OARS Masters Invitational

  • Mar 10, 2024
  • sprint
  • Orlando, FL (USA)
  • Hosted By: Orlando Area Rowing Society, Inc.
  • USRowing Sanctioned Regatta

Daylight Saving Time (U.S.) 2024 begins at 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Set your clocks ahead one hour to 3:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to “spring forward” to Daylight Time.

Welcome to the 15th Annual OARS Masters Invitational! 

The OARS Masters will be hosting our event at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake on Sunday, March 10, 2024.  Come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while participating in top notch competition.  This race course is 1,000 meters on Turkey Lake, with a floating start.

Park Entrance Fee:   

There is a park entry fee at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake.  A separate pass will need to be purchased for each vehicle.  Please refer to the link below to determine which type of entrance pass to purchase.  All entrance passes need to be purchased in advance of race day. Bill Frederick Park will not accept cash at the gate. Please share this link with all of your team members, parents, boards & anyone coming to the regatta. https://oarsrowing.sportngin.com/register/form/615588985

 Waivers:

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 must complete the US Rowing Waiver. A new waiver was just updated last week. Please send this out to all of your members to complete to be compliant for 2024:

  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 Monday, March 4th. Any entries without signed waivers will be scratched. 

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

Please inform all your rowers, parents and friends that no drones are allowed at this event.

Volunteer Opportunities will be available! More information to follow!

Bill Frederick Park opens at 6:00am. It is preferred that trailers arriving for Sunday events, plan to be at the gate after 6:00pm on Saturday or 6:00am Sunday.  Contact regatta chair via email for afterhours gate access. NO Saturday practice is available due to the Youth Regatta that day.

Master’s races will award medals in each heat.   

The OARS Masters Invitational is free for all spectators, but there is a lot parking fee at Bill Frederick Park.  Spectators are invited to bring chairs or blankets for viewing along the lake.  

There will be food and merchandise vendors at the race site Sunday, for your convenience.  

Lunch Opportunities:  We will have two catering lunch options for you from Ellie Lou's BBQ and Fresh & Co. 

Fresh & Co:

Menu link https://www.freshandco.com/menu/

Contact  Bimal Patel 407-406-0924 / [email protected] or Janet Diaz 386-852-6741

Ellie Lous:

View the menu here:  Ellie Lou's Catering

Contact Sarah Zepeda, Sales and Catering, 321-695-6014 [email protected]

Additional Information:

  • All boat trailers should be at the park and in position by 6:00 AM on Sunday
  • Coaches & Coxswain Meeting will be virtual. A link will be available to view as we get closer to the regatta. 
  • We will have our t-shirt vendor on site for rowers to purchase regatta shirts & gear.
  • Bill Frederick Park does not allow cooking or grilling of food for any teams. Here are options for you:
    • You may use one of the grills in the park near one of the pavilions. These are available on a first come basis. Keep in mind that these are not near the tent or trailer area and are not large grills.
    • You may rent a pavilion or cabin that comes with a grill for your use.
    • You may bring in any other non-cooked food.
  • In case of bad weather, please review the Inclement Weather Plan

We are looking forward to another awesome day of racing!

Lisa Elkins and Megan VanWinkle – Regatta Co-Chairpersons

Website http://www.oarsrowing.com
Contact Lisa Elkins
Email [email protected]
Phone 407-797-2301
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Edward Murphy
Juniors No
High School No
Middle School Yes
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x $50.00
2x/2- $80.00
4x/4+ $100.00
8+ $125.00
Plus taxes if applicable