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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,” [...]

Testimonial: Kellie Bianchi, Wauconda, Illinois

“Being able to continue to do the sport I love and maintain social distancing! Thank you Oar Board, you are making this time a little better for me and my family.” - Kellie Bianchi, Wauconda, Illinois

Exercising & Staying Healthy In Our New Normal

The ideal way to spend time with my sister, while still following our local guidelines for social distancing, was a water day! We arrived at a nearby lake in separate cars. In minutes, we had our Oar Boards ready to launch! Our Water Day was off to a perfect start. We could visit [...]

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 [...]

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