Post Of The Week
The endless stream of interesting and informative sailing content here on the front page of Sailing Anarchy makes it easy to forget that we are not just a website; Sailing Anarchy is a true community. Many of us have found partners, skippers, designers, and crew on the SA forums. The SA’ers have helped find stolen boats, halt injustice, and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes over the past 13 years. Sometimes we lose sight of that, and we thank one of SA’s first-ever members – the Brit expat/now Aussie known as “Teaky” or “Five head” – gives us a little reminder, and a call-out to the community. What do you think?
When I used to travel for work, I’d always make my way to the local Yacht Club bar; an easy place to meet like-minded people that would look after you. I’ve had great nights out with Anarchists in the UK, the US, SE Asia and Australia (I even married one, …but that’s another story). For some reason, and probably like most of you, I trust people that sail.
We all know that sailing is an expensive and elitist sport, and we’re a very desirable demographic. Just ask Rolex.
And as a community, with sailing in common, we ought to use this site to help each other out in business – just like those fucking golfers do all over the world! It’s a bit like group-buying, and all any SA’er need do is update your SA profile.
Anyway, without considering big brands, and whilst focusing on SA members; what I am suggesting is an open skills audit for all SA’ers; that means we all update our SA profiles to say exactly what we do for work. When Anarchists need a service, advice, or whatever, they’ll check with this community first before hiring outside of it, and the Editor tells me we can figure something out to make it relatively easy to organize. If you are not yet registered, you might as well join the 60,000 odd registered members of SA.
Anymo, I’m in, and I’m updating my profile to something more worthwhile and professional than what I’ve had there for a decade: King of Tuvalu.