Since November 2006, Croker Oars West Ltd. has been serving the North American rowing community with nothing but the best in rowing equipment - Croker Oars and Rowperfect rowing simulators.
Croker West is a small business owned and operated by Cinda Ewton and Laris Grikis, rowers and coaches who are passionate about the sport and committed to serving your rowing needs. We have over 45 years of combined experience in both sweep rowing and sculling. We are ready to assist you in choosing the best oars suited to your needs.
Our shop is nestled in the mountains on the North Shore of Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia. We ship our Canadian orders and large US orders directly from Vancouver. Sculling orders bound for the United States are sent from our Blaine, WA address - we take care of US Customs, allowing you to simply await the arrival of your new oars or parts.
Cinda is a certified Level III coach with both Rowing Canada and USRowing. She is a former NCAA champion (University of Virginia) and has also spent time coaching at the US university Division I level, has been a head coach at Craftsbury Sculling Center and is currently serving as the head coach at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club. In 2006, Cinda was named Rowing Canada's Women's Coach of the Year. In 2013 she coached the TeamBC women scullers to 3 (out of 4) Gold medals at the Canada Summer Games. Her love of rowing has kept her on the water since 1992 as either a coach or rower.
Laris has been rowing and/or coaching rowing since 1993. He teaches high school science (Physics and Geology) and currently coaches students at his school. In addition, he serves as the Club Captain at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club where he has been a member for over 15 years. Laris has a keen eye and works meticulously with great attention to detail whether assembling oars, repairing rowing shells or managing the fleet of 1x sculls at Burnaby Lake.
We reshaft and reblade broken oars...we can bring them back from the dead.
We offer resleeving services or just parts supply and advice.
Ship us your tired handles and we will refurbish them for you.
Refurbished used oars available from time to time.
We offer camps and demos - use the contact form to enquire.
Luna the wonder dog - our friend and support staff at events and at the shop.