Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

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Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Race Schedule: 7:15 AM   Coaches and Coxswain's Meeting at the Donahue Rowing Center
9:00 AM   Womens Varsity 4+
9:25 AM   Women's Novice 4+
9:45 AM   Mens Novice 4+
10:00 AM   Mens Varsity 4+
10:15 AM   Womens Varsity 8
10:35 AM   Womens Novice 8
11:05 AM   Mens Novice 8
11:25 AM   Mens Varsity 8
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Results:

Womens Varsity 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bowdoin A  1  16:49.735     
 2  Bates A  16  17:02.941     
 3  Bates B  26  17:05.781     
 4  Smith A  5  17:15.031     
 5  Conn College B  20  17:36.292     
 6  Conn College A  2  17:40.422     
 7  Lowell B  28  17:42.769     
   WPI A Exh  34  17:47.448     
 8  Bowdoin B  22  17:53.534     
 9  Franklin Pierce A  12  17:54.071     
 10  Smith B  27  17:55.034     
 11  UNH A  9  18:03.028     
 12  UNH B  23  18:05.637     
 13  Bryant A  3  18:07.762     
 14  Brandeis B  19  18:07.833     
 15  Conn College C  30  18:25.505     
 16  Lowell A  11  18:26.809     
 17  Brandeis A  4  18:27.178     
 18  Assumption B  25  18:27.344     
 19  Amherst A  6  18:34.946     
 20  Endicott A  10  18:38.532     
   QRA A Exh  33  19:16.295     
   WPI B Exh  35  19:16.907     
 21  Clark A  14  20:11.519     
 22  Franklin Pierce B  24  20:18.822     
 23  Mass Maritime A  8  21:26.185     
 24  Holy Cross D  32  21:30.848     

Women's Novice 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Conn College A  40  19:08.724     
 2  Bryant A  44  19:17.379     
 3  Bowdoin B  47  19:50.227     
 4  Bowdoin A  41  20:03.260     
 5  Bowdoin C  48  20:33.974     
 6  Lowell A  45  22:33.287     
 7  Mass Maritime A  43  23:26.546     
 8  Brandeis A  42  25:35.108     

Mens Novice 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Conn College A  52  16:54.264     
 2  UNH A  57  17:50.624     
 3  Bowdoin A  53  18:30.842     
 4  Tufts A  59  18:35.084     
 5  Endicott A  60  19:12.057     
 6  New England A  58  19:57.748     
 7  Brandeis A  54  25:06.338     
 8  Mass Maritime A  56  25:24.278     
   Brandeis B  61  SCR     

Mens Varsity 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  UMass A  76  15:05.991     
 2  Bowdoin A  66  15:19.022     
 3  Holy Cross A  68  15:35.135     
 4  Tufts A  70  15:40.666     
 5  Bowdoin B  79  15:44.666     
 6  UMass B  84  15:48.420     
 7  Amherst A  67  15:54.299     
 8  Bowdoin C  85  15:56.611     
 9  Bates A  72  16:05.319     
 10  UMass C  86  16:17.219     
 11  WPI A  78  16:25.663     
   WPI C Exh  88  16:25.803     
 12  WPI B  81  16:28.893     
 13  Colby A  69  16:42.459     
 14  Amherst B  80  16:45.041     
 15  Clark A  74  17:00.866     
 16  Amherst C  87  17:03.533     
 17  Mass Maritime B  83  17:17.872     
 18  Endicott A  75  17:46.577     
 19  Brandeis A  77  18:29.027     
 20  Mass Maritime A  71  18:53.028     
   URI A  65  SCR     

