Special Events & Programming

2017 Legacy & Awareness Programming Calendar

Dare to Be Documentary April 2017

Featured at the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival, film enthusiasts will learn about the sport of rowing and the story of a group of young women, their challenges and road to success. Following the film, they will get to hear from the producer and a few of the women who were featured in the film. 

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Adopt a Team August 2017

In coordination with the Sarasota and Manatee school districts, curriculum will be developed which will expose, educate and provide international experience for the youth in our community. Each school will adopt and learn about a particular country. During the Championships, these students will attend the Championships, cheer on their “adopted” country and get to meet and hear from some of the countries team members and coaches. Experiencing a cultural exchange!  

Row for the Cure October 1, 2017

This Fun Regatta is an inclusive, non-competitive event with over 1,000 participants united in the fight against breast cancer. This event will take place on the final day of the Championships competition to kick off the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All event proceeds will be presented to our local Susan G. Komen.

Eco Paddling Passport Program October 2016 – September 2017

In partnership with Ecko Tours, a 12-month passport program will provide eco and paddling enthusiasts the opportunity to get away from their normal routes and see all the paddling venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. A great way for us to showcase the natural beauty of the area. Expert guide and all equipment included. $10 per person. (Google Chrome recommended for registration site)


Kayakers who participate in seven (7), ten (10), twelve (12), and fourteen (14) of the excursions, will earn prizes:

Prize Levels

14 Tours

  • 2 8-day beach seat passes
  • 2 2-day VIP tower passes (excluding September 30 and October 1)
  • 1 2017 World Rowing Championships t-shirt

12 Events

  • 2 8-day grandstand passes
  • 2 4-day Championship Pavilion passes
  • 1 2017 World Rowing Championships t-shirt

10 Events

  • 2 4-day Championship Pavilion passes
  • 1 2017 World Rowing Championships t-shirt

7 Events

  • 2 8-day grandstand passes
  • 1 2017 World Rowing Championships t-shirt

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Behind the Scenes with Author, Daniel James Brown

January 26, 2017