Sarasota Invitational

  • Hosted By: Sarasota County Rowing Club, Inc/dba Sarasota Masters
  • 2017 Registered Regatta

Updated February 24, 2017

COACHES & COXSWAIN'S MEETING - will be held at 4:30pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday and Sunday in the bleachers.


INCLUSIVE ADAPTIVE 2X - We have added a new event (#67) at 3pm on Sunday.  Inclusive rowing involves one able-bodied rower and one adaptive rower, and has been a recent addition on the adaptive rowing scene.  We moved the other (non-inclusive) Adaptive 2x (#37) to right after lunch on Sunday.

PRACTICE TIMES:  On Friday, practice times will be 1pm to 5pm.  We need to clear the course for the Middle School races.  On Saturday, the course will be available for practice from 10 minutes after the last race until 6pm.  No practice allowed on the course in the morning on either Saturday or Sunday. Click here to download the visiting team traffic pattern.

EVENT ORDER CHANGE:  On Sunday, the Women's Master LtWt 2x (#47) has been moved to before the Men's Master 2x (#48) to allow more time before the Women's Master 2x (#51).  There still should be more than 90 minutes between the LW 1x (#41) and the LW 2x.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Middle School Exhibition races WILL be run on Friday evening about 5:30pm to minimize scheduling issues on Saturday.  If you are a coach who intends to have Middle School entries, please contact the director if you have a problem with Friday evening races.  To run most efficiently, we will use a floating start and race about 1000 meters.  The wave attenuator will be open so the kids will not have to row all the way down to the 2000 meter start to get on the course.

ROWING FOR LIFE COMPETITION: We will be having the Rowing for Life competition on Saturday again this year!   Each boat must be half juniors and half masters. The ideal plan would be for each club entering to have four masters and four juniors of the same gender and the same club.  Since that is not always possible, or if there are not enough entries to have separate men's and women's divisions, we will go with mixed events.  If a junior club does not have a masters affiliate, they can have masters from another club.  There are two $1000 prizes for the event, one for men and one for women.  If we have to go with mixed events, then the two prizes will be awarded to the first two finishers, if just one race; each winner, if two races; or the fastest two finishers if more than two races.  The $1000 goes to the Junior club, so, you Juniors, find some Masters to row with and compete for the prize!