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Learn To Row! 


We had a cancellation,  Registration is reopened

act quickly!! Space is limited!


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 full, if you are eager to be a part of the Oct. class email the Membership Director and ask to be placed on the Oct standby list in the event of a cancellation. 

Are you interested in our winter LTR? Dates will be announced soon, likely starting Jan 2017. Please place yourself  on the LTR wait list by registering  (click the red bar below). 

Questions about SCRC? Contact Us: Membership Director

Sarasota County Rowing Club

Who we are:

The Sarasota County Rowing Club (SCRC) promotes the sport of rowing for adults, men and women. SCRC has over a 100 members who range in ages from 23 to 82 and participate in both sculling and sweep rowing, competitively and recreationally.

We row most every day, mostly in the mornings as early as 5:45 a.m.

We launch off of the Historic Blackburn Point, on the 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 email by clicking CONTACT US. 


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. 

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.


Be a SCRC Volunteer! Click Here

We are a volunteer run organization, and we need YOU! Our volunteer jobs are diverse and rewarding. Please sign up today.

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!


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!! 

Monthly Board Meeting Tuesday Sept.13th 6:30PM Scullers Clubhouse. All members are welcome to attend!

Work Party SEPT 18th 9am!

Please come out to help maintain the fleet on Sept 18th if you couldn't make Augusts date. Many hands make lighter work as the saying goes. We row on salt water so our fleet needs extra care! 

Many thanks to all the great volunteers who came out to care for our fleet in August!

A big congrats to our most recent group of LTR students!!

Congratulations to our most recent Learn to Row group who just graduated the last weekend of July!!! See ya on the water! 

Part of the July Grads- Way to go Rowers!!

Row in Paradise!

Sarasota Invitational Regatta Feb 27 & 28 2016

SCRC proud hosts of the 2016 SIR

Thank you Volunteers!! We could not have had such a fantastic regatta without your hard work! Also a big thanks to all the many crews that came and raced at the SIR!!

We hope you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you in 2017!!

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

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