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III. Open Indoor Rowing Circuit: When is it, how to participate and everything you need to know

On Saturday, September 23, the 1st test of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit will take place in a virtual edition . We explain everything you need to know about this competition: what it is, when it is, what you need to participate, how much it costs and how you can register for the best indoor rowing competition in Spain.

The Open Indoor Rowing Circuit is an online rowing competition made up of 3 independent tests ( registrations for each of them are made independently ) organized throughout this last quarter of 2023 by the Spanish Rowing Federation (FER). , and today at Sportech Fitness we are going to give you all the keys so that, if you are interested, you can take part in this virtual competition.

Whether from your home, your club or your box you can connect and compete against the best. Keep reading to have all the information and get excited!

Official poster of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit

What are the tests of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit?

This circuit is made up of 3 tests carried out on 3 different dates (always on Saturday) for which you must sign up individually. Each of the tests will in turn be composed of 2 other tests: official distances and short distances. In the latter, juvenile and child athletes may also participate.

1st Test - September 23, 2023

This is the first round of the circuit and it is the only one for which registration is now open , which can be done until Sunday, September 17. Within it you will find 2 different tests:

  • Official distances covered in 20 minutes at a maximum average pace of 20 strokes per minute . To prove the speed, participants must send a photograph of the ergometer screen where the summary of the test result can be seen and the data on time, meters, 500 meter partial and average pace is perfectly visible to coorcoordinadortecnico@federemo.org at 10 minutes after the end of each test.
  • Short distances covered in 1 minute for all categories.

The competition schedules will be available next week along with the list of participants in this same post.

Competition schedules: Final schedule 1st test III OPEN ROWING INDOOR CIRCUIT
List of participants: Complete-lists-of-starts-1st-test-III-Circuit-Open-Rowing-Indoor-2023

Results:

2nd Test - October 28, 2023

On Saturday, October 28, the second part of the circuit will take place, which will also be made up of 2 tests:

  • Official distances of 6000 meters for all categories.
  • Short distances of 250/500 meters (in the call for each test the short distance that corresponds to each category will be specified)

As the date of this second round approaches, both the registration period and more information about the tests and the schedules will open, which we will update in this post.
Competition schedules: Final schedule 2nd test III OPEN ROWING INDOOR CIRCUIT

List of participants: Complete lists of departures 2nd test III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit 2023
Results:

3rd Test - December 2, 2023

The last test will be on Saturday, December 2, consisting of:

  • Official distances of 1000/2000 meters (the short distance that corresponds to each category will be specified in the call for each test)
  • Short distances of 250 meters for all categories.

As with the 2nd test, as the date approaches, both the registration period and more information about the tests and schedules will open, which we will also update in this post.

Competition schedules: 
List of Contestants: 
Results: 
Woman training on the Concept2 Rowerg Standard rower for the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit

Requirements to participate in the Open Indoor Rowing Circuit

Participation in this competition will be carried out through the TIME TEAM system, which allows multiple athletes to row in real time from anywhere, with live tracking, visualization and real-time data. For this it will be necessary to have the following mandatory material :

  • Concept2 ergometer with PM3, PM4 or PM5 monitor
  • Updated Concept2 Performance Monitor firmware. See https://www.concept2.com/service/monitors
  • Laptop , PC or Mac
  • USB AB cable , also known as printer cable
  • Cable Internet connection (preferable) or WiFi

Concept2 paddlers that do not have PM3, PM4 or PM5 monitors will not be eligible to participate. On our website you will find 2 Concept2 ergonometers that are valid to participate in the Open Indoor Rowing Circuit: The Rowerg Standard Rower and the Rowerg with high legs.

In this Homerace manual you can find a step by step guide on how to connect the rower.

Attention! We recommend that you check the manual before the day of the test.

Man and woman on the Concept2 oars allowed in the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit

What are the different categories I can take part in?

The Spanish Rowing Federation has opened different categories so that as many interested people as possible can participate in the circuit. These are different if we talk about the short distance tests or the official ones.

