USRowing Youth National Championships


2015 Youth National Championships

  • Dates: 12 – 14 Jun, 2015
  • Location: Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

The 2015 Youth National Championships will be held June 12-14, 2015, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

Regatta Information

2015 USRowing Youth National Championships Entry Packet

Economic Impact Team Survey - All teams are required to provide this before they will be able to collect credentials at the regatta site.

Nathan Benderson Park Venue Information

USRowing Drone Policy

Youth Nationals Online Petition Form


List of Qualified Crews (updated May 22 with accepted petitions)

Qualified crews should submit their entries through RegattaCentral within three days of receiving their invitation via email.

Click here to register via RegattaCentral.

Regatta Forms

Regional Qualification Regatta Declaration Form: Crews in districts with multiple qualification regattas (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest only) should use this form to declare their qualification regatta. See the regatta packet for full rules regarding qualification.

Hotel Information 

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators travelling to the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships. Click the picture below to view options available through EMC Venues.

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Travel Information

United Airlines is the preferred airline partner of USRowing. Take advantage of United’s discount for the Youth National Championships! For the domestic 50 states and Canada, customers may receive a 2-10% discount, depending on the booking class, off the lowest applicable internet fare for events listed on the 2015 USRowing Events Calendar. United Airlines reserves the right to restrict travel discounts during peak travel time.

How to Book: All flights need to be booked by phone to receive this discount. Call the Olympic Desk at 1-800-841-0460 with USRowing Tour Code. (USRowing’s four-digit tour code can be found HERE by logging in with your membership number, and clicking on the United link in the individual member programs and benefits section.) The code will not be activated online. The Olympic Desk will verify the event is listed on the 2015 USRowing Events Calendar.

Airport and Ground Transportation

Below are the airports most commonly used to visit the Sarasota-Bradenton area. Click on the links for more information about each airport.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ): SRQ Airport serves over one million passengers each year as a gateway to Florida's Gulf Coast.
  • Located just 8 miles from Nathan Benderson Park
  • Daily non-stop flights to Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, and Washington D.C.
Tampa International Airport (TPA): Tampa International Airport is just one hour from Sarasota-Bradenton and provides nonstop and connecting flight services to popular national and international destinations.

Driving Distances to Nathan Benderson Park From:
  • St. Petersburg- 41 miles
  • Tampa- 55 miles
  • Naples- 114 miles
  • Orlando- 126 miles
  • Palm Beach- 181 miles
  • Miami- 214 miles
  • Jacksonville- 240 miles
  • Tallahassee- 283 miles

"Experience Shimano" Athlete Lounge
As per popular demand, SRD’s athletic lounge, known as the #ExperienceShimano Tent, will be reappearing, this time at the USRowing Youth National Championships! The Shimano Team will, once again, be supplying the erg machines, exercise bikes, and free water bottles so that rowers can warm-up before their races! As always, tag your photos and posts with the #ExperienceShimano hashtag! The SRD team looks forward to seeing you there June 12-14.

Boat Rental and Trailer Space Information

To assist crews travelling to the regatta, USRowing is posting information about boat rentals and trailer space available for the regatta. Use the links below to contact these companies for options and availability.

Trailer Sharing Form: Taking a trailer to Florida, and have space available? Looking for trailer space? Complete the form, and USRowing will post your information on this web site to allow people to connect.

Trailer Space Needed/Available (updated daily): Scroll to the right to see trailers with available space.

Team Tent Reservations


Each team will be allotted a 20’x40’ green space on the island in the team tent area.  Each team will receive only one parking pass for their team support vehicle. NOTE: Fire extinguishers are required in cooking areas.

There are 10’x20’, 20’x20’ and 20’x40’ tents available to rent. Tent rentals are an option, and not required. Reserve your prime spot and cheer on your teammates! If you are a smaller club and would like to reserve a space with another team we can accommodate that too!

10’x20’- $225.00 per event

20’x20’- $250.00 per event

20’x40’- $450.00 per event

For more information or to reserve a tent contact Sarah Kupiec by e-mail: or phone: 941.224.9395.

Trailer Arrival and Practice Information

Nathan Benderson Park will open the gates to boat trailers Tuesday, June 9th from Noon- 8:00pm.  The gates will re-open on Wednesday at 8:00am. Practice times on Wednesday the 10th will be from Noon- 7:00pm and Thursday the 11th from 7:00am- Noon & 2:00pm- 6:00pm.  Final launching opportunities will be a half an hour before the end time of practice on Wednesday and Thursday.  Boats must be cleared from the course before the end of the scheduled practice time.The practice traffic pattern will be posted on the board between the two launch docks. NATHAN BENDERSON PARK will be open to any team wishing to practice at the facility before the course is turned over to USRowing for the Youth Nationals on June 10th.  Please contact Bob Whitford or Sarah Kupiec for more information on availability, fees and coordination of practice times.

Bike Rentals

A large variety of Hybrid Bikes & Beach Cruisers will be available for rent during practice & race times on 6/10 thru 6/14.  The rental tent will be located next to the Entrance/Welcome tent at the venue. 
If you are interested in reserving a bike ahead of your arrival please contact Sarah at with an email subject “Youth Nationals Bike Rental”.
The rental rates are as follows(lock & key provided):
$15.00 ½ day
$25.00 Full Day
$60.00- 3 day pass

Media/Coaches Lounge

During The USRowing Youth Nationals, Nathen Benderson Park will have a dedicated Lounge for all collegiate coaches and media representatives attending the event.  Access includes complimentary refreshments, a large LED screen, Air Conditioning, free Wi-Fi and charging stations for electronic devices.  Tours of the facilities will also be provided.


May Madness Blog - Keep up with all of the action leading up to the Youth National Championships in one place. Follow the "May Madness" blog for information about regattas, results, and other information to help with your preparations.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

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Past Results

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