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Sunsail, BVI Tourism & the Bitter End Yacht Club Announce the “Live Your Dreams” Trip Giveaway

Clearwater, Florida, April 1, 2015 – As an official stopover partner of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, the only North American stopover from May 5 – 17, 2015; Sunsail has launched the Live Your Dreams trip giveaway that gives adventurers a chance to win a vacation of a lifetime (without the sub-zero temperatures experienced in the VOR). While the Volvo Ocean Race is an incredible test of men and women against nature, the Live Your Dreams Contest allows participants to start their own expedition of discovery by plotting a course connecting the dots around the world – from the islands of the Caribbean to the rich culture and ancient history of the Mediterranean, and to the coral beauty of French Polynesia – reachable by Sunsail charters and its 26 global locations.

The grand prize winner will receive a 10-day trip to the British Virgin Islands including a 7-day voyage on a private Sunsail charter, 3-day/4-night stay at the Bitter End Yacht Club located in Virgin Gorda, and roundtrip airfare for two, courtesy of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. To enter, participants are to visit www.sunsail.com/liveyourdreams and create their own round-the-world trip. After entrants select a boat type for the Live Your Dreams voyage, the entrant is to choose 5 destinations he/she wishes to visit by plotting it on an interactive map. What better way to be inspired to live your life to the extreme and enter-to-win a lifetime adventure.

Contest starts April 1, 2015 at 12:00am and ends May 18, 2015 at 12:00am. The winner will be selected at random by an independent person, from all correct and eligible entries received before the closing time. Winner will be chosen on or about May 18, 2015 and notified by email. The Live Your Dreams contest is made possible by Sunsail’s partners including the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Bitter End Yacht Club.

Potential participants will also have the opportunity to enter the Live Your Dreams contest at the Sunsail’s Global Experience Pavilion, hosted in the Race Village of the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, which will feature a number of exciting cultural experiences from its 26 different destinations


About Sunsail

For 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today's choice of the best and most exotic yachting destinations; beginners can now enjoy the world's best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. Sunsail strives to provide our customers with the most exciting experience at the greatest possible value. Sunsail brands include Sailing Vacations by Independent Charter and Flotillas, Sailing Schools, Events and Yacht Ownership. Sunsail operates in 26 exotic and diverse destinations throughout the globe on a fleet of over 800 yachts and catamarans.


About Bitter End Yacht Club

Located on the protected waters of the North Sound on the island of Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands) and accessible only by sea, the lush, beachfront resort, Bitter End Yacht Club, is a sailing and watersports mecca, thanks to its near perfect year-round sailing conditions, eternal sunshine and crystal- blue protected waters. This resort features 85 beachfront, bungalow-style guest rooms, the world’s largest complimentary club fleet of watercraft for guest use, 70 moorings and 20 slips, an on-site sailing school, two restaurants, a full-service award-winning spa, a provisioning Emporium, shops, a freshwater pool and three private beaches and extensive hiking trails. The Bitter End is regularly hailed as one of the top full- service resorts in the world.


About The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board

Renowned as one of the world’s premier sailing destinations, the BVI’s dynamic and vast topography provides a unique opportunity to “island hop” with ease — with each island characterized by its own cultural and natural wonders. Comprised of 60 islands and cays, the BVI is located approximately 50 miles east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea.


About Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village Experience

Sunsail Vacations, the world's leading Sailboat Charter company, will sponsor the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, a 12-day public event at Fort Adams State Park. The sailing event, scheduled for May 5-17, 2015, is the only North American stopover during the Volvo Ocean Race's nine-month circumnavigation of the globe. Every stopover will feature fantastic free entertainment: concerts, ceremonies, celebrity appearances, and activities within the Volvo Ocean Race Experience. The Experience forms a central platform offering interactive, multimedia entertainment, while the In-Port Race series gives spectators the chance to see the sailors bring the Volvo Ocean 65 boats close to shore. Sunsail will work closely with the stopover to ensure the greatest possible experience for all event attendees by hosting a Global Experience Pavilion which will feature a number of exciting cultural experiences from its 26 different destinations.


Terms & Conditions Apply:
The Live Your Dreams Voyage ("Contest") begins April 1, 2015 and ends May 17, 2015. No purchase necessary. Internet and phone access is required. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that their entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years or older. An individual who meets the criteria stated above may enter the contest regardless of whether they’ve chartered with Sunsail or not. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor and Judges of the Contest and its affiliates, as well as those individuals’ immediate family members and the residents of their households are not eligible. Grand prize does not include travel insurance, passports, visas, personal expenditure, taxes, transfers, extras, provisioning, fuel, national park fees, travel between the winner’s home to airport, or other costs except where stated. Sunsail charter excludes departures from December 15, 2015 – January 8, 2016. At least one passenger on board must have a minimum valid qualification for charter in the BVI or will be required to sail with a skipper. To sail without a skipper, a skipper must be hired and is a payable extra by the prize-winner. Bitter End Yacht Club excludes accommodations from December 18, 2015 – January 4, 2016 and March 12 – April 2, 2016. Two (2) positive coach class tickets from any 48 US gateways on airlines serving the British Virgin Islands. Award tickets are subject to airline blackout dates. (Major US holidays: Easter Week, Memorial Day Week, Fourth of July Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Weeks) Award tickets are subject to destination blackout dates. (Peak Travel Season) Award tickets are valid for travel from Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays. Travel must commence by June 1, 2016. Subject to availability, standard facilities and booking conditions apply.