Novice Coaches Needed for Fall 2017

Ithaca College Crew is on the hunt for both a novice men’s and a novice women’s coach. The position is part-time and not benefit eligible.  The salary is around $7,000 paid over 9 weeks in the fall season and 10 weeks in the spring season.  This is a great opportunity for a young coach that is looking to build experience, or for someone that loves rowing and is available from 4-7 PM weekdays and Saturday mornings.  Here is the link to the job posting.  The Men’s position is currently posted, the women’s position should show up by 8/8/2017.  Please pass on to anyone that you think might be interested!!

Rowing Timeline to be added to the CWFT

The Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative, a program of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is now in the process of completing an interpretive panel on the history of competitive rowing in Ithaca.  It is one of Ithaca’s great and less-known sporting stories describing the history, successes, and characters involved in rowing at Cornell University, Ithaca College and the Cascadilla Boat Club.   We are planning to complete the final edits on the panel by mid-August for fabrication and installation by September 30 at the Schwartz Cup Regatta. 


Here is a link to view the final draft of the panel (  We will be making many suggested edits and incorporating high-resolution pictures where needed during the next three weeks. 

So far we have raised $6,000 and we are asking you to make a contribution to help us reach our $10,000 goal.  You can donate through the Crowdrise platform ( or make a contribution by check or credit card to the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850. 

Thank you so much for supporting this effort and do feel free to call or email me directly if you have any questions about the project. 

 Rick Manning, Coordinator
Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation 


 PS: In case you are wondering, here’s why the $10,000 goal?   The sign is 6’ long – it’s a big story and a long one with a nearly 150 year timeline.

The metal supporting stand, stainless steel oar sculpture and concrete footer cost $5,000.  The sign itself costs $1,500 to fabricate. Graphic design, research and writing, and project installation cost $3,500.   We believe the importance of the story warrants the expense and hope that you agree! 



Itinerary for Women’s NCAA Rowing Championships.

NCAA 2017


NCAA Rowing Championships – Pre event information

Included here is information or where you can go to find information about the NCAA Rowing Championships.

Competition Dates
DIII:  Heats and Reps are on Friday, May 26th / Finals are Saturday Morning, May 27th.

Results and Heat Sheets can be accessed at

Webcasts of the competition will be live on http://www.ncaa/liveschedule

Tickets can be purchased prior to the championships or on site

Parking is $10 per day cash.  It is a short walk, but there is a golf cart shuttle

Ithaca will be staying at the Crown Plaza Princeton / 900 Scudders Mill Road / Plainsboro, NJ  08536 (This is our assigned hotel)

I will have a complete itinerary available tomorrow.


—The NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing Committee has selected the institutions that will compete in the 2017 NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing Championships.
The championships will be held May 26-27 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey, with The Ivy League and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference serving as hosts.
The championships are comprised of six teams and each team is required to field two boats of eight rowers and a coxswain. Two at-large Eight boats also are selected. The following are the berths that are allocated: Pool A – four (Pool A consists of conferences that have been awarded automatic qualification); Pool B/C – two (Pools B and C include independents, institutions from conferences that do not meet automatic-qualification standards and Pool A institutions that did not receive their conference’s automatic qualification.).
Pool A
Liberty League
*Rochester Institute of Technology
Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference
*Washington College
New England Small College Athletic Conference
New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference
*Automatic qualifier
Monday, May 15, 2017
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Pool B/C
At-Large I Eights
Pacific Lutheran
Wesleyan (Connecticut)
In 2016, Wellesley College captured its first team title at Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, California. Wellesley put together a Varsity Eight Grand Final victory and a runner-up finish in the Second Varsity Eight Grand Final for the national title
For championship information and results, including live streaming of championship racing, log on to