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Team Whitehall Border Patrol Rows R2AK – Leg 1

The Race to Alaska (R2AK), a 750-mile (1,200 kilometer) race allowing only human and wind power, no engines, through the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest is made up of two legs. Leg 1 is called the Proving Ground, from Port Townsend WA to Victoria B.C. right across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, crossing [...]

Rowing around Hornby Island in a Whitehall Spirit® Tango

We are incredibly lucky to live and operate on Canada’s west coast and it allows for some truly spectacular settings to row in. On May Long Weekend 2018 Diana Lesieur and her friend James Jones took the Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17’ on a bit of an adventure around Hornby Island. Diana and James drove up [...]

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 [...]

Tyee Spirit®14 Fishing Rowboat

Campbell River is a small community on the east coast of Vancouver Island where in early fall 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. Around 1910 Ned Painter, a local boatbuilder, began building beautiful lapstrake cedar [...]

Westcoast Lifeguard Rowboat

Back in 90’s designer Harold Aune was asked to help design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat. This was to replace an aging fleet of wooden rowing boats used by the City of Vancouver Lifeguards to patrol the waters of English Bay. They required a boat that handled well [...]

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