Due to Covid-19 restrictions, SCRC made the difficult decision not to hold the Sarasota Invitational Regatta 2021. We are, of course, planning for the next SIR to be held February 25-28, 2022 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. Please check back soon for more information and to register for the next SIR.
SIR is a USRowing sanctioned event. Registering with USRowing means that our regatta is officially and nationally recognized as a safe and fair event, meeting the highest standards for American regattas.
SCRC is proud to host the Sarasota Invitational Regatta and greatly appreciates the more than 200 volunteers, numerous sponsors and over 1500 participants who help make this event possible.
SIR is held at Nathan Benderson Park, now a world-class rowing venue and North America's premier 2,000 meter sprint course and regatta center. The course includes a multi-function Finish-Line Tower and state-of-the-art wave attenuation system, now fully in place through the length of the course, making for calmer water in the event of easterly winds. All starts for the three days of racing are from fixed platforms and races are either 1500 meters or 1000 meters.