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The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

The physical benefits of exercise are well documented (like seriously well documented!), of course living your life in the gym is less than ideal, which is why we are all for outdoor workouts. And if that workout is on the water, then all the better! Tango 17® Click for more info! Rowing is [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Rowing to Beat Cancer

We are so lucky at Whitehall Rowing & Sail to be part of such an amazing community of rowers. Not only are people finding our boats and boards a great way to keep in shape and get some recreational time on the water, some are using them in an effort to help make the world [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Team Whitehall Border Patrol Rows The Seventy48!

Well that’s a wrap on the much-anticipated inaugural Seventy48 Race! If you are not familiar with this event, the Seventy48 is a solely human powered open water race from Tacoma WA to Port Townsend WA. It covers a distance of seventy miles and teams have forty-eight hours to complete to the course, (hence the name, [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Build up to R2AK and The Seventy48 2018!

For those of you who may not be aware, every year a group of truly exceptional (and arguably slightly crazy) boating enthusiasts make their way from Port Townsend WA to Ketchikan AK via Victoria B.C. using only wind and/or human power – ie. No engines allowed! This incredible challenge is called the Race to Alaska [...]

History of the Whitehall Rowboat Part III

Moving ahead to the present day, the growing interest in fitness and clean, pollution free, outdoor recreation has created a growing resurgence of interest in Whitehall rowboats that are built lightweight, in state of the art materials, and fitted with efficient slide seat rowing/sculling gear. The largest builder of Whitehall rowboats in the word is [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|History, Rowing, Stories|2 Comments

History of the Whitehall Rowboat Part I

Mystery surrounds the origins of the Whitehall rowboat. Early history of this distinctive, elegant, practical rowboat remains unclear. One thing for certain, in earlier times boat builders were often sailors and seafarers. Taught to be conservative by the unpredictable, dangerous nature of the sea, they stuck with the tried and true. As certain desirable qualities [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|History, Rowing, Stories|3 Comments
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