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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.  

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 George Alexandru Sarasota Invitational Regatta held annually at Nathan Benderson Park.

Membership Information and Registration

If you are new to rowing and would like to enroll in our next learn to row class please click here to be added to our waitlist.

We are not accepting new members at this time due to safety issues related to coaching and equipment restrictions.  We will review this policy periodically.  If you would like to be informed of when we have availability, please complete this application.

If you are a returning member and would like to renew your membership please contact the membership director.


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

From 7:00am - 9:00am each day, this class taught the rowing fundamentals in both an 8+ and a quad. 

If you would like to register for the next Learn to Row class, please click this link and your name will be added to the wait list.  When the next class date is chosen you will be notified.

Membership includes coaching

Your SCRC Membership dues include access to coached rowing sessions. Coached rowing sessions are typically scheduled both on and off the water each week. 

George Alexandru Sarasota Invitational Regatta (SIR) is ON!!

Experience the excitement of sprint racing on one of the best rowing venues in the country! The George Alexandru 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

Here's a little entertainment option for after your races: