Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

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Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Race Schedule: 8:15 AM   Coaches and Coxswain's Meeting at the Donahue Rowing Center
9:30 AM   Alumni 8
9:35 AM   Alumni 4+
10:00 AM   Womens Varsity 4+
10:20 AM   Women's Novice 4+
10:42 AM   Mens Novice 4+
11:00 AM   Mens Varsity 4+
11:17 AM   Womens Varsity 8
11:36 AM   Womens Novice 8
12:01 PM   Mens Novice 8
12:20 PM   Mens Varsity 8
1:00 PM   Open Master 4+/4x
1:20 PM   Open Master 2-/2x
1:35 PM   Open Master Single
2:00 PM   Open Master 8
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Results:

Alumni 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Holy Cross A  1  16:37.810     
 2  Holy Cross B  3  17:12.063     
 3  Aging Aggies A  2  17:54.084     
 4  Holy Cross C  4  20:56.833     

Alumni 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bowdoin A  6  17:27.108     

Womens Varsity 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  UNH A  16  18:16.519     
 2  Merrimack A  25  18:56.779     
 3  Bowdoin A  10  19:22.878     
 4  Conn College A  13  19:44.365     
 5  Bowdoin B  27  19:47.535     
 6  Bryant A  18  20:03.800     
 7  Colby A  17  20:37.015     
 8  Vermont A  24  21:01.734     
 9  Bates A  11  21:41.111     
 10  Bryant B  30  21:49.368     
 11  Brandeis A  19  21:52.947     
 12  Smith A  12  22:14.013     
 13  Endicott A  22  22:50.785     
 14  Brandeis B  28  22:57.904     
 15  Assumption A  20  24:01.681     
 16  New England A  26  24:18.134     
 17  Franklin Pierce A  14  24:38.646     
 18  Mass Maritime A  23  25:59.341     

Women's Novice 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bryant A  32  17:33.560     
 2  UNH A  36  17:44.687     
 3  Bowdoin A  33  17:50.993     
 4  Bowdoin B  38  20:56.368     
 5  Bryant B  40  21:18.227     
 6  New England A  34  22:36.875     
 7  Clark A  37  23:56.319     

Mens Novice 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bowdoin A  42  17:55.336     
 2  WPI A  46  18:34.514     
 3  Colby A  45  18:37.956     
 4  WPI B  49  18:54.432     
 5  Bowdoin B  47  22:45.875     
 6  Clark A  44  23:32.282     

Mens Varsity 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bowdoin A  52  11:50.773     
 2  URI A  62  12:04.746     
 3  Colby A  54  12:05.509     
 4  UMass A  51  12:10.693     
 5  Tufts A  53  12:29.879     
 6  Bowdoin B  64  12:35.551     
 7  URI B  69  12:38.229     
 8  Bowdoin C  70  12:50.724     
 9  Clark A  56  12:59.920     
 10  Vermont A  59  13:23.742     
 11  UMass B  65  13:26.198     
 12  Conn College A  63  13:30.999     
 13  Vermont B  68  13:51.107     
 14  Mass Maritime A  58  13:57.741     
 15  New England A  60  14:10.980     
 16  Colby B  66  14:16.030     
 17  Vermont C  71  14:49.585     
 18  Endicott A  57  17:57.649     
 19  Mass Maritime B  67  18:25.939     

Womens Varsity 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Wellesley A  75  15:33.994     
 2  Bates A  74  15:45.555     
 3  Holy Cross A  76  15:58.808     
 4  Bates B  89  16:10.090     
 5  Colby A  79  16:13.562     
 6  Middlebury A  77  16:26.145     
 7  WPI A  80  16:26.449     
 8  Smith A  82  16:30.686     
 9  Wellesley B  93  16:42.135     
 10  Mount Holyoke A  78  16:53.856     
 11  Wellesley C  98  16:58.925     
 12  Bates C  101  17:04.580     
 13  Holy Cross B  91  17:08.334     
 14  Vermont A  81  17:10.314     
 15  UNH A  87  17:17.610     
 16  WPI B  97  17:27.285     
 17  Clark A  83  17:33.207     
 18  Middlebury B  94  17:47.925     
 19  Colby B  92  17:54.650     
 20  Franklin Pierce A  88  17:57.408     
 21  Smith C  100  18:00.746     
 22  Conn College A  85  18:03.102     
 23  Holy Cross C  99  18:13.633     
 24  Smith B  95  18:14.181     
 25  Assumption A  86  18:18.526     
 26  Clark B  96  18:57.901     
 27  Endicott A  84  23:32.992     

