2012 Catalina Classic Results

On Sunday, August 26th, 2012, the 37th Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race took place in almost perfect conditions with nearly all classes records coming in jeopardy.   Adam Buckley won the overall with a near record time of 5:11:44.  Steve Shlens won the stock class with a time of 5:56:03, nearly topping that class’ record.  Kelsey O’Donnell finished first in the female class with a record time of 6:18:23.

The Catalina Classic is consider one of the premier and most historical paddleboard race in the world.  The first, unofficial race was won in 1932 by Tom Blake.  The Classic officially started in 1955 by Los Angeles County Lifeguard Bob Hogan.

Catalina Classic – Overall Results

The Catalina Classic 2012 Race Results – Stock

The Catalina Classic 2012 Race Results – Stock – Female

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About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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