NIRC – Race Itinerary


 Race; 5/11-12/2017

Location;  Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond

Participating schools: National Invitational Rowing Championship – NIRC

Departure Time – location  Meet buses at the A & E Center, north side, on Thursday, May 11, at 4:10pm for a 4:20pm departure. Eat dinner before boarding bus. Buses will go directly to the hotel, ETA; 9:45pm.

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, 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, stay on 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:       

4:20pm  Depart Ithaca College and drive directly to hotel, ETA; 9:45pm

6:30am  Bus #1 departs from hotel to race course – w3v8, w2v8, m2v8, all coxswains.
7:30am  Bus #2 departs from hotel to race course – w4, wn8 wv8, mv8.

Parked all day at race course

5pm (approx..) load buses for return trip home

Friday race schedule (final as of 5/10)          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.

8:36 am    W3v8    heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.

9:12 am             W2v8    heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.

9:45 am             M2v8    same as W2v8.

10:36 am           Wv8     same as W2v8.

11:00 am           Mv8      same as W2v8.

1:00 pm             W4       final

1:36 pm             W3v8    finals

2:12                  Wn8     final

2:36                  W2v8    finals

3:20                  M2v8    finals

3:56pm or 4:32   Wv8     finals

4:20 or 4:56pm   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. There will be snacks at the hotel on Thursday night. Hotel provides continental breakfast. Friday race-day 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..



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