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  • 03/27/2019 7:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2019 Spring Travel Information

    We are very excited for the start of our 2019 Spring Travel Season. Here is a general overview of travel regatta information and costs for the three regattas that have been planned at this time. SE Regional Championships will be a small select group, those rowers will be notified by Coach Terry if they will be attending. Detailed Information for Miami has already been sent out. Detailed information for both Sculling and Sweep states will be out in the coming days. All questions in regards to if your rower is or is not rowing in the following regattas, should be directed to Coach Terry.

    Miami International Regatta - April 5th - April 6th

    Rower registration - $175

    Included in the registration fee is the following:

    • Transportation 

    • Lodging - 1 night
    • Hospitality will provide nutritious snacks and lunch on Saturday at the regatta
    • Regatta fees
    • Boat transportation

    Venue: Miami Rowing Club

    3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

    Departure: Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 3:00pm
    Lake Hart/Moss Park Publix parking lot
    10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832
    (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)

    Return: Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - Evening

    We will be departing Miami immediately following the regatta and return to Lake Nona

    Lake Hart/Moss Park Publix parking lot
    10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832
    (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)

    Hotel: HIlton Garden Inn  - 305-854-2070
    2500 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129
    www.HGIMiamiBrickellSouth.com

    FSRA Sculling States - April 12th - April 14th

    Rower registration - $250

    Included in the registration fee is the following:

    • Transportation
    • Lodging - 2 nights
    • Friday Night Pasta Dinner at hotel
    • Hospitality will provide nutritious snacks and a catered lunch on both Saturday and Sunday at the regatta.
    • Hospitality Tent Rental - 20 x 20 tent, Nathan Benderson rules state that you must rent a tent from them if it is over 10 x 10
    • Regatta fees
    • Boat transportation

    Venue: Nathan Benderson Park
    5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

    Departure: Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 11:45am
    Lake Hart/Moss Park Publix parking lot
    10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832  
    (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)

    Return: Sunday, April 14th, 2019 - Evening

    We will be departing Sarasota immediately following the regatta and return to Lake Nona

    Lake Hart/Moss Park Publix parking lot
    10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832  
    (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)

    Hotel Hyatt Place - Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch - 2.5 miles to venue

    6021 Exchange Way, Bradenton , Florida 34202
    www.sarasota.lakewoodranch.place.hyatt.com
    941-748-3100

    FSRA Sweep States - April 26th - April 28th

    Rower registration - $250

    Included in the registration fee is the following:

    • Transportation
    • Lodging - 2 nights
    • Friday Night Pasta Dinner at hotel
    • Hospitality will provide nutritious snacks and a catered lunch on both Saturday and Sunday at the regatta.
    • Hospitality Tent Rental - 20 x 20 tent, Nathan Benderson rules state that you must rent a tent from them if it is over 10 x 10
    • Regatta fees
    • Boat transportation

    Venue: Nathan Benderson Park
    5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

    Departure: Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 11:45am
    Lake Hart/Moss Park Publix parking lot
    10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832  
    (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)

    Return: Sunday, April 28th, 2019 - Evening

    We will be departing Sarasota immediately following the regatta and return to Lake Nona

    Lake Hart/Moss Park Publix parking lot
    10615 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando, FL 32832  
    (Corner of Moss Park Rd & Narcoossee)

    Hotel: LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Sarasota I-75- 3 miles to venue
    5931 Commercial Way, Sarasota, FL 34232
    www.lq.com
    941-342-8778

    Text Sign-up for regatta specific information:  This is the best way to get up to the minute information. Information will be sent out via text the entire weekend.

    Miami International Text to 81010 the message @9h96dk

    FSRA Sculling States Text to 81010 the message @scull2

    FSRA Sweep States Text to 81010 the message @sweep20

    Packing list:

    • SORA duffle or similar SMALL DUFFLE ONLY 
    Regatta Wear and Travel Wear
    • Unisuit
    • Hi-Vis Yellow Shirt and Hat
    • Solid black shorts or pants. (no stripes or markings of any other color)
    • SORA jacket or black SORA half-zip pullover.
    Travel Gear
    • Warm-weather practice gear
    • Rain gear
    • SORA practice/regatta clothes for 2 Regatta Day
    • Non- Racing gear for Friday - Sunday
    • Toiletries
    • Refillable water bottle
    • SMALL backpack for daily regatta gear

    Meals: The rowers should have money for all non-provided meals.

