Harold Aune

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,” [...]

My Chicago River Oar Board® Adventure by Deanne McCarthy

I have rowed my Oar Board® for about a year now on the rivers and lakes near my hometown of Pasadena, Newfoundland in Canada. And, I’ve had some cool adventures. I have also managed to get my confidence up and my row stroke down. Earlier this year, I got a call from my friend Diana [...]

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 [...]

Oar Board® Travelling to the city of Venice, Italy for the Vogalonga Race 2019

Follow along with the Oar Board® Team as they head off to Italy to race in the Vogalonga, a beloved regatta held annually in the city of Venice. On June 9th, 2019, this 30km paddling and rowing race through the city of Venice, including the Grand Canal, and the lagoon up to Burano, will see [...]

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