April 14 race results, April 21 preview

Ithaca Crew – April 14 Home Regatta Results – April 21 preview

The Ithaca men’s and women’s Crews won 7 of 8 races on Cayuga Inlet last Saturday against competition from Skidmore and St. Lawrence, with Smith College included in the women’s events. Crews faced moderate variable headwinds on the course with stakeboat starts.

The Ithaca Women’s Varsity took multiple-length wins in their heat against SLU and final versus Smith, with closer margins for the 2V, 3V and Novice events. In Men’s racing the Varsity and 2V also prevailed by large margins, with SLU prevailing over Ithaca’s A and B novice entries.

Women’s results:

WV8 heat:           IC 7.18.9, SLU 7.30.7

WV8 final:           IC 7.09.1, Smith 7.28.9

WV8 petite final: SLU 7.46.8, Skidmore 8.44.2

W2V8 final:         IC 7.44.6, Smith 7.49.7, SLU 7.52.5

W3V8 final:         IC 7.57.3, Smith 8.00.0

WN8 final:           IC 7.58.6, SLU 8.00.5

Men’s results:

MV8:                     IC 6.29.6, SLU 6.51.6, Skidmore 7.05.9

M2V8:                   IC 6.53.3, SLU 7.29.2

MN8:                     SLU 6.56.6, IC A 7.07.6, IC B 7.28.7

This weekend Ithaca travels to Worcester, MA, as WPI hosts men’s and women’s competition with IC, Colby, Trinity and UNH, with WilliamSmith added in women’s racing on Lake Quinsigamond. Itinerary information:

On Friday, 4/20, the crews will meet the buses after classes at 4:20pm, departing at 4:30pm. Buses will go directly to the hotel

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. Spectators should follow police guidance for parking.

Race Schedule; 7:30 am                regatta meeting.              Lanes 1-6

Crews launch from Donahue 45 minutes prior to race time.

8:30        Wv8       heats, lanes to be drawn

8:50        W2v8     heats, lanes to be drawn

10:10     M3v8     Trin        IC            WPI

10:20     M2v8     UNH      Colby     IC            Trin        WPI

10:30     Mv8       IC            Trin        WPI        Colby     UNH

10:40     W4v8     to be drawn

10:50     W3v8     to be drawn

11:00     W2v8     final, based on heat results

11:20     Wv8       final, based on heat results

Race notes:        All races are 2000 meters with stake-boats on a buoyed course. The crew tent will be located at Donahue Boathouse and will have food. Donahue Boathouse is about 500m gone on the race course, which begins under the I-290 bridge and proceeds south, with finish line just prior to the Rt. 9 bridge over the lake. Buses may stop for fast food lunch on the way home.  Buses should return to Ithaca in time for dinner on campus.

Next week – results from the Worcester racing and preview of April 28, home regatta and Ithaca Crew 50th anniversary celebration.

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