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About Us

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.

Membership Information and Registration

At this time we do not have the space for new members or for Learn to Row classes.  We hope to offer another Learn to Row  class sometime late summer or early fall 2024.  If you are a returning member please use the link below to renew your membership.


We had a wonderful  Learn To Row class September 5-9, 2023.

From 7:00am - 9:00am each day, this class will teach you the rowing fundamentals in either an 8+ or a quad.  No experience necessary.

An email will be sent to all registrants the last week of August with additional details.

Questions:  Please email

Membership includes coaching

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. 

Sarasota Invitational Regatta (SIR) is ON!!

Experience the excitement of sprint racing on one of the best rowing venues in the country! The Sarasota Invitational Regatta (SIR), February 23-25, 2024,  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 13, 2024


Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program

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.

Contact Coach Joe Dobson for more information

Upcoming events

Board Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month unless noted. All members are welcome to join in...hope to see you then!

Thank you sponsors!

We greatly appreciate the generosity of our SCRC and SIR sponsors for 2023!


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Dolphin Joins Practice




Mailing Address:
SCRC, PO BOX 184, Osprey FL 34229

Boathouse Address:
800 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey, FL 34229