Sarasota Invitational Regatta

The Sarasota Invitational is hosted by the Sarasota County Rowing Club. Learn more on Regatta Central.

When: Saturday, 2/24/2024

Where: Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir., Sarasota, FL 34235

Student-Athlete Arrival Time: All rowers must arrive at the tent by 6:30 AM. This requires rowers to be dropped
by 6:15AM to give enough time to walk to the tent.

Regatta End Time: Our last race is scheduled for 5:40 PM, and please keep in mind that the schedule may change without notice.

Parking: Parking fee is $10/car. Due to the Circus, parking for both participants and spectators has to be off-island,  near the new Mote Aquarium (under construction) to the northwest of the island and by the Homewood Suites hotel (both in easy walking distance).  There will be signage at both locations. The Homewood lot is approached when heading south on N. Cattleman Rd just before turning east towards the finish tower; the Mote lot is accessed when heading NW on N. Cattleman Rd, just past the playground area (at the finish line) of the Park. Check here for a map and potential parking updates.

Hotel: Nathan Benderson is a 55 mile drive from HHS. There are still a few hotels available if you
chose to stay over in Sarasota, click here.

TeamSnap App: A reminder, as stated in the participation policy you signed, student-athletes and parents will be expected to use only HHSRC platforms, which are TeamSnap and Remind, for official team communications. Look to TeamSnap especially on Regatta days, to ask or answer questions, and receive race updates. Now is a good time to double-check your account and ensure your contact information is correct.

Hospitality Trailer and Tent Location: TBD

Hospitality Food Payment: Food For Student-Athletes, Team Family Members, and Fans of HHSRC - The cost per person is $15 for a hot breakfast and a hot lunch.

Breakfast Menu: French toast, eggs, and bacon plus fruit and yogurt parfaits

Lunch Menu: Grilled chicken and veggie burgers with potato salad and Coleslaw

Snacks: Fruit, peanut butter, rice cakes, energy bars

 Please pay by Midnight, February 16, 2024. Purchasing in advance not only guarantees you have food, it also cuts down on waste. Payment will not be accepted the day of the event. Wristbands will be given to those who paid.

We are no longer taking payments at this time. Please contact for assistance.

Club Volunteers: We can't participate in this regatta without help from the parents. Please sign up to help out and earn volunteer hours for the spring season. Please visit this link for more information about club families' required volunteer hours. Please self report your hours after the event here.

Regatta Volunteers: If you would like to also volunteer for the regatta host, please visit this link. There are many opportunities to help out. Volunteering for the regatta host gives you a unique view of the regatta that you don't get from the shore! Regatta volunteer hours earned count towards the club's required volunteer hours. Please self report your hours after the event here.

Boat Assignments: Boat assignments - Please keep in mind that times are tentative and subject to change without notice.

Event times: Event times can be found here.

Oar Blade Identifier: Follow this link to the teams attending this regatta.

What to wear: Student-athletes are required to wear their unisuit.

What to Bring, What to Know:  Look for the team hospitality trailer, and team flag! Bring your own chairs, a hat, binoculars, sunscreen, bug spray, and wear your best crew t-shirt! For a more complete list of what to bring, refer to this page


Race Map:

scattered clouds
62% humidity
wind: 15m/s ENE
H 91 • L 85
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

If you have any questions, please contact any board member by email at  We welcome your input!

HHSRC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donations to the Club are tax-deductible under the IRS Code.