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.”

How To Sail with Harold Aune

In this 'Learn to Sail' video, Harold Aune, boat designer, sailor, rower and founder of Whitehall Rowing & Sail, demonstrates the basics of rigging and sailing in a number of Whitehall Spirit® rowboats including a Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Sailing Rowboat, a Westcoast 11.6 Sailing Rowboat, and the Tyee Spirit® 14 Sailing Rowboat. Harold demonstrates [...]

A Whitehall Spirit Westcoast 11.6 Rowboat Gets A New Home On An Offshore Cruising Sailboat

Retired airline pilot and offshore sailor David Zaharik is no stranger to Whitehall Spirit®️ Rowboats. He bought his first boat, a Whitehall Spirit®️ Solo 14®️, several years ago and loved it for the sheer pleasure of rowing, as well as for the fitness benefits. He also used the Solo 14®️ as a ship's tender and [...]

Classic Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9’ Dinghy, Tender, Pond Boat – custom order blue hull colour

The Minto 9 is prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, or simply a small rowboat. Where the Minto really excels is how it handles, rowing exceptionally well with one, two, or three adults on board. Due to generous freeboard, well-positioned seats and oarlocks, this boat performs efficiently in light wave conditions and is [...]

Rowing Adds Diversity to Running

As social isolation continues, Whitehall Spirit® boat owners and Oar Board® Rower owners are loving that they can continue to keep fit while social distancing. And why not? They have access to the best recreational outdoor rowing equipment available. As it turns out, many of these folks are also runners who are finding rowing to [...]

Crabbing in a Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17′ Rowboat

What a day!! My son Carter, and friend Diana Lesieur, and I booked and reserved a Whitehall Spirit® Tango 17 from the Whitehall Spirit® Rowing Club of Victoria docks in Oak Bay (whrclub.com), near Victoria, British Columbia. We launched the Whitehall rowboat, rowed out a ways from the dock, and then sent down a couple [...]

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