• Help Us Pull Together for GOLD

    Jeppe Boats and Blades Launches (with a Silent Auction) Greg Le Roux, Christopher Midlane, Brendan Gittins and Michelle Kirby are pleased to announce the formation of Jeppe Boats and Blades.Having spent the last few weeks, consulting with the School and Old Boys Association we can now share our Constitution. We've Read More
  • Making the Catch

    Jeppe Boats and Blades gains Traction Thank you for the wonderful response to our inaugural Newsletter. We have been overwhelmed by the interest in Jeppe Boats and Blades. A Facebook post from Grant Kneale lead us to interview Grant to discuss his rowing career as well as the history behind Read More
  • Striking for GOLD

    School Boys chat to Old Boys Jeppe Rowing Clubs 1st Team Coxswain Dylan and his Club Vice Captain twin brother Thomas take time out from Online Class to chat to us Old Oarsmen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlNQuTg76fcYou can find the video on YouTube. Keep Pull Together for GOLD Please continue to support the Jeppe Read More
  • JBB NEWS

    Meet Jeppe Rowing Club's First Oarsman Jeppe Rowing Clubs first oarsman. Martin Maine reminisces on Jeppe Rowing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCq3QiqO2sIWe're gaining, keep the pressure on. Jeppe 1st 8 – A race against time and the exchange rate Thank you for the interest you have shown in supporting the initiative of getting the Jeppe 1st Read More
  • Sinking the Alicat (and other anecdotes)

    Sinking The Alicat (and other anecdotes) Jon (Baby Jake) White casts his mind back to his days at Jeppe Rowing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDQ_xkuab4 Comments from the Crews - Class of 1979 Hi Guys Firstly ... thanks you for putting this incentive together, I am fully aware on the issues of raising funds for boats and Read More
  • Olympic Dreams and McDonalds Burgers

    Olympic Dreams and McDonalds Burgers Peter Lambert Team Great Britain Olympic Oarsman discusses his rowing career https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH-mXM1F1NE Jeppe Boats & Blades hits R100kWe are excited to announce that in the first month of launching the Jeppe Boats and Blades Trust, we have pledges amounting to over R100k. What is more impressive Read More
  • Breaking Boundaries

    Two Old Jeppe Oarsmen, Tshepo & Collen talk on breaking boundarieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hZPn3TLLE Mr Dale Jackson thanks Old Boys for supporting Jeppe Boats and Blades Initiative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFBxjPx3z-g From the rivers edge! By Michelle Kirby, Jeppe Rowing mom, May 2020I have had the privilege of being a Jeppe High School for Boys rowing mom for Read More
  • Like a Tiger

    Ryan Tommo Thompson shares his memories Jeppe Boats and Blades One With the Row By Philip Kuepper The rower raised highhis powerful arms,in the still, cold morning.His breath shaped a small cloudin the air, where it hunglike a word trying to speakghost-speak. His blades brokethe quiet waterheavy with sleep.Water wakened,surprised Read More
  • Parental Guidance Required

    Current rowing parent, Simon Green chats to JBB about his part in Jeppe Rowing The Humility of Rowing By Philip Kuepper ‘I meet the river.Or is it, the rivermeets me, dividesto either side of my shell,a divided river the bladesof my oars seek detente with,to get past the impassebetween my Read More
  • Another Junior World Champ for Jeppe

    Previous vice Rowing Captain Stephen Selepe talks to JBB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUrzeJIliJI Rowing, a way of Life In 1964, for the second year in succession Jeppe won the SA Championships and also, I believe, all the other major regattas (as they were then). Of course, there were no school eights in those days. Read More
  • Meet Greg Bryant, Ex Rowing Master & Oarsman

    Greg Bryant, previous oarsman and Rowing Master chats to Jeppe Boats and Blades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f6QsKStkLs Staying afloat at Buffalo As to Jeppe rowing stories, one of my fondest rowing memories is travelling by train from Joburg to East London for the Buffalo Regatta. We did the trip in '63 and again in Read More
  • COVID 19 Preseason-NO ERGO, NO GYMTraining Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday SundayAMRepeat SprintsHIIT Circuit BW Recovery Jog 30 min Repeat Sprints Recovery Jog 30 Min HIIT Circuit Long recovery jog 60 minPM5 sets 5 setsHigh Intensity Interval Training Body Weight Circuit ( HIIT BW) Repeat Sprints10 x Burpees Bleep Read More
  • PRE-SEASON

