I think the site will take a couple of days of getting use to, but first impression are that its looking great. I also think the idea of User Generated content will be awesome as well. Great work guys, keep it up!

Congratulations for the new page and thank you very much for all your good job these years in providing us with the best inside view of the racing world a sailor fan could ever imagine.
Nacho Postigo / Audi MedCup

When I first started paying for The Daily Sail I felt slightly resentful at paying for news on the internet (that we seem to assume is free!) but due to the exceptional service and enthusiasm that you bring to the site, my £25 is the best money I ever spend on the web each year! Keep up the good work and have a great Christmas.
Andrew. London

I am proud of you.., and happy to be a subscriber of the best sailing site on the globe.., Keep up the great work.
Sean, Canada

James and team, Congratulations on a brilliant website, it was a pleasure to renew my subscription.

I hope to hear lots about the forth coming Route du Rhum, especially the classe 40’s, which is a boat that many of us wanna be offshore sailors can aspire to owning.

Andrew, South Africa

Guys, Just need to let you know that I think your writing is spot on. I have been reading your articles and commend you all on your ability to keep articles short and to the point. I am a financial journalist and appreciate good writing when I see it.

Thanks for the good read and keep up the enthusiasm and motivation.

Tim, Australia

Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I enjoy The Daily Sail. Always excellent articles and worth every penny for the timeliness. The Hakes article was great and it was nice to see our new boat get a tiny plug at the end.
P Andrepont, USA, owner TP52 Glory

Good job on the ABN Amro tragedy. Your articles have been very balanced and I, for one, found I am as close to envisaging what those guys have been through by reading your pieces as by anyone.
Giles Pearman, UK

Dear Editor, Please renew my subscription to TheDailySail.com online magazine. It is an excellent online magazine, with brilliant features and upto the date news and events. My account details are still the same. Many thanks.
D Mainwaring

Guys, Just wanted to say thanks for the stuff you are producing over and above whats in the VOR web site - thats the sort of value add we pay for. Cheers
John, London

Thanks for a great site I must look at it 10 times a day.
K Allen, UK

On the momentus event of my subscription renewal for an additional two year period (my second two year renewal after an initial charter subscription), I wanted to tell you that I continue to think that you - of all of the sailing sites out there - have got it closest to exactly right. When I first renewed for two years I sent in a note saying that I was taking a leap of faith that the site (as with so many internet content providers) would be around in two years, but that I believed you had a chance. It really is a great satisfaction to be able to not have to call it a leap of faith any longer.

Having been with you since pretty darn close to the beginning, I can say that the product has only gotten better and better. Keep up the great work! Best wishes from a truly satisfied customer.
Andy Besheer, NY, USA

Hello to you all at Daily Sail, I would just like to say a big thank you for sending me the tickets for the Southampton Boat show. Could hardly believe my eyes when they arrived today, especially as up to now at the age of 57 (ouch) I have never even been lucky enough to win a raffle prize or even a tenner on the lottery. So thanks guys, warm regards & fair wnds to you.
Vikki, UK

You guys really make up for it with exclusive quality content and features. You can count on us for a long time still :) Best wishes from Portugal.

Thank you. Very pleased to have the tickets to the boat show. Keep up the excellent site

Seumas Kilpatrick

Hello, I wanted to thank you for the Fireball feature. I read most of the articles and something struck me.........they are the best written and readable articles on the web. I love your writing, so thank you.
Lesley, UK

I think your website is great. Tons of information, well laid out and easy to use.
D McConchie

Thanks for superb photos and story on VOR 70. Your content continues to be best on the web for the technically minded, and you continue to give the magazines a run for their money. Vincent B. DePillis, Seattle, USA

Keep up the excellent work, now in my second year of subscription and check the site every day, it always upto date and relevant! Cheers and here's to the 05 season.
Piers, UK

Having just watched the Cogito wing video, I wanted to tell you that these videos really add value to my subscription. I have high speed access, so the delays are not a problem, and video is a unique resource to the web and one of your advantages against print media.

I'm an early subscriber and a great fan. In particular for me, you have great multihull coverage, your coverage is timely and worldwide, and you do not neglect Apple Mac users. I couldn't ask for more and really think my subscription is a good value.

It's not an accident that you covered the Farrier F25c so enthusiastically- great boat, great website. Thanks
Jesse Deupree, Portland Maine, USA

Congratulations for the work you do every day, bringing high quality information of the sailing world.
Ignacio Tedin, Argentina

Having only experienced the site for a few minutes, I am really blown away. The content and final production is of the highest quality I have seen. Awesome site and good luck with it.
Thanks again for the help. Cheers
Nick, South Africa

Just thought I'd drop you a message to say the interview with Steve Clark is brilliant. Really interesting and demonstrates what is good about web compared to printed media. More of the same please.
Andy Loukes

Will subscribe again when I get paid next Monday, don't worry I love your site too much not to!

