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Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat

Classic Whitehall Spirit® Westcoast 11.6 – Lifeguard Patrol Boat In 1990, designer Harold Aune was asked to design and produce a rowboat specifically for use as a lifeguard patrol boat that is easily [...]

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

The Whitehall Spirit® Minto 9 rowing model is prized as a ship's tender, pond boat, traditional rowboat, and as a sailing dinghy. It easily handles rowing in stiff chop or moderate waves and is delightful to row anywhere in calm water. One Minto circled the planet as the ship's tender to the ocean cruising sailboat [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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