Upcoming events

    • 10/17/2017
    • 4:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 7055 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32822
    Registration is closed

    This is our first ever Spirt Night at McDonald's. From 5:00-8:00 SORA will get 20% of all proceeds from those ordering their meals and presenting the flyer we'll provide. We would love to see all our SORA families in attendance. Middle School... we know you have practice but we'll see you afterwards :) 

    We need people wearing SORA gear to help run this event. We're looking for 4 adults who can arrive at 4:45 for a briefing and then 6 people who can cover 6:00-8:00. Obviously the more the merrier so even if you don't sign up to cover a shift, we want/need you there to support this event. 

    The way this works is that the flyers you will get via email need to be brought to the counter when the guest places their order. We can distribute these flyers to friends, family and the community prior to the event but we cannot pass them out at McDonald's that night. 

    Please join us and help make this a great fundraiser for SORA!

    • 10/17/2017
    • 5:45 PM
    • 10/26/2017
    • 7:45 PM
    • Isle of Pines Park, 13690 Lake Mary Jane Rd. Orlando, FL 32832
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    NEW DATES...  Oct 17, 19, 24 and 26.

    This event is confirmed and we are accepting registrants. As of now, we will be holding the learn-to-row at Isle of Pines Park, 13690 Lake Mary Jane Rd. Orlando, FL 32832


    This 4-session learn to row is the perfect way to try a new sport without a large time or financial commitment!

    Only $50 for 4 practices, you will learn to row both on the erg (rowing machine) and on the water.

    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  Participants should wear comfortable workout clothes & bring a refillable water bottle.

    • 10/21/2017

    October 12, 2017 - 1st info posted.
    October 13, 2017 - Report times & Release time posted.
    October 13, 2017 - Hospitality Signup Link added

    Regatta details are available https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=5022  


    Lake Alto Park - 17800 NE 134th Pl, Waldo, FL 32694

    This is a new venue for Gator Head that we have not been to in the past. Please keep that in mind if you are a returning rower/family.

    PARKING: There is parking for Team Trailers, food trailers, and coaches at Lake Alto Park. We also have several handicap parking spots available. There will be signs leading Parents and Spectators to an adjacent lot for parking. All parking areas are within easy walking distance to the team trailers and tents. Parking is $5.00 for all vehicles other than boat/food trailers. 

TEAM TENTS: Each team will have an assigned spot for their team tent. Grilling is allowed in designated area. VIEWING: There is viewing near the launch site of the race course. Please stay behind roped off areas. This area is just steps away from our team tents!. There is also viewing from an observation dock at the 3000m mark of the 5K course. Those wishing to view from here may take a shuttle and golf cart to the observation area.

    MORNING COFFEE AND BREAKFAST STOP:  There will be coffee and light breakfast items available for purchase from 6:30a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

    CAFE GAR Menu:  Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sweet Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Beans, Cole Slaw and Drinks.  These items are for purchase. The food at this regatta is going to be very good, our grill master will start smoking the meats at midnight the night before and cookin’ all night!

    T-SHIRTS:  There are many choices and something for everyone. We will have long sleeve, short sleeve, tank tops, and many different colors to choose from. All teams’ names registered by standard deadline are listed on the back of the shirts! These shirts have been pre-printed so they will last a long time! Please visit our T-Shirt Tent and find your favorite shirt, credit cards will be taken at this location. 



    Please submit your waiver ASAP.  To submit your NOARA online waiver:  http://www.noara.org/index.php?option=com_chronocontact&chronoformname=waiver_fl_scholastic

    HOSPITALITY will have breakfast, lunch, snacks and water for our rowers. The GAR Cafe will be open beginning at 6:30 a.m.  We encourage parents to support the host team by stopping by for breakfast or lunch.


    Coxswains and 1x rowers: 7:00am
    All others: 7:45am


    4:30 P.M. (subject to change based on final schedule)

    Rowers must stay at the regatta for the duration of the event.

    This is an OUT OF TOWN regatta.  Rowers are NOT allowed to drive to or from the regatta.


    Light Breakfast, Water, Lunch and Snacks are being prepared for our rowers.  Additional concessions should be available on site.

    Link for Hospitality Sign Up: 


    We ask that everyone visit that link to see what they can help with.

    • 10/28/2017

    October 16, 2017 - 1st info posted.
    October 17, 2017 - Ariel Overview Map Added

    Regatta details are available https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=4942&org_id=0  


    Address: 7601 US-301, Tampa, FL 33637 (see details below)

    The event is held at the Tampa By-Pass Canal at Harney Park.
    Take I-4 (or the Crosstown) east to Highway 301. Exit and head North
    on Highway 301. The Park and By-Pass Canal is about 1 mile north of
    I-4 on the right.  The entrance is adjacent to Mike’s BBQ.  The
    address for Mike's BBQ is 7117 N US Highway 301 Tampa, FL 33610 if you
    want to GPS something close to the course.

