The World Rowing Indoor Championships begin tomorrow ©Getty Images

The World Rowing Indoor Championships, which are being held remotely in light of the coronavirus pandemic, begin tomorrow.

Men's and women's PR1 2,000 metres races are due to begin the event at 12:05pm CET.

Tomorrow's schedule is dominated by Para-rowing and masters contests, although there will be men's and women's lightweight 2,000m finals later in the day.

Races are also scheduled on Wednesday (February 24) and Saturday (February 27), and will be streamed on the World Rowing YouTube channel.

Regional qualifiers were held in advance of the World Championships, and a total of 935 athletes from 63 nations qualified.

Anyone with a Concept2 rowing machine could enter.

Competition is being stage remotely rather than in-person this year ©Getty Images
Competition is being stage remotely rather than in-person this year ©Getty Images

Finnish athlete Joel Naukkarinen was among the most impressive qualifiers and is due to take part in five events - men's 500m, 2,000m and one hour, the men's team event and the mixed team race.

Ukraine's Anton Bondarenko - a 2017 World Games silver and gold medallist in indoor rowing - is another athlete to look out for.

Bandarenko won the 500m title at the last edition of the World Games and is set for a showdown with Britain's Phil Clapp, who holds the world record but was second in Wrocław.

The World Rowing Indoor Championships took place in Paris last year, but the discipline is well-suited to virtual competition and has experienced something of a boom during the coronavirus pandemic.