About Us

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 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.

The shop is nestled in the mountains on the North Shore of Vancouver in Beautiful British Columbia. Canadian orders and large US orders ship directly from Vancouver. Sculling orders bound for the United States are sent from Blaine, WA.

About Cinda

Cinda is a Level 3 Certified Coach with both USRowing and Rowing Canada. A former NCAA champion (University of Virginia), she has also spent time coaching at the US university Division I level, has been a head coach at Craftsbury Sculling Center and Burnaby Lake Rowing Club. In 2006, Cinda was named Rowing Canada's Women's Coach of the Year. Her love of rowing has kept her on the water since 1992 as either a coach or rower.

About Laris

Laris has been rowing and/or coaching rowing since 1993. He teaches high school science (Physics and Geology) and has coached rowing at his school. In addition, he served as the Club Captain at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club for several years. Laris has a keen eye and works meticulously with great attention to detail whether assembling oars, repairing equipment or managing the fleet of boats and boards at CrokerWEST.



Oar Repair

We reshaft and reblade broken oars...we can bring them back from the dead.


Oar Re-sleeving

We offer resleeving services or just parts supply and advice.


Replace Rowing grips

Ship us your tired handles and we will refurbish them for you.


Refurbished oars

Refurbished used oars available from time to time.


Camps and Demos

We offer camps and demos - use the contact form to enquire.


Support Staff

Luna the wonder dog - our friend and support staff at events and at the shop.



Serving the United States and Canada

Since 2006