Club Crew World Championship 2022

The 13th CCWC will be held at Nathan Benderson Park (NBP), located in Sarasota, Florida.

Venue Info

The 13th CCWC will be held at Nathan Benderson Park (NBP), located in Sarasota, Florida.  It is a world-renowned paddling and aquatics facility, set in one of the most pristine beach destinations in the United States. Dragon boat racing is a major component of the Park’s regular programming, including four community teams and hosting at least two regattas each year. NBP is a unique 600-acre Sarasota County park, operated and managed privately under contract with the County. Over $40 million US Dollars has been invested into the facility’s development, including 2,000-meter racing lanes and straight shorelines, coaching lanes, a wave-attenuator system, starting gates and a state-of-the-art finish tower.

As the site of multiple past international and national events, hundreds of thousands of athletes and fans have experienced unforgettable competition on NBP’s course.

The park is in Sarasota County, situated on the County line with Manatee County just to the north. The region is south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The area is well-known as a vacation destination, famous for award-winning beaches such as Siesta Beach. The Park itself is situated within a vibrant entertainment district called University Town Center, consisting of dozens of restaurants and an upscale shopping mall just within walking distance from the race course.

The race course has an island within the facility that will serve as the primary festival center. The Athlete village, spectator seating, food and merchandise vendors, medical services, Local Organising Committee (LOC) and race management offices and volunteer headquarters will be assembled on the island.

Meters Wide (Total)

Meters Deep (minimum)


Meters Wide (Each Lane)

Docks: multiple – and will be positioned for greatest flexibility and ease of loading

Water Quality: healthy quality and tested monthly; the lake is part of an overall water system which feeds into the water supply for the City of Bradenton

Nathan Benderson Park


Nathan Benderson Park is located on the border of Manatee County/Bradenton and Sarasota County. These two communities have so much to offer our visitors from amazing beaches to fun museums. We have baseball, nightlife, relaxation and exploration all within a few miles of the world class Nathan Benderson Park. Take some time to explore the area and learn why the Suncoast is one of the fastest growing communities in the country!

Transportation and Accommodation

Local information on transportation to and from CCWC 2022, accommodations and airport info


Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Distance: 7 miles to venue, 25 minute drive.

Airlines: Air Canada, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Elite Airways, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines

Tampa International Airport

Distance: 52 miles to venue, 1-hour drive

Airlines: Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Breeze Airways, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Delta, Edelweiss, Frontier, Jet Blue, Lufthansa, Silver Airway, Southern Airways Express, Southwest, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swift Air, United Airlines, WestJet.

Tampa International Airport


The local organizing committee has coordinated special rates for accommodations in the Sarasota-Bradenton area.

Official CCWC Hotel Partners

Please contact


Team Dashboard

The local organizing committee requests that all participating clubs register for a Team Dashboard utilizing the EventConnect system. Teams will utilize this system to make payments, upload information and purchase items such as transportation passes, lunch tickets and closing party tickets. Team lodging booked through the organizing committee can also be accessed through this system. Click here for instructions on setting up a Team Dashboard.


Visa and Immigration

The visa process for the United States varies for each consulate or embassy.  We recommend working with your local embassy or consulate to ensure you are following the correct process for your country.  Please begin the visa process immediately, to ensure your timely entry.

Step 1:


Secure your accommodation for the duration of your training and competition as this will be asked in the application process.  If you would like to book your accommodations or have specific questions please contact

Step 2:

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa, when they meet all requirements.  Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.  If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.

*For a list of participating countries and more information on ESTA, see

Step 3:

For countries not part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

We advise the following for applying for visitor B visa, which for most countries, covers athletes, teams and support staff coming to the US for a competition.  Again, please inquire with your local embassy or consulate.  Begin securing your travel visas for entry into the United States by applying online at The “Visa Wizard” will take you through each step of the process including correct forms, picture uploads and fees.  If you are in need of a Visa Invitation Letter to provide to your embassy, please click the Visa Invitation Letter Request button below and return by email to

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