[C38] FYI

Rob Cornelsen robcornelsen at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 9 12:08:18 EDT 2005


I posted a message that did not appear to come back.


--- Charles Finn <charles at finn.ws> wrote:

> 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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> Listserve at catalina38.org

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