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If you completed an Offshore Sailing School

You are eligible to WIN a free Bareboat Charter in the British Virgin Islands on a Moorings 41.3 cruising boat in 2012

Let learning to cruise inspire you.  Be creative.  And you could win a fabulous cruise in the beautiful British Virgin Islands next year. 

How do you enter our contest?

First, you need to have completed a Fast Track to Cruising® course, Bareboat Cruising Preparation or Live Aboard Cruising course in 2011.

If you qualify, just send us a short story about your learn to cruise experience, with photo(s) or a video . . .

It can be as short or as long as you wish, but needs to reflect your learn to cruise experience. Please make sure you include photos or a video that illustrates your story. 

Cruising World Magazine to Choose the Winner!

Entries must be received by midnight, January 15, 2012

Cruising World magazine will choose the winner and the prize will be announced on January 30, 2012, awarding the lucky winner a fantastic bareboat cruising holiday in the British Virgin Islands in 2012.    

Please make sure all photos you submit are of high quality (300 dpi or higher and 1800 x 1200 pixels or larger). Videos should be no longer than 90 seconds (preferred file format is .mpg or .wmv or provide URL link to your online video). Send your entry via email or snail mail to: 

Email: Doris@OffshoreSailing.com

Doris Colgate 
Offshore Sailing School
Attn: Win a Bareboat Cruise Contest
16731 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 110
Fort Myers, Florida 33908

You could be cruising in the British Virgin Islands in 2012!

About the 41.3

A Moorings 41.3 features a self-stacking full-batten mainsail with lazy jacks, and a roller-furling genoa. All sail control lines are led aft to the cockpit for safety and convenience, and the dual helm stations provide excellent visibility. The electric windlass with handheld remote makes anchoring easy. The yacht is equipped with a full electronics package, including a color chartplotter and autopilot. The spacious cockpit has a drop leaf table, a shower, and stereo speakers.

Below is a light and airy U-shaped saloon with a large table and seating for eight. There is also a stereo/CD player with an MP3 connection and a flat screen TV/DVD player. The fore-and-aft galley is to port and has all amenities as well as ample storage and counter space. Forward is a luxurious double stateroom with head and shower and a hanging locker. Two additional double cabins with hanging lockers are aft, and another head with shower is to starboard. Opening ports and hatches provide superb ventilation throughout the yacht, and fans are in every cabin. In addition, the yacht has shore power air-conditioning.

Offshore Sailing School's ”Win a Cruise” Contest Rules

Eligibility: Contest entries are specific to those who graduate from any regular Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising®, Bareboat Cruising Preparation or Live Aboard Cruising course between January 15, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Students will receive an invitation to participate in the contest when they graduate. Entrants must be 21 years or older to be eligible. Limit one entry per course enrollment. Offshore Sailing School's employees, directors, advertising agency and their respective families are not eligible. Submitting an entry indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions of the official contest rules.

Prize Description: A 7-day/6-night bareboat charter on a Moorings 41.3 in the British Virgin Islands, provided by The Moorings/TUI Marine, valid for 2012 departures from February 1 through December 15, 2012, except holiday periods designated by The Moorings. Total prize value is up to $5,460. Prize does not include provisions, travel, transfers, rooms ashore if desired, any local, state or federal taxes, cruising charter tax fees, charter yacht insurance, any extras desired by the winner. Winner is responsible for all related incidental costs. Prize is transferable and may be given as a gift at the discretion of the winner, provided the recipient has enough experience to charter a boat of this size from The Moorings (to be determined by The Moorings). No cash value or substitutions.

Additional Terms: Submission of entry constitutes permission for Offshore Sailing School to use winner's name, likeness, statements and submitted entries for publicity purposes without compensation. Offshore Sailing School reserves the right to terminate or extend this contest at any time. Entry submissions become the property of Offshore Sailing School and will not be returned. Names of entrants will be shared with The Moorings.

The contest closes at midnight, January 15, 2012. Entries must be received by 12 p.m. January 15, 2012 and prize will be awarded to winner on January 30, 2012. Winners will be selected in a contest of skill. To participate, send us a photo or video that captures your experience with a short story about how it felt to learn to cruise. Photos should be of high quality (300 dpi or higher, 1800x1200 pixels or larger). Short videos are also eligible to accompany your entry and should be no longer than 90 seconds (preferred file format is .mpg or .wmv or provide URL link to your online video).

Entries will be judged based on content, creativity, originality and entertainment and/or inspirational value. To enter, email your submission with complete contact information (address, cell and/or other phone number, email address) to Doris@OffshoreSailing.com or mail your submission to: 

Offshore Sailing School
Attn: Win a Bareboat Cruise Contest
16731 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Entries will be judged by Cruising World magazine. The prize will be awarded and the decision of the judges is final. The winner will be notified by telephone, mail and/or email. The winner must acknowledge notification within two weeks to claim the prize. An unclaimed prize will be awarded to the next runner-up. All incidental costs, including but not limited to those listed above are the responsibility of the winner. An announcement of the winners will be published on the Internet at www.offshoresailing.com/winner or may be obtained in writing at the above address.

Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void in some states, provinces or Australia and where prohibited and/or restricted by law. Entrants agree that all parties participating in the design, administration or fulfillment of this contest (Collectively Releases), shall not be liable for injuries, damages, expenses, costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation in this contest or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize or parts thereof.