I recently had the opportunity to demonstrate the Oar Board® Rower in Victoria at the Oak Bay Marina. I was totally amazed and excited to see how easily people were taking to rowing a standup paddle board and enjoyed letting everyone know how they can incorporate rowing into their lifestyle for fitness and fun.
It was a perfect, peaceful, summer day for an early morning, mid-afternoon or evening row.
The setting at the Oak Bay Marina is idyllic for getting out on the water, but you can launch your paddle board and Oar Board® Rower combination from just about anywhere. You are no longer bound to rowing only at a club and can now enjoy the freedom of getting out on your favorite lake, river or part of the ocean.
I was so touched to see how many fitness lovers and outdoor enthusiasts were really inspired by the idea of getting out on the water to test row the Oar Board®.
From Whitehall Rowing & Sail, we have supplied many water lovers with rowboats and sailboats over the years, and now more recently with the Oar Board® Rower and our inflatable standup paddle boards, we are helping to get more and more people out enjoying the ocean and lakes.
During the demonstration day, many people shared with me that they were surprised and amazed and how lightweight and easy it is to use the Oar Board®. They were excited to imagine getting out and rowing with family and friends around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
In less than 5 minutes the Oar Board® fit-on-top rower converts any paddle board over 10′ (3m) into a sculling boat.
And everyone really likes the idea of being able to take Oar Board® with them on vacation. The new Oar Board® inflatable standup paddle boards easily roll up into their backpack for transporting. And it is equally as easy to unroll and inflate Oar Board® standup paddle boards at your destination.
The Oar Board® is definitely a hit in Victoria!
I really love my job promoting fun, fitness, tranquility and connection with water and nature!
About Diana Lesieur
As the Oar Board® Sales Manager, Diana loves rowing, hiking and traveling to exotic places. She is a top notch all water rowing instructor and winner of the long distance rowing events in the R2AK 2015 and 2016. Diana is the go-to person regarding the Oar Board®. Diana says, “I love rowing and there’s nothing better than promoting what you’re passionate about!”
For more information about the Oar Board® Rower, inflatable standup paddle boards, paddles, oars and other accessories, contact Diana at:
A Division of Whitehall Rowing and Sail
Toll Free 1-800-663-7481
Great idea but no life jackets!! ???????
Hi Elizabeth, Everyone in the photos above is wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). The adults are all wearing new-style personal flotation devices and the child is wearing a full PFD vest. You can find more information about flotation devices on the Oar Board website at https://www.oarboard.com/faq