NYS Collegiate Championship

Race and date;  New York State Championships, May 6, 2017.

Location;  Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, NY

Participating schools:  23 participating schools.

Departure Time – location          Load buses at the A & E Center, north end loading dock, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5. Eat dinner before boarding bus. Buses will drive directly to the hotel, ETA 8:45 pm. There is a convenient store adjacent to the hotel for snacks. Comfort Inn & Suites, 99 Miller Road, Castleton, NY.  518-479-3217.

Directions to hotel; Leave Ithaca on route 79 east to Whitney Point. Turn left on route 206 east to Bainbridge. Get on I-88 east towards Albany. On to I-90 east to exit 24. Proceed through toll booths and get on I-90 east. To the hotel, proceed to exit 10 and the Comfort Inn is right of the exit To the race course, return to I-90 west, to I-87 north, and proceed to exit 14. Take a left at the exit ramp onto route 9P east towards Saratoga Lake. Go past Gilbert Rd, Longfellows Inn & Restaurant, through the light and down the hill. Cross over the bridge and take a left immediately after the bridge.

ALL COXSWAINS MUST WEIGH-IN. Weigh-in for coxswains will be on site on Saturday morning.

  • Race Schedule. Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times. Generally launch time is 45 minutes before race time. The times below are subject to change.
  • 6:30 am – Regatta meeting for coaches and coxswains
  • First race – 8:00am – Mv8 heat; 8:16 – Wv8 heat
  • Check with coach for race lanes and opponents.

Race notes:  All races are 2000 meters with stake boat starts. There are medals for the winning crew in each grand final, silver if there are 3 crews, bronze if there are 4 or more.            

Other Information: Don’t forget your racing uniform. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear. Eat dinner before getting on the bus on Friday. You’ll get $10 for snack money. The hotel will provide breakfast Saturday morning. The food tent will be on site for food at the races! We will be back on campus around 8pm on Saturday night.

Return to Ithaca:.          De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.   No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing. Let’s support our teammates. We will return directly to Ithaca College, ETA 8:00pm.


Plan for weather delays (worst case scenario)

Bus time-line. Arrive at IC at 5pm – north end loading dock, depart 5:15 pm and drive directly to the hotel.

Friday bus assignments –    Bus 1 – All men, W1v8, -32 (Romer, LL).

Bus 2 – W3v8, Wnov4, Wv4, Wn8, W2v8, – 37 (BG, AC

Saturday bus assignments – Bus 1; All coxswains, wv8, mv8, wv4. (note differences)

Bus 2; w2v8, m2v8, mn4, wn4, wn8, w3v8. (note differences)

Bus 1 depart hotel at 5:45am, drive directly to the race course – 45 minutes.

Bus 2 depart hotel at 6:30am, drive directly to the race course.


Load for the ride home at 4:00 pm, departure 4:30pm, ETA Ithaca 8pm.



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