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Sarasota-Bradenton to Host 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta

by Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org | Sep 09, 2015
Another large, international rowing event is coming to the United States. The International Rowing Federation (FISA) council announced earlier this week that Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., has been awarded the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

imagesPRINCETON, N.J. – Another large, international rowing event is coming to the United States. The International Rowing Federation (FISA) council announced earlier this week that Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., has been awarded the 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

The announcement was made at the FISA Congress on Monday in Lac Aiguebelette, France, following the close of the 2015 World Rowing Championships. Nathan Benderson Park is slated to host 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Rowing in April and the 2017 World Rowing Championships the following year.

“We continue to be in the World Rowing sphere, said Paul Blackketter, president of the nonprofit that operates the park in a statement.

This is the largest of World Rowing’s events, with a four-day concentrated program and over 400 individual races that typically attract more than 3,000 masters competitors age 27 and older from over 40 countries. This year's event is Sept. 10-13 in Hazewinkel, Belgium.

For more information, visit http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2015-world-rowing-masters-regatta/.

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