Weekend Preview: CIRC Goes Virtual for First Time in History
News/ Feb 3

Weekend Preview: CIRC Goes Virtual for First Time in History


A unique 2021 rowing season will see its first national championship event take place this weekend as the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event’s history.

The 38th edition of CIRC will take place on Feb. 6-7, with a start time of 9am on both days. CIRC is open to all rowers, paddlers, crossfitters and indoor fitness buffs. This year the competitors will be racing from all over the world, as the virtual format has allowed anyone with a Concept2 Model D Ergometer with a PM3, PM4, or PM5 monitor and an internet connection to participate. The indoor rowers will compete in 500m and 2000m races across age groups from U17 and up.

A unique feature of this year’s event is CIRC has been designated by World Rowing as the Continental Qualifier for the Americas for entry to the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships on Feb. 23-27. Top placing competitors at CIRC are eligible to earn a spot in the WRICH 2021 final in their category. Over 700 competitors from over 180 clubs are registered to compete this year.

For those wishing to follow along with the action at home, all races will be streamed live on YouTube with colour commentary and special presentations throughout at the below link:

2021 Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships

For more information on the schedule of races please visit Regatta Central.