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Race to Alaska

The Rowing Crew at Whitehall Rowing & Sail – By Harold Aune

Whitehall Rowing & Sail is a very unique company because many of us who work here really enjoy getting out on the water in the products we build and sell. Production Manager Colin Rolls spent his summer holidays off with his family on Cortez Island along with a couple of our inflatable SUPs and Oar [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

History of the Whitehall Rowboat Part III

Moving ahead to the present day, the growing interest in fitness and clean, pollution free, outdoor recreation has created a growing resurgence of interest in Whitehall rowboats that are built lightweight, in state of the art materials, and fitted with efficient slide seat rowing/sculling gear. The largest builder of Whitehall rowboats in the word is [...]

Who Buys a Whitehall Rowboat?

A good question, with many answers. Whitehall Rowing and Sail sell our all-water rowboats to a variety of people that I’ve loosely categorized as the following. Some overlap categories, while others defy categorization: “I Used to Crew in College” At boat shows we get this a LOT! People in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s... all [...]