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Boater wins 'Moorings Dream Charter' sweepstakes

Marine retailer West Marine, along with The Moorings announced that Ben Crosby of Medford, Mass., 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 at

Crosby (who was selected randomly from more than 8,000 entrants) is an avid sailor who says he shops often at West Marine for sailing gear from rigging to bottom. He and his wife of 25 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.