With one RACE to go and the banquet around the corner we are excited to kick off ONE WEEK of giving! The traditional PASS the HAT campaign is taking on a new name: Now the LEGACY Campaign will continue each year for 1 week at the end of the season to HONOR OUR SHARED EXPERIENCES with the athletes racing today. We encourage gifts to the Crew Endowment to ensure the strong future of IC Crew. The web page has a place to make a gift to honor a teammate, coach, current rower or family member.
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NIRC – Race Itinerary


 Race; 5/11-12/2017

Location;  Worcester, MA – Lake Quinsigamond

Participating schools: National Invitational Rowing Championship – NIRC

Departure Time – location  Meet buses at the A & E Center, north side, on Thursday, May 11, at 4:10pm for a 4:20pm departure. Eat dinner before boarding bus. Buses will go directly to the hotel, ETA; 9:45pm.

Directions to Race Course; 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, proceed 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 for Shrewsbury Street, follow this to the end and it will merge right onto route 9 east. Go about ½ mile to the last traffic light (Lake Ave.) before crossing the bridge over the lake. Turn left here and Regatta Point Park is immediately on the right.

Directions to hotel;  To the Days Inn Shrewsbury, stay on route 9 and head east (cross the bridge on the lake). Proceed about 4 miles to route 20 east (you’ll pass the Days inn on the left) and use this intersection as a turn-around. Return on route 9 west to the Days Inn, 889 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, 508-842-8500.

Time table:       

4:20pm  Depart Ithaca College and drive directly to hotel, ETA; 9:45pm

6:30am  Bus #1 departs from hotel to race course – w3v8, w2v8, m2v8, all coxswains.
7:30am  Bus #2 departs from hotel to race course – w4, wn8 wv8, mv8.

Parked all day at race course

5pm (approx..) load buses for return trip home

Friday race schedule (final as of 5/10)          report 90 minutes prior to race time, launch 45 min. prior.

7:00 am    regatta meeting for coxswains and coaches. Cox’ns weigh-in after this meeting.

8:36 am    W3v8    heats, 1-3 to final, others to petite.

9:12 am             W2v8    heats, 1-2 to final, 3-4 to petite, others to 3rd level final.

9:45 am             M2v8    same as W2v8.

10:36 am           Wv8     same as W2v8.

11:00 am           Mv8      same as W2v8.

1:00 pm             W4       final

1:36 pm             W3v8    finals

2:12                  Wn8     final

2:36                  W2v8    finals

3:20                  M2v8    finals

3:56pm or 4:32   Wv8     finals

4:20 or 4:56pm   Mv8      finals

Race notes:   All races are 2000 meters with stake boat starts, buoyed course. There are medals for the top 3 crews in each race. Everyone races twice regardless of heat placing.

Plan for meals. There will be snacks at the hotel on Thursday night. Hotel provides continental breakfast. Friday race-day food is from the tent.

Other Information:   Don’t forget your racing uniform AND BETTING SHIRTS. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear. De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.

Return to Ithaca:.          Buses will leave after racing on Sunday evening, about 6:30pm. We will return directly to Ithaca College, E.T.A. Sunday is 12 midnight..


Powers Out

Just a heads up to our parents and followers. Our hotel lost power. We have been outfitted with lots of flashlights. But if the power does not come back on, Ithaca crew will be out of cellphone contact. So don’t worry if we do not return a text. 

NYS Collegiate Championship

Race and date;  New York State Championships, May 6, 2017.

Location;  Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, NY

Participating schools:  23 participating schools.

Departure Time – location          Load buses at the A & E Center, north end loading dock, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5. Eat dinner before boarding bus. Buses will drive directly to the hotel, ETA 8:45 pm. There is a convenient store adjacent to the hotel for snacks. Comfort Inn & Suites, 99 Miller Road, Castleton, NY.  518-479-3217.

Directions to hotel; Leave Ithaca on route 79 east to Whitney Point. Turn left on route 206 east to Bainbridge. Get on I-88 east towards Albany. On to I-90 east to exit 24. Proceed through toll booths and get on I-90 east. To the hotel, proceed to exit 10 and the Comfort Inn is right of the exit To the race course, return to I-90 west, to I-87 north, and proceed to exit 14. Take a left at the exit ramp onto route 9P east towards Saratoga Lake. Go past Gilbert Rd, Longfellows Inn & Restaurant, through the light and down the hill. Cross over the bridge and take a left immediately after the bridge.

ALL COXSWAINS MUST WEIGH-IN. Weigh-in for coxswains will be on site on Saturday morning.

  • Race Schedule. Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times. Generally launch time is 45 minutes before race time. The times below are subject to change.
  • 6:30 am – Regatta meeting for coaches and coxswains
  • First race – 8:00am – Mv8 heat; 8:16 – Wv8 heat
  • Check with coach for race lanes and opponents.

Race notes:  All races are 2000 meters with stake boat starts. There are medals for the winning crew in each grand final, silver if there are 3 crews, bronze if there are 4 or more.            

Other Information: Don’t forget your racing uniform. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear. Eat dinner before getting on the bus on Friday. You’ll get $10 for snack money. The hotel will provide breakfast Saturday morning. The food tent will be on site for food at the races! We will be back on campus around 8pm on Saturday night.

Return to Ithaca:.          De-rig immediately after final racing and load trailer.   No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing. Let’s support our teammates. We will return directly to Ithaca College, ETA 8:00pm.


Plan for weather delays (worst case scenario)

Bus time-line. Arrive at IC at 5pm – north end loading dock, depart 5:15 pm and drive directly to the hotel.

Friday bus assignments –    Bus 1 – All men, W1v8, -32 (Romer, LL).

Bus 2 – W3v8, Wnov4, Wv4, Wn8, W2v8, – 37 (BG, AC

Saturday bus assignments – Bus 1; All coxswains, wv8, mv8, wv4. (note differences)

Bus 2; w2v8, m2v8, mn4, wn4, wn8, w3v8. (note differences)

Bus 1 depart hotel at 5:45am, drive directly to the race course – 45 minutes.

Bus 2 depart hotel at 6:30am, drive directly to the race course.


Load for the ride home at 4:00 pm, departure 4:30pm, ETA Ithaca 8pm.


Some quick information for NYS Collegiate Rowing Championships

  1. You will find the schedule here: https://streamlinerowing.com/regattas/ny-state-collegiate-championships-2017/schedule    Racing begins at 8am.  First Launch at 7:20am.  Coxswains meeting at 6:30am.
  2. The weather on Saturday looks wet.  High chance of rain, and a solid head wind.
  3. We will be using the center lot of the NYS Boat Launch.  Trailers will be parked on the black top in 2 even rows.  I’ll be sending out the maps with the Draw.  You can also find them on the www.saratogarowing.com website.  Trailers can arrive any time Friday night until 11pm.  It is best to have everyone in the lot before Saturday morning.  There will be security.
  4. Food tents can be set up on Friday or Saturday.
  5. Please note:  The owner of Lee’s Park WILL be charging to park on his property.  He normally charges $15 per vehicle.  At least it will be close to the Finish Line and Food Tents.