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Crew rows in Canal 54 on Florida's Space Coast Crew rows in Canal 54 on Florida's Space Coast

Train with your rowing team on Florida’s Space Coast!

Vast, protected waters of Florida’s Space Coast offer rowing teams arguably some of the most ideal training locations in Florida. Every year, the natural beauty and scenic waterways of Florida’s Space Coast attract amateur, collegiate, and international teams from around the globe.  Mild winters and warm summers mean you can enjoy rowing almost any time of the year, and when you’re done training for the day, unwind at the beach or visit one of our popular local attractions.

Rowers on Canal 54

Canal 54
Located on the border of Brevard and Indian River Counties, Canal 54 offers some 12 miles of protected water with only one slight bend, and very little boat traffic. It is a popular training location for many amateur, collegiate, and international rowing teams.

Canaveral Barge Canal
The Canaveral Barge Canal runs parallel to the Banana River and connects the Indian River Lagoon to Port Canaveral. It’s surrounded by lush mangroves, palm trees, and other native vegetation, providing a scenic backdrop for rowing. The canal’s calm waters make it suitable for rowers of varying skill levels, including beginners who may prefer more stable conditions.

The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal is part of the intricate network of waterways that meander through the barrier islands along Florida’s Space Coast. Lined with beautiful waterfront homes and tropical vegetation, it provides a picturesque backdrop for rowing. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rower, this waterway provides a peaceful escape for enjoying Florida’s coastal charm.

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