World IRC Qualifying Times

Anyone can compete in the World Indoor Rowing Championships provided they are 14 years of age or older. To enter the competition, please visit the CRASH-B website.

Qualifying for a Trip to the World Indoor Rowing Championships

Concept2 provides the airfare for up to four competitors from each of the 20 official satellite regattas of the World Indoor Rowing Championships based on the qualifying times listed below. In the event that a given regatta has more than four qualifiers, the satellite regatta organizers decide who is selected for the trip. Concept2 has no role in this decision process.

These qualifying times are not for entry into the World Indoor Rowing Championships—as mentioned above, anyone aged 14 years or older can compete in the World Indoor Rowing Championships, regardless of their scores. The times below are to establish eligibility for US and Canadian rowers to have Concept2 provide their airfare to Boston for the 2017 World Indoor Rowing Championships. The qualifying times are based on averages of prior years’ World Indoor Rowing Championships results.

Qualifying Times
Age / Weight Category Women Women
(Altitude adjusted Denver times)
Men Men
(Altitude adjusted Denver times)
14–18 H* 6:56.9 7:05.9 6:07.3 6:15.3
14–18 L* 7:25.0 7:35.0 6:25.9 6:33.9
*By CRASH-B rules, Junior event participants (ages 14–18) must have been born on or after January 1, 1999 AND not be in a collegiate program as of race day. No one under age 14 may row in the CRASH-B Sprints.
18–22 H* 6:55.2 7:04.2 5:57.3 6:05.3
18–22 L* 7:23.1 7:33.1 6:17.8 6:25.8
*By CRASH-B rules, U23 event participants (ages 18–22) must have been born on or after January 1, 1995 and before January 1, 1999.
19–29 H 6:44.0 6:53.0 5:49.0 5:57.0
19–29 L 7:10.5 7:19.5 6:09.2 6:17.2
30–39 H 7:04.1 7:13.1 5:57.8 6:05.8
30–39 L 7:20.1 7:30.1 6:20.8 6:28.8
40–49 H 7:11.3 7:21.3 6:06.9 6:14.9
40–49 L 7:28.5 7:38.5 6:28.9 6:36.9
50–54 H 7:29.5 7:39.5 6:16.6 6:24.6
50–54 L 7:46.7 7:56.7 6:42.3 6:51.3
55–59 H 7:42.7 7:52.7 6:32.0 6:41.0
55–59 L 7:59.0 8:10.0 6:53.0 7:02.0
60–64 H 7:58.3 8:09.3 6:42.0 6:51.0
60–64 L 8:21.3 8:32.3 7:05.0 7:14.0
65–69 H 8:20.8 8:31.8 6:58.5 7:07.5
65–69 L 8:31.8 8:42.8 7:23.2 7:33.2
70–74 H 8:53.7 9:04.7 7:19.4 7:29.4
70–74 L 8:57.7 9:08.7 7:38.2 7:48.2
75–79 H 9:13.7 9:25.7 7:47.4 7:57.4
75–79 L 9:17.4 9:29.4 7:56.3 8:06.3
80–84 H 10:10.0 10:22.0 8:20.0 8:31.0
80–84 L 10:10.0 10:22.0 8:30.0 8:41.0
85–89 H 11:25.0 11:37.0 9:45.0 9:57.0
85–89 L 11:25.0 11:37.0 9:45.0 9:57.0
90–94 H 12:40.0 12:52.0 11:00.0 11:12.0
90–94 L 12:40.0 12:52.0 11:00.0 11:12.0
95+ H 13:40.0 13:52.0 12:00.0 12:12.0
95+ L 13:40.0 13:52.0 12:00.0 12:12.0
Adaptive Qualifying Times

The following race categories are based largely on those currently recognized by the World Indoor Rowing Championship hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints. Contact Mark McAndrew with any questions.

Category Time Altitude Adjusted
Denver Time
Open Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Visually Impaired 3:09.5 3:13.5
Open Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Physically Disabled 3:07.4 3:11.3
Open Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Intellectually Disabled 3:21.4 3:25.6
Open Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Above the Knee-Amputee 3:45.5 3:50.2
Open Men Trunk-Arms 3:33.7 3:38.2
Open Men Arms-Shoulders 3:59.9 4:04.9
50+ Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Visually Impaired 3:33.1 3:37.5
50+ Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Physically Disabled 3:31.0 3:35.4
50+ Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Intellectually Disabled 3:45.0 3:49.7
50+ Men Legs-Trunk-Arms; Above the Knee-Amputee 4:09.1 4:14.3
50+ Men Trunk-Arms 3:57.3 4:02.2
50+ Men Arms-Shoulders 4:23.5 4:29.0
Open Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Visually Impaired 3:42.1 3:46.7
Open Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Physically Disabled 3:40.6 3:45.2
Open Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Intellectually Disabled 3:57.0 4:01.9
Open Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Above the Knee-Amputee 4:11.3 4:16.9
Open Women Trunk-Arms 3:59.5 4:04.5
Open Women Arms-Shoulders 4:34.6 4:40.3
50+ Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Visually Impaired 4:10.9 4:16.1
50+ Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Physically Disabled 4:09.4 4:14.6
50+ Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Intellectually Disabled 4:25.8 4:31.3
50+ Women Legs-Trunk-Arms; Above the Knee-Amputee 4:40.1 4:45.9
50+ Women Trunk-Arms 4:28.3 4:33.9
50+ Women Arms-Shoulders 5:03.4 5:09.7

Official Satellite Regattas

The 20 satellite locations are listed below.

  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Long Beach, California
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Melbourne, Florida
  • New York City, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sacramento, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Victoria, British Columbia

Race Calendar

For a full list of races, visit the US and Canada race calendar.

Resources

Concept2 Resources

Any questions? If so, contact Lisa or Mark at Concept2.
Address: 105 Industrial Park Drive, Morrisville, Vermont USA 05661
Telephone: 800.245.5676 ext: 3052 (Lisa), ext: 3021 (Mark)
Fax: 802.888.4791
E-mail: indoorracing@concept2.com

Lightweight Classifications

Lightweight classification is as follows:

  • Men 165 lbs / 75 kgs and under
  • Women 135 lbs / 61.4 kgs and under

International Competitors

You do not need to reach a particular qualifying time in order to race at the CRASH-Bs. The race is open to everyone provided that they are 14 years of age or older.

There is a budget available to fund flights and accommodation for a small number of elite international competitors, particularly for the open categories.

For more information please contact Alex Dunne at alexd@concept2.com.