    Miami

    Friday  

    • Dinner on own

    Saturday  

    • Breakfast at the hotel - No Cost
    • Lunch provided by SORA - No Cost
    • Dinner on own after Regatta

    Sculling States

    Friday            

    • Lunch on their own
    • Dinner Pasta Dinner provided by SORA

    Saturday

    • Breakfast at the hotel - No Cost
    • Lunch provided by SORA - No Cost
    • Dinner on own - Transportation will be provided

    Sunday

    • Breakfast at the hotel - No Cost
    • Lunch provided by SORA - No Cost
    • Dinner on own after Regatta

    Sweep States

    • Friday Lunch on their own
    • Dinner Pasta Dinner provided by SORA

    Saturday

    • Breakfast at the hotel - No Cost
    • Lunch provided by SORA No Cost
    • Dinner on own - Transportation will be provided

    Sunday

    • Breakfast at the hotel - No Cost
    • Lunch provided by SORA No Cost
    • Dinner on own after Regatta

    Nathan Benderson Updated Rules and Information

    • Parking: $5 parking fee per day
    • Tents: No tents allowed on the beach.
    Spectator Bike Path:

    Spectators are welcome to bring their own bikes. All public areas are accessible, except only coaches are allowed on the Coaches' Ride Along Path on the western shoreline. There is a secondary path which is available to Spectators slightly west of the Coaches' Path

    Regatta Tower Access:

    Regatta VIP tower tickets will be $10 per day advance sales / $15 at the door. Purchase tickets at this link: https://www.regattacentral.com/clubs/?org_id=1583

    Limited number of Tower Access tickets will be sold. Tower opens at 7:30am Tickets provide access to the 2nd floor only.

    Emergency Contact Numbers

    Coach Terry Davison 352-422-7366
    Kelly Hagan - SORA Program Coordinator 407-744-6298
    Dave Keezel - SORA Board President 407-920-1971

    If you have any questions, contact Kelly Hagan, Coach Terry, or any member of the SORA Board.

  • 02/25/2019 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are making some changes to the store. It will be back soon. 

  • 01/30/2019 8:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HS Rowers and Families,

    As we gear up this week for the start of Sprint Season starting with Novice regatta on Saturday, February 2nd and Southern Erg Sprints the following Saturday February 9th, I would like to inform you of a change in our typical schedule. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will be making a quick trip to Ireland tomorrow returning next Thursday prior to Erg sprints. With this unexpected trip I am confident that I have a good plan in place to keep the momentum going.   

    I am confident that our Novices are ready for our first big race of the Spring Season. Typically the week or two prior to erg sprints most of the focus is on spending time on the erg and this year is no different. However, many of our rowers have, or have access to, ergs at their homes and local gyms. Because of this ALL erg days will be completed at HOME.

    If you do not have an erg, please speak to either Kelly or Coach Katie about borrowing/signing out one from the club.  

    The schedule is as follows (this information can also be found on the SORA Calendar):

    • Wednesday, January 30th Regular practice at the park 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    • Thursday, January 31st Practice for ALL high school rowers - Boat Loading
    • Friday, February 1st 
      • Novice OFF - Rest day
      • HS Varsity ERG day
      • 4K steady state, 3 x 750, 3 minutes rest
    • Saturday, February 2nd Novice Regatta
      • HS Varsity encouraged to attend regatta, we will have two ergs there for training
      • 3K steady state, 5 x 500, 2 minutes rest
    • Sunday, February 3rd Rest Day
    • Monday, February 4th Erg Day for ALL
      • 3K steady state, 3 x 1000, 100 on 100 off, 3 minutes rest
    • Tuesday, February 5th Regular practice at the park -  3:30pm - 5:30pm
    • Wednesday, February 6th Erg Day for ALL
      • 2K steady state, 3 x 300-  80%, 1:30 rest, 1500 Piece
    • Thursday, February 7th Regular practice at the park - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
    • Friday, February 8th  Rest Day
    • Saturday, February 9th Southern Erg Sprints - details to follow

    Information on Novice Regatta - This Saturday, February 2nd is Novice regatta at Turkey Lake, it is a in-town regatta. Coach Katie and Coach Joe will both be in attendance, in addition to our Program Director Kelly Hagan and many of our Board members to assist. While this is a regatta that is focused on our Novice and Middle School teams, we highly encourage our Varsity girls and boys to attend to support the rest of the team and help out in the absence of myself.

    Arrival Times for Rowers

    • Coaches and Coxswains 6:30am
    • All Rowers 7:00am

    If you have any questions. Please feel free to reach out to me or anyone else on staff. 

