The second annual Sarasota 5000 rowing event was held yesterday at Blackburn Point on the intercoastal. 90 boats, with teams primarily from Florida, participated in what's called head races. Each boat, whether it's a one-person or 8, rows 5,000 meters (approximately 3 miles) against a clock. Rowing is gaining in popularity in Sarasota and it was fun to see everyone, from middle schoolers to masters, on the water. I'd like to give a big thank you to Tony V. who literally was pulling away from the dock on his boat and stopped to take me out so I could get this shot...and a few others.