[C38] Some further explanation of what's been happening

mstewart at sounddsl.com mstewart at sounddsl.com
Sun Oct 9 16:58:52 EDT 2005

Charles, thanks for your leadership. Marc, Palancar #26

> As most of you are aware, Sailnet seemed to slowly disappear over the
> last six months with sporadic service and slow-to-no response. In fact,
> we learned of late that the Sailnet offices have been closed since mid
> July!
> While Sailnet promises on their website they will continue to support
> websites and mailing lists, the fact is the mailing list has not been
> working at all since mid September.
> This left our organization in a quandary as we could not find out what
> was going on with a business and internet site that was not responding
> to our queries, yet controlled our ability to communicate with
> one-another. After some discussion, we decided to create our own website
> and mailing list (listserve), which has just recently been activated.
> This decision was made several weeks ago, but it takes time to re-build
> all we had (and lost) with Sailnet.
> Some of you may be aware that the original founders of Sailnet have
> recently opened another site called Sailjazz and they are offering to
> host sailing organizations such as ours much as Sailnet once did. After
> some consideration, we decided to move out on our own for two reasons.
> First is the fact that for about $100 per year, we could actually own
> our site and do with it whatever we want to! This includes equipment and
> vendor evaluations as well as recommendations and possibly “deals” we
> might want to make with certain vendors (Sailnet rules prohibited such
> activity). Second, and most important is that while we wish Sailjazz all
> the best
. we also must realize that opening a new business like is a
> very risky enterprise. The bottom line is while we wish them well, we
> believe we require a platform for The Catalina 38 National Association
> that will be there as long as we choose to maintain it.
> So rest assured we will "be there" for all those who love and sail our
> wonderful boat. Use the site and listserve, and help us with feedback
> about how we are doing and suggestions for doing better! Remember this
> will be a good as all of us make it.
> <>Charles Finn
> Mighty Quinn #114
> Webmaster
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Marc Stewart
15770 Agatewood Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA  98110
mstewart at sounddsl.com

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