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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,” [...]

Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9’ Dinghy, Tender, Pond Boat

The Minto 9 is prized for its use as a dinghy, tender, or simply a small rowboat. It rows exceptionally well with one, two or three adults on board. In the late 1950s, the “original” wooden Minto was found washed up on the grounds of “Our Lady Minto Hospital” on Saltspring Island by builder Ed [...]

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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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