About this site
Who we are
The website Sailingahead.com was designed by a group of spare-time
sailors who share a passion for sailing and want to provide information on
this topic to as many people as possible. “Spare-time sailors” means in
particular Chris, the mastermind of this website, and Mark, who's in charge with
Chris is Austrian currently living mostly in New Hampshire and the United Kingdom.
Just as Mark, he is a biologist by training. Chris worked as a freelance
journalist and photographer for a number of magazines mostly from Germany.
Being a creative spirit, he enjoys web design and website development as
much as writing articles and taking nice pictures to supplement them. He
makes a living as an IT and SEO consultant. Sailingahead.com is a hobby of
his, just like sailing itself – a passion his family has given on to him. At
Sailingahead.com, Chris is in charge with the non-management stuff:
mostly writing, coding and taking neat pictures.
Mark is the driving force behind this website. A marine biologist by
training, he got started on sailing during his college days in Ohio. Having
spent more time on boats than on campus, he eventually left for the real
life and worked for pharmaceutical companies for a couple of years. In 1998,
Mark started a company which he still leads as a CEO. For some years, he
increasingly enjoys sailing again – but now with his wife and his two kids
in New Hampshire. At Sailingahead.com, Mark is responsible for what he
is best at: co-ordinating the efforts of other people, sorting out the
administration and making sure things get done.
There are some people that assist Mark and Chris in creating and maintaining
Sailingahead.com. The extensive tasks that go ahead with the
establishment of a website are partly delegated to other people – their work
is credited directly with the respective content. Here we would like to
express our appreciation for their support and diligence – without your
assistance, this website would have been impossible. Thank you!
Want to join?
We are always interested in getting up-to-date information on any aspect of
sailing. This could be a trip report, photographs or gear reviews – whatever
you might enjoy working on. Currently, this project is entirely
volunteer-based and we can not offer you any financial compensation for your
efforts. However, we will credit content from outside sources with the name
and contact details of the author if wanted. For more information, just drop
us a line!
What it is about
The content of Sailingahead.com provides information on sailing as a
hobby and for recreational purposes. It contains a beginner’s guide to
sailing, general information to the sailing, a glossary, reviews of boats
and accessories. Other sections refer the users to external sources of
information and aim to serve local communities of sailing enthusiasts. The
second key topic of this website follows the idea of sailing as a theme for
vacations and provides information on different suitable destinations.
Our team has tried to make the information on
accurate as possible. However, we accept no responsibility for any loss,
injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
We recommend you to verify critical information such as visas, health and
safety, customs and transportation with the relevant authorities before you
We frequently review the content of pages that are part of our link
directory and other external links; however, we have no influence on the
design or content of linked sites. If sites are modified without our
knowledge and offer illicit activities, we expressly deny any endorsement of
or responsibility for the content of any such site. This applies to any
links on our website Sailingahead.com, linked sites and links within a
All contents are copyright (c) 2006 by
Sailingahead.com unless indicated
differently. Reproduction of any part or whole of the content of this
website in any form by mechanical or electronic means, including information
retrieval is prohibited except by consent of the publisher.
Concept, design, code and contents (except photographs): Chris Roithmayr,
property of http://www.sailingahead.com/
Photographs by Peter Summer (indicated in the photo
section) and Sean McHugh (others).