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WE Were spared!! BYE Irma!!!

To all our members and friends who endured Hurricane Irma and to those who kept their fingers crossed from afar, we here at SCRC are happy to report the boatyard made it through the storm with no equipment damage and extremely minimal yard damage. 

Thanks for your well wishes!!! 



WELCOME COACH Dragos Alexandru!!!!!!!!!

We are very excited to have Dragos Alexandru joining SCRC as the new Head Coach at SCRC.  Coach Alex, as his rowers call him, has been a leader in the Sarasota rowing community for over 15 years.  

Coach Alex is a former Olympic rower who has devoted his life to the sport of rowing.   For the last 30 years he has coached all levels of rowers from beginners to competitive racers.  From 2003 to 2012 Coach Alex was the Head Coach of the Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program.  While coaching the Sarasota Scullers, the team progressed from a moderately successful team to the Florida State Overall Team Points champion and winner of several State Championship Titles. 


Member Only "Open Rows" September- Coach Fee Waived

All members are welcome every :

Monday and Weds 6:00pm

Sundays 7:15am  (October the rows will be held immediately following the LTR at approx. 9am). 

These rows are open to all SCRC members as part of their club membership dues for  Sept. Seating will be completed at muster by Coach Alex.

In Oct. Sundays will will continue to be open rows for the membership!



Learn To Row!  

Registration is now open for our next LTR starting

OCTOBER 3rd for four weeks.

Each week the classes will be held on:

Tuesdays 7am, Thursdays 5pm and Sundays 7am.

Questions about the upcoming LTR and your eligibility? 

Please contact our Training Officer or Coach Alex for answers! 


Take a look at our LTR info page where you will likely find the answers to most of your questions! You may also find out things you didn't think to ask!!

LTR Fee - $250

New SCRC Head Coach  Alex will conduct these sessions

Coach Alex can be reached at (941)284-7111 or email


Excited to take this class??? Then click on the link directly below to register and make your payment for Oct 2017 LTR!! 


Disappointed you can't make the October lessons?? No worries, the next class will be in January 2018, dates to be announced soon!!



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

Please speak with membership before signing up to join the club.


GUESTS with a high degree of rowing experience wishing to row with SCRC for a day must contact the membership director before signing up. NO guest is permitted to row until registration/waiver is completed. Thank you! 

ACE Students Welcome!!

ACE Students please sign waiver by clicking red bar below

Do not sign waiver unless you speak with Membership Director (unless you are an ACE student)


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!!!!! 

Row in Paradise!

WANTED!! BOARD MEMBERS for 2018 term

There are a few seats opening up for the 2018 board. Please submit your name to the President if you are interested in giving back to your club!!

September Board Meeting

WHEN:  Wednesday , October 18 th

TIME: 5:30pm

LOCATION: Mariooch Studio




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. The date will also be announced  on the website.

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!


photo by Diane Norman

The life of a rower

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

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

Come Race With Us!!

Just another typical morning rowing in Paradise! photo- Diane Norman


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

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