Scullers Itinerary for Small Boat Championships

ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – RACE ITINERARY

Race;  Princeton Small Boat Challenge – women’s sculling, 10/7-8/2017

Location; Mercer County Park, Windsor, NJ

Participating schools: URI, UMass, others.

Departure Time – location  15 athletes and 1 coach. Meet the bus at 7:45 am at the A & E Center, north side loading dock.  Plan 4.5 hours driving time.  Report to race course by 12:30pm.

Directions to Race Course;   Caspersen Boathouse, 1 South Post Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ.   Leave Ithaca College on route 79 east to I-81, towards Scranton, to I-380 south to I-80 east.  Proceed on I-80 to exit 302A onto route 33 south.  Continue until I-76, go east, proceed to exit 17, onto NJ route 31 south towards Flemington/Trenton.  Take I-95 north to exit 67, merge onto route 1 south towards Trenton.  Slight right toward Franklin Corner Road, then left onto Franklin Corner Road.  Continue on Baker’s Basin road, straight onto Youngs Road, left onto Quakerbridge Road, right onto Village Road W., right into the Park on South Post Road.

Directions from race course to hotel:  Howard Johnson – Lawrenceville, 2995 Brunswick Pike, 609-896-1100. Return to Quakerbridge Rd., turn right to US-route 1, Take ramp for S towards Trenton.  Hotel will be on the right about 1 mile down on route 1.

Race Schedule.    Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times.   Everyone should be at the trailer at least 90 minutes before race time.

Saturday time trial:  Regatta meeting 1:30pm. 2x’s at 3:30 pm….launch at 2:45. 1x’s at 4:00 pm…launch at 3:15.

Sunday finals:  First race at 9:30am, last race at 10:10….depending on Saturday’s results. Awards will be presented after final events (11:50ish).

All race times are subject to change.              

Race notes:           Everyone races a 2k time-trial on Saturday on a buoyed course.  Everyone races a multi-crew 2k race on Sunday, with stake boats, buoyed course.

Other Information:           Don’t forget your racing uniform. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear. Changing facilities will be limited.

After racing:       After racing on Saturday we will secure equipment on the trailer for the evening and proceed to dinner & Saturday night accommodations.  After Sunday’s races we will load the trailer and depart for Ithaca as a group.  No one is excused until after all Ithaca crews have raced.  E.T.A. in Ithaca is 5:00 pm.  DRIVE SAFELY AND LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.

BUS TIMELINE:

SATURDAY

– Pick up team at the A & E Center at 7:45 am for 8 am departure Sat. 10/7.

– Drive directly to Princeton Wegman’s (240 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton, NJ 08540) for a 30 min lunch stop before proceeding to the Caspersen Rowing Center at Mercer Lake (1 S Post Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550)

– After racing (approx. 5pm) Drive athletes to dinner

– 7 pm Proceed to hotel for overnight accommodations – (Howard Johnson – Lawrenceville, 2995 Brunswick Pike, 609-896-1100).  A room has been reserved for the bus driver.

SUNDAY

– Breakfast at hotel.  7:45 am, leave for race course.

– Load at about 12;15 pm for the ride home. (Possible 30’ stop for lunch at Wegman’s depending on available food at racecourse)

– E.T.A. at Ithaca College is 5:00 pm.

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