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Veterans Day Spotlight: Patrick Ward

Veterans Day Spotlight: Patrick Ward

Team JL Ambassador, Patrick Ward is a disabled United States Navy Veteran, injured while on Active Duty. He underwent 52 surgeries and the amputation of his right leg above the knee racking up a total of more than 2 years in the hospital. He has trained at the Miami Beach Rowing Club for the last 5 years, and currently holds Men’s PR2 World Records in multiple categories. In honor of Veterans Day 2022, we sat down with Pat to learn more about his journey from his high school dreams of being a rower, to becoming a PR2 athlete. 
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!
Meet Andrew Mangan at HOCR 2022

Meet Andrew Mangan at HOCR 2022

This year at Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, US Para National Team athlete Andrew Mangan will be at the JL Racing tent on Saturday, October 22nd. Stop by the JL tent between 10:00am-11:00am for a meet and greet, and to learn about High Fives Foundation - the nonprofit that helped Andrew buy an adaptive PR1 single to train in.
Row for the Cure 2022 Pre-Order Store

Row for the Cure 2022 Pre-Order Store

The Row for the Cure 2023 Pre-Order Store is open from October 6-October 20 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 20% of all net sales from this pre-order store will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation on behalf of the Row for the Cure organization. Rowers are the perfect bunch to support our community as we battle to win the fight against breast cancer. Ultimately, that is why we come together each year. Not only as competitors but as a rowing community. One goal: to kick cancer, together!
Finding Strength and Recovery Through Rowing

Finding Strength and Recovery Through Rowing

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are highlighting one of our Team JL Ambassadors, Michelle Lyons, who discovered rowing after going through treatment for breast cancer. Read about how Michelle's breast cancer journey led her to find the sport and community of rowing. 
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. 
Team JL 2023 Ambassador Program

Team JL 2023 Ambassador Program

Applications for the Team JL 2023 Ambassador Program are now open! Do you want to be more involved in the rowing community, and share the sport with a wider audience? Are you interested in becoming a part of JL and helping us grow? Apply today for JL Racing's ambassador program for exclusive discounts, apparel, spotlights, and more! 
Team JL Spotlight: Joanne Culley

Team JL Spotlight: Joanne Culley

Team JL Ambassador Joanne Culley may not have been introduced into the rowing world until she was 43 years old, but she has been loving every minute of it for the last 10 years. Joanne prefers the wildness of rowing at sea over flat water rowing, starting with gig rowing, and more recently - coastal rowing. Keep reading to learn about gig rowing vs coastal rowing, the exciting World Pilot Gig Championships, and Joanne's goals for Coastal World Championships this year. 
JL Spotlight: Kateryna Maistrenko

JL Spotlight: Kateryna Maistrenko

Kateryna (Katya) Maistrenko grew up around rowing. Her mom and dad both represented their countries in the 1988 and 1972 Olympics, respectively. They built and operated a large rowing center in Ukraine while Katya grew up. It was only natural that she started rowing when she was just 9 years old. Throughout her rowing career, Katya has rowed on the Ukrainian National Team, as well as for an NCAA Division I school in Washington. She was in the US when the war broke out in Ukraine. She found comfort by continuing to train on the water while also fundraising to support the people of Ukraine. 
Pride 2022 Pre-Order Store

Pride 2022 Pre-Order Store

We are so proud to be an LGBTQIA+ ally. Equality, Love, and Pride are the principles that JL is built on. Join us in showing your support for your teammates and your community with our performance pride collection made for Pride Month. Pride Month is celebrated every June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots, and we welcome you to get ready to celebrate around the boathouse with us!
Faster Masters Rowing Pre-Order Store

Faster Masters Rowing Pre-Order Store

The Faster Masters Rowing pre-order store is now open! Faster Masters Rowing is a rowing business that sells educational webinars and training programs for masters rowers - from racers to exercise and fitness athletes. Faster Masters helps athletes with a framework for their training and an online community to support the trials of training, injury, setbacks and to celebrate progress towards success. Check out some of the designs available in the pre-order store and hear from founder Rebecca Caroe about the inspiration behind the gear. 
Celebrate Earth Day 2022 With JL

Celebrate Earth Day 2022 With JL

Happy Earth Day from all of us at JL Racing! We recognize the need for sustainable business practices, which is why we use sublimation instead of traditional dyeing techniques, our manufacturing facility is almost entirely solar-powered, and our precise laser cutter allows for very little fabric waste during the manufacturing process. In addition, our JL plastic garment bags are recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable. Celebrate Earth Day 2022 by shopping the JL Racing Earth Day Collection!