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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.

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 and learn how to join SCRC by clicking the link below.

Membership: Coaching is included!

Your SCRC Membership dues include participation in coached sessions with Coach Dragos Alexandru. Coach Alex, a former Olympic rower, is a well known leader in the Sarasota rowing community.  For the last 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 - the site of the 2018 Masters World Rowing 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. Just ten years later, there were almost 800 boat entries and over 1,500 individual competitors and the numbers are growing!

Folow the link below for information on the status of SIR 2021.

learn to row

In addition to our Masters Program, SCRC offers  Learn to Row classes. Participants enjoy coaching and on the water experience. After you have completed the LTR, you may join the club and continue to participate in Novice and Intermediate Rows, and even compete in Regattas. Join the fun!

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 Meeting

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 2
TIME: 6 p.m. 
LOCATION: Remote Meeting via Zoom -

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

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It's winter in Sarasota! Please check the temperature in the morning before leaving for the boatyard. If the temperature dips below 50 degrees, there will be NO COACHED ROW.

Starting Monday, December 28th, coached rows will begin at 6:45 AM to allow for more light on the water.


Today's Tide Chart HERE


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Winter Sculling Camp at NBP

Are you interested in attending a sculling camp this winter at Nathan Benderson Park? Click for more information.



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

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