  • BOAT ON THE WATER

    In December 1971, Deep Purple were in Montreux, Switzerland, to record their Machine Head album.  On the eve of the recording session, the venue burnt down (during a Frank Zappa concert). Fortunately, the recording equipment they were using (owned by the Rolling Stones) was a mobile unit.  With the help Read More
  • Coaches Corner

    In the interest of keeping healthy and fit, Director of Rowing, Simon Moore (who is also a qualified physiotherapist and has many years experience in the health and wellness industry),  will be posting a progressive training program for two groups: The couch potato who loves sport but hasn’t done a Read More
  • Coaches Corner

    By Simon Moore - MIC Jeppe Rowing So 2 weeks down into the program and our bodies should have started to adapt to the program. Your body will be making physiological changes at a cellular level and the muscular, respiratory and nervous systems will require increasingly demanding stimulus over time in Read More
  • #ROWBACK

    Memories from 94 – 98: Rowing for Jeppe I was fortunate to start rowing at Jeppe in October of 1993, this was after our primary school had been visited by a couple of large fellows from Jeppe, who gave us a short explanation of what rowing was for boys headed off to Jeppe the following year. Leading them was Mrs Cantin, the Read More
  • #ROWBACK

    1998 1st 8(from bow) Andrew Kew, Sean McCann, Karl Voysey, Richard Gaddi, Mike Heyl, Blake Munting, Brendan McCann, Dave Barber-Garbett, Thomas Shaw Memories from 94 – 98: Rowing for Jeppe I was fortunate to start rowing at Jeppe in October of 1993, this was after our primary school had a visit from a couple Read More
  • ROWED TO HENLEY

    JBB interviews Garth Lemkus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmm0uBE774To Simply Row Away The urge to row,mornings, that summer,was about denial.He did not wantlife at university to be over.He did not wantto enter the workforce.He would take the year offbefore he beganthe long climb upward,to what?He still hadn’t decidedbeyond rowingafter the morning he madethe decision to Read More
  • SIMON SAYS

    New Rowing Master Mr Moore gives us his time to chat to Jeppe Boats and Blades. This photo is the 1974 Senior Eight ....read more here In the interest of keeping our audience healthy and fit, JBB Founding Member Simon Moore will post training programs ....read more Bid HERE to Read More
  • BOAT ON THE WATER

    Ex Rowing Captain John Oliver catches up with Jeppe Boats and Blades. In December 1971, Deep Purple were in Montreux, Switzerland, to record their Machine Head album. On the eve of the recording session, the venue burnt down (during a Frank Zappa concert). Fortunately, the recording equipment they were using Read More
  • ROWING MEMORIES

    Jeppe Boats and Blades. catches up with ex Jeppe Oarsman, Brendan McCann I was fortunate to start rowing at Jeppe in October of 1993, this was after our primary school had been visited by a couple of large fellows from Jeppe ..... continue reading JBB Founding Member Simon Moore kicks off Read More
  • COACHES CORNER BY SIMON MOORE

    So 4 weeks down into the program and our bodies should be used to the program and feeling good. Your body will be making physiological changes at a cellular level and the muscular, respiratory and nervous systems will require increasingly demanding stimulus over time in order to maintain and progress Read More
  • #rowback

    The Legend – Alicat Hopefully very few readers of this article won’t know who Alan Francis is. If you aren’t sure and are at Roodeplaat dam take a walk down to the waters edge and look for a plaque - the course is named after this incredible man and for good reason. Read More
  • AUCTION WINNERS

    Amafu Forest Lodge – weekend for 2  -  Elaine van der Plank Gin & Tonic Hamper  -  Guido Ceruti The TAG Heuer watch was not awarded and will be carried over to our next auction. Read More
  • The Rowed to Damascus

