The 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRICH), presented by Concept2, the pinnacle event for indoor rowers will be staged as a live virtual competition. The finals of this event will be scheduled to take place on the weekend of 27-28 February 2021.
While further details are to be determined, FISA’s intention is to organise a WRICH with multiple rounds of competition. The first round would be open to any competitor with access to a Concept2 machine (‘static Concept2 Model C, D or E with a PM3, PM4 or PM5). The final round of the Championships is intended to be a virtual live race.
This platform will also allow World Rowing to promote indoor rowing beyond elite-level competition. Certain details, including those around rules, race categories, qualification processes and timelines are still under examination and will be announced as they become finalised.
Information Sourced from World Rowing Website: http://www.worldrowing.com/news/media-release-2021-world-rowing-indoor-championships-goes-virtual