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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 [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Product Profiles, Stories|1 Comment

CHEK Upside: Victoria rowboat business sees record year amidst pandemic

Aune and his business partner Marie Hutchinson co-founded Whitehall Rowing and Sail in 1987. Like most businesses in 2020, the boat building company planned for the worst. But amidst the pandemic came an unexpected stroke of good fortune. At 70-years-old, Harold Aune isn’t slowing down. “Don’t tell yourself how old you are, and you’re fine,” [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|News, Stories|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, Rowing, Stories|0 Comments

Feeling Free in Fresh Air While Staying Fit Rowing

This article was written long before the term “Coronavirus” was a household word. Currently, we are getting reports from Whitehall Spirit® and Oar Board® owners around the world. They are expressing their appreciation for being able to get much-needed exercise to boost their immune systems while also exercising physical distancing rowing their boats or Oar [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, Rowing, 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 [...]

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