The coaches and athletes of Stanford Rowing Center and Peninsula Aquatic Center would like to welcome you to the 16th Annual PIRC's. PIRC's has grown and because of that success, the event has moved to Canada College. We hope that the move is appreciated by the loyal participants. 

Entry fee: $15.00 per competitor checks made to Peninsula Aquatic Center.

Entry Deadline: Post Marked by February 1st , 2015. Large team entries can be emailed in excel format. Your fees will be based on the excel entry you mail not any scratches you do on race day. Please check spelling as we do have a T-shirt vendor on site that will do participants' names.

Late Entries: NO RACE DAY entries will be accepted in 2015.

Entries can be mailed to: P.I.R.C. c/o PACJC

                                    16 Cortez Road

                                    Redwood City, CA 94062

All Event Information

Distance: 500 meters/1000 meters/2000 meters

40 ergs will be raced at once. 

Damper Setting: The Concept II Model D indoor rower will be used for the race. Competitors may choose the damper setting they prefer but cannot change the setting during the race.

Format: All races will be finals. In events with more than 40 entries, seeded heats will be created based on the erg score submitted with the entry form. The fastest time recorded during all the heats for a particular event will be the winner.

Veteran Events: We will be running one event for all the veterans. Although we will run all the veterans at the same time, competitors can still qualify in their age group for a trip to the C.R.A.S.H.-B. sprints.

Special Events

Family Row/Coxswain Row (500 meters): Entries are $5.00 per person. A Fun family row for children and parents and coxswains that have always wanted to hop on and try. Awards given to our young competitors. Family Row entrants MUST complete an entry form with Name, Age, Gender. Thank you !

Master's Challenge (1000 meters): A Master's Distance of 1000 meters for those rowers that are getting ready for Spring Racing season and not necessarily interested in qualifying 2000 meters for CRASH-B's but want to line-up with the other fast master teams in the region.

NOTE: 500 and 1000 meter events are NOT CRASH-B qualifying events.

Deron Thorp Award: A special perpetual trophy will be given out starting in 2007 to the fastest men's time overall in honor of Deron Thorp. Deron was a dedicated participant of PIRC who sadly passed away in November of 2006. Deron leaves behind a wife and two daughters and this year $1 of each entry will be donated to The Deron Thorp fund for this two daughters. If you would like to make a donation, please add it to your entry fee or click on the Deron Thorp donation link for more information.


  • Open (no restrictions)
  • Collegiate (college students only)
  • Lightweight (men - 165 pounds, women - 135 pounds)
  • Junior Lightweight Men - SW rules (155.0)
  • Junior (Ages 18 and under) and in High School
  • Junior Novice (Ages 18 and under and in novice year (first spring season) of rowing
  • Junior Freshmen (Athletes in 9th grade and below, regardless of novice status)
  • Master (Ages 30 - 39)
  • Senior (Ages 40-49)
  • Veteran (Ages 50 and up)
  • Family Row (500 meter row for children and parents.)
  • Master's Challenge (1000 meters)

Lightweight Weigh-in Information

All lightweight competitors must weigh in no earlier than 2 hours and no later than 1 hour  prior to their heat start time. Weigh-ins will open at 7:00 AM. Competitors must weigh in dressed in race attire (unisuit or T-shirt and shorts). If a competitor does not make weight, they may race in their original time slot but their time will be recorded in the OPEN weight classification.
Women: 135.0 lbs.
Men: 165.0 lbs.

Junior Men (SW Rules): 155.0

Qualifying for World Indoor Rowing Championships / C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints:

The Peninsula Indoor Rowing Championships are a sanctioned CRASH-B satellite and thus will have 4 round-trip airline tickets available to those athletes that make the CRASH-B time standard. The CRASH-B standard is based on 2000 meter races ONLY. 500 meter or 1000 meter racing does not count or qualify for CRASH-B. The qualifying times are included with this mailing. If more than four people meet the qualifying standard, the regatta organizer will select the four competitors who beat the CRASH-B standard by the largest margin. Please see the attached CRASH-B qualifier times or check the CII website at or the official CRASH-B website at