Participation the key for 2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta alternative
Like most of the 2020 World Rowing regatta season, the World Rowing Masters Regatta has been cancelled. In this predominantly virtual season, however, an alternative regatta will take place. Bring on the 2020 World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta (WRVMR).
Initiated by the FISA Masters Commission, the WRVMR will take place at the same time as the original regatta, from 2-6 September 2020 with masters rowing unity and participation the key. Designed to be done anywhere in the world masters rowers are invited to complete a 1000m piece on any kind of indoor rowing machine.
So whether you are in lockdown, back rowing at your club, working out on a borrowed water-rower or old Concept2 at your fitness centre, join in. It’s all about just taking part and uniting with the many masters rowers throughout the world – just like you would have if the 2020 master regatta had taken place.
Keep your record of never having missed a World Rowing Masters Regatta in the last ten years, retain your count of 16 masters regattas, connect with fellow rowers and do the 1000m just as if you were racing on the water – out in front …of course.
So here’s how it works. From 2-6 September jump on an indoor rower and submit your score to the online form here. (WRVMR form link ) You don't have to be part of a club to participate. Add 'unaffiliated' in the club box on the form.
You can enter 1000m as many times as you like, just as if you were racing multiple events at the real masters regatta. The time(s) you submit will work off an honour system. We trust you. If your times are extra fast maybe your federation will be recruiting you for your country’s national team!
World Rowing will then publish the name and club affiliation of everyone who participates. Each participant will also receive by email a certificate signed by the FISA President and Chair of the Masters Commission. We will also publish general statistics – 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles for your age group -- so then you can compare yourself to everyone else in the world. We won’t be publishing individual scores. Unity and participation is the key.
Send us a photo of you doing the virtual regatta, tell us how you have stayed active in rowing, and we’ll share through social media. Send to email@example.com
Get your club involved, get your friends involved. Get training now for the World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta.