Rowing Indoors in the US and Outdoors in the UK


Gold Coast Classic will be held today, January  29, 2017 indoors at Schreiber High School Gym in Port Washington, New York. Friends of Port Rowing will host 137 entries from 12 clubs. 

The 18th Annual Peninsula Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at Canada College in Redwood City, California hosted by Peninsula Aquatic Center Junior Crew and Stanford Rowing Center. There will be 414 entries from 16 clubs. This is a CRASH-B Satellite event.

Connecticut Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at the Easton Community Center in Easton, Connecticut. Saugatuck Rowing Club will host 355 entries from 23 clubs. 



In British Rowing, Head Of The Taff, a 3200m race will be held Sunday 29th January 2017 hosted by Cardiff City Rowing Club. There will be shorter 2200m race on the River Taff for Juniors. 

Worcester University Head of the Severn will be held Sunday 29th January 2017 in the West Midlands region hosted by University of Worcester Rowing.


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 January Ergomania


Time is fleeting! The CRASH-Bs are a full week earlier this year, so Ergomania abounds everywhere. The CRASH-B SPRINTS World Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at Agganis Arena on the Boston University campus in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Denver Indoor Rowing Championships continue today at Colorado Athletic Club Monaco (CACM) in Denver, Colorado. Mile High Rowing Club and CACM Juniors host 310 Junior, High School, Collegiate, Open, Masters, Adaptive and Veteran entries from 10 clubs to 500m, 1000m, and 1/2 marathon events. This is a CRASH-B Satellite event.  Concept2 sponsors up to four qualifiers from each of the 20 Official Satellite regattas held covering travel expenses to compete at the CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston. 


The 34th Annual Southern Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at Clemente Center on the Florida Institute of Technology campus in Melbourne, Florida hosted by Florida Tech Crew. Southern Sprints is an Adaptive, CRASH-B Satellite event. 

San Diego Indoor Classic Rowing Championships will be held in San Diego, California. San Diego Rowing Club will host 167 entries from 8 clubs. San Diego Indoor Classic Rowing Championships is an Adaptive, CRASH-B event.


Ironmen Erg Classic will be held in Ramsey, New Jersey hosted by Don Bosco Prep High School. There will be 370 entries from 19 clubs.


Motown Madness will be held in Detroit, Michigan. Friends of Detroit Rowing and Detroit Boat Club Crew will host 88 entries from 11 clubs at the DBCC Boathouse on Belle Isle. 


Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Three Rivers Rowing Association will host 485 entries from 19 clubs at the Kingsley Association near Bakery Square. This is a CRASH-B Satellite event.

NW Ergomania – Indoor Rowing Championships will be held in Seattle, Washington. The George Pocock Rowing Foundation will host 419 entries from 33 clubs at Rainier Community Center. This is an Adaptive, CRASH-B event.

Shuffle Off to Buffalo will be held in chilly Buffalo, New York at the Iconic Town Ball Room on Main Street. West Side Rowing Club will host 312 entries from 23 clubs to the 2000m event. 
TYRA 2K will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted by Tulsa Youth Rowing Association. 42 entries from 6 clubs will attend the TYRA 2K fundraiser and awareness builder for youth initiatives at Reed Community Center Basketball Gym. 

Lake Las Vegas Indoor Rowing Championship will be held in Henderson, Nevada. Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club will host 16 entries from 4 clubs to the the indoor 2000m event on Concept2 ergometers at the club boathouse on Lake Las Vegas. 


Northeast Erg Sprints will be held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Greater Lawrence Rowing will host 120 Master, Collegiate, High School, Junior and Coxswain entries from 20 clubs.

Mark Williams Ergatta will be held at Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Lake Lanier Rowing Club will host 68 Master, Collegiate, High School, Junior and Novice entries from 8 clubs to 2000m, 500m and relay events. Proceeds will benefit the Mark Williams Scholarship fund. 


Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at the International School of Indiana. Indianapolis Rowing Center will host a Concept2 Official Satellite Regatta for the CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships for 130 Master, Open, Adaptive, Junior, Novice, Adaptive and Coxswain entries from 16 clubs. 


Beach Sprints will be held at Pete Archer Rowing Center in Long Beach, California. Long Beach Rowing Association will host Master, Open, Collegiate, Adaptive, Junior, Novice and Coxswain entries to the 2000m CRASH-B Satellite event. 


The 2017 Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships will be at Sacramento State Aquatic Center, 1901 Hazel Avenue, Gold River California. Sacramento State Aquatic Center will host the CRASH-B Satellite event. 



In British Rowing, Cambridge Head To Head will be held Saturday 28th January 2017 hosted by City of Cambridge Rowing Club. The race is actually two lengths of 2000m starting at the Chesterton Railway Bridge in Cambridge to turn around at the lock to the A14 bridge to double back and finish at the Chesterton Railway Bridge.

Quintin Head will be held Saturday 28th January 2017 in the Thames region from 50m before Hammersmith Bridge to the White Davit 650m past Chiswick Bridge hosted by Quintin Boat Club. This is a 4800m race with the tide for eights on the  River Thames. 

TYNE UNITED NEW YEARS HEAD will be held Saturday 28th January 2017 in the Northern region hosted by Tyne United Rowing Club from the Gateshead side of the River Tyne.

2017 Denver Indoor Rowing Championships

Denver Indoor Rowing Championships will be held January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 indoors at Colorado Athletic Club Monaco (CACM) in Denver, Colorado. Mile High Rowing Club and CACM Juniors will host 310 Junior, High School, Collegiate, Open, Masters, Adaptive and Veteran entries from 10 clubs to 500m, 1000m, and 1/2 marathon events.

Denver Indoor Rowing Championships is a Concept2 CRASH-B qualifying satellite event. The CRASH-Bs, an international indoor competition is held in Boston every year and Concept2 will sponsor the cost of airfare for four competitors from each of the 20 satellite indoor championships who make qualifying times. Categories will be adjusted for age and weight. Altitude will be adjusted for Denver times. 

Icy Oars and Indoors

Baby it’s cold outside. The chilly question to ponder is whether it is a bigger motivator to row faster in cold than in warmer temps. Speaking for myself, I will never forget sudden hail falling during practice on the Saugatuck River in Westport, Connecticut. I have since rowed in colder temps, but I think my 14 year old self rowed faster than I ever thought I could that day. 


HB Crew Winter Warmer will be held indoors at Hollis Brookline High School in  Hollis, New Hampshire. Hollis Brookline Cavaliers Crew will host 76 entries from 12 clubs. 

Resolution Row will be held indoors at Washington Elementary School in Westfield, New Jersey hosted by Westfield Indoor Rowing. There will be 76 entries from 10 clubs. 
Philadelphia Indoor Rowing Challenge will be held at Kelly Field House, 1733 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Master, Open, Collegiate, Junior, Novice and Coxswain entries will compete in either a 20 minute piece, 2k or 500m event hosted by St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. There will be a Team Challenge for the best 4 rower 2k. The Iron Man Challenge, a.k.a. the Philly Challenge is competing in all three events for the best time pulled. 


In Btitish Rowing, Boston Head will be held Sunday 22nd January 2017 in the East Midlands region hosted by Boston Rowing Club. Conditions were reported to be chilly on Twitter with icy boats on the River Witham enticing speedy results perhaps for both the 3k and 5k heats. 

Stourport Winter Head will be held Sunday 22nd January 2017 in the West Midlands region. Stourport Boat Club will host a 4000m course on River Severn. Club Twitter reported chilly but perfect winter weather for rowing. 


Amsterdam World Ergohead will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. EARC HM, EARC LM, EAWRC, EAWRC LW, Master, Open, Collegiate, High School, Invite, Adaptive,  Junior, Novice and  International entries will be hosted by RV de Amstel. For livestream check HERE.

