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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRICH) are held annually, typically near the end of February. The 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships, presented by Concept2, will be held virtually.

The WRICH comprises two phases: Qualification, 27 November 2020 (23:59 CET) –  7 February 2021 (23:59 CET) and Finals (23-27 February 2021). Competitors who qualify for the WRICH finals will race virtually, and in real time, against other finalists in their race category.

 

EVENT DOCUMENTS

2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships Finals Schedule

Competitor Overview, Terms & Conditions document

 

QUALIFICATION

The WRICH Qualification will feature two qualification pathways: An Open Qualification and a Continental Qualification. The WRICH finals will each include 10-20 qualified athletes, varying by race category.

For specific details on qualification, and how many athletes qualify via each pathway, please refer to the Competitor Overview, Terms & Conditions document.

Qualification will take place from 27 November 2020 (23:59 CET) to 7 February 2021 (23:59 CET).

 

Open Qualification Pathway

The Open Qualification Pathway will allow competitors to complete a qualification race at any time during the WRICH Qualification in order to attempt to qualify for the WRICH Finals. A maximum of two athletes from the same country may qualify for a final race via the Open Qualification pathway.

 

Continental Qualification Pathway

One qualification event will be organised for each of the five continents:recognised by World Rowing :  Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

• The African Continental Qualifier for the WRICH will take place on 28 November 2020, and will be hosted by the St. Andrew’s School for Girls (Gauteng, RSA). This event will also double up as the 2020 African Rowing INdoor Championships. For more information on this event, and to register, please visit https://virtualregatta.africa/

• The Americas Continental Qualifier for the WRICH will take place on 6-7 February 2021, and will be hosted by the Canadian Indoor Rowing Association. More information on this event and registration details will be published in due course on the Association's website: http://www.cdnindoorrowing.org/

• The Asian Continental Qualifier for the WRICH will take place on 24 January 2021. On behalf of the Asian Rowing Federation, the Hong Kong, China Rowing Association will host the event. More information on this event and registration details will be published in due course on the Association's website www.rowing.org.hk.

• The European Continental Qualifier for the WRICH will take place on 5-6 December 2020, and will be hosted by British Rowing. This Continental Qualifier will be held as a part of BRIC Online (this year’s edition of the British Rowing Indoor Championships), which will also act at the 2021 European Rowing Indoor Championships. For more information on this event, and to register, please visit www.britishrowing.org/BRIConline.

• The Oceania Continental Qualifier for the WRICH will take place on 5 December 2020, and will be hosted by the New Zealand Indoor Rowing Association. This event will also double up as the 2020 Oceania Rowing Indoor Championships. For more information on this event, and to register, please visit https://www.indoorrowing.co.nz/page/events/.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This event is open to all competitors anywhere in the world who can access a Concept2 static ergometer (PM3 or later). Competitors must submit a copy of their passport or National identity card (with a photo) at the time of entry to the WRICH.

For eligibility requirements related to specific race categories, competitiors should review the Competitor Overview, Terms & Conditions document.

 

RACE CATEGORIES

The following race categories will be included in the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships.

Lwt = Lightweight


2000m

Open Men
PR3 Women
Masters 40-49 Women
Open Women
Masters 30-39 Men
Masters 50-54 Women
U23 Men
Masters 40-49 Men
Masters 55-59 Women
U23 Women
Masters 50-54 Men
Masters 60-64 Women
U19 Men
Masters 55-59 Men
Masters 65-69 Women

U19 Women     

Masters 60-64 Men
Masters 70-74 Women

Lwt Men

Masters 65-69 Men
Masters 75-79 Women
Lwt Women
Masters 70-74 Men
Masters 80-84 Women
U23 Lwt Men
Masters 75-79 Men
Masters 85-89 Women
U23 Lwt Women   
Masters 80-84 Men
Masters 90-94 Women
PR1 Men
Masters 85-89 Men
Masters 95-99 Women
PR1 Women
Masters 90-94 Men
Masters 100+ Women
PR2 Men
Masters 95-99 Men
PR3-II Men
PR2 Women
Masters 100+ Men
PR3-II Women
PR3 Men
Masters 30-39 Women
 
 
Masters 30-39 Lwt Men    
Masters 85-89 Lwt Men     
Masters 65-69 Lwt Women
Masters 40-49 Lwt Men    
Masters 90-94 Lwt Men     
Masters 70-74 Lwt Women
Masters 50-54 Lwt Men     
Masters 95-99 Lwt Men     
Masters 75-79 Lwt Women
Masters 55-59 Lwt Men     
Masters 100+ Lwt Men      
Masters 80-84 Lwt Women
Masters 60-64 Lwt Men     

Masters 30-39 Lwt Women      

Masters 85-89 Lwt Women
Masters 65-69 Lwt Men     
Masters 40-49 Lwt Women     
Masters 90-94 Lwt Women
Masters 70-74 Lwt Men     
Masters 50-54 Lwt Women       
Masters 95-99 Lwt Women
Masters 75-79 Lwt Men     
Masters 55-59 Lwt Women      
Masters 100+ Lwt Women
Masters 80-84 Lwt Men     
Masters 60-64 Lwt Women      
 

 

500m

Open Men
PR2 Women
Masters 55-59 Women
Open Women
PR3 Men
Masters 60+ Women
U23 Men
PR3 Women
Masters 30-39 Lwt Men
U23 Women
PR3-II Men
Masters 40-49 Lwt Men
U19 Men
PR3-II Women
Masters 50-54 Lwt Men
U19 Women       
Masters 30-39 Men
Masters 55-59 Lwt Men
Lwt Men
Masters 40-49 Men
Masters 60+ Lwt Men
Lwt Women
Masters 50-54 Men
Masters 30-39 Lwt Women
U23 Lwt Men
Masters 55-59 Men
Masters 40-49 Lwt Women
U23 Lwt Women
Masters 60+ Men
Masters 50-54 Lwt Women
PR1 Men
Masters 30-39 Women
Masters 55-59 Lwt Women
PR1 Women
Masters 40-49 Women      
Masters 60+ Lwt Women
PR2 Men
Masters 50-54 Women       
 

 

Other

Team Test – Men
Team Test – Women
Team Test – Mixed (2 Women, 2 Men)
1hr – Men
1hr – Women

 

For questions, please contact indoor@fisa.org

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