The World Rowing sphere has enveloped Sarasota, Florida for certain. It was announced by the International Rowing Federation (FISA) council that Nathan Benderson Park will host the World Rowing Masters Regatta in 2018, one year after it holds the 2017 World Rowing Championships, the largest international regatta. The World Rowing Masters Regatta is for competitors 27 and older. 3,000 rowers attended the 2015 regatta in Hazewinkel, Belgium.
This is a huge win for Sarasota and the area for the tourism industry and businesses in our area.
The participants in the Masters Regatta are many times previous Olympians and all are in for the fun of competition and travel to a tourism destination works well into their plans. The event is open to anyone who signs up. Competitors are expected to increase from South and Central America as well as Europe who bring money to spend.
The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials are also expected to bring in large numbers of “sports tourists” reported Kathy Bergan in The Herald Tribune. The badly needed finish tower has recently been privately funded and completion is expected in the Spring of 2016.
Visit Sarasota County President Virginia Haley and Bradenton Sports Director Sean Walter were presented with a FISA flag on Sept. 7th , a tradition reserved for those who will next hold the World Championships.
If you’re visiting Sarasota, Florida for pleasure and decide it might be your next home, give me a call for questions about the real estate market or just to chat about the area. You can reach Susan Phelps at 941-726-2227.