The world gathers for WRC opening ceremony

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SARASOTA –¬†Opening ceremonies for the World Rowing Championships kicked off Saturday night at Nathan Benderson Park. The ceremony pays homage to the nearly 2,000 participating rowers and the dozens of countries they represent.

The ceremonies also tell the story of Florida’s Suncoast with local acts including Circus Sarasota, Jah Movement Reggae Band, Sarasota Cuban Ballet , Sarasota Ski A Rees and more.

It’s an event like the Suncoast has never seen before.