Quinsigamond Snake Regatta

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Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Race Schedule: 7:15 AM   Coaches and Coxswain's Meeting at the Donahue Rowing Center
9:00 AM   Womens Varsity 4+
9:05 AM   Women's Novice 4+
9:30 AM   Mens Varsity 4+
9:35 AM   Mens Novice 4+
10:00 AM   Womens Varsity 8
10:05 AM   Womens Novice 8
10:30 AM   Mens Varsity 8
10:35 AM   Mens Novice 8
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Results:

Womens Varsity 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Bowdoin A  1  18:02.070     
 2  Conn College A  3  18:41.920     
 3  Vermont A  10  18:42.532     
 4  Bryant A  11  18:54.944     
 5  Simmons A  4  19:11.764     
 6  Conn College C  19  19:33.730     
 7  Brandeis A  8  19:46.537     
 8  Smith A  6  20:04.767     
 9  Bryant B  18  20:08.211     
 10  Mount Holyoke A  5  20:12.469     
 11  Amherst A  2  20:41.571     
 12  Brandeis B  17  20:47.969     
 13  Amherst B  16  20:55.783     
 14  Conn College B  14  21:01.952     
 15  Colby A  12  21:09.884     
 16  Franklin Pierce A  9  21:13.751     
 17  Mass Maritime A  13  22:47.314     

Women's Novice 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Conn College A  25  20:15.231     
 2  Bowdoin A  28  21:25.726     
 3  Brandeis A  26  24:25.075     
 4  Brandeis B  30  26:34.243     
 5  Mass Maritime A  27  27:15.755     

Mens Varsity 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  URI A  38  15:50.990     
 2  Bowdoin A  36  16:02.701     
 3  OGBC/QRA A  44  16:28.808     
 4  Bowdoin B  48  16:34.942     
 5  URI B  49  16:39.713     
 6  Amherst A  37  16:53.836     
 7  Holy Cross A  45  17:02.880     
 8  Middlebury A  46  17:11.911     
 9  Bowdoin C  50  17:19.737     
 10  Franklin Pierce A  41  17:20.319     
 11  Amherst B  47  17:28.990     
 12  Colby A  40  17:30.913     
 13  Tufts A  43  17:34.505     
 14  Mass Maritime A  42  18:10.876     

Mens Novice 4+

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Conn College A  54  17:38.493     
 2  Conn College B  58  18:59.603     
 3  Bowdoin A  198  19:22.858     
 4  Brandeis A  199  20:14.902     
 5  Brandeis B  57  SCR     

Womens Varsity 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Wellesley A  67  16:08.233     
 2  WPI A  68  16:10.101     
 3  Holy Cross A  66  16:18.214     
 4  Simmons A  70  16:43.272     
 5  Middlebury A  77  16:50.178     
 6  Colby A  75  16:56.288     
 7  Mount Holyoke A  72  16:57.509     
 8  Smith A  71  17:03.189     
 9  WPI B  82  17:19.680     
 10  Holy Cross B  80  17:20.868     
 11  Wellesley B  79  17:27.512     
 12  Vermont A  69  17:30.631     
 13  Amherst A  78  17:32.439     
 14  Clark A  76  17:48.727     
 15  Simmons B  85  17:52.240     
 16  Wellesley C  86  18:07.446     
 17  Smith B  81  18:10.819     
 18  Mount Holyoke B  84  18:24.149     
 19  UNH A  74  18:33.388     
 20  WPI C  88  18:42.510     
 21  UNH B  83  20:52.934     
 22  Simmons C  87  22:40.451     

Womens Novice 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  WPI A  93  17:46.169     
 2  Wellesley A  100  17:59.037     
 3  Colby A  98  18:09.092     
 4  Mount Holyoke A  104  18:54.161     
 5  Vermont A  96  19:03.954     
 6  Holy Cross A  107  19:05.495     
 7  Bowdoin A  95  19:22.536     
 8  Clark A  99  19:44.714     
 9  Simmons A  105  19:52.772     
 10  Smith A  102  20:25.654     
 11  Amherst A  106  20:33.953     
 12  Wellesley B  108  20:37.922     
 13  Simmons B  113  20:39.369     
 14  Tufts A  97  20:55.217     
 15  WPI B  110  21:11.643     
 16  Mount Holyoke B  111  21:13.257     
 17  Vermont B  114  21:21.710     
 18  Colby B  112  21:42.561     
 19  Smith B  109  22:59.641     
 20  Bryant A  94  25:10.435     

Mens Varsity 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Holy Cross A  121  13:44.126     
 2  WPI A  122  14:03.712     
 3  Middlebury A  123  14:18.067     
 4  Vermont A  124  14:21.655     
 5  Holy Cross B  132  14:25.647     
 6  UMass A  128  14:32.410     
 7  WPI B  133  14:35.868     
 8  Tufts A  126  14:38.316     
 9  Colby A  127  14:44.070     
 10  UMass B  135  15:25.235     
 11  Vermont B  134  15:27.844     
 12  Clark A  131  16:08.812     
 13  Mass Maritime A  130  16:25.166     
 14  UNH A  129  17:17.267     

Mens Novice 8

 Order  Entry  Bow  Time  Penalty 
 1  Holy Cross A  148  14:13.056     
 2  WPI A  144  15:32.604     
 3  WPI B  153  15:42.068     
 4  URI A  146  16:59.592     
 5  Vermont A  145  17:11.326     
 6  Colby A  147  17:12.058     
 7  Vermont B  151  17:22.491     
 8  WPI C  155  17:42.287     
 9  URI B  154  17:47.196     
 10  Tufts A  150  17:51.890     
 11  Mass Maritime A  143  18:40.416     
 12  Mass Maritime B  152  21:13.108     
   UMass A  149  SCR     
Past Results: View Past Regatta Results
Entries Open: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Entry Deadline: Midnight, Monday, October 7, 2013
Boatings Due: Midnight, Monday, October 7, 2013
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. Ther 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). Continue through second arch from left 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 may use all three arches from left in 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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