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The Little Rowing Team That Found Its Perfect Rowboat

Sometimes you just stumble on things that bring joy. Just like the licorice surprise of tiger tail ice cream. That’s how it was for my rowing pals and me when we happened on a brochure attached to a Victoria Harbour notice board three years ago. Whitehall Spirit Row Club, it said. Take an introductory orientation [...]

Rowing Year-round in Maine

With his permission, here are excerpts taken from emails received from Whitehall Spirit Solo 14 owner Pete Carroll, who lives and rows out of Southwest Harbor, Maine on the east coast of the United States. These offer a great perspective on one person taking his fitness program outdoors... “I just rowed 12 miles a couple [...]

Yes, Whitehall Delivers Rowboats & Sailboats Worldwide

Do you deliver to...? A very frequently asked question, and to date we have yet to say no. We have two basic methods of shipping our boats, depending whether they are going to customers in Canada, the United States, or beyond. Canadian / US Deliveries For deliveries to customers in Canada and the US, we [...]

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 [...]

Who Buys a Whitehall Rowboat?

A good question, with many answers. Whitehall Rowing and Sail sell our all-water rowboats to a variety of people that I’ve loosely categorized as the following. Some overlap categories, while others defy categorization: “I Used to Crew in College” At boat shows we get this a LOT! People in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s... all [...]

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