    Congratulations, we’ve done it! Thanks to your generous contributions, Jeppe Boats and Blades has now ordered a Swift Carbon Elite for the Jeppe 1st 8 for the 2021 season. There have been many incredible achievements over the last six months.  First and foremost, our ambitious target of ordering the boat Read More
  • COACHES CORNER

    So 6 weeks down into the program and our bodies should be well adapted to the program and feeling good. You should feel stronger and fitter than you did 6 weeks ago. You should have a “ new normal”. Therefore it is important to keep things ticking over at this level Read More
  • Coaches Corner

    So 8 weeks down into the program and our bodies should be well adapted to the program and feeling good. You should feel stronger and fitter than you did 8 weeks ago. You should have a “ new normal”. Therefore it is important to keep things ticking over at this level Read More
  • ROWED TO DAMASCAS

    Jeppe Boats and Blades. chats to ex Jeppe & Trident Oarsman Christopher Smith Congratulations, we’ve done it, continue reading JBB Member Simon Moore continues to the training programs... read more Website Twitter Facebook YouTube Email Us Copyright © 2020 Jeppe Boats and Blades, All rights reserved.You are receiving this email because Read More
  • OARSOME ATTIRE

    Kirsten McCann, sister to ex Jeppe Oarsmen, takes time out to chat to Jeppe Boats and Blades. ..... own piece of rowing history.... read more In in the interest of keeping our audience healthy and fit, JBB Founding Member Simon Moore will post training programs ....read more Bid HERE to win: Read More
  • #rowback

    As the grade seven and prospective new u’14 oarsmen arrive at Victoria Lake Club, I realise this is the last year that second year open parents will be involved in Jeppe Boys Rowing Open Day.  It is so bitter sweet – an amazing opportunity for us to share our passion with Read More
  • COACHES CORNER

    So 10 weeks down into the program You should feel stronger and fitter than you did 10 weeks ago. You should have a “ new normal”. Therefore it is important to keep things ticking over at this level but with not too much increase in the stimulus. Therefore only a few Read More
  • CAMP MOM'S LETTER

    As planning begins for the next January rowing camp, I sit back and reminisce on my experiences over the years as camp mom. It’s a hard slog, early mornings, some late nights, but lots of laughter, fun and friendships formed with other parents that will last a lifetime. This is Read More
  • JEPPE BOATS AND BLADES KIT AUCTION WINNERS

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following people who were successful in winning the bids for our Jeppe Boats and Blades Kit auction; Leander Trisuits worn by Pete Lambert ex Jeppe Rower won by Ciaran Oconnell in the UK and Harry Fox in AustraliaSigned Oxford Trisuit won by Gayle McCourt in SASigned Kirsten Read More
  • SAVE THE DATE

    Boat Specs The boat that is being purchased for the rowing club ( out of the passion and spirit of the Jeppe Old Boys) is a Swift Full Carbon Upgrade (Elite Carbon). This is a wing rigger eight where all skins will be 100% carbon from end to end. This results Read More
  • Introducing CLEAVER the latest addition to the Jeppe Fleet

    Cleaver on route to Jeppe Rowing sheds The story of Gary ‘Butch’ Hepburn and his faithful John Waugh Racing Scull is one that transcends the boundaries of time and place.  Butch was a successful school coxswain, he coxed both the 1st 4 and 2nd 8 in 1984 and 1985 respectively Read More
  • FROM THE HEART

    By Jeppe Boats and Blades Founders Subject to shipping cost fluctuations, we have now paid the boat off.  This is a remarkable achievement made possible by the support and contribution of many. It would not have been possible without the buy-in from the current Rowing Club parents, the school and Read More
  • INVITATION

  • GEARED FOR GROWTH

    Jeppe rowing is set for a bumper 2021 season under new director of rowing Simon Moore and the good news is that the fleet has undergone a major upgrade and expansion. In all, there will be 15 new Jeppe boats on the water next year, thanks to the efforts of Read More
  • Adopt a Boat for Jeppe Rowing

