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Indoor Rowing Events

Interstate Indoor Regatta

The 2022 Interstate Indoor Regatta took place between the 19th June and 26th June.  Thank you to the 76 participants who got involved.  This year, NSW rowed both the most total metres and the most metres per participant.  Congratulations NSW!

Total metres by State and Territory (as at 11:59pm 26/6/22):

State / Territory Metres Number of Participants Metres per Participant
NSW 977983 14 69856
NT 683768 10 68377
QLD 94873 2 47437
TAS 161485 4 40371
VIC 502617 22 22846
ACT 239327 11 21757
SA 161570 10 16157
WA 26292 3 8764


Most metres in each State and Territory (as at 11:59pm 26/6/22):

State / Territory Female Metres Male Metres
ACT Nadine Morrison 12682 Cash Kazakoff 110377
NSW Kate Whitton 160000 John Murphy 325000
NT Lee Harrop 201806 David McLean 142161
QLD Lesley Duffy 84873
SA Louisa-Sophie Wagener 26076 Noah 25000
TAS Rachel Gray 6373 Chris Symons 80500
VIC Kylie Lanyon 86317 Jack Howard 66897
WA Melanie Ware 13789 Remy Payne 7504
  • A special mention also to Alan Birchall (NSW) who rowed 254231 metres!
Australian Indoor Rowing Championships
2022 Australian Indoor Rowing Championships (AIRC)  Date: Saturday 29 October 2022

  • This year will be the 7th Australian Indoor Rowing Championships.  The 2022 event will be hosted across Australia within a state-based event centre and virtually.
  • Race distances are 2000m, 1000m, 500m and the 2000m team relay (four people).
  • Open and Lightweight (Men 75kg, Women 61.5kg) across all age groups over 19 years, including Masters.
  • Age categories of Under 14 years, Under 16 years, Under 19 years, 19-29 years, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 etc.
  • Para categories of PR1, PR2 and PR3.
  • Challenge yourself to set your best score, test your limits and see where you sit against others your age and weight divisions.
  • Entries open 1 August 2022
  • See our webpage for further details: AIRC 


ANZAC Day Indoor Rowing Challenge

The inaugural Anzac Day Indoor Rowing Challenge took place in 2020.  Since then, each year from dawn to dusk on 25 April, Australians and New Zealanders have united to record 2504 metres, as many times as possible.  The number, 2504, signifies the date of Anzac Day, 25.04, with participants encouraged to log their metres online and donate to either RSL Australia’s ANZAC Appeal or the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association.

In 2022, for the second consecutive year, New Zealand was awarded the Colgan Cup.  Proud supporter of the Challenge, the Colgan Foundation also made a generous $5000 donation, split between the respective country’s charities. The Colgan Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation founded by Sean P. Colgan to benefit athletic, scientific, environmental, and education communities.

All up, in 2022 there were 173 participants who rowed a collective 1,743,179 metres, which is an impressive 28,382 metres per person.

  • New Zealand – 26 participants rowed a total of 521,920 metres (20,074 metres per person)
  • Australia – 147 participants rowed a total distance of 1,221,259 metres (8,308 metres per person).

Ryan Gass of New Zealand (pictured below) posted a staggering 40x2504m, for a total of 100,160m.

Congratulations and thank-you to all who participated to honour our Anzac brothers and sisters – past and present.  We hope you can join us again in 2023.



Other Indoor Rowing Events:

QLD State Indoor Rowing Championships 5 June 2022

WA State Indoor Rowing Championships

ErgFit Indoor Rowing VIC

Rowing NSW Indoor Rowing Series

Concept 2 Challenges