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Vertra Sunscreen’s Team at the 2010 Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race
Catalina, CA (August, 26) The 2010 Catalina Classic Paddleboard race kicks off this Sunday at Two Harbors. The 32-mile course will begin at the Isthmus and cross the Catalina Channel and end at Manhattan Pier. This will be the 35th annual crossing of the event with just over 100 athletes entered. This race is unique in that it is solely a prone paddlers race, which paddlers can either choose to paddle a 12 ft. (20 pound) "stock board" or an "unlimited board" in which anything goes.
Vertra's Paddlesports team will be well covered and racing in this years event. Brian Rocheleau a top Hawaiian paddler will be making his way over from the warm pacific to race. As a consistent top 3 finisher at the Molokai World Championships of paddleboarding, he will be a contender for this year’s trophy. "I am excited to make it over," commented Rocheleau. "It's a big race with lots of history, the Californians come out to Hawaii for our race, so well come over for theirs." The unlimited field looks competitive this year, with many new and old faces showing up once again to test their skills and endurance in the channel.
Other Vertra paddlers to make the trip to Catalina will be Brian's brother Mark Rocheleau paddling an unlimited board and Eric Abbott paddling on a stock board.
For more information on the Catalina Classic visit their website http://catalinaclassicpaddleboardrace.org/links.html
For any additional information regarding Vertra Sunscreen, dealer locations or the Vertra Paddlesports team, Contact: Eric
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