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Guidelines for submitting news articles

by Mark Jardine & Magnus Smith 12 Sep 2011 10:05 UTC

We continue to invite you to send in news articles, event reports and previews, and club/class press releases.

Writing your report

You can write directly into an email or use Microsoft Word. There is no need for any formatting (large titles, bold, italics). Please mention the full name of the club, the classes involved, when the event took place, who wrote the report and who took the photos.

For the website, you can write as much as you like, but be aware that reports that are just a few sentences may give a poor impression to the public. There are guidelines on writing event previews if you need help with this.

It may seem obvious, but please spell check and read through your report before sending.

Photos

We welcome photos with reports, but you must tell us who took them. If they are from a professional photographer then please ensure we have permission to use the photos. We would like photos attached to the email as JPG files. Please don't embed photos into the body of an email or inside a Word DOC file or PDF as this reduces the size and quality, making it very difficult to extract them and sometimes rendering them unusable.

Please have a quick look at the file size before you press 'send' in your email. Anything under around 100k usually means the picture is too small to use. We cannot use pictures if they are less than 700 pixels wide, and can now use photos at 1920px width, so please send through in high quality if possible - WeTransfer is fantastic for sending large files. Finally, we may choose not to use some/all of your photos.

Results tables

We love to publish the full list of race results, so everyone who raced gets a mention. If you have the results in a spreadsheet, HTML file or Sailwave (BLW) file, please send us that. Send us just the top ten if you wish, but please do not use tabs and multiple spaces (a table in Word is better than formatting with text alone).

Please avoid sending results in PDF format or scans from a paper results sheet as we can't use these. In boats with more than one person please always mention the crew!

Social Media

Mention any relevant Facebook links, Twitter feeds, YouTube/Vimeo videos you may have - we can link or embed these in reports.

Sending it

There is only one email address you need - this will get your message seen by the website editor (either Mark Jardine or Magnus Smith).

For racing news on YachtsandYachting.comUse
For worldwide news on Sail-World.com
including cruising
Use
For industry news on MarineBusiness.world
and all our other websites
Use

Reports may sometimes appear online within an hour, or you may have to wait a day, depending on how many reports have been received at that time. Please don't worry that your report is being ignored until at least two days have passed.

If you spot a mistake, don't panic. Email the address above again, with the relevant link from our website if applicable (or a clear mention of which report it was). Please don't send the entire report again, but just describe the small part which needs changing.

Summary

  • Always just use the one email address - this is our universal email address for all news submissions. No other @yachtsandyachting.com or @sail-world.com email addresses need to be copied in (this would just result in us receiving duplicate emails).
  • Always mention who the photographer is for any photos and check that we have permission from the photographer to use the photos on YachtsandYachting.com - please don't embed photos in documents, always attach as JPG files to emails.
  • Please avoid sending anything in PDF format.

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