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East County Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 12 months ago

Sarasota Rowing launches 10th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta

Rowers of all ages turned out for the event in Nathan Benderson Park.
by: Brynn Mechem Staff Writer

A record number 1,500 athletes, comprising 71 teams, competed in the 10th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta.

Rowers ranging in age — middle school to 85 years old — and experience — novice to former professionals — competed over the weekend.   

Middle school and high school students competed on a 1,500-meter course Friday and Saturday, while the masters — anyone over 21 — will compete Sunday on a 1,000 meter course.  

Youth and masters competed together in eight-man boats for the “Rowing for Life” race, sponsored by Allegiant Private Advisors, where youth and masters work together in eight-man boats. The fist team to cross finish line received a $1,000 donation to the youth team.


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