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OKC RIVERSPORT Youth Rowing League Prevails Despite Challenges

WATCH VIDEO Every year, the Oklahoma City RIVERSPORT Youth Rowing League hosts its fall championships, with hundreds of students from local schools descending upon the Boathouse District for a 500-meter race under the lights of the world’s only illuminated rowing venue. This fall was only slightly different, making the program [...]

CHEK Upside: Victoria rowboat business sees record year amidst pandemic

Aune and his business partner Marie Hutchinson co-founded Whitehall Rowing and Sail in 1987. Like most businesses in 2020, the boat building company planned for the worst. But amidst the pandemic came an unexpected stroke of good fortune. At 70-years-old, Harold Aune isn’t slowing down. “Don’t tell yourself how old you are, and you’re fine,” [...]

New Oar Board® Ambassador: Meet Ronnie Ayers

We're excited to introduce our newest Oar Board® Ambassador! Meet Ronnie Ayres, based in Pennsylvania. Ronnie spends time rowing at two different locations: Philadelphia, PA and West Wildwood, NJ. He can be found cruising the waterways at both places - interested locals can contact him and set up at time to catch him in your [...]

Oar Board® In Venice, Italy Rowing the Vogalonga

The Oar Board® Crew flew to Italy with two Adventure Row SUP 16’ Double Combos along as luggage. Harold Aune, Diana Lesieur, Mike Garnet, and Sarah Thornber toured the water city of Venice, Italy and participated in rowing the Vogalonga, a world-famous human-powered rowing and paddling event. More than 2,000 boats and 8,000 people converge [...]

The Oar Board® crew home from Venice, Italy after rowing the Vogalonga 2019

We arrived in Venice for the Vogalonga in style! Nothing like a private beautiful speed boat to take from the airport ✈️ to the City Center! A traditional Venice musician... enjoying meeting the locals and celebrating! The Oar Board® crew made it back to the [...]

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