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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 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 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 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. Just ten years later, there were almost 800 boat entries and over 1,500 individual competitors and the numbers are growing.

Save the date! SIR 2022 will be February 25-27.

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

Upcoming Regattas

SCRC will be participating in the following regattas in 2021. SCRC members can sign up by going to the Members Tab for the link. Spaces are limited so sign up early!

Clermont - June 26
Halifax Regatta - July 25 
Masters Nationals - Aug. 12-15 
Sarasota 5000 - Oct. 2 
Gator Head Regatta - Oct. 23
Head of the Hooch - Nov. 6-7


SCRC Board Meeting

WHEN:  1st Tuesday of every month
TIME: 7 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!



WHEN: February 25-27, 2022
WHERE: Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota

Watch this page for more information.

Members Corner

Halloween Costumed Row Contest:
Wear a costume or colorful outfit to row on Sunday, October 31st and compete for a trophy.  Our costume party will also serve as our kick-off for our monthly Sunday potlucks.
Committee / Regatta Signups: 
Members, sign in and click the "Members" tab to sign up for SCRC Volunteer Committees as well as upcoming regattas. 




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

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