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South Orlando Rowing Association

2020 OARS Youth Invitational (HS)

  • 03/07/2020
  • Turkey Lake

OARS Youth Invitational

High School - March 7, 2020

The OARS Invitational Regatta is one of the premier rowing events in the southeast, traditionally attracting more than 1,000 rowers from around Florida and neighboring states. Racing takes place on a 1500m course on Turkey Lake, with races starting every 7 minutes. 

Who: All High School Rowers
When:   Saturday, March 7, 2020
Event Location: Bill Frederick Turkey Lake Park

3401 S Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
Parking: There will be a park entrance fee to enter Bill Frederick Turkey Lake Park

  • $2.00 - Single Admission
  • $5.00 - Admission for up to 6 in your vehicle 

The early morning line into Bill Frederick can be quite long in the early morning. This year Turkey Lake is looking to relieve the entry back up by using an online pre-paid entry system. Please click on the link below and buy your park pass for Saturday.   


Please remember to have your printed invoice or just show it from your phone.

Sign-up to assist with hospitality at the link below: Hospitality Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044BA8A82BA3F49-20202

Regatta Central Link: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=6638&org_id=0

Heat Sheet and Results Information: Will Update when posted by Host team.

This is also where results will be posted on race day 

SORA Schedule:




Line-ups are subject to change by the coaches. Please confirm all rowers races with coaching staff. 

Report Times

  • 6:45 am - Coxswains / Bow (7am Coxswain meeting)
  • 7:00 am - ALL Rowers

(Subject to change by Coach Tom and Coach Deidrah)

Please plan on a long line at entry and plan your arrival accordingly

*This is an in-town regatta, Rowers ARE allowed to drive themselves

Release Time:

ALL Rowers will be released at the conclusion of the regatta when all boats are loaded and secured.

Regatta Wear: 

Arrival: Hi-VIs SORA Shirt, black shorts or pants (Reminder - no stripes or markings of any other color)

Race Wear: Unisuits and Hi-Vis SORA Yellow hats

Approved Cold Weather Gear: Under Unisuits

White long sleeve compression shirt (No other colors or markings)

Black long compression pants(No other colors or markings)

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

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