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Member Sweep Clinic This Sunday August 23 9am!

Sunday Coach Andreas is holding a Sweep Clinic for all Members looking to work on their technique. The clinic is free to all members so contact Safety and Training officer to RSVP!! 

From the Rowers of SCRC!!

Sarasota County Rowing Club

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

For more information, please look at  Become a Member .  Any questions or details not found on the website, please feel free to  email us by clicking CONTACT US. 


Questions about SCRC? Contact Us: Membership Director

The Giving Challenge


Thanks to all who participated and donated!! 

Sign up for one of our Coached row programs!!

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. 

Row in Paradise!


Lets give a big hand to the fine group of woman and men of the Oct LTR group who graduated  10/16/16!!!

Calm water wishes to all of you!! See you out there!!

Part of our Oct LTR class - Great folks having a good time, life is good!

Monthly Board Meeting Weds Nov.16th 6:30PM Scullers Clubhouse. This is a general meeting of the membership to elect the 2017 Board of Directors. All members are encouraged to attend!



Learn To Row! 

 Next Session will be in

Jan 2017!!

Tentative Class Dates:

1/ 14,15, 21,22,28,29 /17

January class registration will open

 in November. 

Coach - Andreas Leichtfuss

Take a look at our LTR info page where you will likely find the answers to most of your questions!

Tuition is $250


Our Oct. LTR class is sold out and underway.  The next LTR is scheduled in January 2017.  Official dates and class times will be announced soon.

Place yourself  on the LTR wait list by registering  (click the red bar above). You'll be notified by email when the schedule is set. 

Sarasota County Rowing Club Introduces New Head Coach


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.


Good luck to our SCRC crews racing the Head of the Charles this weekend in Boston!!

Womans 2x and Adaptive 2x

Please take the long way.....

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

Happy Halloween!

Bald Eagles Wishing They Could Row! Photo Credit - Betsy Mitchell 10/4/16

Sat. Morning Rowing

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!

Rowing Magazine Recycled

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!



Congratulations are in order for Karen Weigandt and Laura Corbett Brown who won a total of 10 gold medals!! Masters Nationals was held August 18-21 2016 up in Worchester Mass. The ladies rowed in 8 events which included Womans Open A & B W2x races. Additional medals were won in Mixed races such as B mix2x and and Laura also won the B W1x! They also won gold in the woman's 4x A!! Their hard training efforts have rewarded them!! Go Girls, you inspire us all!! 

Sarasota Invitational Regatta Feb 27 & 28 2016

SCRC proud hosts of the 2017 SIR scheduled Feb. 25 and 26th, see you there!

Come Race With Us!!


Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program
Training in the Paralympic sport of rowing in Sarasota, Florida. 

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