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.
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.