European Rowing Indoor Championships

  • Hosted By Czech Rowing Association / Český veslařský svaz

Event Age Classification

Age eligibility for all age categories shall be determined by the rower´s age on December 31, 2020.

  • Under 17: Under 17 rower shall not have attained the age of 17 by 31 December 2020
  • Under 19: Under 19 rower shall not have attained the age of 19 by 31 December 2020
  • Under 23: Under 23 rower shall not have attained the age of 23 by 31 December 2020 

Senior (Open): Senior (Open) events are open to competitors of any age.

Masters: Masters competitors are required to race within the event designated for their age category. Competitors are not eligible to race in events designated for older or younger categories.

Masters Age Categories

  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 - 74
  • 75 - 79
  • 80 - 84
  • 85 - 89
  • 90 - 94
  • 95 - 99
  • 100 and over


Lightweights (Rule 31)

For an international indoor rowing event, no individual lightweight male rower may weigh more than 75 kgs and no individual female rower may weigh more than 61.5 kgs. Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one hour and not more than two hours before their first race of each lightweight event in which they are competing, each day of the competition.

For the avoidance of doubt there shall be no lightweight categories for juniors.


FISA rules of racing for indoor rowing  will be used to govern this event. The Regulations shall apply to all events except as shown below, where the European Rowing Board has exercised its authority to allow exceptions to the Regulations.

The exceptions are:

  • Any member of the medical staff has the authority to pull an athlete for medical reasons at any time.
  • Age eligibility for all age category events shall be determined by the rower’s age on December 31, 2020.
  • Athletes who registered as a lightweight and fail to weigh in for any reason may row at their originally assigned time and erg. Results will be recorded in the corresponding open weight event.
  • Rowers who make more than one false start in a single event may be disqualified at the discretion of competition officials.
  • If the rower’s erg becomes disconnected from the Concept2 Venue Racing System, the rower must not stop rowing. All data is retained on the PM5. If any other mechanical problem develops early during an event, a regatta official should be alerted immediately. The rower may be moved to an unoccupied erg or their race rescheduled following an appropriate rest period.
  • Special Note: Objections, Protests, Appeals shall be subject to the Regulations (pages 406 – 408, FISA Rules of Racing - Appendix 24, Indoor Rowing Competition Regulations - 7finalweb4_Neutral.pdf