Summer Festival of Rowing Regatta

(Wednesday, July 10- Saturday, July 13, 2024)


The Summer Race Like No Other-You Don't Want To Miss It!

The race guarantees side-by-side racing experience in all boat categories. We challenge everyone to race in a 1x as well as get into many larger boat categories and the race schedule is set up to do so. We invite college coaches to watch rowing up close in launches during scheduled times around the racing to benefit all involved. The unique race schedule also allows for development opportunities to continue throughout the days of racing. The race also offers the SUMMER COMPOSITE CLASH - a fun new opportunity to test racing skills while opening up relationships between individuals and programs.

Why The Summer Festival of Rowing?

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This Summer

No Time Trials: We believe more is learned in head to head racing. We will use 10 lanes and get everyone racing experience.

Entry Fees: They are much more affordable than other summer racing opportunities.

Housing Ease: Sarasota is set up for visitors and we have plenty of affordable options to choose from with Pellucid Travel.
2024 Summer Festival of Rowing Booking Link

Schedule: The schedule allows coaches to race their rowers in as many categories as they choose. Sweep, scull, small boats, big boats, coastal boats all are spaced in a way to allow everyone to race as much as they choose to.

Need help with boats?: We have local organizers that can help you find some equipment for your rowers. We have a number of teams and companies we can turn to to help ease your trailering needs.

Recruiting: Athletes will receive better access to college coaches (and vice versa) than any other race. The race schedule has planned times outside of racing for college coaches to ride along and watch rowers in action and follow up with meetings to discuss great fits for both college and high school rower or coxswain. We will again run a college fair and offer an opportunity for college coaches to watch the rowers rowing (names and info provided to the college coaches). Check out the testimonial from a college coach from a large D1 program who attended in 2023:

"The RCA staff did a great job of working with the college coaches to engage and connect with prospective student-athletes. Our sport is missing out on Showcae style events and I think it's great that RCA is working to provide that type of experience. College fairs often leave college coaches watching from the shore, but the Rowing Festival provided the opportunity to watch practice from a launch, talk with coaches, and connect during a dedicated fair time - they hit the trifecta. I look forward to seeing waht they can do as more athletes get involved!"




Hear from out participants

In a short amount of time we have made a serious impact on youth rowing.