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Boathouse Sports Outfits Four Man US Crew in Trans Atlantic Race

December 15, 2015 11:04 AM
Latitude 35 Crew

Philadelphia, PA – December 15, 2015 – Boathouse Sports is proud to announce it will be sponsoring and outfitting the Carlisle American Spirit crew, Latitude 35, with outerwear to compete in the grueling 3,000 nautical mile, 40 to 90 day 2015 Atlantic Challenge.

The Atlantic Challenge will push the four men Latitude 35 crew to their physical limit and force them to endure fatigue, sleep deprivation, hunger, dehydration, salt-sores, and injury, not to mention the psychological stress associated with pure isolation.  The team will cross the starting line on December 15th rowing westward from the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, crossing the open and wild seas to eventually arrive in the Caribbean.

Founded in 1989 by two-time Olympic rower John Strotbeck, Boathouse Sports is also the exclusive athletic apparel supplier for the U.S. Senior and Under 23 National Teams, as well as the USRowing Training Center.  
“Conquering and ultimately winning the Atlantic Challenge requires teamwork, meticulous planning and detailed preparation,” said Boathouse Sports Founder and CEO John Strotbeck.  “As an active member of USRowing and a former member of the U.S. National and Olympic Teams, I take great personal pride in providing US rowers with apparel that will help them accomplish their goals and ultimately reach the finish line first.”
Also of note, the Latitude 35 crew website will also be raising funds during the crossing in support of the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Philabundance charities.  If you would like to make a donation and learn more about the race, click here.
About Boathouse Sports
Boathouse Sports is a premier manufacturer of custom sporting apparel since 1989.  Hand crafted in Philadelphia, PA, Boathouse delivers high quality athletic gear to professional sports teams, universities, schools and club teams across the world, allowing athletes and coaches to train and compete at their best.  Boathouse Sports is the official sponsor and outfitter of the USA Olympic Rowing team and Ivy League Rugby.  Learn more or design your own custom team uniforms and jackets at




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