March 22, 2007

Rowing Teams To Open Spring Season This Weekend

March 22, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's and women's rowing teams will open up their spring seasons this coming weekend, when they take part in a pair of regattas. On Saturday, March 24, the women will travel to North Kingstown, R.I., where they will face off against Rhode Island and Rutgers. Then on Sunday, March 25, both the men's and women's teams will travel to Camden, N.J. The men will take on Georgetown, Loyola and St. Joseph's, while the women will battle Loyola and Villanova.

Complete schedules for each day's events and directions follow.

Saturday, March 24
Holy Cross Women vs. University of Rhode Island and Rutgers
Campanella Rowing Center, North Kingstown, R.I.

7:30am:  V8 launch
8:00am:  V8 race
         2V8 launch
8:30am:  2V8 race
         3V8 launch
9:00am:  3V8 race
         N8 launch
9:30am:  N8 race

Sunday, March 25
Holy Cross Men vs. Georgetown, St. Joseph's, and Loyola
Holy Cross Women vs. Villanova and Loyola
Cooper River, Camden, N.J.

7:45am:  WV8 and W2V8 launch
8:15am:  WV8 and W2V8 race
         W3V8 and WN8 launch
8:30am:  W3V8 and WN8 race
9:00am:  WV4 launch
9:30am:  WV4 race
10:00am: MN8 launch
10:15am: M2V8 and M3V8 launch
10:30am: MN8 race
         MV8 launch
10:45am: M2V8 and M3V8 race
11:00am: MV8 race

Directions to The University of Rhode Island Campanella Rowing Center:
From the North
Take I-95 South
Take Exit #9 a Left exit to route 4 South towards Newport/South County
Merge onto RI-4 South
RI-4 will merge with Route 1 South
Follow Route 1 South to a stoplight for Route 138
Cars: Make a U-turn at the light
Follow Route 1 North for 0.7 of a mile
Turn right onto Walmsley Lane.
Park on Walmsley ONLY FACING DOWNHILL ON THE LEFT.
Trailers: Go through the stoplight of Route 1 South and 138, stay in the right lane and use the reverse direction turning lane to make a U-turn onto Route 1 North.
You will go back through the light at Route 1 & 138.
Travel 0.7 of a mile
Turn right onto Walmsley Lane (a turning lane is available)
Drive down and fork left onto boathouse driveway - this is where you will park

From the South
Take 95 North
Get off at exit #3A Route 138 West towards Kingston and Newport
Follow Route RI-138West/Kingstown Rd. for approximately 13 miles (You will pass the University on the left)
Cars & Trailers:
At the Route 1 intersection take a left onto Route 1 North.
Travel 0.7 of a mile
Turn right onto Walmsley Lane (a turning lane is available)
Cars: park on Walmsley. ONLY FACING DOWNHILL ON THE LEFT.
Trailers & VIP's drive down and fork left onto boathouse driveway.

Directions to the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.:
From the West:
PA Turnpike east to the Valley Forge exit. At Valley Forge, take I-76 east to Philadelphia. Stay to the left after passing the Girard Avenue Exit. Exit at I-676. Follow signs for the Ben Franklin Bridge. Go straight ahead after the tollbooth to Admiral Wilson Blvd. Do NOT bear right onto I-676. Go about one mile and then take the left branch at top of overpass. After overpass, bear right onto NJ Route 70. Go right onto Cuthbert Blvd. At first traffic light on Cuthbert Blvd., turn right onto North Park Drive. The course is on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer-only parking is to the left.

From North or South:
Exit the NJ Turnpike at Exit 4. Go right onto NJ Route 73 North. Exit from Route 73 onto NJ Route 38 West. Exit from NJ Route 38 at Cuthbert Blvd. Go south on Cuthbert Blvd. At first traffic light, turn right onto North Park Drive. The course is on the left side of North Park Drive. Trailer-only parking is to the left.

From the South:
From I-95 north, follow signs to Walt Whitman Bridge. On the bridge, stay in the right lane and take the first right as you come off the bridge. Follow signs to NJ Route 130 north. Stay on Route 130 through one circle. After going under a railroad bridge, watch for the Cooper River on the right. Take the first right after passing the river (the first traffic light). This is North Park Drive. Continue for 2000 meters. Trailer parking is at the end of the course on the right.

From the North:
From I-95 south, follow signs to the Betsy Ross Bridge. When you come off the bridge, follow signs to NJ Route 130 south. Stay on Route 130 for a few miles to a major intersection. Pass through the intersection still on Route 130. At the next traffic light, you want to turn left but you must exit from the right. This is North Park Drive. Continue for 2000 meters. Trailer parking is at the end of the course on the right.