Black Kids Go Fast by Joshua Rafferty

Black Kids Go Fast by Joshua Rafferty

Last summer, I had the privilege of attending the Black Student-Athlete Summit in Los Angeles, CA. At the conference, there were over 500 varsity student-athletes across all NCAA divisions. I had the honor of meeting the most talented, hard-working, smart, and kind people with whom I have ever interacted. As I met track runner after track runner, I began to wonder where the rowers were. Joshua Rafferty interviews Black athletes and coaches on their rowing journey, poses the question "How can we get more Black kids in college boats?" and discusses ways that we can diversify our sport at the higher levels.
February 19, 2024 — Kristin Foster
Survivor Rowing Network: Seats for Survivors Fundraiser

Survivor Rowing Network: Seats for Survivors Fundraiser

Survivor Rowing Network (SRN) is excited to introduce rowing to more cancer survivors in 2024 and build on its success in 2023, their inaugural year. In honor of Valentine’s Day, SRN is launching their fundraising campaign, Seats for Survivors. JL Racing is proud to open the Seats for Survivors Pre-Order Store this month to support SRN's fundraiser. 10% of net sales from this pre-order store will be donated to the Seats for Survivors fundraiser.
February 13, 2024 — Kristin Foster
Celebrating the Launch of Xavier Rowing Club

Celebrating the Launch of Xavier Rowing Club

In September 2023, New Orleans Rowing Club and Xavier University of Louisiana  partnered to launch the Xavier Rowing Club program, becoming only the second of its kind at a Historically Black College or University. The initiative is currently led by NORC members Elizabeth Manley and Chloé Jobin. Over the past months, more than a dozen enthusiastic Xavier students with no previous rowing experience have learned the fundamentals of the sport on the waters of Bayou St. John and at the NORC indoor rowing facility. The team is eager to continue to train this season with a group of capable and eager novice rowers, and they hope to race in fours or eights in the spring.
February 12, 2024 — Kristin Foster
Welcome to Rowing Cares

Welcome to Rowing Cares

JL Racing is proud to partner with Rowing Cares in the fight against Breast Cancer, as well as all forms of cancer that affect athletes in our community. Rowing Cares, formally known as Row for the Cure, connects rowing and cancer across the U.S. in support of patients and survivors. The money they raise in each community supports local education, free screenings, rowing programs, follow-up treatments and many kinds of family support as well as well as direct funding for cutting edge research.
October 11, 2023 — Hannah Abbott
Row For The Cure Pink The Boathouse Challenge 2022

Row For The Cure Pink The Boathouse Challenge 2022

Gather your friends, family, and teammates for Row for the Cure's Pink the Boathouse Challenge in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. Have fun and challenge yourself as we come together to fight cancer. Row, erg, run or walk throughout October. Form or join a team and participate in-person or virtually. Proceeds help fund community cancer organizations that support cancer patients and their families and rowing clubs which empower cancer survivors. 

September 21, 2022 — Kristin Foster
#JLSHARKgear

#JLSHARKgear

We are excited to announce our brand new HUDSON SHARK gear. Be a part of this seamless integration where technical innovation meets creative design skill in performance apparel. Staples in the rowing world, HUDSON Boat Works and JL Racing are both athlete-inspired and technology-driven. A unified partnership where both brands are committed to the pursuit of high performance and high quality gear. If you’re going to train with SHARKS you better look like one.

May 02, 2022 — Kristin Foster
The Sports Bra Project Partners With Women Sport Australia

The Sports Bra Project Partners With Women Sport Australia

The Sports Bra Project celebrated International Women's Day this year with the announcement of a new partnership with Women Sport Australia. The Sports Bra Project increases access to sports for women and girls by removing barriers to participation. Women Sport Australia is a volunteer, non-profit organization that advocates for women in sport, and is dedicated to making sport equitable for all. 
April 07, 2022 — Kristin Foster
Join Us for the Uplevel Your Rowing Masterclass!

Join Us for the Uplevel Your Rowing Masterclass!

Ready to maximize your training and have your most successful rowing season yet? Join us for the online Uplevel Your Rowing Masterclass from April 19 – May 2, 2021
April 07, 2021 — Erin Ipsen
She Will Win

She Will Win

Gender gaps within all sports continue to linger. Such gaps include difference in pay, participation and media viewership amongst female athletes. However, at She Will Win, they have chosen to take an action based approach instead of dwelling on histories of the past. Join She Will Win, as they strive to get more women in boats - from youth to the professional level. 
February 08, 2021 — Hannah Abbott
STEM to Stern Partnership

STEM to Stern Partnership

JL Racing is proud to announce our partnership with STEM to Stern! Through this collaboration we will help promote diversity and inclusion in rowing programs everywhere. JL looks forward to helping support lower-income rowing athletes and organizations with essential training and racing gear.
February 05, 2021 — Hannah Abbott