About INdoor Rowing


Thousands of people have already discovered the thrill of racing on the indoor rower. If you’re ready to join their ranks then this section is for you!

The sport of indoor rowing was created in 1981 when Concept2 developed its first rowing machine and, within a year, the first race had taken place. Hundreds of indoor rowing races are now held around the world each year, including the World Indoor Rowing Championships

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How it works

Concept 2 ergos (rowing machines) are connected together and races are conducted with numerous rowers racing the same distance at the same time. The machines display all the ergo information as a virtual regatta (see below) which shows the audience  how the race is unfolding in real time.

Who can compete

Anyone 12 years and older can compete, and all levels of experience are welcome. 

We have a two distances available 1000m, 2000m, and the 4x500m Relay
We will group the races into Age Groups or based on your predicted finish time, depending on the event

Is this just for rowers?

Absolutely not! We encourage everyone and anyone who uses the ergo (rowing machine) and wants to test themselves in a fun environment. There will be range of athletes participating and you will be grouped by age and predicted finish time.

When and Where

The WA Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at

Location: Swan Yacht Club, Riverside Road, East Fremantle

Date: 21August 2020

Time: 10-2pm

The Swan Yacht Club will have a buffet and drinks available all day, and we encourage you to being friends and family to this awesome event and enjoy a meal after your race.