By VINNIE PORTELL Sports Editor

For years, rowers came to the area to participate in the Sarasota 5,000 race that took place between Casey Key and Siesta Key.

However, with motorboats also occupying the water, the danger of a powerful wake flipping one of the rowboats became too much of a concern to continue hosting the event.

After a three-year hiatus, the Sarasota Scullers brought the race back to the waters of southwest Florida — albeit in a slightly different location.

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