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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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,” [...]

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 [...]

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