Womens Varsity 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bates A  104  15:05.850     
 2  Wellesley A  92  15:21.727     
 3  Holy Cross A  94  15:26.026     
 4  Middlebury A  96  15:39.951     
 5  Mount Holyoke A  98  15:42.076     
 6  Bates B  113  15:45.219     
 7  Colby A  97  15:52.825     
 8  WPI A  93  15:59.615     
 9  Vermont A  100  16:05.132     
 10  Simmons A  95  16:20.050     
 11  Holy Cross B  107  16:21.454     
 12  Amherst A  101  16:27.182     
 13  Colby B  115  16:27.966     
 14  Wellesley B  108  16:33.846     
 15  Smith A  99  16:37.710     
 16  WPI B  106  16:47.930     
 17  Mount Holyoke B  111  16:51.474     
 18  Clark A  102  17:19.506     
 19  Vermont B  112  17:36.477     
 20  Middlebury B  114  17:41.996     
 21  Wellesley C  186  17:43.422     
 22  Holy Cross C  116  17:52.033     
 23  Simmons B  109  17:52.990     
 24  Smith B  110  18:09.121     
 25  Smith C  118  18:41.511     
   MIT RC A Exh  120  18:55.200     
 26  Endicott A  199  19:42.765     

Womens Novice 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  WPI A  124  17:45.801     
 2  Wellesley A  126  17:46.514     
 3  UNH A  135  17:54.825     
 4  Vermont A  129  18:19.920     
 5  Colby A  127  18:38.821     
 6  Wellesley B  139  18:57.936     
 7  Mount Holyoke A  128  19:05.696     
 8  Vermont B  143  19:15.650     
 9  Tufts A  133  19:17.976     
 10  Smith A  131  19:22.182     
 11  Lowell A  138  19:42.507     
   Tufts B Exh  146  20:03.277     
 12  UNH B  145  20:26.958     
 13  WPI B  141  20:28.642     
 14  Simmons A  130  20:43.625     
 15  Mount Holyoke B  142  20:53.564     
 16  Bryant A  134  20:54.941     
 17  Smith B  144  21:11.157     
 18  Amherst A  132  21:21.139     
 19  New England A  136  22:04.550     
 20  Simmons B  140  23:11.854     
 21  Endicott A  137  24:18.278     

Mens Novice 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  WPI A  150  15:19.491     
 2  URI A  151  15:33.120     
 3  Vermont A  152  16:17.908     
 4  URI B  161  16:21.470     
 5  Colby A  153  16:22.178     
 6  UNH A  155  16:48.148     
 7  Lowell A  156  16:50.358     
 8  WPI B  159  17:19.103     
 9  Clark A  158  17:19.860     
 10  Vermont B  160  17:30.385     
 11  URI C  163  17:55.297     
 12  Tufts A  154  18:18.033     
 13  Lowell B  162  20:26.034     
 14  Amherst A  157  20:54.717     
 15  Lowell C  164  21:26.775     

Mens Varsity 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Holy Cross A  168  13:17.190     
 2  Bates A  177  13:30.809     
 3  WPI A  169  13:30.878     
 4  Middlebury A  170  13:49.538     
 5  Holy Cross B  178  13:50.471     
 6  WPI B  179  13:54.898     
 7  UNH A  174  14:14.343     
 8  Vermont A  171  14:15.513     
 9  Bates B  183  14:22.038     
 10  Lowell A  175  14:23.417     
 11  Holy Cross C  184  14:25.401     
 12  Tufts A  172  14:27.282     
 13  Colby A  173  14:28.607     
 14  Middlebury B  181  15:10.060     
 15  Vermont B  180  15:13.461     
 16  Tufts A  176  15:31.729     
 17  Lowell B  182  15:45.212     
   MIT RC A Exh  185  16:53.882     
Past Results: View Past Regatta Results
Entries Open: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Entry Deadline: Midnight, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Boatings Due: Midnight, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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. 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.
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. There will be two buoys marking the start and finish of the race.
Traffic Patterns:

Traffic to the Start

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

Due to ongoing contsruction on the Route 9 bridge, the travel to start traffic pattern through the bridge will be announced at the coxswain's meeting.

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

Due to ongoing contsruction on the Route 9 bridge, the racing traffic pattern through the bridge will be announced at the coxswain's meeting.

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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