Frostbite & Braxton Itinerary


Race; Frostbite & Braxton Regattas                  11/11-12, 2017

Location;  Mercer County Park, Windsor, NJ

Participating schools:   Temple, Lafayette, Drexel, LeHigh, others.

Departure Time – location   34 athletes and 2 coaches. Meet the bus at 7:00 am on the east side, M lot, A & E Center.  Plan 4.5 hours driving time.  Report to race course by 12:00 noon.

Directions to Race Course;    Paxson Ave., Mercer County Park, West Windsor Township, NJ, 08550.  Leave Ithaca College on route 79 east to I-81, towards Scranton, to I-380 south to I-80 east.  Proceed on I-80 to exit 302A onto route 33 south.  Continue until I-76, go east, proceed to exit 17, onto NJ route 31 south towards Flemingto/Trenton.  Take I-95 north to exit 67, merge onto route 1 south towards Trenton.  Slight right toward Franklin Corner Road, then left onto Franklin Corner Road.  Continue on Baker’s Basin road, straight onto Youngs Road, turn right onto Hughes Drive, turn left onto Paxson Ave.  Follow regatta signs in park.

  • Directions from race course to hotel : Return the same way to route 1, cross route one, driveway is 2nd right into parking lot for hotel and diner:  Hotel is Howard Johnson Lawrenceville, 2995 Brunswick Pike, 609-896-1100.
  • Race Schedule. Speak with your coach about arrival and launch times.   Everyone should be at the trailer at least 90 minutes before race time.
  • Saturday (Frostbite – 2000m)

FN8 (Dietz)      2:50 pm.

2v8 (Feitner)   3:18 pm.

VM8 (OZ)         4:00 pm.

Sunday (Braxton – 2000m)                     V4     10:08 (Skip), 10:20 (DLago) am.

V8      1:17 (OZ)

Fn8      1:29 (Dietz, Feitner).

All race times are subject to change.       

Race notes:            All races will include 3-6 crews using a stake-boat start.  Winners in every race go to the awards dock to receive a medal; no runner-up medals, no heats or pre-lims, etc..

Other Information: Don’t forget your racing uniform. Bring warm clothes, rain gear, and two changes of rowing gear. Changing facilities will be limited.    There will be some post-race snacks available at the race course as well as sandwiches after the Sunday races.   The hotel provides a simple continental breakfast for Sunday morning.

Saturday night dinner will be at the diner next to the motel….paid for by Coach

After racing:  After racing on Saturday we will secure equipment on the trailer for the evening and proceed to Saturday night accommodations and dinner.  After Sunday’s races we will load the trailer and depart for Ithaca as a group.  No one is excused until after all Ithaca crews have raced.  E.T.A. in Ithaca is 7:00 pm.  DRIVE SAFELY AND LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER.


BUS TIMELINE:  – Pick up team on the east side,  A & E Center at 6:45 am, Sat. 11/11.

     – Drive directly to the Mercer County Park race-course.

     – 5:15 pm, take group to hotel for overnight accommodations

A room has been reserved for the bus driver.

     – Sunday, 11/12.  8:15 am, leave for race course.

  • Load at about 2:30 pm for the ride home.

  • T.A. at Ithaca College is 7:00 pm.




Frostbite and Braxton Food Tent

This is the last race for the crew this fall.  Only the men will be traveling to this one.  There will be about 30 athletes on this trip.  The itinerary will be posted soon,

Here is the link to the google doc.  We are looking for 1-2 parents to be the tent organizers and others to bring food.  Save receipts we can reimburse.  Basically make sure that the bins get opened, tables get restocked.  The green bins contain food items and the blue bins contain paper goods ect.

Becky Robinson

Touchdown the Bear, the 5th annual Cornell Autumn Classic!

Ithaca Crews will be racing at home this weekend hosted by Cornell.

Below please find initial race day information for our Saturday November 4, 2017 regatta here on Cayuga Lake Inlet. Racing will be a 2 flight format, with the opportunity for every athlete to race twice over two distances- 3k & 300m sprint.   Combined times, 3k + 3 x 300m, will determine the winner and overall ranking.

