Contact Tamara Currey, Masters Rower and Realtor, if you would like a magnet for your car!
The members of SCRC would like to thanks everyone who came out to volunteer and made the SIR the great success it was this weekend!!!
We also hope those who raced had a wonderful experience and left with some bling around their necks or happy memories!
When; Feb 28th
Where: Mariooch Studio
Agenda - Go to the members section for details
When: March 9th 2017
Where: Mariooch Studio (behind Trader Joes)
4067 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota 34231
Brush up on your technique or train for a regatta! You must be a member to participate. You can pay for one month or multiple months when registering.
Please remember to lock ALL the gates and sheds before leaving for the water or your car. Security is all members responsibility, so please take the time to check things are locked up!! Thanks!!!!!
Happy Holidays from the Coached Row Group - Burning the calories!
Who we are:
The Sarasota County Rowing Club (SCRC) promotes the sport of rowing for woman and men over the age of 18. SCRC has over a 100 members who currently range in ages from 26 to 82 and participate in both sculling and/or sweep rowing, both competitively and recreationally. We offer Learn to Row Classes (LTR) during the year as an introduction to rowing and LTR is a great chance to try out the sport and see if rowing is for you!
Our club is active on the water 365 days a year (weather permitting) and the majority of our rowers get their workouts in during morning hours, some as early as 5:15 a.m. We also have groups who have enjoyed many gorgeuous sunset rows.
We launch off of the Historic Blackburn Point, on the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway at 800 Blackburn Point Road in Osprey, Florida map
Rowing isn't easy nor is it for everyone, but when the rowing bug bites we are the lucky ones!!
The next session will be
in the spring,
dates TBA 2017!!
Questions about the upcoming LTR and your eligibility,
please contact our Training Officer
Coach - Andreas Leichtfuss
Tuition is $250
LTR is currently underway . If you didn't make the Jan class then place yourself on the LTR wait list by registering (click the red bar below). You'll be notified by email when the next class is scheduled. Likely March. When the date is announced it will also be announced on the website.
Coach Andreas in fine Christmas Spirit
Internationally renowned rowing coach, Andreas Leichtfuss signs on as Head Coach at Sarasota County Rowing Club. Coach Leichtfuss will train new adult rowers through Sarasota County Rowing Club's community “Learn to Row” program. Varied opportunities will be provided for novice and experienced rowers to row and train under his guidance. He will build the club’s competitive program, leading athletes at a variety of local and regional competitions. His expertise will benefit SCRC’s elite rowers as they prepare for national competitions. Andreas is passionate about the sport and enjoys working with all levels of rowers from novice to elite.
“Passionate rowers want to improve - no matter what level of ability or age.
I am looking forward to supporting those rowers with all my experience and
dedication, ” offers Andreas Leichtfuss.
Andreas has coached national teams in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Iraq and Korea and has led his athletes to numerous top ten finishes at world competitions. On behalf of the World Rowing Federation (FISA), he managed the IOC Olympic Development Camps in Asia and Africa. He worked as a FISA expert and lecturer in countries such as Kuwait, Pakistan, Iraq and Myanmar. Andreas’s experience with FISA will strengthen SCRC’s connection with the international rowing community as international teams come to train in Sarasota in preparation for the World Rowing Championships in 2017.
"We are very excited to have a coach of Andreas's stature and abilities as our Head Coach at SCRC. The great thing about Andreas is that he has the experience and skills to coach elite rowers but he also enjoys teaching rowers who are new to the sport and just learning. Our club is made up of a diverse group of Masters rowers and Andreas will be coaching all levels, from our Learn to Row Program up to our rowers competing in National Regattas." said SCRC president, Rick Elbrecht.
In addition, Andreas will participate in the planning and execution of Sarasota County Rowing Club's 8th annual Sarasota Invitational Rowing Regatta, February 25-26, 2017, a free to public event which boasts attendance of more than 1500 local and visiting athletes and 3000 spectators.
We have a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
a dedicated member willing to give back. Please email the
President if you are interested. Thanks!
Common sense should be exercised if you show up to row and the lagoon is fogged in. Can you see the mangrove island directly to the north? No? Then wait it out or go erg. Remember, the ICW is a navigation route and there could be vessels using radar that won't see you. Make sure you carry a whistle and put bow and stern lights on your shell in any foggy condition.
Club shell use must adhere to the mangrove visibility rule and light usage. Dec and Jan we tend to see more fog, so please exercise caution and be safe!
The board adopted a new rule at the Oct. Meeting. No club boats are permitted to use the cut (off the east side of dock) to access the ICW due to underwater hazards that have damaged equipment. Thank you for your understanding and compliance, please help spread the word.
the cut is shown with a red line blocking it
Bald Eagles Wishing They Could Row! Photo Credit - Betsy Mitchell 10/4/16
SCRC Members are asked to avoid launching or recovering on the dock between the hours of 8am and 8:30am to avoid the Sculler Youth Program who are trying to launch their fleet quickly. Scullers appreciates our cooperation, so attempt to schedule your row accordingly. Thanks!
Don't have a subscription or want to look at back issues? No problem, there is a box full of recycled Rowing Magazine's in the SCRC shed. Feel free to borrow an issue and bring it back when your done! Donations gladly accepted from anyone finished with an issue, simply add it to the recycle box!! Enjoy!