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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 is proud to participate in regional and national regattas, with exceptional results, including garnering 12 medals at US Rowing Masters Nationals 2021, and is host of the nationally recognized Sarasota Invitational Regatta held annually at Nathan Benderson Park.

Membership Information and Registration

Interested in joining SCRC as an Annual, Seasonal, Monthly, or Annual Single Rack Member? Both new and renewing members can find out more by reading about our club and membership options by clicking on the link below. 

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)

Experience the excitement of sprint racing on one of the best rowing venues in the country! The annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta (SIR), held in February, features three days of youth and masters rowing at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL - the site of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Rowing, 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.

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!

The last Sunday of every month we gather at the picnic tables after the row for coffee and snacks. Rowing not required!

  •  Last Sunday of the month
  •  9 am
  • Boatyard, Blackburn Point


2022 Regattas

Florida Masters Regatta
  • 8:00am EDT - 2:00pm EDT
  • May 7th, 2022
  • Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Lake County Scrimmage
  • 8:00am EDT - 2:00pm EDT
  • June 5th, 2022 
  • Location: Clermont, FL, USA
US Rowing Southeast Regional Championships
  • 8:00am EDT - 3:00pm EDT
  • June 25th, 2022 
  • Location: Aiken, SC, USA
Halifax Summer Regatta
  • 8:00am EDT - 2:00pm EDT
  • July 24th, 2022
  • Location: Daytona Beach, FL, USA
US Rowing Masters Nationals
  • 8:00am EDT - 4:00pm EDT
  • August 11th - 14th, 2022 
  • Location: Nathan Benderson Park, Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL, USA
World Rowing Masters Championships
  • 8:00am EDT - 5:00pm EDT
  • September 7th - 11th, 2022 
  • Location: Libourne, France

Members Corner


Morning coached row times
Be sure and check the Calendar for morning coached row times!


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

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