West Marine to Sponsor 2018 Sperry Charleston Race

The event takes place from April 12-15 West Marine to give away up to $30,000 in gift cards

Watsonville, CA, Apr 3, 2018 - West Marine, the world’s premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear, proudly announced today their corporate sponsorship of the renowned 2018 Sperry Charleston Racethat will take place April 12-15 in Charleston, S.C.

Located at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, the annual event is considered to be one of the most prestigious regattas in the world and attracts more than 300 boats and 3,000 competitors from across the U.S. and around the globe. It also features nighttime fun for visitors with food and music.

In addition to the sponsorship, West Marine will give each Skipper a $100 gift card and hand out 250 mystery gift cards each day valued between $5 and $500. The grand total of gift cards will reach $30,000. The West Marine rigging truck will be onsite to assist racers with their rigging needs.

“We’re excited to play an important role in Sperry Charleston Race Week. The Charleston race is one of the premier regattas in the country,” says Doug Robinson, CEO of West Marine. “We are honored to support the race and be so close to the sailors who depend on our merchandise and expertise to compete on the water,” he adds.

“The Sperry Charleston Race attracts top talent each year and we are thankful to have West Marine join us for this revered competition,” says Randy Draftz, event and race director of Sperry Charleston Race Week. “Their participation demonstrates how important this race is to the sailing community.”

For more information, please visit www.westmarine.com

About West Marine

Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine, our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare Waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, West Marine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun. To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at westmarine.com

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