    Robert's notes: This is a great course, with very good viewing but having been a few times, I tend to have to hunt around for it. Some GPS gets you right there, others takes you a bit off course. You're usually best to follow GPS until you get to the area, then follow the directions provided.





    TBD (but should be fairly early AM, 8-9)


    TBD (but expect a full day)



    • 11/11/2017
    • 11/12/2017
    • Agusta, GA

    For the first time ever, SORA's high school rowers will be heading to the Head of the South regatta in Augusta, GA. This is a race that coach Terry holds in high esteem and will serve as our Fall travel regatta. 

    UPDATE: If you are/have a freshman rower, please talk to coach Terry before registering. 

    Regatta Fee: $275

    Includes: Regatta fees, transportation, hotel (4 per room decided upon by coaches), breakfast at the hotel, lunch at the venue (hospitality) and one team dinner. 

    Rowers will need money for lunch on Friday and Sunday and one dinner as well as any souvenirs, regatta shirts, snacks, etc.

    Regatta Information: 

    Regatta Location: 101 Riverfront Drive, August, GA
    Dates: November 11-12
    Regatta Website: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=5053

    ALL rowers will travel in team vans up to the venue and back. Any questions about this should be directed to coach Terry.

    Departure Time: Friday, November 10th, 9am
    Departure Location: Lake Nona Publix Parking Lot - 10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832 (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)
    (No overnight parking so we ask that all rowers be dropped off. Pickup from rower homes may be available if need be)
    Anticipated Return Time: Sunday, November 12th, 5:00pm


    This regatta is registered with USRowing and requires the once-a-year USRowing waiver. ALL rowers will need at least a basic membership ($7.95 a year). Some of the regional level and beyond regattas in the spring will require the full membership but you can upgrade at a later time.

    Waiver Link: https://membership.usrowing.org 

    If you have not ever been a US Rowing member, you will need to sign up for a new account. If you are a returning rower, you will likely need to renew your account for this season. 

    Team Hotel: 

    Hampton Inn and Suites Augusta/Washington Road I-20

    Parent Booking Information: 

    We have a limited number of rooms 

    For parents who wish to make reservations over the phone, please call the hotel directly at 706-738-4567. In order to receive the group rate, guests need to mention the following:

    1. Name of the property: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Augusta-Washington Rd.

    2. Property Address: 3028 B Washington Rd. Augusta, GA

    3. Group Name: “SORA Parent Block”

    4. Group code: “SOR”

    For parents who wish to make reservations online:

    Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=AGSWRHX&spec_plan=CHHSOR&arrival=20171110&departure=20171112&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
    Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites Augusta/Washington Road I-20
    Group Name: SORA Parent Block
    Arrival Date: 10-Nov-2017
    Departure Date: 12-Nov-2017
    Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.

    • 12/04/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 12278 Narcoosee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832

    Let's get all hands on deck at the Lake Nona Chipotle for some great food and fundraising for SORA. 50% of all proceeds from those ordering and presenting our flyer will go directly to SORA. 
    This event requires guests to present this flyer either on your smart phone or printed out. We can't distribute flyers on spirit night so please download the flyer and pass it along to all your friends and family to present when they order their meals. 

    Flyer Direct Link: flyer.pdf

    • 03/22/2018
    • 03/25/2018
    • San Diego, CA

    This event is for our LTA (Full Slide) adult Veterans who row with the SORA Masters Programs.

    In partnership with USRowing Freedom Rows, SORA will send Veterans to race in the San Diego Crew Classic Regatta https://www.crewclassic.org/2017-race-schedule/

    Based on the 2017 schedule, we anticipate the Freedom Rows race to be on Saturday.

