Sarasota Invitational

  • Hosted By: Sarasota County Rowing Club, Inc/dba Sarasota Masters
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

The beautiful new soon to be world class rowing facility at Nathan Benderson Lake in Sarasota is the site of the Sarasota Invitational.

This site already boasts a naturally straight shoreline, anchored Starting Docks, and Albano style buoys ever 10 meters.  The course is very fair to rowers in all lanes, and ample spectating areas can be found all along the shore.

The venue has the unique advantage of being in a sub-tropical setting, close to the interstate for ease of access, with a large number of hotels nearby.

Sarasota International Airport is a mere 6 miles away, and both Tampa International and Southwest Florida Int'l (Ft. Myers) are approx 70 miles away.  For those coming in from Orlando, the trip takes approx 2 hours.

Beautiful beaches, wonderful museums, theatre, more dining choices than you could hope for, and more all await you for the days you aren't rowing.  However, the weather allows for year round rowing in a variety of locales in Sarasota and Manatee, and the area was named the "Best Place to Retire and Row in the US" in Jan 2010.