Croker

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This article is about the rowing oar manufacturer. For other uses, see Croker (disambiguation).
Croker
Croker Oars
Native name
Crokers
Founded Sydney, Australia
Founder Howard Croker
Products Rowing oars
Website www.crokeroars.com
A pair of sculling oars. The "blades" are at the top of the picture and the handles are at the bottom.

Croker Oars is an Australian manufacturer of rowing oars that was started by Howard Croker OAM in Sydney, Australia. During the 1950s, Croker and his two brothers were students at Newington College[1] and their father was a rowing coach at the school.[2] He was also a successful rower in the 1960s, winning both State and National rowing titles. Croker rowed for the then Haberfield Rowing Club at Dobroyd Point and was a coach in the years 1975 and 1976 at The Scots College. Croker Oars currently produce sculling and sweep oars for the Australian and international market. Croker also manufactures surf boat oars. Many elite rowers use Croker oars and together with Concept2 oars they make up the majority of oars used in international competition.

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  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 45
  2. ^ Interview with Howard Croker

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