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About Harold Aune

Harold loves rowing, sailing, diving, paddling and anything water related. He co-founded Whitehall Rowing & Sail with Marie in 1987. Together they founded the Whitehall Spirit® product line which now includes the Oar Board®. Read more on Harold at HaroldAune.ca “I’ve designed and produced a lot of boats and equipment over the years. The Oar Board has been the most gratifying project so far.”

All-Water Rowing in my Whitehall Rowboat

For me, there’s nothing more enjoyable than simply messing about out on a lake, a river, or the ocean in a sleek beautiful rowboat. When I’m out in open water I feel a deep connection with the wind, water and sky. No noisy smelly motor to dull the senses and create a false sense of [...]

The Minto 9 Rowboat A Well Loved Family Dinghy

For over 50 years the Minto 9 Rowing Tender has been one of the most popular small rowboats in the Pacific Northwest. Generations of kids first learned to row in this dinghy. Sailors and power boaters alike treasured it for use as a shore boat or ship's tender. Back In the late 1950s, according to [...]

History of the Whitehall Tyee 14 Fishing Rowboat. A Century Old and Rowing Strong.

The Tyee 14 rowboat originated in Campbell River, British Columbia, a fishing community on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Every summer a large run of Chinook Salmon return to the river to spawn. Those fish that have matured to over 30 lbs are called “Tyee” salmon. About 1910, Ned Painter, a local boatbuilder, began [...]

Discover the Whitehall Spirit® West Coast 11.6 Lifeguard Rowboat

Lifeguards are falling in love with Whitehall Rowing & Sail's West Coast 11.6 Lifeguard Rowboat model. They love how well it handles when rowing in rough shallow water. But they aren't the only ones who have discovered these well-crafted, handmade boats. Thousands of people are enjoying the low-impact whole-body workout a Whitehall rowboat can give [...]

Invest in yourself. Stay in top form by rowing.

We all know the routine, when the plane you’re on starts to sputter and the oxygen mask drops down your instructions are to don your mask first before helping anyone else with theirs. Rowing can be a little like this. If we don’t take care of ourselves first by giving ourselves what we need in [...]

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