Two Passions on a Single: Charlie, the Rowing Chestnut

Two Passions on a Single: Charlie, the Rowing Chestnut

I have some rather niche passions. The first one might not seem so niche to you, since you are currently reading “The Launch” a rowing blog made by a rowing gear company, but for many, it seems quite odd to have a wake up before 5 am to go sit on a tippy boat, narrower than your butt, to move backwards on a river…My second passion is the Castanea dentata tree (I told you it was rather niche…), the American Chestnut tree!
February 08, 2024 — Kristin Foster
Survivor Rowing Network at Head of the Charles 2023

Survivor Rowing Network at Head of the Charles 2023

Rowing Cares and the Survivor Rowing Network (SRN) entered two boats comprised of cancer survivors at HOCR 2023. The SRN's mission is to grow Survivor Rowing and help place more cancer survivors into boats and on ergs. They do this by strengthening existing survivor rowing programs through collaboration & by enabling rowing organizations looking to form new programs. Read below to learn more about the incredible women who are coaching, rowing, or coxing in this year's SRN boats at HOCR, and visit the JL tent at HOCR to meet and chat with them. Good luck ladies!
October 11, 2023 — Kristin Foster
Which JL Jacket is Right For You?

Which JL Jacket is Right For You?

Sequel, splash, turtleshell, scallop, regatta - You may have heard these terms or have seen them while shopping on our custom or retail site, but what do they mean? What is the difference between a sequel turtleshell and a sequel jacket, and a scallop jacket and regatta jacket? Find out what piece of outerwear is right for you and your team!
January 19, 2023 — Kristin Foster
HOCR 2022 Recap

HOCR 2022 Recap

Another Head of the Charles Regatta is in the books! Highlights included brand new product drops, an opportunity to meet with an account manager about custom rowing gear, the Ukrainian National Team, a meet & greet with US Para National Team athlete, Andrew Mangan, and Team JL ambassador boats. Check out some photos from the weekend below!
October 31, 2022 — Kristin Foster
JL Insider: Best Memorial Day Weekend Sale Deals

JL Insider: Best Memorial Day Weekend Sale Deals

JL's HUGE site-wide Memorial Day Weekend Sale will run from May 22 through May 31st. Be sure to head to JL Athletics and take 30% off your purchase. Just enter the...
May 22, 2022 — Kristin Foster
Pogies: The Perfect Cold Weather Accessory

Pogies: The Perfect Cold Weather Accessory

Depending on the climate you row in, you may or may not have heard of pogies. If you continue to row during the coldest months of the year, then pogies might be the perfect rowing accessory for you! So what exactly ARE pogies?
December 14, 2021 — Kristin Foster
5 Basics You Need If You Row

5 Basics You Need If You Row

New to the sport of rowing? Been rowing for 5 or 10 years? Whether it's your first day or 1000th practice, being prepared for practice is crucial. If you're not sure where to start, we've got you covered with 5 essentials you need if you are a rower. 
November 02, 2021 — Kristin Foster
Why Do We Row?

Why Do We Row?

Rowing is such a beautiful and unique sport. There is so much power, grit, determination, and exertion within a boat, yet from the outside, it looks smooth and graceful. Early mornings, grueling workouts, hours on the erg, and a huge amount of practice time for a relatively short race. So what exactly is it that makes rowers want and even love to do these things?  We asked the rowing community, "Why do YOU Row?" Here are some of the responses we received. 
October 26, 2021 — Kristin Foster
How To Design Custom JL Racing Gear

How To Design Custom JL Racing Gear

With our sublimation printing method, the possibilities really are endless for your design! Read about the simple process of getting custom gear for your team, as well as common FAQs about the design process.
October 12, 2021 — Kristin Foster
Team JL 2022 - What is it? And why should you be a part of it?

Team JL 2022 - What is it? And why should you be a part of it?

Team JL is an ambassador program that includes rowers from all over the globe who love the JL brand and want to help build the sport. Join us in 2022 to share your love of the sport and bring JL comfort and performance to future rowing generations!
September 15, 2021 — Kristin Foster
Row for the Cure | Together We Thrive!

Row for the Cure | Together We Thrive!

Founded in 1993, Row for the Cure is the rowing and water-sports community’s crusade against cancer, raising funds through a series of events, regattas and virtual challenges across the U.S. As a grant- making organization, Row for the Cure distributes funds to community cancer organizations which support local cancer patients and their families, rowing organizations which empower cancer survivors and to cutting-edge research conducted by Susan G. Komen.
August 13, 2021 — Hannah Abbott
Mother's Day 2021  Gift Guide

Mother's Day 2021 Gift Guide

This Mother's Day show your crew mom — biological or otherwise — how much you appreciate her and all that she does for you by giving her the gear she needs to enjoy what she loves. If you're not sure where to start, take a look at these Mother's Day 2021 gift ideas, ranging in price, for your favorite crew mom this year. 

May 03, 2021 — Hannah Abbott