Womens Novice 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  WPI A  102  17:25.113     
 2  Wellesley A  104  18:00.810     
 3  Vermont A  107  18:18.376     
 4  Conn College A  114  19:50.233     
 5  Tufts A  110  20:07.373     
 6  Vermont B  117  20:10.900     
 7  Wellesley B  116  20:10.907     
 8  WPI B  120  20:24.720     
 9  UNH A  106  20:37.056     
 10  Colby A  108  20:37.264     
 11  Johnson & Wales A  115  20:54.033     
 12  Smith A  111  21:03.631     
 13  Vermont C  123  21:27.166     
 14  UNH B  118  21:57.995     
 15  Smith B  121  22:02.651     
 16  Mount Holyoke A  109  22:03.367  60  I-Rt 9 North 
 17  johnson & Wales B  122  25:49.786     

Mens Novice 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  WPI A  126  15:47.928     
 2  UMass A  134  16:21.968     
 3  URI A  127  16:25.149     
 4  UNH A  131  16:51.554     
 5  Vermont A  128  17:20.985     
 6  Tufts A  129  17:39.664     
 7  Holy Cross A  130  18:18.749     
 8  Conn College A  132  18:54.591     
 9  URI B  135  19:01.560     
 10  UNH B  136  19:17.549     

Mens Varsity 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Holy Cross A  138  14:00.288     
 2  WPI A  140  14:01.707     
 3  Tufts A  143  14:15.578     
 4  Bates A  139  14:16.238     
 5  WPI B  147  14:34.321     
 6  Bates B  148  14:35.449     
 7  Holy Cross B  146  14:37.480     
 8  Holy Cross C  152  14:42.358     
 9  Colby A  144  14:45.964     
 10  UMass A  145  14:45.973     
 11  UNH A  142  14:49.873     
 12  Middlebury A  141  14:52.328     
 13  Holy Cross D  156  15:00.429     
 14  WPI C  153  15:04.132     
 15  Tufts B  150  15:14.942     
 16  Tufts C  155  15:17.040     
 17  Middlebury B  149  15:20.305     
 18  Bates C  154  15:26.254     

Open Master 4+/4x

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Blackstone A  161  16:16.402     
 2  Litchfield Hills B  162  18:37.373     
 3  QRC A  160  18:49.958     
 4  Litchfield Hills A  159  20:01.367     
 5  LQCRC A  158  20:09.220     

Open Master 2-/2x

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Geyh/Hutton A  165  18:05.451     
 2  Litchfield Hills A  166  19:13.087     
 3  QRC A  167  19:23.112     
 4  Litchfield Hills B  168  24:23.625     

Open Master Single

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  CRI A  170  18:15.440     
 2  LQCRC Smith  179  18:31.921     
 3  Narragansett Sandstede  178  18:59.810     
 4  Salisbury Waggaman  183  20:04.549     
 5  LQCRC Haddon  173  20:04.616     
 6  Litchfield Hills Hubble  175  20:09.124     
 7  Litchfield Hills Zaharek  182  20:11.487     
 8  QRC Sturges  180  21:48.945     
 9  Narragansett Hird  174  22:23.341     
 10  QRC Nelson  176  23:01.714     
 11  QRC Palmer  177  24:30.038     
 12  QRC Venanzi  181  31:08.360     

