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ABOUT US 2017-11-17T17:59:43+00:00

Each and every time we head out on the water the rest of the world seems to melt away.

Gliding on the water and achieving that deeper sense of being gives us the feeling of true freedom that brings us back time aftertime. Whether it’s a flat calm morning with the sunlight glinting off the water or stroking through waves and the pull of the tide we feel a deep appreciation for the gift of freedom to go wherever the seas, rivers or lakes allow. At Whitehall Rowing & Sail we are known worldwide for our creative design abilities, continuous innovation, our expertise, and a desire to keep you on the water living life to the fullest. Our rich deep history of creating the world’s finest all-water rowing craft and extraordinary attention to design and detail is fueled by our passion to do what we love.

We design and build every one of our products so that you can be elevated by your rowing experience out on the water each and every time.

About Oar Board®
The Oar Board® stand up paddle board rower is the perfect way to convert your existing SUP to a fast single scull rowing boat. Designed by Harold Aune and built in-house by Whitehall Rowing & Sail to the highest standards using all-polymer plastic construction, the Oar Board® features a sliding rigger rowing system. The foot stop and oarlocks are joined together on a sliding carriage that leaves the rower’s butt stationary on the special fixed-in-position seat and the feet locked onto the sliding foot stop. This keeps the weight centered on one spot eliminating pitching or hobby horsing. Both legs produce the power while the SUP glides along as smooth as silk. This is why the Oar Board® is suited for almost any SUP: touring boards, lightweight boards, and even shorter boards, any board with a flush deck. With its adjustable position foot stop anyone from kids all the way through to the tallest adults can row. The Oar Board® unit attaches to the SUP quickly with two snap-over strap buckles turning an SUP into a fast clean green rowing machine. Using the combined strength both legs together you power up a pair of ultra light 9’6” carbon fiber sculling blades. You practically FLY across the water with the greatest of ease while building major core strength and enjoying double the calorie burn of jogging with no stress on the knees or your body.

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HAROLD AUNE
HAROLD AUNEOWNER / FOUNDER
Harold loves rowing, sailing, diving, paddling and anything water related. He cofounded Whitehall Rowing & Sail with Marie in 1987. Together they founded the Whitehall Spirit® product line which now includes the Oar Board®. Read more on Harold at HaroldAune.ca

“I’ve designed and produced a lot of boats and equipment over the years. The Oar Board has been the most gratifying project so far.”

MARIE HUTCHINSON
MARIE HUTCHINSONOWNER / FOUNDER
Marie loves being out on the water sailing or rowing. She is an expert authority on small boats with a special interest in healing and health.

Co-founder of Whitehall Rowing & Sail and the Whitehall Spirit® boat line with Harold in 1987.

‘What I love about what we do is helping folks keep healthy and fit, living life to the fullest.”

DIANA LESIEUR
DIANA LESIEURSALES MANAGER / ROWING INSTRUCTOR
Diana loves rowing, hiking and traveling to exotic places. She is a top notch all water rowing instructor and winner of the long distance rowing events in the R2AK 2015 and 2016.

Diana is the go-to person regarding the Oar Board®.

“I love rowing and there’s nothing better than promoting what you’re passionate about!”

MICHAEL MAREK
MICHAEL MAREKSALES MANAGER
Michael started with Whitehall in early 2016. We immediately turned him loose on our boat sales division. Okay that’s not entirely true – we taught him to row first. He’s also into long distance cycling, tennis, hiking, swimming, skate skiing, and trail running. He has taken to slide seat rowing without missing a stroke.

“There is nothing better than starting or ending my day with an hour or two on the ocean rowing with the harbour seals.”

COLIN ROLLS
COLIN ROLLSPRODUCTION MANAGER
Colin Loves surfing, sailing, and rowing and being a great dad. When it comes to production, building and testing prototypes, or building the finest products in the world, Colin is the man.

“We ship worldwide so part of my job is to make sure we produce perfect, problem-free products and happy owners.”

NANCY ROACH
NANCY ROACHMEDIA MANAGER
Nancy loves sailing traveling and producing great video media. She is Whitehall’s in-house video production expert and responsible for most of those cool videos we put out there.

“I love being out on the water – whether it’s to row, kayak or sail!”

YVONNE SOUTAR
YVONNE SOUTAROFFICE MANAGER
Yvonne is Whitehall Rowing & Sail’s front-end person and office goddess. She loves camping and baking exotic treats, which she sometimes brings in to the office to share with the lucky mortals there.

“I’m happy when the products arrive safely and the accounts balance.”