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.

IC Races Down The Erie Canal

IC Crew faced off against Hamilton, Marist and Colgate on the Erie Canal this Saturday. Ithaca won all but 3 races that they competed, many of them achieving Personal Record times. Heading into Championship Season!

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Itinerary for Hamilton Race

Race;  4/29/2017

Location; Rome, NY – Erie Canal

Participating schools:   Hamilton, Colgate, Marist

Departure Time – location     On Saturday, 4/29, meet the buses at A & E Center at 6:50am. Depart at 7am.   Buses will go directly to the race site.

  • Take exit 33 off the Thruway, which puts you on 365N
  • After about 9.5 miles, take the Downtown Rome exit on the left, putting you on Erie Blvd E heading north
  • Cross over the canal and get into the left lane
  • Cross the RR tracks and go left on S James St. (about 1.2 miles after getting on Erie Blvd) – there’s a Walgreens and a Quality Inn at the intersection
  • In about 1/2 a mile, turn right onto Muck Road (just before you re-cross the canal)
  • The boathouse will be 1/2 mile down Muck Road, on the left

Time line;  Sat. 6:45 am   Two buses load at A & E Center (north side) for 7am departure.

To bus driver  Buses will drive straight to race site to arrive by 9:00am .

Sat. 3:00 pm    Buses available to begin loading, drive directly home, eta. Ithaca; 6:00pm.

* If weather is bad, buses must be accessible through the day.

Buses must be back on campus by 6:30 pm so that students can get to dinner.

Race Schedule;      9:30 am    regatta meeting.


11:00 am                 W2v8      IC            Hamilton                 11:10       Col          Mar

11:30                       M2v8      IC            Marist                      11:20       Col          Mar

11:40                       Wv8        IC            Hamilton                 11:50       Col          Mar

12:00                       Mv8        IC            Hamilton                 12:10       Col          Mar

12:20                       M4          IC            Marist      Hamilton

12:25                       W3v/n8   IC            IC            Marist

1:00                         Wnov4    IC            Colgate

1:10                         Wv4        IC            Mar

1:20 – 1:30              W2v8      finals

1:40 – 1:50              M2v8      finals

2:00                         Wv8        2nd final                                   2:10         Wv8 2nd final

2:20                         Wv8        1st final                                    2:30         Mv8 1st final


Race notes:  All races are 2000 meters with a floating start on a non-buoyed course.

Other Information: Bring a full water bottle and a change of clothes.  Don’t forget your uniform and betting shirts.

Food:       There will be snacks and bagels on the early morning bus.  Feel free to bring your own snacks.  The crew tent will have food!  Bus will return to Ithaca in time for dinner on campus.

Return to Ithaca:. De-rig immediately after racing and load trailer.   No one is excused until all Ithaca crews are done racing.  Support your teammates.  We will return directly to Ithaca College

Buses will leave for Ithaca at about 3:30pm.   E.T.A. is 5:30 pm.