Queen’s McGill 2012 – Updated Location and Directions!!
On Saturday April 28th 2012, McGill University welcomes Queens University to its waters as we try to bring back home the Lorne Gales Challenge Cup. Similar to the better-known Yale-Harvard and Cambridge-Oxford boat race, McGill-Queens has become an annual event where the respective crews will race down a course in the pursuit of honor. Novice and varsity crews, men and women, will race one after the other first, in a 3 km duel, and then, a quick 500m sprint on the Lachine Canal.
Before the event, McGill is looking forward to hosting our friends from Kingston for a reception Friday at 5:30 for athletes and coaches.
The boatrace will follow the next morning.
Boats will launch every 45 minutes starting at 9hr00. They will row up the course and race 3 kilometers back. Immediately after, they will row down to the sprint start, race 500 meters, and then dock. Only one category can be on the water at the same time therefore once the first race is over and docked, the second will launch.
9:00 am Novice Women launch
9:20 am Start of the 3k
9:40 am Start of 500m sprint
9:45 am Novice Men launch
10:05 am Start of the 3k
10:25 am Start of 500m sprint
10:30 am Varsity Women launch
10:50 am Start of the 3k
11:10 am Start of 500m sprint
11:15 am Varsity Men launch
11:35 am Start of the 3k
11:55 am Start of 500m sprint
The regatta will be located at the corner of Chemin du Musee and Rue St. Patrick.
The entire race course can be followed by bikes.
Coaches and Coxswains: Read this document and master the course!
How to Get There^^
By Metro (50 Minutes from McGill)
Go to Atwater Metro (Or Vendome)
Take the 90 WEST
Get off at George V
Walk down St-Joseph, past the Toyota
Turn left down Chemin de Musee
Walk over the bridge and you’ll see where the trailers are parked
Go to Lionel-Groulx Metro Station
Take the 191 WEST
Get off at George V
Follow the same directions as above
By Car (20 Minutes from McGill)
Take the 20 West
Then the 138 West
Exit 2 towards Lasalle
Turn Right on Clement
Straight onto Saint Patrick
Right on Chemin de Musee
You should see the trailers there