2017 Race Qualifiers to World Indoor Championships


CIRC in Toronto is a Satellite Regatta to the C.R.A.S.H. B's (World Indoor Rowing Championships).  As a Satellite race, we will award airfare to up to four (4) qualifiers to attend and race at the 35th World Indoor Rowing Championship, hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints, on February 12, 2017, at the Agganis Arena in Boston. There are typically over 2,200 entrants from around two dozen countries racing over the 2000m distance, with competitors ranging in age from age 14 to 100.

Race qualifiers are determined based on their race time posted at CIRC in the 2000 metre individual events and 1000 metre for Para events.  The age used in the qualification is the age on the date of the World's - February 12, 2017

Past Winners

Congratulations to the 6 competitors who posted blazingly fast times at CIRC on Feb 7, 2017. The CIRC committee will be awarding the prize of airfare to Boston to the top 4 competitors based on number of seconds faster than the time standard in their race category. Those competitors are highlighted in the list below.  

Club / City

Age /


Score at CIRC

Seconds faster

than World Std

  Qualifying   Time Standard
Louise McGonigal Greenville Indoor Rowing Club 72 Open   8:25.3 * 28.4 8:53.7
Dave Watts Greenville Indoor Rowing Club 77 Lwt 7:34.8 * 21.5 7:56.3
Michelle Prince Ridley, St Catharines 44  Lwt 7:17.0 * 11.5 7:28.5
Charlie Kwitchoff



17 Lwt 6:25.6 * 9.2 6:34.8
Andrew Smith Western R.C. 52 Open 6:14.4 4.1 6:18.5
Brandan Andrews

Brock University

St Catharines

18  Lwt 6:34.7 0.1 6:34.8

Qualifying times are calculated based on 5% of the previous year's winning times at the Worlds. For more information on the C.R.A.S.H. B's World Indoor Rowing Championships click here.  Anyone can enter Worlds if they are at least 14 years old..