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ABOUT US2018-10-10T13:51:08+00:00

We are known worldwide for our expertise, creative designs, and our desire to keep customers on the water enjoying life to the fullest.

Our deep history of producing the world’s finest all-water rowing boats and extraordinary attention to detail is fueled by our love of what we do.

About Oar Board®
The Oar Board® stand up paddle board rower is the perfect way to convert your existing SUP to a fast single or double scull rowing boat. It is designed by Harold Aune and built in-house to the highest standards.

About Our Paddle Boards
Custom designed for effective efficient rowing with the Oar Board® Rower as well as toughness, portability and easy storage.

About Whitehall Rowing & Sail
We have built what are known as the worlds finest all water rowing boats for over 3o years. The Oar Board® is another example of our continuous innovation and talent as we move forward.

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.”