For official distances:

  1. Cadet, born in 2007 or 2008.
  2. Juvenile, born in 2005 or 2006.
  3. Sub23, born in 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004.
  4. Veteran, born in 1993 or before.
  5. Light Weight, born in 2004 or before.
  6. Absolute, born in 2006 or before.
  7. Paralympic rowing

For short distances:

  1. Alevín, born in 2011 or after.
  2. Children, born in 2009 or 2010.
  3. Cadet, born in 2007 or 2008.
  4. Juvenile, born in 2005 or 2006.
  5. Sub23, born in 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004.
  6. Veteran, born in 1993 or before.
  7. Light Weight, born in 2004 or before.
  8. Absolute, born in 2006 or before.
  9. Paralympic rowing

How does the scoring and classification system work in the Open Indoor Rowing Circuit?

The scoring system will be based on the results of the different tests (short or official distances) of each of the categories, therefore, there will be individual classifications for each of the tests by distance and category .

In each test, different points will be awarded so that at the end of the Circuit a general classification can be established with the score achieved by each participant in each type of distance, according to their category. This score will vary depending on the position:

  • 1st Classified: 20 points
  • 2nd Classified: 16 points
  • 3rd Classified: 14 points
  • 4th Classified: 13 points
  • 5th Classified: 12 points
  • 6th Classified: 11 points
  • 7th Classified: 10 points
  • 8th Classified: 9 points
  • 9th Classified: 8 points
  • 10th Classified: 7 points
  • 11th Classified: 6 points
  • 12th Classified: 5 points
  • 13th Classified: 4 points
  • 14th Classified: 3 points
  • 15th Classified: 2 points
  • 16th Classified: 1 point

In the tests, the scores of the three best participants from each club in each distance and category will also be added, so there will also be a classification by clubs for each test , and a final classification where the club that achieves the most points in the competition will be considered the winner. the set of all tests.

In case of ties , the following criteria will be taken into account:

  1. Greater number of victories ( first places ) in the tests.
  2. Greater number of victories ( best positions ) in direct confrontations in the tests.
  3. Best classification in the last test.

Woman celebrating on the Concept2 Rowerg Standard rower an Indoor Rowing victory

Registration, fees and participants

Both unaffiliated sports clubs and individuals who are interested in participating may participate in the Open Indoor Rowing Circuit .

Registrations must be made individually for one of the tests. At the moment only registration is open for the 1st test, but throughout these months we will update this post with registrations for the other tests:

Registration for the 1st test of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit - September 23

Registration for the 2nd test of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit - October 28

Registration for the 3rd test of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit - December 2

Athletes who appear individually may or may not be federated , and depending on this, they must pay the following amounts per test:

  • Athletes who have processed the national fee for their license for the year 2023 : €5.00 (giving the right to participate in an official distance and a short distance per event)
  • Athletes who have NOT processed the national fee for their license for the year 2023 : €8.00 (giving the right to participate in a single distance per event )
  • Athletes who have NOT processed the national fee for their license for the year 2023 : €12.00 (giving the right to participate in an official distance and a short distance per event)

Awards in the Open Indoor Rowing Circuit

As for individual prizes , there will be a prize for the winners of each official distance and each short distance of each category , in the final score that brings together all the Circuit tests.

As for the clubs, the club that accumulates the highest score at the end of the Circuit in all the short and official distances of the different categories will receive a prize in the Concept 2 rower (model D).

There will be a prize for the winner of the women's categories , and another for the winner of the men's categories .

Concept2 Rowerg Standard Rower (former Model D), one of the prizes of the III Open Indoor Rowing Circuit

Go ahead and participate! And if you have already taken part in previous editions or similar competitions , tell us your experience in the comments 👇

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2 comments

Hola Arturo!

En el post tienes ya toda la información actualizada. La 3º y última prueba del circuito tendrá lugar el día 2 de diciembre pero aún no se ha publicado ni el formulario de inscripción, ni los horarios ni nada. Por como han ido funcionando hasta ahora imaginamos que la inscripción se abrirá aproximadamente 2 semanas antes, y los horarios y demás se sabrán cuando quede 1 semana.

Puedes revisar arriba en el post qué necesitas para participar, pero es indispensable que tengas un Ergómetro Concept2 con monitor PM3, PM4 o PM5 y conexión a internet. No importa que no pertenezcas a ningún club por lo que no te preocupes.

En cuanto vaya saliendo más información actualizaremos este post.

Sportech Fitness

Me gustaría participar en esta competencia vivo en Galicia y no pertenezco a ningún club como tengo que hacer. Tengo 35 años de edad, si me pudieran decir como puedo hacer.

Arturo Camba Acosta

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