Johnston Racing was established in 1996. The Company was founded on a vision to develop state of the art rowing technology, quality products and service, at an affordable price, commencing within their home state of South Australia. Now a well established and respected business Johnston Racing has expanded into interstate and overseas markets with a complete range of boats and oars.
To cater for all categories of athletes, JR has 6 single scull moulds, 2 pair/double moulds, 3 four/quad moulds (1 regulation shape), and 2 eight moulds.
We are committed to continually develop our products using knowledge gained from our experience in production, through feedback and recommendations from our customers, and through regular testing and development with the assistance of all levels of athletes and coaches.
Carbon and Honeycomb sandwich (heat cured) shell, decks and canvasses, fully adjustable foot stretcher with shoes to a nominated size, ROWFIT alloy Wing riggers, wide track slides, single action ball bearing seats. (built to FISA minimum weight and stiffness guidelines)
Single Scull (14kg)
Double Scull (27kg)
Quad scull Coxed EXCALIBUR by JR Coxless (54kg/52kg)
Tapered bow and stern (replaces the J43) EXCALIBUR by JR, SABRE by JR, CRUSADER by JR
4+ / 4X+
70 - 90kg
Regulation shape as per Rowing Victoria specifications
70 - 85kg
Suitable for schoolboys, schoolgirls, women, lightweight men
75 - 90kg
Suitable for schoolboys, mid and heavyweight men
Johnston Racing believe that the use of Carbon Fibre in varying weaves is the superior material to build very stiff and on-weight racing shells. When cored with Aramid honeycomb, hull and panel stiffness is World class. The hulls, decks and canvass of our "Elite"/"EXCALIBUR by JR" and "EXCALIBUR GOLD by JR" boats are built with a combination of unidirectional, plain weave and twill weave carbon fibre. When combined with thick sheets of honeycomb we can guarantee superior longitudinal and torsional stiffness. To maximise stiffness, the underdeck bulkheads are shaped to support the deck laterally and longitudinally.To ensure our eights are longitudinally stiff we have added a "vertical web". Under the deck we place a vertical bulkhead the full length of the cockpit. The triangulation effect ensures Johnston Racing eights are well within the recommended stiffness set by FISA. All cored boats are supplied with sealed bulkheads under the slides. This ensures the boat floats above the water when swamped, and provides a more boyant object to hold onto when swamped or capsized. The sealed bulkheads enable Johnston Racing cored boats to comply with the FISA flotation rules.
Recently we have released a fully moulded stern coxed quad scull/four - EXCALIBUR by JR, SABRE by JR and CRUSADER by JR. The additional skin on the gunwales and flange in the cockpit area is designed to improve the longitudinal stiffness of the hull. Also, the white gelcoat finish is designed to improve the visual appeal of the boat, many years after construction.
All hulls are coupled with aerofoil aluminium wing riggers which may be attached conventionally with bolts or using camlock "quick release" technology . Fully adjustable camlock footstretchers can be attached directly to the rigger rather than the deck. This enables the balls of the feet to be attached directly to the blade in two places (through the footstretcher/rigger and conventionally through the body and oars). That way no energy is lost through the boat.
All Johnston Racing boats are capable of handling all weather conditions because of the extra height given by the aerofoil wing rigger. Using camlock technology, riggers can be attached and removed from the boat in a matter of seconds without the use of tools. Also camlocks are used on footstretchers to simplify and speed up adjustments - forwards, backwards, steeper, flatter, higher and lower. It will not be long before we will have developed a fully adjustable boat that will not require any tools for making changes to footstretchers, riggers, pins and gates/swivels. The "tool-less" boat is not far away.
The hull and canvasses of all our boats are prepared with a marine grade white gel coat, however we can produce boats in any colour, its your choice!
An independent quality control process ensures all boats are of the highest quality and consistently finished from boat to boat before leaving the factory.
Should you have any further questions please contact Alastair McLachlan on 0417 881 201 or click here to email us.