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MASSACHUSETTS BOATER WINS WEST MARINE’S “MOORINGS DREAM CHARTER” SWEEPSTAKES – Medford, MA Resident Will Enjoy Week-Long Stay in the British Virgin Islands

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laurie Fried
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

WATSONVILLE, CA (January 31, 2012)

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, along with The Moorings (providing yachting holidays for over 40 years around the globe) announced today that Ben Crosby of Medford, MA is the winner of a seven day, six night voyage on the British Virgin Islands. Crosby was selected as part of the company’s “Moorings Dream Charter” sweepstakes that took place in all West Marine locations as well as on the web site at www.WestMarine.com.

Crosby (who was selected randomly from over 8000 entrants) is an avid sailor who shops often at West Marine for sailing gear from rigging to bottom. He and his wife of twenty-five years keep a Catalina sloop at a mooring in Salem Harbor and visit the Caribbean as much as they can. Crosby will choose between a Sailing Yacht Charter, Power Yacht Charter and Crewed-Yacht Sail-Away Stateroom as the grand prize.

ABOUT THE MOORINGS

The Moorings, world’s premier yacht charter company, has delivered unmatched quality, service and attention to detail since 1969. Sail-it-yourself bareboat yachts, crewed yachts with captain and chef, and power yacht charters are available. The Moorings is a proud member if the TUI Travel Group®, your vacation is in safe hounds. (www.Moorings.com)

ABOUT WEST MARINE

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 310 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).