Exeter (JV&V) & Lowell (N) – May 7, 2016

EXETER- V/JV Girls & Boys

[LOWELL scroll down]

Results: Row2k

The Plan:

10:30am – Pull away from HHS
12:30pm – Arrive at Exeter
2:30pm – Racing Begins
4:00pm – Races End
5:00pm – Pull Away from Exeter
7:00pm – Arrive in Hanover

*SAT Rowers make sure to get permission to get to races in a parent’s car.

*Prom Rowers have permission to leave in a parent car when their boat gets off the water before the trailer is packed up. We ask everyone else to stay until the pack up is completed. Please have a parent note signed by Mike Jackson.

The Race Schedule:

2:30 race  G3
2:40 race  B3
2:50 race  G2
3:00 race  B2
3:10 race  G1
3:20 race  B1
3:30 race  G4 and G5
3:40 race  B4 and B5

The Directions:

Driving directions for spectators only (no coach buses and no trailer – short railroad bridge makes it dangerous to pass):

http://www.exeter.edu/about_us/171_251.aspx – General directions to the Admissions building at the Academy. For the boathouse, 223 Water St, follow these directions through to Rt. 85. You will be following the river on Rt. 85. Spectators may turn left into the Children’s Center parking lot, or if they miss the sign, at the stop sign at the end of Rt. 85, take a left onto Main St, then an immediate left into the parking lot adjacent to St. Anthony’s Cafe, which joins the Children’s Center lot.


From Hanover, take Rt. 89 south to Rt. 93 south to Rt. 101 E, to Exit 9, Rt. 27 E/Epping Rd. Bear right at the end of the ramp and follow Rt. 27 into town. Once you cross the railroad tracks Epping Road become Main Street.( From the tracks, the boathouse is less than a mile.)

Follow Main St. past the Academy (red brick buildings on your right) down a small hill. The boat trailer should make the second turn to the left at the bottom of the hill onto the Swasey Parkway (just after a red brick office building and just before the white picket fence of the boathouse).

Boathouse Phone Number: 603 777 3539

Directions from the Boathouse to the Finish Line for viewing:

Take Rt. 85 N (Water St.) pass over Rt. 101 and continue to the town of Newfields. Once you pass Rt. 87 on your left, begin to look carefully on the right for Swamscott Road (4.2 miles from the boathouse). Turn down the hill, and park just above the railroad tracks, not below. Much of this land is private property, so we thank you for your consideration. Carpooling is recommended.

The Food:  Signup Genius for Exeter

LOWELL- Novice Girls and Boys



We are looking for 1 to 2 volunteers to ride the buses to and from the race to help with supervision and attendance.  Please send a note if you can help: lange.heidik@gmail.com or michael@macha5.net.  Also, thank you for your food contributions (signup is below), and for the many ways you support our team!  We look forward to seeing many of you in Lowell.  This is a perfect spectator venue with visibility of the entire course from the shore.  Pack a pair of binoculars if you have them, congregate with our team and families under the tents, and please be sure to introduce yourselves to us.


The buses will depart Hanover High School at 6:30 AM SHARP.  Please arrive by 6:20 AM and gather on the sidewalk with your boat mates.  Coxswains will responsible for taking attendance for their boats.  Once the entire lineup is present, you may board the bus.  All rowers are expected to travel to the race with the team.  If rowers would like to travel back to Hanover with families, please send a signed note approved by Mike Jackson.


6:20 am – Arrive at HHS
6:30am –  Buses depart HHS
8:30am –  Buses arrive in Lowell
11:20am –  W2N8+ (Wayland-Weston, Row America Manchester, Hanover, CRI, Brookline, Arlington Belmont)
11:40am –  M2N8+ Flight 2 (Wayland-Weston, Row America Manchester, Hanover)
12:10pm –  W1N8+ Flight 2 (Duxbury, Hanover, Row America Manchester, Brookline)
12:50pm –  M1N8+ Flight 2 (Arlington Belmont, Row American Manchester, Greater Lawrence, Lowell, Hanover)
2:30pm –  Expected departure from Lowell
4:30/5:00pm –  Expected pickup at HHS


UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse
500 Pawtucket Blvd.
Lowell, MA 01854



Spectator parking is available in the field across from the boathouse ($10/car).  Do not park along Pawtucket Blvd. – you may be ticketed or towed.


Please remember to pack a water bottle.  Water will be available at the food tent for refills.  Stay hydrated today and tomorrow morning!

FOOD: Sign up Genius for Novices

Rowers should pack a healthy breakfast for the bus ride to Lowell and a sandwich or a substantial lunch item.  The food tent will be stocked with healthy pre-race fuel and post-race snacks.  Thank you, in advance, for your contributions to this effort!  Please signup here:


A chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation 30%.


Warm layers and a wind/rain layer
An extra pair of dry socks
A hat or visor
Phone and/or camera

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