OARS Youth Invitational

  • Mar 13, 2021
  • sprint
  • Orlando, FL (USA)
  • Hosted By: Orlando Area Rowing Society, Inc.
  • 2021 Registered Regatta

Coaches - Please read the NEWS section for all the updates we've sent out via email.


Welcome to the OARS Invitational! 

The Orlando Area Rowing Society is happy to once again host this event at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake on Saturday, March 13th.

The OARS Invitational Regatta is one of the premier rowing events in the southeast, traditionally attracting more than 1,000 rowers from around Florida and neighboring states. Racing takes place on a 1500m course on Turkey Lake, with races starting every 7 minutes. 

A complete regatta packet is available here: 2021 OARS Invitational

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake and the City of Orlando are allowing us to host this event with very strict Covid guidelines. All teams must adhere to the guidelines. Failure to do so will require your entire team to leave.

Covid guidelines: Information being updated constantly.

  • Limited capacity - 50% capacity. Because of this, we are limited to Florida teams only. 
  • Rowers, coaches, & support staff only. 
  • No Spectators.  1 parent per 10 kids allowed as support staff.  (100 kids = 10 parents)
  • Parents should drop off rowers and & return at the end of the day to pick them up.
  • Masks worn at all times
  • Social distancing required. Team tents may be set up near your trailer. All teams should keep their rowers in their immediate assigned space.
  • No bathrooms open. Port-o-lets will be placed strategically around your trailer area.
  • Team wellness checks required. Including temperature checks for all your athletes, coaches, and support staff. 
  • Due to county health codes, teams may not cook on site.  So no grills, cook tops, etc.  You may bring in food & set it up, but no cooking.

Parking Entrance Fee:  Bill Frederick Park is using a new entry system.  All entry to the park is pre-paid. Each team must pay an entrance to the park in advance.  


OARS Arrival/Parking Instructions

OARS Drop Off Permit

OARS Coach/Staff Permit  

Waiver Update:   

Because we are using USRowing referees, we have to be sanctioned by USRowing. This also ensures that your teams are covered if you use USRowing Insurance. Everyone will have to  complete the USRowing Waiver.  A new waiver was just updated last week.  Please send this out to all of your members to complete to be compliant for 2021:

  1. Go to https://membership.usrowing.org
  2. Click on Log In under Individuals and log in using your member number and password
  3. On your profile page, click the blue button “Sign Agreement & Waiver” and follow the steps on screen
  4. Done! Thank you for signing the latest version of the waiver
  5. If you are having difficulties, call USRowing directly (609) 751-0700

We will be using the NOARA waiver.  Please direct your teams here to sign the waiver.  This must be completed by Saturday, March 6th. Any entries without signed waivers will be scratched. 

If your team is not a member of FSRA,  you'll need to submit a certificate of insurance and NOARA waivers for all participants. You should have each member sign the waiver as unaffiliated.

Additional Information:

  • All boat trailers should be at the park and in position by 6:45 AM.
  • Coaches & Coxswain Meeting - Virtual! VIRTUAL C&C Meeting.
    • Middle School Coaches & Coxswains - in person meeting at 3:00 pm by the docks
  • We will have our t-shirt vendor on site for rowers to purchase regatta shirts & gear.

Boxed Lunches Available:

Sonny's will provide box lunches for your team:  Sonny's Menu

We are looking forward to a race day full of excitement and success on the water.  See you soon!

Kirsten Anderson



Website https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/index.jsp?job_id=7197&org_id=0
Contact Kirsten Anderson
Email [email protected]
Phone n/a
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Edward Murphy
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x $40.00
2x/2- $60.00
4x/4+ $90.00
8+ $110.00
Plus taxes if applicable