    Thank you,
    Coach Terry

  • 01/22/2019 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Miami, Fl - Miami Rowing Club

    Homewood Suites - Miami Downtown/Brickell
    1750SW 1st Ave.
    Miami, FL 33125
    305-285-7112

    www.miamidowntownbrickell.homewoodsuites.com


    Sarasota, Fl - Nathan Benderson Park

    Hyatt Place - Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch - 2.5 miles to venue
    6021 Exchange Way
    Bradenton , Florida 34202
    941-748-3100


    Sarasota, Fl - Nathan Benderson Park

    LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Sarasota I-75- 3 miles to venue
    5931 Commercial Way
    Sarasota, FL 34232

    941-342-8778


    Oak Ridge, TN - Melton Lake

    Staybridge Suites Knoxville West - 15.9 miles to venue
    11319 Campbell Lakes Drive
    Knoxville, TN  37934

    865-675-7829


    Sarasota, Fl - Nathan Benderson Park

    Hyatt Place - Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch - 2.5 miles to venue
    6021 Exchange Way
    Bradenton , Florida 34202

    941-748-3100

  • 11/14/2018 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Middle School: No Practice

    High School: Mon, Tues & Wed 8am-10am

  • 09/04/2018 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors of the South Orlando Rowing Association wants to welcome each of you to the 2018-2019 rowing season. While we are a non-profit organization established to promote rowing and build competitive teams, we are also a collection of rowers, parents and enthusiasts who are excited to watch these athletes do what they love to do most of all...race!

    Lead again by Terry Davison, our veteran coaching staff returns for another champion-producing season, but our summer lineup began with a novice Board of Directors. Together, we are deeply committed to keeping SORA a great place to row. Each one of us is eager to see your athlete thrive. We are grateful for your interest and welcome your comments. Your inquiries can be sent to any one of us via email, or feel free to catch us in the boatyard or on race day. Additionally, this Board would like to offer a hearty, “Thank you!” to the last Board of Directors for their tireless efforts. Thank you for keeping SORA - and all of us - going strong.

    Also new to the 2018-2019 SORA lineup is Program Coordinator, Kelly Hagan. She will collaborate with the Board and coaches to help make sure we are compliant, on track, and best meeting both individual and team needs. You can contact Kelly at kelly@soracrew.com.  Robert McClory returns to keep our website current, to assist with online member interactions, and to keep our rowers’ accounts up-to-date. Robert is best reached at support@soracrew.com

    Also back again are many of you - our tireless volunteers. Thank you for your efforts at the successful Breakfast at the Boatyard event. We appreciate your time and look forward to working with you more throughout the season. Your contributions make a significant difference and SORA would not be the same without you.

    This new season holds a lot of potential for our teams. While life in any organization is always changing, there are some things that are constant. Fast rowers in fast boats means fast fun...and we plan on helping create a lot of that while we cheer your athlete on.

    Until we see you - row fast, work hard, and have fun. And GO SORA!

    Sincerely,

    Dave Keezel, President - dkeezel@gmail.com
    Susie Schmideler, 1st Vice-President - qmaliblue@gmail.com
    Amy Morris, 2nd Vice-President - amyjomorris@gmail.com
    Mike Cogen, Treasurer - cogen@mpinet.net
    Amy Hillis, Secretary - amy.hillis@gmail.com

  • 08/22/2018 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The time has come to register for our High School and Middle School 2018-2019 Season. Click here to go to the registration page

    Most of the details for the upcoming season can be found on that page or on our website but we will have a Parent's Meeting soon to fill you in on what to expect this year. 

  • 06/26/2018 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 06/08/2018 8:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SORA's Lightweight Girls 4+ Nationals Schedule (Eastern time... and as always subject to change):


    • Time Trial - Fri 12:33pm
    • Reps (2 Flights) - Fri 5:52pm
    • Semis (2 Flights)- Sat 12:52pm
    • (A) Final - Sun 12:20pm

    Live broadcasts from Nationals: 

    Main Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg

    Friday Reps: https://youtu.be/8b-CNRn0Q_A
    Saturday Semi's: https://youtu.be/hM9Q2O51-mY
    Sunday Finals: https://youtu.be/6Ny4DOTiVQc

    Heat sheet is here: https://www.herenow.com/results/#/races/20504/heats

    Results here: https://www.herenow.com/results/#/races/20504/results


  • 02/23/2018 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Come join us from 5-9 PM on Thursday, March 8th at Pig Floyds (https://pigfloyds.com/) in Lake Nona for another SORA Spirit Night! 15% of the proceeds will go to benefit our club so please tell all your family and friends.

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