A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper // Coming June 30th from Flatiron Books

A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper // Coming June 30th from Flatiron Books

A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper is the moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago’s Westside who form the first all African American school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport but their lives. PRE ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY! 
June 16, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
#ErgforEquality

#ErgforEquality

Riverside Boat Club Men’s Sweep Team (Stripes) and Potomac Boat Club Men’s Sweep Team (Stars) are usually rivals on the river. They have been asking themselves what we, as a rowing community, can do to make a difference in the fight against racism and injustice. These teams are banding together, in partnership with DeMatha Catholic High School Crew Team, to raise money for groups that are actively fighting for equality, justice, and systemic reform. #ErgforEquality 
June 08, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
Rowing In Color Podcast with Maurice Scott, Jr.: On Diversifying Rowing and Being a Kid from Philly Who Never Gave Up

Rowing In Color Podcast with Maurice Scott, Jr.: On Diversifying Rowing and Being a Kid from Philly Who Never Gave Up

Team JL ambassador Maurice Scott, Jr. was born and raised in Philadelphia and grew up seeing boats on the Schuykill River. As someone whose path led him to rowing, he has worked to give back to the sport by coaching at Philadelphia City Rowing and Row New York. Additionally, he brings visibility to people of color within the sport through his story, his performance as an athlete, as well as his role as a JL ambassador. 
May 18, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
#SWEATFORLLS

#SWEATFORLLS

Narragansett Boat Club in Providence, RI are leading a group of student-athletes and asking you for your support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) mission to find cures for blood cancers and to help patients and families who have to battle through these diseases. They invite you to join them and run, walk, bike, jog, row, or roll in a 5k! All of the money they raise will go directly to LLS in support of its well-established mission to ensure patients get the treatment and support that they need.
April 28, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
Update From Us At JL Racing

Update From Us At JL Racing

While it has been a difficult time and will continue to be, our crew is persevering and continuing to go above and beyond customer expectations. We are committed to serving our business with a short term limited staff and capacity, as well as servicing orders for our online store. Thank you for all of you who continue to purchase through our site, this is helping to keep us running every day.
April 07, 2020 — Kellen Brink
A Call to Action to Support USRowing

A Call to Action to Support USRowing

Beyond our work together, this partnership has also brought JL a new understanding of how tirelessly the USRowing staff and organization work to serve our sport. From our Juniors to our Olympic athletes and all of us in between, USRowing provides a mountain of value to all of us. They manage and sponsor our greatest events, they educate our athletes and coaches across a complete curriculum, they have built and continue to maintain the greatest national rowing team in the world, and so much more. Simply said, USRowing is an essential pillar in our community.
April 06, 2020 — Kellen Brink
Favorite Rowing Apparel by Region

Favorite Rowing Apparel by Region

I think by the end of my first practice, most of this water was in our boat. I made it out of that first practice alive, but my cotton capris did not. Not only were they saturated in river water, but they now had grease marks from getting caught in the slide. I continued to come to practice poorly dressed and ill-prepared. It took me the better part of a year of novice rowing to realize that I was doing it all wrong.
February 25, 2020 — Kara Carson
International JL Rowing Rep: Portia Brown

International JL Rowing Rep: Portia Brown

As the International Sales rep at JL Racing, I get the pleasure to work with our partners located in Australia, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK, as well as directly with teams and individuals from everywhere else in the world. With so many options for manufacturers out there, it is awesome that they choose JL. But why do they choose JL?! I tend to believe it is for some core reasons; Quality and Great Customer Service.
February 25, 2020 — Portia Brown
Where You Can Go In Rowing-Jennifer Lewis's Story

Where You Can Go In Rowing-Jennifer Lewis's Story

Learn about our very own JL reps journey with rowing and what her path has been!
February 18, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
Being the Parent of a Rower by, Jennifer Lewis

Being the Parent of a Rower by, Jennifer Lewis

What you need to know about being the parent of a rower.
February 18, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
Row to Tokyo Million Dollar Challenge

Row to Tokyo Million Dollar Challenge

The National Rowing Foundation (NRF), together with USRowing (Princeton, N.J.) announced the launch of the Row to Tokyo Million Dollar Challenge Campaign. The Challenge runs through June 30, 2020 and it is a dollar for dollar matching grant, up to $500,000, sponsored by a generous group of NRF donors. 
February 06, 2020 — Hannah Abbott
I never cared what they thought, until...

I never cared what they thought, until...

There we were, around the table.  Adults with a purpose and each of us contributing.  I punctuated a concept with a wave of my hands and there it is...the man across the table--his eyes shift perceptively as he registers that this woman has furry pits.
January 07, 2020 — Joline Espraza