Head of the Charles Itinerary

The WV8+ and the Women’s Inclusion 2x are the only two entries that Ithaca College got into the Charles.  All other rowers will have fall break off!


Race; 10/21/2018   Head of the Charles

Location; Boston, MA.

Departure Time – location   On Friday, 10/20, meet the vans at A & E Center, north-side loading dock at 7:45am. Depart asap.

Directions to Site; – Leave Ithaca on route 79 east to route 206 east to I-88 east, onto I-90 (thruway) east to Mass Pike all the way to Boston.  Exit 18 (left) for Cambridge, right lane towards Cambridge, turn left on Soldiers Field Road, proceed to FALS and trailer will be on the right.  We are on the Cornell trailer.

Time line;  Friday  10/19

7:45am – Meet at the Ithaca College A & E Center, north side loading dock.

2:30pm. – drive directly to race course to rig and practice.

6:00pm – drive to the hotel for check-in and dinner.

Hampton by Hilton Boston Natick 319 Speen Street, Natick, MA 01760  508 416-1356

From Course: Take I-90 W toward Worcester.  Take Exit 13 for MA-30 E toward Natick.  Use right 2 lanes to turn R onto Speen Street.  Turn Left on Superior Drive.  Take a left (where Superior drive dived with median)  then a quick Right into parking lot.

Saturday 10/20

Breakfast at hotel

10:00am – leave for race course.  Lunch on your own.

5:00pm return to hotel and dinner

Race Schedule; Sunday 10/21

6:30am – 2x report ready to warm-up, launch at 7am, race at 7:45am.

12:45 pm  – women report ready to warm-up, 1:40 launch, 2:41 race.Race notes: All races are 5K headrace.  This regatta has significant traffic congestion.  Please plan to be early everywhere to account for delays.               





Correction: Women Race at Bucknell on Sunday 10/14

Ithaca Crews and Scullers find racing success last weekend

Last weekend found all the Ithaca Crews and Scullers on the road for competition. The Womens Scullers were at Mercer Lake, NJ, with time trial qualifiers on Saturday afternoon and seeded finals Sunday morning. Besides Ithaca, competition included Rhode Island, U Mass, St.Joseph’s. The Women’s doubles had 15 entries for the time trials, with Ithaca placing 2nd, 12th, 13th, and 15th. In the singles event trials, Ithaca and UMass collectively had 8 entries, Ithaca placing 1st, 3rd, and 4th. In Sunday’s doubles finals,  Ithaca placed 2nd in the A final, 5th in the B final, and 1st and 3rd in the C final. Ithaca dominated the singles A finals, placing 1st, 3rd, and 4th.

Meanwhile, on Saturday the Mens and Womens crews were in Rochester for the Head of the Genesee 5k regatta. The competition included University of Rochester, RIT, Hamilton, Geneseo, RPI, University of Buffalo and Binghamton, with additional women’s crews from St. Lawrence, WilliamSmith and Oswego. In the Men’s Varsity event, Ithaca was the winner in the field of 8 entries, finishing 3 seconds in front of RIT. In the 2V event, Ithaca was second of 5 entries behind RIT.  Ithaca’s Frosh/Novice entry won that event over 8 other crews by over 1 minute. In Women’s events, there were 9 Varsity entries, Ithaca placing 5th. In the Women’s 2V race of 6 entries, Ithaca placed 4th.

Coming up, the Womens Crew and Scullers head for Lewisburg, PA, this Sunday for dual head race competition with Bucknell University. For the travel itinerary and schedule, see this morning’s previous blog post.

Handy information for parents, alumni, and friends of the crew, THIS LINK goes to our away-race food tent spreadsheet.  This sheet gets updated for each event so that any friends/ family who want to contribute will know which items are needed & in what quantities.  We are happy to reimburse people for the items they provide, so please ask them to keep receipts & hand them off to a coach at the regatta.

Remaining Fall Schedule:

Sun 10/14             Womens Crew/ Sculling     Bucknell Invitational            Lewisburg, PA

Sun 10/21             Womens Crew                      Head of the Charles             Boston, MA

Sat 10/27               Mens/Womens Crew/Sculling   Head of the Fish Saratoga Springs, NY

Sun 10/28             All Ithaca Crew/Sculling      Freeman Cup                        Ithaca

Fall Intrasquad Regatta

Sat 11/3                 Mens/Womens Crew/Sculling          Cornell Classic        Ithaca

Sat 11/10               Mens Crew                            Frostbite Regatta                  Camden, NJ

Sun 11/11             Mens Crew                            Braxton Regatta                    Camden, NJ

Ithaca Crew Blog – Keeping you in touch

Women’s Dual Head Race with Bucknell


Departure: Sunday, 10/14/2018 at 6:45 AM
A&E North side loading dock.
No stops on trip to Lewisburg. Return trip: stop at Weis Grocery Store on Route 15.  There will be bagels on the bus.  Bring additional breakfast/ pre race snacks.

Return to Campus: Sunday around 5 PM


Competition Site
Bucknell Boathouse
Address: US-11, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876”

Directions: Susquehanna & Bucknell University Boathouse
NY 13 South
I 86 W (in Horseheads) also 17 W
Pass Corning to I 99 S / 15 S
15 S through Williamsport – follow all signs for RT 15 S
Will get on I 80 E / still 15S.  Take Exit 27A to stay on 15 S
Follow 15 S through Lewisburg Pass McDonalds
Turn Left on Victor Lane
Turn right toward the Bucknell Boathouse
Coxswain Meeting: 10:00 AM

Race Time: 11:30 AM
Head Race 5K.  Race finishes at the dock.
We will de-rig and load after racing

FOOD TENT: We would like to have pre-race food and post race recovery food.  The bus will be stopping at Weiss Grocery before driving back to Ithaca.  Please sign-up if you are bringing food to the race.

Bring Racing uniform, rain gear, warm layers and dry clothes for the trip home.



Head of The Genesee, Rochester


Saturday, 10/6

Rochester, NY….U of R campus, Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester.

Departure Time – location   On Saturday, 10/6, meet the bus at A & E Center at 6:30am. Depart at 6:45am. LOADING DOCK 

Directions to Site; – Leave Ithaca on route 96 north through Waterloo to I-90 at exit 42, proceed west to exit 46.  Proceed north on I-390 to exit 17, Scottsville Road east, merge onto Elmwood Avenue east, boathouse parking will be on the right

Race Schedule

8:45         Regatta meeting

9:10         Men’s 4 launch, race at 10:00.

11:10       Men’s v8 launch, race at 11:55.

11:25       Men’s 2v8 launch, race at 12:10.

11:35       Women’s v8, race at 12:20.

11:50       Women’s 2v8 launch, race at 12:35.

12:00       Men’s nov8 launch, race at 12:50.

Race notes: All races are 5k head race      

Other Information:  Bring a full water bottle, morning snacks, and a change of clothes.  There will be bagels on the bus.  Don’t forget your uniform.  Buses will stop for food at Wegmans on the way home. ETA back to Ithaca is 5PM