I'm a big fan of the Daily Sail having subscribed since October to follow the Vendee, it has far more of what most sailors want to know than any of the magazines!
Simon Mason, UK

Keep up with the fantastic website! It’s my compulsory read, especially in these miserable winter months. Regards,
Erik van Waart, Netherlands

This is SO good to see [video]. I know it's lots of hassle to you as a publisher, but it is a fantastic medium to show the new C Class and other exciting sailing.
John Beech

Its a great service and web site. Keep it up, you are indispensible for those of us who like to keep up. Regards,
D Beck, USA

Just a note to say how great your web site truly is! I particularly like the design and technical updates and features on new and recently launched boats, profiles and interviews on designers, builders, etc...great pictures on the technical articles, the more the better!
Sam Solhaug

Great magazine by the way, its my home page and really enjoy it.
Mike Arstall

Why subscribe to the site - the GBR Challenge and the Groupama articles awesome - please keep it up. Thanks

Many thanks, and please post videos from any regattas you can. It was very nice to see the difference of Pye[wacket] & MG[Morning Glory] in action.

I think this is a brilliant plan [the Weekend Papers], to catch up with the weeks' news instead of reading the published press which is usually well out of date..
Jim Houston

I am now in my second season of subscription and think your publication is the best online. Kind regards.
Brendan Foley

Some comments from readers on reaching our second birthday:

Happy Birthday to the Daily S - Hope you had a B52 to celebrate. If not, I'll get you at the next encounter.
Scott MacLeod, Tour Director, Swedish Match Tour

Can't make it [the party...], but happy birthday. Keep up the good work.
Mark Turner, CEO of Offshore Challenges

I would love to be there but I am afraid that I cannot make this Friday. However - I am sure that my ears will be burning as the topics range from Grand Prix Rule, RORC races, Admiral's cup etc!! Congratulations on your second birthday! I am not looking forward to your stroppy teen years!
Peter Wykeham-Martin, General Manager, RORC

Keep up the great job you are doing, all the world should subscribe!!
From Dick Johnson of Airwaves Media

Congrats for doing a splendid job! Cheers
Wiz Deas

Well done guys on putting together such a good site and making it work. Always up to date with plenty of good shots and news. Happy second birthday.
Marcos Vivian

Congratulations to your perfect web site with lots of interesting articles and the best fotos in the scene. All the best!
Robert Erhart, Doyle Raudaschl Sailmaker

Congratulations on your special day. As a coincidence all the members in the Swedish Speed Sailing Challenge celebrate their birthday today as well! Unfortunately we cant come over to share your cake - but please have a bite of ours! Hurra!
Alexander & Jens at the Swedish Speed Sailing Challenge

Happy birthsday and keep going! always interesting news with a lot of insight. Best regards
Mikkel Thommessen, Racing Editor, Seilas, Oslo, Norway

Some general thoughts from our readers:

Love your site, just superb. Kind Regards,
Dan Towers, OnEdition

The Daily Sail is an amazing site, think it's well worth the subscription and it's usually the first thing I log onto every morning. Good luck for the coming year !
Y Sheehan

I want to commend you on your great sailing news site! It's a great source of interesting articles and the lastest sailing news.
Jennifer Wulff, USA

Well done on a superb website, finally I dont have to visit 10 different pages to hear the full story!
G Morris, UK

Dear team,
Bloody well done at the Transat Jacque Vabre. F*****g outstanding to do the live start with interest. Makes me happy I signed for two years….:) Good job mates, just what yachting needs.

Gordon Kay, skipper Bols

A quick note to congratulate the Snake on his/her incisive reporting on the interesting aspects of yachting. Something our mainstream yachting journo's appear to miss. Keep up the great work.
Nicholas Griffith
Managing Director, Ancasta International Boat Sales Limited

Great site, I enjoy being a subscriber. Cheers.
Lehel Garami, USA

Great coverage of Race 5 in the AC! There was no live feed here in the US and Virtual Spectator failed, but The Daily Sail was there every step of the way! Nice work James and staff, you were the very best option available! I'm really impressed with how quickly you were posting updates and photos. THANK YOU!!!!
Brian, USA

James Boyds article and pictures (of Wild Oats) were tremendous scoop, I wish I had managed to crawl over her myself. Well done.
A new subscriber

I have The Daily Sail as my homepage and I find it's useful to find out what my mates and colleagues are up to regardless of where I am in the world. I particularly like the features and diary updates.
Andy Beadsworth, UK

Great stuff with the Steve Clark interview. Keep it coming!
Wiz Deas, UK

Keep up the good work on the site. Was just thinking this morning how nice it is to get into work and have a sailing website to check up on each day along with the football results. When I was a kid, my old man used to phone up the Whitbread hotline, write down the lat and long positions they gave out twice a week, and map them onto a large scale chart. That was how we found out racing news!
R Bateson, UK

Excellent job you did last night on the AC coverage. Great to be able to read every couple of minutes what's going on when there is no TV available. Even more impressive is the quick posting of photos. This rocks and it is why I love your site and will continue paying for the subscription. Cheers, keep on the good work.

