The second winner of Island Water World’s Online Game prize of a dinghy-outboard combo, worth US $ 3200, is Vassil Kurtev from Bulgaria. He arrived in December in St. Maarten from Tenerife, after crossing the Atlantic on his 38’ custom designed S/V Bizone.
Vassil, nicknamed Vasko and 74 years young, built ‘Bizone’ in the early 1990s in Bulgaria together with his son. Due to the lack of well stocked chandleries Kurtev fabricated a great deal of the parts himself. Kurtev is an avid sailor and participated in 1984 in OSTAR (Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race from Plymouth, England to Newport, Rhode Island). Back then he sailed a 24-foot folkboat and finished in 40 days.
Until the end of January every online shopper at Island Water World’s new e-commerce website – www.islandwaterworld.com – will be automatically eligible to win Walker Bay Air Floor Hypalon AF240 Dinghy and a Mercury-5HP-outboard Combo. “The draw is cumulative – meaning if you bought something in November or December you will still be eligible for the draw in January – the more often you buy, the more chances you have”, says Sean Kennelly, Managing Director of Island Water World.