Busy, challenging weekend for Ithaca Crews !

Busy, challenging, race weekend for Ithaca Crews !

Last weekend the Ithaca Crews traveled to Rochester on Saturday morning to race University of Rochester, RIT and Franklin & Marshall on a swift-flowing Genesee River, then returned home to race Geneseo, St. John Fisher and Nazareth on Sunday morning.

The Rochester regatta was conducted under some of the coldest racing conditions we have ever experienced, the temperatures not above the freezing mark until the last races of the day, with a consistent headwind and fierce head-current. All races had floating starts, so actual distances could vary.

In double dual format, the Varsity Men lost a squeaker to RIT, but defeated U Rochester handily. In 3-boat format, the IC Novice Men took the Frosh/Novice 8 event over RIT and U Rochester easily, and the IC 3V8 finished 2nd to RIT but ahead of the RIT 2nd Novice.

Ithaca swept the Women’s competition, Varsity double-dual races had IC winning solidly against RIT in the first race, and similarly over U Rochester in the race 2. Similarly, the Women’s 2V had large margins over RIT in race 1, then again over Franklin & Marshall in race 2. Ithaca’s Novice Women earned a 3-length margin over RIT.


MV8: RIT 7.19.98, IC 7.21.62         Race 2: Ithaca 7.38.5, U Rochester 8.18.2

M Nov 8: IC 7.55.7, RIT 8.12.2, U Rochester 8.28.8

M 3V8: RIT 8.02.8, IC 8.33.6, RIT 2N 8.37.3

WV8: IC 8.22.25, RIT 8.33.7           race 2: IC 8.35.41, U Rochester 9.13.66

W2V8: IC 9.09.6, RIT 9.21.21         race 2: IC 9.40.75, Frank & Marshall 10.52.12

WNov8: IC 9.34.21, RIT 9.46.37

The Crews returned to Ithaca in “defrost”-mode, and geared up to host three visiting crews Sunday morning, with temperatures again staying below freezing. There was slight tail-current, and some building headwind for the later races, with occasional snow-showers. Starting was from stakeboats for the 2000m course.

The Ithaca Men swept their races, with the varsity eight breaking into two fours, and all winning margins of 3 lengths or more. Similarly, the Women’s crews swept their eights events.


MV8: IC 2V 7.09.8, Geneseo 7.21.0

MN8: IC 7.28.2, IC V4A 7:44.3, Geneseo 8.09.4

MV4: IC B 7.55.4, Geneseo 8.17.5, St.John Fisher 8.53.3

MN4: IC 8.08.7, Nazareth 8.47.4

WV8: IC3V 8.16.6, Geneseo 8.29.2

WV4: St.John Fisher 9.19.2, IC 9.33.4

WN8A: IC 8.16.5, St.John Fisher 9.29.0

WN8B: IC 8.53.3, Geneseo 9.19.3, Nazareth 11.00.2

Many thanks to parents, alumni and friends who braved the cold at both venues and supported the crews and the Big Blue Family tent. Details on next weekend’s home race with St.Lawrence, Skidmore will follow in postings later this week.


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