undergoes redesign

THORNTON, Penn. –, the online sailing community, has launched a re-designed Web site with new features and upgrades to enhance users’ experience, the company said in a press release March 6.

These changes include new forums, photo galleries, blogs, boat reviews and classifieds.

“Since launching the new Web site, we have already seen a 50 percent growth in activity from our members, which has grown to well over 100,000 strong,” said Rob Proctor, SailNet CEO. “Plus, it has resulted in a significant growth in orders at the SailNet Store. With hundreds of members online at SailNet eager to answer questions, share opinions and experiences, and help other members, the upgrades make the exchange between our members easier and more effective and enjoyable.”

Now available on

  • New Sailing Forums – The message boards were replaced with forums in which members can post pictures, subscribe to topics/threads, start and reply to polls and post messages to share experiences and knowledge.
  • Photo Galleries – Now SailNet members can post pictures.
  • Member Blogs – SailNet members have the ability to create and publish blogs for free.
  • Upgraded Boat Reviews – SailNet members can post their opinions, rate boats or search the reviews on boats they might be considering. There are over 3,700 sailboat reviews online at
  • Upgraded Classifieds – This free service for SailNet members allows them to post pictures along with ads and easily search listings.
  • Boat Manager and Articles – The Boat Manager has been preserved along with all of the information that was entered into the old SailNet Web site as well as over 1,500 professionally written articles. New articles and content are being added every week.
  • “This was an aggressive project to redesign the SailNet Web site while preserving what was best on the site and replacing the old and antiquated features,” said Jeff Jennings, SailNet community president. “We plan to continue enhancing the new SailNet Web site to make membership even more beneficial to all sailors at any stage of there sailing life or experience.”

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