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South Orlando Rowing Association

2019 Sarasota Invitational (HS)

  • 02/23/2019
  • Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Invitational

When:  Saturday, February 23, 2019

Event Location: Nathan Benderson Park

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235

Parking: There will be parking fee of $5

Please sign-up to assist with hospitality at the link below:

Hospitality Link:  


Regatta Central Link: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=6080&org_id=0 

Heat Sheet Information will be released later this week. 

SORA Schedule: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/entries/?job_id=6080&org_id=510

Report Times:

  • 6:45 am - Coxswains / Bow     
  • 7:15 am - Girls HS 1x and Boys HS 4x
  • 8:00 am - ALL Rowers

This is a out of town regatta rowers are not permitted to drive themselves. All rowers must ride over with a parent or ride-share with another rower family.

Regatta Wear: Arrive in your Hi-Vis Yellow shirts (SORA Logo) and black shorts or pants.

Race Wear: Unisuits and Hi-Vis Yellow hats

HI-Vis Yellow hats are REQUIRED in all races. New hats can be purchased for $20 please see Kelly to purchase

See You Saturday,
Kelly Hagan
SORA Program Director


If you are interested in staying overnight, SORA has arranged for a room block. Details below. 

Sarasota Invitational  - Room Block

February 22 - February 23, 2019

SORA has an e-booking at the Hyatt Place, Lakewood Ranch, it is easy an easy way for you to book a stay with other SORA families the night before Sarasota Invitational

Hyatt Place -Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch (5 Minutes from the Venue)

6021 Exchange Way, 
Bradenton, FL 34202

Please click on the link below to book your room and follow the steps below.  


Booking Method:

  • Enter Arrival & Departure (2/22/2019, 2/23/2019) 
  • Click “CHECK RATES” to complete the booking process
  • The room-block is under the name,SORA
  • We have 10 2-queen bed rooms + 5 king with pullout sofa @ $190+12% tax per room per night
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center, business center and guest laundry
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Complimentary express check-out at 12:00 Noon
  • A credit card is required at the time of booking
  • Cancellation policy– cancel by 3PM EST 4-day prior to arrival to avoid the penalty which is one-night room charge
  • Cutoff date is Friday, February 8th(the last day to make a reservation in your room-block at your special group rate)

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