Sarasota County Rowing Club (SCRC) is a masters-only rowing club rowing out of Blackburn Point in Osprey, Florida. SCRC has over 100 members including full-time as well as a large complement of seasonal members. Members range in age from their 20's to 80's and participate in both sculling and sweep rowing, competitively and recreationally. SCRC is also home to the Sarasota Adaptive Rowing program, a highly successful team of para-rowers.
With Head Coach Dragos Alexandru, a former Olympian, adults row year-round on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) near the Gulf of Mexico. SCRC participates in many regional and national regattas and is host of the nationally recognized Sarasota Invitational Regatta held annually at Nathan Benderson Park.
At this time we do not have the space for new members or for Learn to Row classes. We hope to resume Learn to Row sometime this summer. If you are a returning member please use the link below to renew your membership.
Your SCRC Membership dues include access to coached sessions with Coach Dragos Alexandru. Coach Alex, a former Olympic rower, is a well known leader in the Sarasota rowing community. For more than 30 years he has coached all levels of rowers from novices to competitive racers. Coached rowing sessions are typically scheduled each week.
Experience the excitement of sprint racing on one of the best rowing venues in the country! The Sarasota Invitational Regatta (SIR), February 24-26, 2023, features three days of youth and masters rowing at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL ! Your chance to row on the site of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, the 2018 World Rowing Masters and the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
Hosted by SCRC, the SIR began in 2010. In its inaugural year, it had a little over 300 boat entries and 600 competitors. In its eleventh year, there were almost 800 boat entries and over 1,500 individual competitors and the numbers are growing.
Register here . Early Registration opens January 14, 2023
We still need volunteers for slots 2/24-2/26! Please sign up here.
Training in the Paralympic sport of rowing in Sarasota, Florida.
SARP’s mission is to provide disabled veterans and other disabled athletes with year ‘round opportunities to build physical fitness, self-esteem and community connections through rowing.
SCRC BOARD MEETING
Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month unless noted. All members are welcome to join in...hope to see you then!
We greatly appreciate the generosity of our SCRC and SIR sponsors for 2023!
SCRC, PO BOX 184, Osprey FL 34229
800 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey, FL 34229