SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL) announced the crew of Carlisle’s American Spirit completed the Talisker Atlantic Challenge trans-Atlantic rowing race in 35 days, 14, hours and 3 minutes, setting the all-time record, and shattering the previous mark by more than 43 hours.
Led by Skipper Jason Caldwell of Latitude 35 and crew Angus Collins, Alex Simpson and Matt Brown, the team rowed the 28-foot American Spirit 24 hours a day through nature’s intense and relentless conditions in setting the record.
Carlisle’s President and Chief Executive Officer, D. Christian “Chris” Koch, congratulated the team at the finish line on their historic world record setting achievement stating; “All of us at Carlisle are extremely proud of the effort and results delivered by Jason, Angus, Alex and Matt. The commitment, comradery and courage delivered by the team exemplify the ideals we strive for at Carlisle.”
Carlisle’s American Spirit Captain Jason Caldwell shared “Attempting a second ocean crossing in as many years, it is obvious that support and preparation are paramount to having a successful and record breaking crossing. Thanks to the Carlisle family, Latitude 35 has been given the opportunity to be the best versions of themselves, which resulted in a record time win of The Talisker Atlantic Challenge as well as the record for the fastest 4-man crew rowing event crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in history. Thank you to Carlisle and the employees worldwide for the support during this seemingly impossible challenge, but also the faith that through hard work, tenacity and determination, even the seemingly impossible can be made possible.”
About Latitude 35 Racing
Latitude 35 is a racing team dedicated toward building world-class open-ocean rowing crews that compete and succeed in trans-ocean rowing races. All members of Latitude 35 crews and their supporters value a clearly defined goal or objective, and a tenacious and selfless pursuit of that objective in order to achieve greatness in each and every race in which they contend. Latitude 35 athletes and supporters value, above all, leadership and respect amongst all its members, and a drive to win that can be shared and celebrated by all who support their crews. Learn more at www.latitude35racing.com.
About Carlisle Companies
Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, mining, construction, aerospace and defense electronics, medical technology, foodservice, healthcare, sanitary maintenance, transportation, general industrial, protective coating, wood, specialty and auto refinishing. Through our group of decentralized operating companies led by entrepreneurial management teams, we bring innovative product solutions to solve the challenges facing our customers. Our worldwide team of employees, who generated $3.5 billion in net sales in 2015, is focused on continuously improving the value of the Carlisle brand by developing the best products, ensuring the highest quality and providing unequaled customer service in the many industries we serve. Learn more about Carlisle at www.carlisle.com.