USRowing Southeast Youth Championships

The 2024 USRowing Southeast Youth Championships will take place May 11-12 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. This year's regatta once again will serve as a qualification regatta for the USRowing Youth National Championships. Check the USRowing website for more details. No VIP parking. Handicapped parking will be available. STREET CLOSURE AND TRAFFIC CHANGES• World Championship Drive will be closed all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the playground south to the 500-meter restroom.• Athletes Drive will be closed to car traffic from Honore Avenue to World Championship Drive.• Regatta event parking will be in the south of the park (turn into the park from North Cattlemen Road at the south boat ramp) for a nominal fee. (Spectators will use the west shore.)• Athlete drop-off will be in the Mote parking lot near the SCAT station — follow the signs through the lot from the traffic circle outside Ford’s Garage and the SCAT station.  

USRowing Youth National Championships

The USRowing-produced regatta features more than 3,500 rowers racing for medals in as many as 43 events. There are 778 entries from 210 clubs across the nation, all of whom qualified for this event from regional youth championships. Those events included the USRowing Southeast Regional Championships, to which NBP played host in May. See the list of entries and clubs at To learn more about Youth Nationals, please visit SpectatorsPurchase tickets : COMING SOON!Per USRowing, spectator tents will be allowed on the West Shore and should be no larger than 10x10 feet. They are not permitted on Regatta Island. VolunteersWe always welcome volunteers — get closer to the action, get a NBP shirt and we'll even feed you!The roles are various, as are the times available. We can't wait to have you here with us! Live BroadcastOur friends at USRowing are producing broadcasts of this weekend's USRowing Youth National Championships here at NBP. Here are the races: Schedule coming soon!

Summer Festival of Rowing

Hosted by The Bolles School. View event website to register! NO TIME TRIALS - we believe youth rowers need to race in the summer. Too many boats (over HALF at many races!) are going to summer races and are done after they race a 1,900 meter time trial.    

Benderson Chase

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL, United States

This two-day extravaganza is one of the largest fall rowing regattas in the state, attracting hundreds of spectators and bringing together over 1,100 athletes to battle for gold and glory! We are pleased to partner with Sarasota Crew on this event. Races will be offered in under-15, under-17, under-19, under-23, Open, and Masters (A-K), all in sweeping and sculling. Athletes ages 13-75 will be participating in 97 race events.  Benderson Chase races will take place: October 12:    9:15am - 3:30pm October 13:    8:30am - 1:45pm Calling all thrill-seekers, family fun enthusiasts, and food aficionados! Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart-pounding excitement of the Benderson Chase, Florida's largest and most electrifying regatta. As the athletes battle for glory, Regatta Island will transform into a vibrant hub of festivities, where you can indulge in a delightful array of culinary delights, explore our bustling vendor village, and engage in a variety of games and activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Whether you're cheering on the rowing champions or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, the Benderson Chase promises an unforgettable day of excitement, adventure, and family fun. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be captivated by […]