Ralf, Switzerland

Hi Guys!
Since I have been spending too much time at sea, on my own too, I keep missing out on what is happening in the rest of the sailing world. I just don’t have the time to browse other sites, other than for the weather, so the Weekend Papers are great! I just download the one file and enjoy the read. Now I just need to find a similar feature with the weeks main current affairs stories! We are generally well informed down here in the Southern Ocean!!

Emma Richards
Skipper of Pindar in the Around Alone

Thanks for the Experts answer following my question on racing rules. I found the answer very informative.
All the best.

Christine Headey, Auckland

My name is Creina Moloney, mother of Nick Moloney, and once again I would like to thank you for your coverage of another great race the Route du Rhum. Being in Australia and so far away from the action it is pleasing to read anything about the race. Keep up the good work - We have been subscribers to thedailysail since before the Jules Verne - also a great coverage. Best wishes,

Creina, Australia

Not only a good site, but excellent customer service. Thanks
M Allison, New York

Thanks for your help with my IT, it looks like it has worked! You guys are really first class; I appreciate it.
Doug Lord

Guys, you are doing a great job with the America's Cup. I need to go to bed but just can't leave my computer screen. Keep up the good work!!

The Daily Sail is fantastic; I find it full of interesting articles, interviews and photos!
Howard Hamlin
18 Foot Skiff World Champion

Great article on Kingfisher2 - keep up the good work.

When I am trying to keep up with sailing events around the world, The Daily Sail is always my first port of call. With constantly updated reports and features that give a real insight into the events and personalities involved, the site really represents excellent value.
Ian Williams,
Match racing champion

Great idea with the PDF newspaper. Although I check updates everyday there are some bits I don't get to. It'll be nice to read through things over the weekend. Definitely makes the subscription even more worthwhile.
Keep it up.


Great idea with the Weekend Papers, keep it coming, great for me as I don't always have the time to catch up everyday and it means I wont miss your article on skiff and asymmetric sailing. Thanks a lot, will have a look now!

You guys at The Daily Sail do a great job running by far and away the best sailing site. I log on most days during the winter and every day in the summer and will definantly be subscribing again.
Mike Budd
Multiple dinghy champion

Just e-mailing to see if there are any more performance articles in the pipeline - the asymmetric ones are very good and would highly recommend more like that. Many thanks.

I would like to say that we have had a number of quality enquiries since you posted the Chicks charity yacht race story on The Daily Sail. It is clearly a reliable and informative forum and I look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Many thanks.
Bluestone PR

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Double Etchells World Champion

Thanks for a wonderful publication that this colonial checks several times daily and that provides tremendous enjoyment.
A Besheer

Some birthday messages on reaching our first anniversary in 2003:

Well done..........can't believe it's a year!
Tracy [Edwards]

I would like to congratulate TheDailySail.com for its first anniversary. This is an incredible site for those who enjoy sailing.
Jorge Machado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Congratulations and Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns. Yours is the best website, essential daily reading and I send you heaps of praise along with good wishes. It's great to be kept up-to-date with sailing news and to know what is going on in the best sport there is. Keep up the good work!
Caroline Marriage

Well done, I'm sure there will be many more birthdays to come.
Bob Williams, Chairman, Antarctica Cup Pty Ltd

Congratulations, Looking forward to lots more birthdays
David Kuegler

Dear crew of the The Daily Sail, happy first anniversary! Excellent work by the team. It this mean something to you, I was never sorry for subscribing :)
Kristian and 4OCEAN Team

Just a little mail to wish a happy Birthday to the Daily Sail and congratulations to you for the marvellous job you do.
Christian Dumard, France

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Yours in Sailing
Markus Harbort

Though not a daily reader...(I spend a few hours a week playing catch-up), The Daily Sail is the best produced and edited information about all that's going on in sailing either on the web or in print....In my humble opinion. I look forward to reading TDS and consider it time very well spent. I can only hope there will be more to cover in the U.S. in the near future.
Thanks for the work you do...I look forward to renewing my subscription.

Mike Giroux

Hadn't realised it changed only a year ago. Well done. I do find the site very informative, and keeps me abreast of sailing news. And great pics! All the best for the next 12 months
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