Row in the Snow Canceled and More

Today finds first races of the season and first races of the New Year. 

**Cancellation** CHARGERS Row in the Snow for Cystic Fibrosis planned for today, January 21, 2017 at the Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse, New York has been canceled by Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club.

**Cancellation** In Canada, Irish Chase Catholic Schools Championship planned to be held today at Notre Dame College School in Welland, Ontario has been canceled by the Organizing Committee of the Notre Dame Rowing Club (Welland).
The 32nd Annual Mile High Sprints will be held in Denver, Colorado hosted by Rocky Mountain Rowing Club. There will be 46 entries from 10 clubs. 


Midwinter Meltdown Madison, hosted by Mendota Rowing Club will be held indoors at the University of Wisconsin Madison Porter Boathouse. There will be 102 entries from 17 clubs. 


Plant Invite – Spring Sprints #1, a 1500m sprint race will be held on Bypass Canal in Tampa, Florida for 193 High School and Junior entries from 6 clubs hosted by Plant High Rowing Association
Citrus Sprints Regatta will be held on Lake Henderson in Inverness, Florida for 48 Master, Open, High School and Junior entries from 6 clubs hosted by ROCCS, a.k.a. the Rowing Organization Of Citrus County Students.

In British rowing, Northampton Head Of The River will be held Saturday, 21st January 2017 hosted by Northampton Rowing Club on the River Nene.

Weybridge Winter Head, a 3000m downstream race will be held Saturday, 21st January 2017 on the River Thames from Elmbridge Canoe Club to Walton Rowing Club hosted by Weybridge Rowing Club. 

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge



Congrats to the Latitude 35 crew who rowed across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua’s English Harbour! The journey started on December 14, 2016 ending just yesterday, January 19, 2017. Latitude 35 broke all records with the fastest Atlantic Challenge crossing taking just 35 days, 14 hours and 3 minutes. That’s an amazing two days shy of last year’s record. 

The Latitude 35 crew comprised of Brits Angus Collins and Alex Simpson and American rowers Jason Caldwell and Matthew Brown took 2 hour shifts, rowing all day and night in their lightweight 29ft boat made of carbon fiber. They overcame cabin fever, exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Caldwell and Collins had even been rivals last year sharing the same goal as Collins went on to win the Talisker Atlantic Challenge rowing for the Ocean Reunion team. And this year was no different as every rower on every crew shared the same goal, to be the toughest and win. And so the Latitude 35 crew overcame it all to set the pace and raise the bar two days ahead of the past. 

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is an open ocean 4,700km (2,930 mile) race first held in 1997 founded by Sir Chay Blyth. The races were originally hosted by Challenge Business Ltd. and held about every two years until Woodvale Events Ltd. took over the event in 2003. Since 2015, the renamed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge a.k.a. the World’s Toughest Row is held annually by the current host Atlantic Campaigns SL.

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

-Humanitarian, Activist, Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Leader, Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977) and the Congressional Gold Medal (2004), Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


This quote is taken from Reverend Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech and is the theme of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Today, January 16 celebrates the memory of MLK and in his honor the National Park Service Department launches the first of 10 free entry days throughout the year to the 120 National Parks located across the country. 

Greater Dayton and Erg for Mercy


In Ohio, the 6th Annual Greater Dayton Erg Sprints will be held today at the Vandalia Recreation Center hosted by the Greater Dayton Rowing Association. There will 70 entries from 7 clubs competing in the 2000m main event race, quad relay race competition and 500m sprints. Medals will be awards for individual events. 

Erg for Mercy Indoor Regatta will be held in Riverhead, New York at the McGann-Mercy High School Auditorium. McGann-Mercy High School will host 60 entries from 6 clubs and raffle off a Concept2 E rower. 


In Canada, the Leander Indoor Rowing Championships In Hamilton, Ontario. Leander Boat Club will host 105 entries from 7 clubs.