Boathouse Sports has launched its “SHARK SKIN” rowing vest. The
Boathouse Shark Skin was developed for the  U.S. National Rowing
Team to meet their need for a lightweight, weatherproof and flexible
rowing vest.

The vest uses highly breathable TxM fabric on the front and Boathouse’s
proprietary Pro-Tech fabric in the back and is uniquely designed to
keep a rower warm yet wick away unwanted moisture and dissipate heat
while training in cold weather. 

“The Boathouse Shark Skin Rowing Vest is the next evolution in cold
weather rowing gear.  Some people train like turtles, this vest is
designed for those who want to eat up the competition like a shark,”
said John Strotbeck, Founder of Boathouse Sports and former Olympic
rower.  “Competitive rowing apparel has and will always be the
foundation on which our company prides itself on.  We are always
looking for new fabrics and continuously push the design envelope to
meet the needs of our customers.”

Boathouse Sports has been working with the U.S. National Team since
February of 2009 to design, develop and test rowing specific products
(unisuits, rowing trou's, rowing jackets and training gear) in
preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.  

“Our new relationship with U.S. National Rowing Team has been paying
dividends in both competition and product development,,” said Doug
Tibbetts, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boathouse
Sports.  “The Shark Skin vest is just one of many products we
developed for the world’s most elite rowers and we will be making
available to all our customers over the next year.”