West Marine Hosts America’s Cup Trophy at Chicago Flagship Store

Join West Marine and Sperry to meet members of ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan and enter “Official Uniform of Oracle Team USA Sweepstakes”

Watsonville, CA, June 2, 2016 –West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, will play host to the America’s Cup Trophy on Thursday, June 9 at its Chicago Flagship store (located at 1160 N. Halsted), offering people the chance to take a photo with the venerated trophy from 4-4:30 p.m., plus meet athletes from ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan from 4-6 p.m.

Sperry will be on site at the Chicago store to offer giveaways and items to be autographed by the America’s Cup pros.

The West Marine Chicago location, along with four others around the country, also will be carrying limited edition America’s Cup and Sperry footwear, apparel and accessories and will host a new sweepstakes — a chance to win the “Official Uniform of ORACLE TEAM USA,” sponsored by Sperry, taking place May 31-June 30.

To enter, you must visit a participating store location and fill out an official entry form. Five lucky grand-prize winners (one at each location) will receive a Sail Racing ORACLE jacket, valued at $200.

“The America’s Cup is one of the premiere sailing events, so when West Marine was presented with the opportunity to host the official Trophy at our Chicago Flagship, we eagerly said yes,” says Laura Berry, Senior Marketing Manager for West Marine. “We’re happy to have Sperry host a sweepstakes that allows our customers the opportunity win sail-worthy gear.”

Additional West Marine locations that will carry the limited edition product and host the Sperry sweepstakes include:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL — 2401 South Andrews Ave.
  • San Diego, CA — 1250 Rosecrans St.
  • West Islip, NY — 147 Sunrise Highway
  • Newport Beach, CA — 3433 Via Lido

“Sperry is excited to bring the thrill of the America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan to West Marine,” says Sperry President, Rick Blackshaw. “As the teams race on fresh water for the first time ever with the Chicago skyline and Navy Pier as their backdrop, offering West Marine customers and fans of the America’s Cup this rare and exciting opportunity in the ‘Windy City’ is something that may happen only once in their lifetime.”

For more information about the Chicago event and the Sperry sweepstakes rules and regulations, please visit www.westmarine.com.

About West Marine
Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com,NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 260 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, WestMarine 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.

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