    Following the successful purchase of a brand new, Swift 8+ in 2020, we are now looking to raise R225 000 to pay for the 13 boats and blades, we acquired through auction in 2020. The addition of these boats means that Jeppe Rowing more than doubles in size and has Read More
  • BOAT LAUNCH POSTPONED

    This note serves to advise that the Jeppe Boats and Blades Trust along with Jeppe High School for Boys Rowing have decided to postpone the unveiling of Damascus and the other boats that we have acquired due to the current Covid Level 3 Lockdown. Our launch event which was planned Read More
  • This note serves to advise that the Jeppe Boats and Blades Trust along with Jeppe High School for Boys Rowing...... read more Following the successful purchase of a brand new, Swift 8+ in 2020... read more Jeppe Boats and Blades chat to 1982 Oarsman Malcolm Sharp The 2021 series of Read More
  • “J.R.D. Tomlinson” - Commemorating the Birth of Jeppe Rowing

    As a school, Jeppe has always been proud of its values and traditions that have stood the test of time. Being true to these values is what defines Jeppe boys and serves as a testimony of where we have come from, our contributions to making the world a better place Read More
  • JOHN CHELIUS TRISUIT

    John Chelius - ex Jeppe Oarsmen representing SA in the tri-suit up for auction The early 1990s were an exciting time in South African sport, as we were welcomed back into international competitions. For some of us, South Africa had been banned from international sport for our entire lifetime, and the Read More
  • Junior Champions Of Tomorrow

    The Jeppe Rowing Club, like most organisations around the world, suffered its fair share of setbacks as a result of the global pandemic. During this tough period, our boys displayed resilience and determination and took any training opportunity with both hands that could be afforded to them. Our coaches never Read More
  • Celebrating Jeppe Boats and Blades first year

    I was recently reminded by our resident Tech Guru Dylan Kirby who was as usual working his magic on the website, that the Jeppe Boats and Blades website and for all intense and purposes the initiative went live on the 23rd of March 2020. If you consider that all this Read More
  • Celebrating Jeppe Boats and Blades first year

    A little more than a week ago, Dylan Kirby was once again doing his magic on the website. He casually reminded us that the Jeppe Boats and Blades website and for all intense and purposes the initiative went live on the 23rd of March 2020. I must admit that this Read More
  • Celebrating the launch of JRD Tomlinson and Damascus

    Sunday the 11th April 2021 will leave an indelible memory for every person who attended the event or watched the live stream from around the world. The success of the event that coincided with Jeppe Rowing’s year end prize giving event was a fitting tribute to the efforts of everyone Read More
  • Adopt a Boat

    2020 was a phenomenal year for Jeppe Rowing. In reading this statement the natural conclusion would be to look for the results achieved at regattas. COVID 19 restrictions put a stop to that, so instead we will measure success through other achievements. Thanks to the support and generosity of the Read More
  • SA Champs 2021 - Live Stream

    In conjunction with Simon Moore, director of Jeppe rowing and the rowing club, we are pleased to announce that with the use of drones, we will be streaming three events from SA Champs 2021 this Sunday. The 3 events will be: JM16 4+ Final - 14:38 JM16 4x Final - 15:38 (Junior Read More
  • Rooibos Bush Lodge Raffle

    We have a great new prize up for grabs a raffle for a 3 night mid week getaway at Rooibos Bush Lodge in Hoedspruit for 4 adults and 2 children valued at R12,000. Limited to 100 tickets at R200 per ticket. Buy your tickets here Read More
  • SA Senior Champs 2021 Reflection

    Jeppe rowers were able to compete at the SA National Regatta at Roodeplaat on 01/02 May 2021 after a very long hiatus. This event is usually held annually towards the end of April, for senior rowing clubs and provincial/national junior athletes. However, in 2021 school clubs we invited included after Read More
  • ROOIBOS BUSH LODGE RAFFLE RESULTS!

    The raffle is now closed. Thank you to everyone who supported us and purchased a ticket. A total of 71 tickets were sold and the winning ticket was drawn by Tracy's family for us on June 30th.  https://youtu.be/53QlGSLM9E0 Congratulations to James Johnston who was selected as the winner and thanks again to Read More
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