Atlantic Sail Expo adding prize giveaway program

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Organizers of the four-day Atlantic Sail Expo (ASE) have decided to add a prize giveaway worth tens of thousands of dollars to their annual sailboat show held each January in Atlantic City, Sail America reported in a statement Friday.

ASE 2004 takes place January 15-18 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“The prize giveaway will add a lot of excitement to the show floor – and I hope many attendees will come through the show gates to try their luck,” said Scot West, executive director of show producer Sail America. “A number of exhibitors really got behind this idea, and they came through with some amazing prizes.”

Among the prizes in the giveaway, the largest-ever at a SAIL EXPO show, are sailboats produced by Hunter Marine and Hobie Cat, a Yanmar 18-horsepower diesel engine, Caribbean sailing vacations with The Moorings and Sunsail, learn-to-sail vacations and keelboat courses with Offshore Sailing School, Baysail School and Charters and New Jersey Sailing School, and other prizes such as a storm jib from North Sails, foul weather gear, magazine subscriptions, nautical jewelry, and more.

The largest prize in the giveaway is the Hunter 216, a 21-foot sailboat worth nearly $14,000, according to Sail America.

The awarding of prizes will be a daily happening at the show. A grand prize and second and third prizes will be awarded each day during ASE. Attendees will have to sign up for the giveaway drawing once they arrive at the show, but they can enter their names at exhibitors’ booths where individual prizes are displayed or at the show entrance or the information booth.

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