For the first time ever...Czech Republic is hosting the World Rowing Indoor Championships
2024 World Rowing Indoor Championships
presented by Concept2
February 23 – 24, 2024
O2 universum Hall
Czech Rowing Association, World Rowing, 2024 World Indoor Rowing Championships Organizing Committee
World Rowing Indoor Championships presented by Concept2
The 2024 World Rowing Indoor Championships presented by Concept2 (WRICH), is scheduled for 23 & 24 February 2024 and will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.
The 2024 WRICH will feature a hybrid competition, 15 Rowers (per race category) will have the opportunity to race virtually against in-venue Rowers, in real time, for the World Championships.
The 2024 WRICH will host the second edition of the exciting Versa Challenge. World leading athletes will race in Prague in an exciting mix of events, that will crown World Rowing`s Versa champion. World Rowing will also invite up to two “wild card” entrants for both men and women. The search is on to attract iconic athletes from any sport – from across the globe – to race against Rowing`s best!
European Rowing Indoor Championships
The 2024 European Rowing Indoor Championships (ERICH), will be combined with the 2024 World Rowing Indoor Championships presented by Concept2.
The 2024 ERICH is ONLY open to in-person entries. Competitors will make one entry that automatically enters them for the WRICH and the ERICH. There will be no dedicated European Championship only events.
Note: European based athletes or teams who qualify for one of the 15 virtual WRICH qualification places, will not be eligible for a European Championship medal – or ranking – and will only be eligible for a WRICH medal/ranking.
Several race categories will be offered in the 2024 WRICH racing programme. In addition to 2000 metre and 500 metre races for age and Para categories, competitors can race as a Team in a relay format. World Rowing is pleased that the World Rowing Versa Challenge will return for the 2024 edition.
The 2024 World Rowing Indoor Championships presented by Concept2 are open to anyone.
The Council may implement additional eligibility requirements for specific events raced at the World Rowing Indoor Championships and may require pre-qualification for some or all events if a limit on the number of competitors is necessary. Any such criteria will be published in advance of the Championships in the Competition Notice.