The World Rowing Indoor Championships has official world championship status. The race changes venue each year, showcasing a truly international sport and bringing the best athletes from all corners of the globe. The event is open to anyone who wants to compete, with no qualification necessary.
The next event is in 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 event will be a virtual event. Full details are yet to be announced, but the championship is planned to take place over several rounds and be open to any competitor with access to a Concept2 RowErg with a PM3, PM4 or PM5. The final round of the Championships is intended to be a virtual live race over the weekend of February 27–28, 2021. More information on the 2020 virtual race can be found on the World Rowing website.
After 2021, the World Rowing Indoor Championships will resume as normal and will be held in the following locations:
- 2022 World Rowing Indoor Championships—Hamburg, GER
- 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships—Toronto, CAN
- 2024 World Rowing Indoor Championships—Prague, CZE
For more on the announcement of the 2022–2024 championships, please see the World Rowing website.
The third annual World Rowing Indoor Championships took place in Paris, France on February 7–8, 2020. Video from the day and results can be found on the World Rowing website.
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The 2020 World Rowing Indoor Championships in Paris