Body Glove Sponsors 37th Annual Catalina Classic

Body Glove To Sponsor 37th Annual Catalina Classic

Redondo Beach, CA [August 22, 2012]– The 37th annual Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, being held on Sunday, August 26th, will be sponsored by Body Glove for the 2nd year. The 32-mile race which spans the channel from the Catalina isthmus to the Manhattan Beach Pier is the most historic paddleboard race in the world. Body Glove co-founder, Bob Meistrell, will lead the race in his boat, the Disappearance, for the 25th consecutive year. Bob's grandson Jamie Meistrell and great nephew Daley Meistrell will carry on the family heritage by participating in the race for their first time. The race starts promptly at 6am at the Isthmus where all 85 paddlers will test their ability and endurance against the elements as they paddle across one of the Pacific's deepest and busiest channels. The Disappearance will be live tweeting updates so make sure to follow @catalinaclassic for the latest information.

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Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O'Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale if those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA's environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.