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Re: Sailing Matters.com Site Critique Please
From Deb on 21 Jan '00
replying to Sailing Matters.com Site Critique Please posted by Lonny

>Hey gang,
>
>Remember me?

Sure do!...:) and it seems you've done an "admirable" job (pardon
the pun) of sorting out the site!

Just one thing...I think you need a bit more serious "draw in the
hard core sailors' type of content...so I'd suggest a 'portal' not just
a porthole link...;) to some racing info (aka the America's Cup, the
Atlantic Challenge Cup, etc.) like the ones below:

http://www.youngaustralia.com.au/

http://www.americatrue.org/

Your competing with sites that have serious heavy duty yatching content.
So though you offer a 'lite' side to the subject, you shouldn't appear
too cutesy/commercial about it...

I'd suggest contacting a few of the 'crew' members of these various
excursions and asking for on-line interviews/commentaries as to what
it's like to face those challenges, real personal behind the scenes
kind of expose's...just another idea to help the overall impression
and show your serious about the sport...as most sailors take the whole
thing beyond the bounds of leisure and into diehard dedication...be
happy to point you in the direction of a couple of 'survivors' if your
interested...

I still like the pix's and the wallpaper...but I'm a landlocked female
so don't take my word for it...:)

Best of Luck,
Deb




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