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The Oar Board® Rower fits onto any paddle board 10’ and longer.

Oar Board® Rowing Fitness, Fun and Adventure

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Teach Yourself To Row!

  • Oar Board SUP Rowing, Vancouver, BC Canada With Adam Kreek and Timothy Cuffe

    Rowing in Vancouver’s English Bay with Adam Kreek

    I went for a morning row with my friend and business coaching client, Tim. He’s outdoorsy and athletic, but has not done very much rowing before now. We launched our Oar Boards from Second Beach in Vancouver, BC. Since this is November, the air was nice and crisp. A few early morning strollers watched as we set up our boards and launched through the small waves that were rolling in. One man was excited about the equipment and took a few pictures with his phone. Another was watching from afar with his DSLR. I asked [...]

  • Paula-Leier-Engelhardt‎‎-Oar-Board-SUP-Rowing-Community-July-6-2020-2

    We are finding the whole experience a ton of fun!

    We have contemplated getting an Oar Board and SUP for some time, but COVID-19 provided the push in 2020. My husband and I decided this was the year to step back and work on rowing basics, plus do something different with our rowing, which is what this setup has done.  First, we can pack them up and take them anywhere the pickup can go. You will not get the run of a racing single -- so get over that right away. However, what is interesting is the riggers are attached to the footstretchers and the seat is stationary. This gets [...]

Oar Board® Rowing Fitness, Fun and Adventure

Why the Oar Board® Rows So Well

On a sliding seat, the rower’s full body weight moving back and forth on the tracks causes a boat to slow down on the glide or recovery part of the row stroke. This does not occur with the Oar Board® with its fixed seat and sliding rigger. Maintaining steady trim as the hull passes through the complete duration of the row stroke is also what makes it possible to smoothly row with the much shorter paddle board type of hull.

Oar Board® Rowing Fitness, Fun and Adventure

The History of the
Oar Board®

The sliding rigger rowing system is not a recent invention. An early patent was filed for a similar rowing unit way back in 1905 however the German Olympic rowing challenge of 1985 saw a revival of the technology. Thorough development and testing was conducted by the German Olympic challenger team.

When it was found that the sliding rigger system was substantially faster when used on a racing shell, the Olympic governing body banned the German sliding rigger technology from being used in the 1988 Olympic challenge on the grounds of an unfair speed advantage. Sliding rigger rowing systems disappeared from the rowing scene until now, with the development of the Oar Board®.

Contact Us

For further information regarding ordering the Oar Board® Rower, the custom designed paddle boards, or the unique two-part carbon fiber sculling oars, please contact:

Diana Lesieur
Sales Manager

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