9:30         Mv8        Colby      WPI         IC            Trintiy     UNH

9:40         Wv8

9:50         M2v8      IC            UNH       Trinity     Colby      WPI

10:00       W2v8

10:10       M3v8      no Ithaca entry

10:20       W3v8

10:30       M4          Trinity     WPI a      Conn       IC            WPI b

10:40       Wnov8

Race notes:   All races are 2000 meters with a floating start (maybe stake-boats) on a buoyed course.      

Other Information:  Bring a full water bottle and a change of clothes.  Don’t forget your uniform and betting shirts.  We all bet shirts for this race.  Other than the lite hotel breakfast, there are no team meals planned for Saturday.  The crew tent will have food.  Buses may stop for fast food lunch on the way home.  Buses should return to Ithaca in time for dinner on campus.

Return to Ithaca:. De-rig immediately after racing and load trailer.   No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing.  Support your teammates.  We will return directly to Ithaca College.

Buses will leave for Ithaca at about 12:00 noon.   E.T.A. is 5:30 pm.



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