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Florida Matters: 2017 World Rowing Championships

For the first time in over 20 years, the World Rowing Championships will return to the U.S. next month in Sarasota-Bradenton.

This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the sport of rowing and what it means to host the championships in the Tampa Bay Area.

We’ll also visit Nathan Benderson Park, where the event will be held, to take a ride on the still waters of the new rowing facility.

Our panelists include:

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Meredith Scerba, Executive Director of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

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Rob Ferguson, Corporate Director of Sales at Kinsman Hospitality and Chair of the Sarasota-Bradenton Hotel Committee.

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Laura Corbett-Brown, Head Coach of the Sarasota Scullers, the oldest youth rowing club in Sarasota.

The World Rowing Championships will take place September 23 – October 1 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. Check out the website for a full schedule of events, ticket information and more.

Share your questions and comments about the championships with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org

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