May 18, 2011, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Southern Tide, Greenville, S.C.-based manufacturer of a rapidly growing lifestyle brand of apparel, today announced that the company will be the official sponsor of Team Southern Tide, a sailing crew participating in the 2011 Charleston Bermuda Race, beginning Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Southern Tide will sponsor the 14-person crew aboard the "Spirit of Minerva" in the sailing race from Charleston, S.C. to Bermuda. Evolution Sails of Canada will provide the Southern Tide spinnaker sail for the "Spirit on Minerva." In addition, Team Southern Tide will be wearing Southern Tide apparel to various on-shore appearances and events.
The Charleston Bermuda Race is a biennial 777-mile sailing race that begins in Charleston, S.C. and ends in Bermuda. Eleven yachts, ranging in sizes from 40-to-65-feet will set sail on the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a six-day sailing competition.
Festivities for the Charleston Bermuda Race begin Thursday, May 19 with a Bon Voyage Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Rice Mill Building in Charleston, S.C. The start of the race begins Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Charleston City Marina with the sounding of the official warning signal for a First Class Start.
Steven Colbert, Charleston native and host of his own show on Comedy Central network will serve as honorary captain aboard "The Audi", whose team will also sport Southern Tide apparel.
"We are excited about the formation of Team Southern Tide for the 2011 Charleston Bermuda Race. Southern Tide's participation is a natural fit for us and our brand," said Jim Twining, CEO of Southern Tide. "Providing apparel for active lifestyles such as sailing is a great opportunity for us. We look forward to an exciting event and team Southern Tide claiming victory when they arrive in Bermuda."
For More information on The 2011 Charleston Bermuda Race visit CharlestonBermudaRace.com
About Southern Tide, LLC:
Southern Tide, LLC is the Greenville, S.C.-based manufacturer of a rapidly growing lifestyle brand of apparel that boasts exceptional craftsmanship, clean lines, fine quality and classic design. The collection's original product, the Skipjack Polo, is deemed by customers to be the finest, most comfortable polo shirt in the world. Constructed of Southern Tide's exclusive fabric, True-Vent Micro PiqueTM, the Skipjack Polo provides for breathability and a slight stretch that allows for ease of motion while still maintaining its shape. Southern Tide's design of extraordinarily authentic and classic clothing that is intelligently constructed with the best available materials is featured in the collection's vast array of items including the Men's and Women's Skipjack Polo, Channel Marker Khaki Pants and Shorts; RT-7 Pants, Men's Sport Shirts, Skipjack Boxers, Hats and Neck Ties; as well as Short and Long-sleeve T-shirts and various accessories. Currently, the Southern Tide brand can be found exclusively at fine retailers in 38 states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Texas, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Washington D.C., New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Maine, Kentucky, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, West Virginia, California, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and the Virgin Islands and online at SouthernTide.com.