The 2019 World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints is on again and here’s how it works: You have 5 days (6-10 March, 2019) to complete 1000m on the Concept2 indoor rowing machine (no Dynamic or indoor rowers on slides), then submit your score using the Concept2 logbook. Your score will be compared with people in your category from around the world. You can see how you measure up.

Go on. Dare your … self. Dare your …bestie. Dare your … coach. Dare your … neighbour.

Then share your dare on World Rowing Facebook and Instagram @WorldRowingOfficial by using #WRVISprints

And here’s the details:

  • Events should send their results by email to If you submit 20 or more individual results from an event held by your club or team you’ll be entered in a raffle for a new indoor rower for your facility. Results must be emailed by 9 a.m. GMT on 12 March 2019. Email to receive information on submitting event results and for event updates.
  • There will also be a separate raffle for events held in World Rowing development countries where there are ten or more competitors. For more information (to see if your country qualifies) email
  • Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female times in each category. Categories are listed below.

Categories: (Men and Women)

  • J12
  • J13-14
  • J15-16
  • J17-18
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+
  • Para LTA (PR3)
  • Para TA (PR2)
  • Para AS (PR1)

Para-rowing categories will also be divided by age: 19 and under (junior), 19-49 years old, 50+ years old.
Lightweight categories are offered for the above age groups except juniors and para-rowers.

Lightweight specifications:
Lightweight Women:< = 61.5 kg (135 lbs)
Lightweight Men: < = 75 kg (165 lbs)

For more information and to download results here
World Rowing event page here