"Oh, Joe...say it isn''t so..."
Under the List Manager, I found the following post, dated 28 Dec 2004, under the banner "from the CEO of Sailnet"
As some of you have heard there have been some changes recently here at SailNet.
The founders of SailNet Sam and Cheryl Boyle have moved on and are no longer
associated with the company. The SailNet Board has asked me to step in as CEO
and to help set the direction of the company going forward.
One key element of the success of SailNet is the forums that create a vibrant
online sailing community and the heart of SailNet. You have built the communities
and they will continue with the support of SailNet and your active involvement.
We mention our commitment here only because some SailNet users have feared drastic
changes were coming and that users might lose access to the communities they have
built with SailNet. I have no intention of eliminating these forums.
I first encountered SailNet when I was living in landlocked New Delhi, India.
Missing the ocean, I began searching the web for sailing information and I found
SailNet''s community of enthusiastic sailors and its library of articles covering
all aspects of sailing. As you do, I value this online resource that is accessible
to any sailor in the world. Sailing information through articles and community
forums will continue to be a resource SailNet provides.
SailNet will continue with your support of our business. The SailNet team will
work hard to provide value through competitive pricing and expert knowledge in
hardware, custom sails and rigging
. If you feel we are failing to provide value,
please let me know so that we can take corrective action and provide the value
you expect (you can reach me at JMR@Sailnet.com). If you feel we provide value
as many do, then please support us.
Sailing knowledge is still primarily acquired by the sharing of skills and
knowledge from one sailor to another and one generation to the next just as it
has been for thousands of years. SailNet intends on continuing support of this
tradition by bringing sailors together to share experiences and knowledge.
John M. Rublaitus CEO SailNet