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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2009/10/04 - See the world’s first thermo-formed high tech rowing and sculling boat, the Whitehall Spirit ® Solo 14 on display at the US Sailboat Show October 8-11.
Sporting beautiful classic lines including lapstrake styled planking the Solo 14 is also fitted with slide seat sculling gear that is biomechanically identical to a racing shell.
“When you pull on those light weight 9’6” carbon fiber sculling oars it feels like you are a giant bird flying low across the water” says the designer Harold Aune, co-founder of Whitehall Rowing and Sail, the builder of these gorgeous classics. This real time rowing machine is almost as fast as a shell but can handle rough water, wind and waves. In fact it’s know as “the mountain bike of the sea.”
Solo 14 owners report major fitness gains, weight loss and stress relief after only a couple of months of rowing two or three times a week. Slide seat rowing is recognized as one of the best exercises a person can do because it utilizes over 90% of the body’s muscles, burns double the calories of jogging and there’s no impact on the joints or ligaments.
This boat incredibly easy to row, and the thermoformed copolymer construction also means it’s extraordinarily tough, durable and almost completely maintenance free. The reserve buoyancy built into the double hull makes the Solo 14 virtually unsinkable, a huge safety factor.
Anyone can do it. “We have people of all types from Olympians to farmers loving the freedom and fitness this boat offers rowers on oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds. Before this boat came along you had to wait until the wind dropped to go slide seat rowing, because narrower shallow draft rowing shells can’t handle the chop,” says Harold Aune. “This slide seat boat puts the fun back into rowing and keeps me fit for sailing my other boats.”
Harold and the crew from Whitehall Rowing (whitehallrow.com) and Sail will be happy to personally show you the Solo 14 (whitehallsolo.com) at Booth 79B at the show. You can preview the Solo 14 online at the link below.