Open Master 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  QRC A  186  18:07.139     
 2  Narragansett A  185  19:20.135     
Past Results: View Past Regatta Results
Entries Open: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Entry Deadline: Midnight, Monday, October 5, 2015
Boatings Due: Midnight, Monday, October 5, 2015
Entry Fees: See Regatta Central
Registration: Register for the regatta at Regatta Central
Location: The Donahue Rowing Center on Lake Quinsigamond. Directions
Parking: Parking at the DRC is limited, please share the ride.
Buses must park in the US Postal facility parking lot across from the boat ramp.
Course: A "Head Race" of approximately 2.5 miles, the Snake Regatta is rowed over a 2.5 mile course beginning at Sugarloaf Is. and finishing at the Donahue Rowing Center. View the course map. The Course is clearly marked by buoys. Keep buoys on starboard side at all times.
Eligibility: Collegiate Eights and Fours. All entries are by invitation only.
Alumni entries are allowed only for participating collegiate programs.
Master events are at the invitation of the Quinsigamond Rowing Club or Worcester Boat Club
Launching: All Crews should launch from The Donahue Rowing Center. Boats should launch no later than 40 minutes before race time. A dock master will be present to expedite boat traffic.
Course Markings: There will be buoys at periodic points on the race course and a string of buoys from the narrows to the RT 9 Bridge. Keep buoys on starboard side at all times during warm up and race. Ther will be two buoys marking the start and finish of the race.
Traffic Patterns:

Subject to change due to bridge construction

Traffic to the Start

Boats will launch off south side of dock and proceed down the Shrewsbury shore (see map).

Continue through second arch from left ( Shrewsbury shore ) of Rt 9 Bridge.

Proceed carefully through Narrows. There will be a marshal stationed at Narrows to indicate if it is safe to proceed.

Boats warming up must allow racing crews precedence at Narrows.

Failure to follow instructions from the marshal at the Narrows will result in a 60 second penalty.

After Narrows, stay to the left of the Islands and proceed until last island.

Do not go beyond second lake narrowing into South Bay. A marshal will gather crews at this point and redirect them back up the Worcester Shore towards the Start.

Keep buoys on starboard side at all times.

Racing Traffic

Racing crews must use the third arch from the right ( Shrewsbury shore ) of the RT 9 Bridge. (see map)

Participants not passing between the finish line buoys are subject to disqulification from the race.

Boats must row clear of the finish area and proceed up to the RT 290 Bridge before crossing the lake and returning to dock on the north side of the dock.

Method of Start:

Each crew is responsible for being at the starting line ten minutes before the start of their race.

Boats will be started in order by bow number at roughly 10 second intervals.

Late arriving boats may lose their starting position or be excluded at the discretion of the starter.

Every reasonalble effort will be made to allow all particpants a chance to compete.

Boats must pass through the starting buoys to be officially recognized.

Rules: An athlete may only row in one event at The Snake Race. There is no hot seating allowed.

Equipment: Bowmarkers must be picked up at The Registration Desk. All boats launching must have their bowmarkers securely secured. Bowmarkers will be collected after the race. There will be a $25.00 fee for each bow number that is not returned.

Bow clips: All boats must have a bowclip.

Bowballs: All boat MUST be equipped with a bowball.

Heel straps: All boats MUST have heel straps securely in place at launch per USRA rules.

Penalties and protests:

  1. Any boat being overtaken must grant the right of way to the upcoming boat. An overtaken boat should begin to yield no later than the point at which the overtaking crew is within one length of their stern.
  2. Boats must proceed downstream within the restraints of course buoys.
  3. Boats not observing course rules and/or impeding other crews shall be penalized at the discretion of the Regatta Officials.
    • Missed Buoy: 10 seconds (each buoy missed)
    • Interference: 60 second penalty (e.g. , not granting right of way, not clearing finish area)
    • Reckless Endangerment: 120 seconds ( failure to follow instruction at the narrows, etc.)
    • Passing through the wrong Arch at Rt. 9: 60 seconds ( Either traveling to the start or during racing)
  4. Protests must be reported to the Dock master immediately upon docking and then submitted in writing to a USRA official. The protest must contain a concise description of the incident, bow numbers of all crews involved , names of witnesses, and the relief being sought. The signature of a member of the crew lodging the protest must be included as well as a check for $25 made out to the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta. The protest must be submitted to a USRA official not more than thirty minutes after docking.


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