Schedule :
8:30        COACHES/COX MEETING                            

 (Approximate Start Times will be confirmed based on entries)

First Flight
W2x/1x   9:45
M2-        9:50
W4+    9:55
W8+    10:00
M4+    10:05
M8+    10:10

Second Flight
W4+    11:10
M4+    11:20
W4x+ 11:25
W8+    11:30
M8+    11:40 

 Race Distances:

Each crew will race against the clock in the following:

1)      3000m race will begin 200m upstream of the traditional 2k Start Line (Brown house) and proceed in the normal racing traffic pattern to the Treman Marina entrance (flagpole or ‘FP’ on map) where timing team will be anchored on our pontoon boat. Crews are expected to warm up on the course (right hand rule) then turn and proceed into return lane. Upstream of the Start Line crews should queue up and divide the two lanes odd/even bow numbers. After racing, crews proceed to and turn at the White Lighthouse return buoy.

2)      300m Super Sprint On the return to the Cornell Rowing Center, a 300m Super Sprint is set up for ALL CREWS. Start line: Treman Marina Entrance (FP).  The Start line is same as 3k finish line. Crews should queued up ~150m before and race along the west bank of the 300m chute ‘head style.’  3000m time added to three times (x3) 300m will provide an overall time and determine winner and ranking.  


Head of the Fish Tent Update

Thank you for those who have offered to bring food to the Head of the Fish.

I am still looking for 1-3 parent tent organizers.  Mostly this involves getting to the race course early and unpacking the bins and setting food out on the tables.  I am brining 4 bins with me.  The GREEN bins have FOOD.  The blue bins have the paper goods, utensils, garbage bags and serving bowls.  Please feel free to go through the bins to find what you need.

Here is a note from the regatta organizers:

[3] Food Tents:  Our biggest change this year, is that Lee’s Park has redone his waterfront.  The normal 450′ of frontage, that housed 32 food tents is OFF LIMITS to us this Fall because this grass is just starting to take hold.  We are NOT allowed to cross the staked/taped boundary lines.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell anyone associated with your team NOT to go onto that grass.  The stakes and “keep off” signs and caution tape should be a huge hint, but you know what I’m saying.  In addition, and as important to you, those 32 tent spaces have been relocated.  The new locations are certainly not as exciting as the waterfront sites.  For this, I apologize.  However, now the view won’t be blocked along the roadway making things more visible for more spectators.  In the long run, future food tent sites will be 4-5 feet longer.  I’ll have the Food Tent map & Instructions out tomorrow.  I’ve tried to keep your food tents closer to your trailers.  Please make sure your Food Tent people are aware of the rules.  Thanks in advance.

Head of the Fish Itinerary 10/28-29

ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – race itinerary

Race;     10/28-29/2017      Head of the Fish

Location;   Lee’s Park, 1464 NY-9P, Saratoga Springs, NY

Participating Schools;    dozens!  Skidmore, RIT and many others.

Departure Time – location     Bus #1 – Friday, 10/27, 5:00pm, A & E Center.  All scullers, women’s varsity sweep + men’s v4.

Bus #2 – Saturday, 10/28, 6:30am, A & E Center.  All novice women, men’s v8, fr4.

Directions to Site; – Leave Ithaca heading east on route 79 to Whitney Point, route 206 east to Bainbridge, onto I-88 north to I-90 east to I-87 north at Albany.  Continue to exit 14, route 9P east, to Saratoga lake, cross bridge, Lee’s Park is on the left.

Time line; 

Bus #1, leave Ithaca on Friday, 10/27, at 5:00pm and drive directly to hotel by 8:00pm.

Hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites, East Greenbush; 99 Miller Ave, Castleton, NY – 518-479-3217.

Leave hotel by 6:30am and drive directly to race course

Pack up and return to Ithaca, approx. 4pm.  Ithaca eta at 7:00pm.

Bus #2, leave Ithaca on Saturday, 10/28, at 7:00am and drive directly to race course by 11:00am.

Pack up and return to Ithaca approx. 5pm.  Ithaca eta 8:00pm.

Race Schedule;

Women’s college 1x – 9:14am

Women’s college 2x – 9:31am

Women’s v8 and 2v8 – 10:37am            Eldred, Moose

Men’s v4 – 10:56am.                              Skip

Women’s lite 1x – 11:16am

Women’s 4x – 12:46pm                          Semmler, Cox

Women’s lite opne 2x – 2:11pm

Women’s masters 2x – 2:31pm

Men’s v8 – 2:47pm                                 OZ

Women’s nov8 – 3:08pm                        Ross, Brodsky

Women’s v4 – 3:40pm                            Semmler, Cox, Tavelli

Men’s fr4 – 3:56pm                                Skip

Mixed 2x – 4:14pm

Race notes:             All races are 3.3k head race  

Other Information: Bring a full water bottle, morning snacks, and a change of clothes.  There will be breakfast at the hotel or bagels on the bus.  Don’t forget your uniform.  There will be tent food for after the racing.

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 5pm.