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Rowing to visit the Lions of the Sea

It was a chill day toward the end of February when a local newspaper reported a herd, sometimes called a ‘raft’, of sea lions, pulled out of the water over on Trial Island, a small rocky local island just off Oak Bay, British Columbia Canada. Luckily, we keep a few Whitehall Spirit®️ rowboats docked at [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

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 [...]

Whitehall Spirit® Rowboats – The Complete Collection

The Whitehall Spirit® brand includes an extensive line of unique, elegant rowboats produced since 1987 by Whitehall Rowing & Sail in Victoria, BC. These boats are built and delivered to discerning customers located worldwide. These are impeccably built boats that appeal to people with a spirit of adventure and particularly those who love being outside [...]

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