SARASOTA, Fla. -- Two recent high school graduates from Sarasota will compete Thursday at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Italy.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Mark your calendars; a date is now set for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, which will take place on the Suncoast.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Round and round you'll go. Once Sarasota completes plans to install nearly a dozen roundabouts in a 8 mile stretch on U.S. 41, your head may be spinning.
As we bid 2013 a fond farewell, here's a look back at the the stories that had people talking on the Suncoast throughout the year.
The first event will happen next summer
SARASOTA, FL--- Now that the 2017 World Rowing Championship has been secured at Benderson Park officials say getting the facility ready is their top priority.
SARASOTA, FL - With the 2017 World Rowing Championships lined up, the big question becomes who will help build the Benderson Park facility?
SARASOTA--Maybe it was a crystal ball or maybe just some luck. But when local leaders drew up a plan in 2003 to make the Suncoast a sports tourism hub, they may not have realized just how far ahead of the curve they were.
SARASOTA, Fla - Athletes from more than 70 countries will converge on the Suncoast in 2017, when Sarasota hosts the World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park.
SARASOTA - John Bernfield and his friends drove down to Sarasota from Rochester, NY, a day early to see the park. They're among the thousand racers competing in the U.S. Rowing Masters National Championships at Benderson Lake.
SARASOTA, Fla. - The sound of 'progress' is in the air at Benderson Park. Workers are scrambling on big -- and small -- projects to get the rowing park ready for the start of a national race that starts Thursday.
SARASOTA-- The FISA Rowing Council in Switzerland has recommended that Nathan Benderson park in Sarasota host the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
Governor Rick Scott may have vetoed $368 million from the budget, but most of the projects in this area didn't get axed.
SARASOTA - They may not have come here by boat, but officials from the International Federation of Rowing Associations, or FISA, spent part of Tuesday on the water, scoping out Sarasota's brand new rowing facility at Benderson Park.