Adjusting erg scores for masters athletes

#CarlosDinares talking about @rowperfect this ...
#CarlosDinares talking about @rowperfect this club is amazing they have 7 RPs.

We got this question from a reader

I have used this adjuster  for adjustment of ergo scores, but it uses an algorithm that seems overly generous to older rowers, that is more generous than the BRC handicapping system is. Do you know of an age adjuster that corrects consistently with the handicapping system? Also, something that would be very valuable would be a combined calculator than normalises first for weight and then for age to get a true “fair” comparison

What a great question.

The only erg adjustment algorithm I know of is this one which adjusts for weight
And this one which gives 2k prognostic times aligning masters with other age categories

Now as you probably know, all the scores on a Rowperfect are weight and boat class-adjusted. So you can see your predicted on-water times as 500m splits. Using the 2k prognostic times link above, you can easily see if you’re in the hunt for medals.

Any readers got insight they can add to solve this conundrum?


Subscribe to our Newsletter for more information:

Our Rowing Network

Did you like this post? Support this blog and our network by donating

Feel like Rowing again? Visit the Shop at!

Accessories, equipment, boats, clothing

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Marcy Dorna

    As a masters level flyweight, I think its appropriate to adjust for weight; not for age,

    1. Rebecca Caroe

      Lewin – thanks for sharing the spreadsheet.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts

Whether it’s sports, nutrition or equipment, you’ll find what you’re looking for in one of these categories


Everything about rowing – browse through our large archive or search for articles of your choice


Search Blog


Rowing Network

Do you like our posts? Support this blog and our network by donating


Get all latest content and news!