British Rowing to continue long-standing relationship

Janousek & Stampfli Racing Boats

British Rowing to continue long-standing relationship

British Rowing will continue its long-standing boat supply relationship with Janousek and Stampfli Boats Ltd across the flagship Start program. The agreement will see the Start program purchase ten new S1 mould Stampfli single sculls from Janousek & Stampfli in 2022, which reinforces the brand as a key supporter in the development of the UK’s finest rowing talent.

Start is a talent ID program, designed to identify and nurture the next generation of Olympic rowers in the UK. All Start athletes benefit from access to world-class coaches and facilities that support their development and there are several centres across Great Britain that provide training bases for athletes. Graduates of the program include Helen Glover, Mohamed (Moe) Sbihi, Alex Gregory and Heather Stanning, who have all progressed to winning Olympic, World and European medals.

The Janousek shell has been a stalwart for the previous World Class Start program, taking numerous athletes from their first stroke to national competitions. The new fleet of Stampfli boats are aimed to support high-achieving athletes who do not have the financial means to acquire their own boat for training and racing. The most promising athletes on the roster will be loaned a Stampfli to forward their ambition and maintain British Rowing’s commitment to diverse representation and access regardless of background within the sport.

Mark Banks, CEO of Janousek and Stampfli, commented: “We are extremely proud to continue supplying the Start program with our fine racing shells. We have been building boats for GB Rowing for over 20 years and we’re delighted to maintain this partnership at a time of continued success for
the program, which has delivered athletes to Olympic and World Championship medals on numerous occasions”.

Louise Kingsley, Director of Performance at British Rowing, said: “We are delighted to once again partner with Janousek and Stampfli in providing world-class boats for athletes with world-class potential. Janousek and Stampfli have been fantastic supporters of the Start program and I am
excited to watch our rowers begin their journey in the best possible equipment”.

For any further enquiries or to find out more about the Janousek and Stampfli product offering, please reach out to Mark Banks on or Will Dawe on