    For more information, contact Katie@soracrew.com


Past events

09/20/2017 Unisuit Orders (High School)
09/19/2017 September Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
08/27/2017 SORA Annual Open House & Pancake Paddle
08/22/2017 HS Returning Parent Mandatory Information Meeting
08/22/2017 August Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
07/31/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 5)
07/25/2017 July Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
07/24/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 4) - 1 week + Halifax Summer Regatta
07/10/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 3)
06/20/2017 June Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
06/19/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 2)
06/11/2017 SORA HS - Club Nationals (Ohio) Training - WEEKLY TRAINING WITHOUT REGATTA
06/05/2017 Summer Rowing (Session 1)
06/03/2017 Middle School End of Year party
06/01/2017 SORA HS - Club Nationals (Ohio) Training (including Regatta)
05/26/2017 High School End of Year Ceremony
05/20/2017 FL Masters Regatta (HS, MS, Adult & Adaptive)
05/16/2017 May Learn to Row - Tues/Thurs evenings
05/13/2017 USRowing Southeast Youth Championships
04/28/2017 2017 Sweep States (HS Only)
04/24/2017 2016-2017 SORA Yearbook Ad/Shout Out
04/07/2017 State Sculling Championships
04/01/2017 2017 Eastern District Championships (HS Only)
03/18/2017 Tampa Mayors Cup - Saturday 3/18
03/12/2017 2017 OARS Regatta (MS, Masters, Adaptive)
03/11/2017 2017 OARS Regatta (HS)
03/05/2017 2017 Jake Snyder Regatta (MS only)
02/25/2017 2017 Sarasota Invitational (HS Only)
02/18/2017 2017 Battle of the Blues Lunch Pre-order
02/18/2017 2017 Battle of the Blues (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
02/11/2017 2017 Novice Regatta (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
01/28/2017 2017 Southern Erg Sprints (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
01/20/2017 2017 Kickoff Pot-Luck Dinner
01/16/2017 Open Board Meeting - January
12/10/2016 Dec 10 Winter Springs/Oviedo Parade - Middle School Fundraiser
12/10/2016 Winter Springs - Oviedo SORA BOOTH
12/08/2016 SORA Vinyl Sticker - S with crossed oars & crest
11/19/2016 2016 Head of the Giblet Vendor
11/13/2016 2016 Head of The Giblet Work Day
11/10/2016 Giblet Work Day (during Middle School Practice)
11/07/2016 2016 Giblet Team Lunch Pre-Order
11/04/2016 2016 Head of the Hooch (HS Varsity & Select Novice)
10/22/2016 2016 Gatorhead Regatta (HS/MS)
10/15/2016 2016 1st coast (HS - All Varsity & Select Novice)
10/12/2016 Adjusted Practice Schedule (week of 10/10)
09/13/2016 Middle School Parent's Meeting
09/03/2016 Saturday Clinic with Ben Davison
08/20/2016 2016 Pancake Paddle & Open House
08/01/2016 Summer Rowing Session 4
08/01/2016 Adult Evening Learn to Row Session 3
07/23/2016 2016 Halifax Summer Regatta
07/11/2016 Summer Rowing Session 3
07/11/2016 Adult Evening Learn to Row Session 2
06/27/2016 Summer Rowing Session 2
06/27/2016 Adult Evening Learn to Row Session 1
06/13/2016 Summer Rowing Session 1
05/21/2016 End of Year Banquet & Awards Ceremony
05/18/2016 SORA Yearbook Ad/Shout Out
05/13/2016 Southeast Regionals (HS Only)
05/07/2016 Florida Masters (HS, MS, Mast, Adaptive)
04/29/2016 Sweep States (HS Only)
04/15/2016 Sculling States (HS Only)
04/03/2016 Jake Snyder Regatta (MS)
04/02/2016 Eastern District Championships (HS Only)
03/14/2016 Open Board Meeting - March
03/13/2016 OARS Regatta (MS, Masters, Adaptive)
03/12/2016 OARS Regatta (HS)
02/20/2016 Novice Regatta (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
02/13/2016 Erg Sprints (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
01/23/2016 Citrus Sprints (HS/MS) SUNDAY
01/21/2016 Kickoff Dinner
01/18/2016 Open Board Meeting
12/09/2015 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections
11/22/2015 Head of The Giblet Clean Up Day
11/21/2015 Head of the Giblet (HS/MS/Mast/Adaptive)
11/21/2015 Head of the Giblet Vendor
11/21/2015 Gobbler Sandwich Lunch Pre-Order (Teams only)
11/21/2015 Head of the Giblet Middle School
11/20/2015 Head of The Giblet Work Day
11/14/2015 Head of The Giblet Work Day
11/12/2015 Head of The Giblet Prep Day
11/06/2015 Head of the Hooch (HS Only)
10/29/2015 Giblet Volunteer Information Meeting
10/20/2015 High school learn to row
10/19/2015 October Open Board Meeting
10/17/2015 Gatorhead Regatta (HS/MS)
10/10/2015 1st coast (HS - All Varsity & Select Novice)
09/15/2015 Learn to Row Event - 9/15, 9/17, 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, 10/1
08/29/2015 Pancake Paddle
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