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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!

Ultimate Rowers Gift Guide

Ultimate Rowers Gift Guide

Welcome to the Ultimate Rowers Gift Guide - your ticket to finding the most unique and functional presents for the rower, coach, or coxswain in your life! We've carefully curated a selection of top-notch gifts that cater to the rowing community. From sleek unisuits that'll have you rowing in style to performance tops that'll keep you cool under pressure, and a variety of accessories, trou, and outerwear, you'll find this year's most-wanted rowing gifts! Whether you're shopping for a friend, family member, coach, teammate, or yourself, we've got you covered. Let the holiday gifting begin!
Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than by finding the perfect gift for the rower, coxswain, or coach in your life? Whether she's a dedicated athlete, a coach, or someone just starting to explore the sport, nothing beats the excitement of new, top-notch performance gear. We've handpicked a selection of thoughtful and functional gifts and bundles for every budget. Each bundle is meticulously crafted to enhance comfort, style, and performance on the water or erg. Gift individual products or the entire bundle for a holiday gift she is sure to love!
Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

'Tis the season of giving, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by finding the perfect present for the rower, coxswain, or coach in your life? Whether they're a seasoned athlete, your favorite coach, or a novice rower, there's nothing quite like the thrill of brand-new, high-quality performance gear. We've curated a thoughtful selection of gifts and bundles to suit every budget. Shop individual items or complete bundles for a gift that is sure to be loved! 
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!

Back to Scull: A Wardrobe Guide

Back to Scull: A Wardrobe Guide

With the fall season approaching, it's time to spruce up your rowing gear! Whether you are going back to school, or you are going into your next masters season, here are 14 different items that will be a perfect addition to your fall kit. There is a mix of gear for warm weather, as well as some pieces for when the weather starts to turn. This list of versatile items will help set you up for success this upcoming season! For more fall gear, check out our Back to School Survival Guide on JL Athletics!
Best 2k Songs: A Playlist for Erging

Best 2k Songs: A Playlist for Erging

We asked our followers what their go to 2k songs were, and the responses did not disappoint. From Metallica to the Cast of Glee, the genres are all over the place. Speaking from experience, it is so hard to pick a good song/playlist on 2k days. Some songs are too long, too short, or too repetitive. This playlist has a wide range of different genres, so hopefully it can strike some inspiration if you are at a loss for what to listen to! 
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? Keep reading to find out which outerwear on JL Athletics is right for you!
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!
Rowing Kit to Start the School Year Off Right

Rowing Kit to Start the School Year Off Right

It's that time of year again! Not only is it time to go back to school, it's also time for fall training! What better time to refresh your rowing kit, and ensure you have everything you need to train hard and succeed? From stocking up on the basics, to picking out a few fun prints, and of course finding a solid outerlayer, we've got you covered! Keep reading for a list of rowing gear that will get you prepared for being back on the water.
Halloween 2022 Pre-Order Store

Halloween 2022 Pre-Order Store

It's almost time for spooky season, which mean's it is time for JL's annual Halloween Pre-Order Store! Pre-order store designs are made to order, so we open up the Halloween store prior to Halloween. This way, you can get your Halloween rowing kit in time to wear for Halloween! Dress like a zombie, an astronaut, and more in the boat this year. You will also find fun Halloween prints, as well as best sellers from previous years. 
Top Styles of the Season

Top Styles of the Season

We like to keep things fresh and interesting at JL. From solid colors to sleek designs, and fun patterns to unique prints, there is sure to be racing and training gear for everyone. Whether you are headed into winter on the erg, or rowing on the water year-round, our brand new fall designs will make it easy to get ready for a solid winter training day.