Where to Stay for the 2017 World Rowing Championships
Fans from around the world have been anxiously counting down the days until one of the biggest sporting events occurs in the U.S. in none other than Sarasota, Florida! Known as the Super Bowl equivalent in the rowing community, the 2017 World Rowing Championships (WRCH) will kick off on September 23 – October 1, and will bring over 1,700 Olympic-caliber athletes from 60 different countries to compete oar-to-oar for their chance to bring home a gold medal – making it the most exciting event in the area for spectators of all ages.
Known for its white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, and its brand new, state-of-the-art Nathan Benderson Park, it’s no wonder that Sarasota was picked as the city to host this one-of-a-kind event. The venue includes an impressive 400-acre lake that has become a premier regatta center with a Grade A, 2,000-meter sprint rowing course, all of which make it the only venue in the U.S. qualified to host the competition. And with several different ticket and seating options, like their Beach Seats where you’ll get a front row view of the competition from the park’s white sandy beach that lines the final 500 meters of the course, or their Grandstands where you’ll be just feet from the finish line, there’s an option for everyone to see the action.
In addition to the nail-biting competition, remarkable athleticism, and awe-inspiring sportsmanship you’re sure to experience, there’s also several other attractions offered to guests during the 9-day event. Spectators will be able to partake in the ‘Fan Festival’, where attendees can look forward to daily live entertainment and music. Each day will be a different theme varying from Family Fun and Eco-Day to Local Attractions and Health & Wellness.
Or, those new to the area can take advantage of the exciting Visitor’s Experience Program. Take a walk in a local’s shoes as you go on excursions throughout the Sarasota-Bradenton area to places like Bradenton’s Riverwalk, Sarasota’s Downtown Main Street, as well as the infamous white sandy beaches of Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island.
With all of this excitement and so much to do, the last thing to figure out is where to stay. Avoid crowded hotels but stay close to the action by staying at a Sun RV Resort! With some locations as close as 10 minutes from Nathan Benderson Park, each resort offers vacation rentals that are the perfect place to set up camp during the competition. Each one is equipped with all the necessities of home including a full kitchen, bathroom, and cable T.V. Or, you can bring your own RV, there’s plenty of space.
After the competition, come back to your home base and take advantage of each resort’s world class amenities including heated pools, fitness centers, shuffleboard and pickleball courts, fishing lakes, and so much more.*
So don’t miss out on the fun, book your vacation rental at one of our resorts while there’s still room!
*Amenities offered vary upon resort.
Sun RV Resorts Within 30 Minutes
Sun N Fun RV Resort
7125 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240
4.6 Miles – 11 Minutes
Horseshoe Cove RV Resort
5100 60th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203
8.5 Miles – 16 Minutes
Arbor Terrace RV Resort
405 57th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34207
12.4 Miles – 24 Minutes
Sun RV Resorts Within 1 Hour
Hidden River RV Resort
12500 McMullen Loop Road, Riverview, FL 33569
43.9 Miles – 49 Minutes
Rainbow Village of Largo
11911 66th Street, Largo, FL 33773
51.5 Miles – 55 Minutes
Shell Creek RV Resort & Marina
35711 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
58.3 Miles – 57 Minutes
4630 McIntosh Road, Dover, FL 33527
55.4 Miles – 54 Minutes