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 [...]

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 [...]

A Freshly Minted Classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Slide Seat Rowboat

Here’s a fly around view of a freshly minted classic Whitehall Spirit® 14 Slide Seat Rowboat fitted with a fully buoyant ocean tender floor. This boat also features optional lifting eyes to enable the owner to hoist it up onto the deck of a larger boat where it will rest in chocks on [...]

What is the Best Rowboat for Exercise and Fitness

This is a question we are asked often at boat shows and on social media. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of exercise and want to be active while they are outdoors. They already know that rowing is good exercise, but what they want to know is what kind of rowboat is the [...]

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