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West Marine Press Release

New Albany Resident Wins West Marine's "Moorings Dream Charter" Sweepstakes - Longtime Boater Will Enjoy Week-Long Stay in the British Virgin Islands

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (January 14, 2013)

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 Rita Flynn of New Albany, IN is the winner of a seven day, six night voyage on the British Virgin Islands.  Flynn 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

Flynn enjoys boating and fishing with her husband. The couple discovered the Moorings years ago while on a trip to Tortola. “I’ve been dreaming about a yacht vacation since.  I entered the sweepstakes and now our dream has come true,” said Flynn. Flynn is able to 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. (

About West Marine

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and five franchised stores in Turkey. Our Direct-to-Customer division, which comprises our call center, direct mail and e-commerce channels, offers customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and e-commerce 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 or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).