Peninsula Indoor Rowing Championships

  • Hosted By: Redwood Scullers/PACJC
  • 2018 Indoor Membership Regatta

The 19th Annual
Peninsula Indoor Rowing Championships

February 4th, 2018
Tierra Middle School, San Carlos, California

 The coaches and athletes of Redwood Scullers and Peninsula Aquatic Center would like to welcome you to the 19th Annual PIRC's.



Entry fee: $15.00 per competitor

Late Entries: NO RACE DAY entries will be accepted unless there is an open lane as of 2/3/2018. We will not add or move race times.

Deron Thorp Award: A special perpetual trophy will be given out starting in 2007 to the fastest men's time overall in honor of Deron Thorp. Deron was a dedicated participant of PIRC who sadly passed away in November of 2006. Deron leaves behind a wife and two daughters and this year $1 of each entry will be donated to The Deron Thorp fund for this two daughters. If you would like to make a donation, please add it to your entry fee or click on theDeron Thorp donation link for more information.

PIRC's will be racing 30 ergs at once. 

Family Row/Coxswain Row (500 meters): Entries are $5.00 per person. A Fun family row for children and parents and coxswains that have always wanted to hop on and try. Awards given to our young competitors. Family Row entrants MUST complete an entry form with Name, Age, Gender. Thank you !

Master's Challenge (1000 meters): A Master's Distance of 1000 meters for those rowers that are getting ready for Spring Racing season and not necessarily interested in qualifying 2000 meters for WIRC but want to line-up with the other fast master teams in the region.

NOTE: 500 and 1000 meter events are NOT WIRC qualifying events.

All Event Information:

Distance: 500 meters/1000 meters/2000 meters

Damper Setting: The Concept II Model D indoor rower will be used for the race. Competitors may choose the damper setting they prefer but cannot change the setting during the race.

Format: All races will be finals. In events with more than 40 entries, seeded heats will be created based on the erg score submitted with the entry form. The fastest time recorded during all the heats for a particular event will be the winner.

Veteran Events: We will be running one event for all the veterans. Although we will run all the veterans at the same time, competitors can still qualify in their age group for a trip to the WIRC sprints.


  • Open (no restrictions)
  • Collegiate (college students only)
  • Lightweight (men - 165 pounds, women - 135 pounds)
  • Junior Lightweight Men - SW rules (155.0)
  • Junior (Ages 18 and under) and in High School
  • Junior Novice (Ages 18 and under and in novice year (first spring season) of rowing
  • Junior Freshmen (Athletes in 9th grade, regardless of novice status)
  • Junior Middle School (Athletes in 8th grade and below)
  • Master (Ages 30 - 39)
  • Senior (Ages 40-49)
  • Veteran (Ages 50 and up)
  • Family Row (500 meter row for children and parents.)
  • Master's Challenge (1000 meters)
  • Adaptive Rowing

The complete start list will be posted on Regatta Central as well as email updates as the date approaches.

Qualifying for World Indoor Rowing Championships :

The Peninsula Indoor Rowing Championships are a sanctioned WIRC satellite and thus will have 4 round-trip airline tickets available to those athletes that make the WIRC time standard. The WIRC standard is based on 2000 meter races ONLY. 500 meter or 1000 meter racing does not count or qualify for WIRC. The qualifying times are included with this mailing. If more than four people meet the qualifying standard, the regatta organizer will select the four competitors who beat the WIRC standard by the largest margin. Please see  the C2 website at .

Lightweight Weigh-in Information:

All lightweight competitors must weigh in no earlier than 2 hours and no later than 1 hour  prior to their heat start time. Weigh-ins will open at 7:00 AM. Competitors must weigh in dressed in race attire (unisuit or T-shirt and shorts). If a competitor does not make weight, they may race in their original time slot but their time will be recorded in the OPEN weight classification.
Women: 135.0 lbs.
Men: 165.0 lbs.

Junior Men (SW Rules): 155.0


Directions :

Ergometers For Sale:  TBD 

40 BRAND new Concept 2 Model D with the PM5 monitors. Ergometers used in this event will be sold on a first come – first served basis. A non-refundable deposit of $100 per machine is required.  Model D with PM5 is $775.00 PLUS CA Sales Tax.  No Chest Belt or rechargeable battery included. All Ergometers sales are final; no refunds will be issued. There is a 30 day guarantee from CII for any manufacture's defect.  Please contact Monica Hilcu ( [email protected] ) for more information.

Race Day Information:

  • There is NO FOOD IN THE GYM. This is important to all JUNIOR PARENT groups. All bagels, sandwiches, fruit, etc must be kept outside. Any trash under the bleachers is a strike against the event returning to Canada College.
  • All competitors must check in at least 45 minutes prior to their start time otherwise you will be scratched from your event.
  • !!! All competitors must register on Regatta Central. !!!
  • Any competitor who meets the WIRC qualifying time for their event must see the race organizer and fill out the proper forms. In the event that more than 4 people qualify, the 4 people that break the qualifying time by the largest margin will get the tickets.
  • There will be at least 30 warm-up ergs. Please plan your warm-up time carefully.
  • There will be a stretching area.
  • A water/snack will be open near the gym.
  • Full function restrooms are also accessible near the gym.
  • HAVE A FUN TIME! And feel free to send us comments afterward to help keep this race a success.