Let’s talk about us for once. And we do this to say a huge THANK YOU. Two months after the launch of the new site, we take stock of our galaxy: from the newspaper to social networks to the largest nautical digital library, via Nauticplace. And in April we will see you in Genoa!
We call it “the Vela galaxy.” At one time it was the monthly magazine, expected on the newsstands each month, that created the link between The Sailing Newspaper and enthusiasts. But times are changing. From the paper (but today our monthly magazine is also in iPad, iPhone and Android format, with dozens of additional contents), which is and remains the heart of our life, a world, indeed, a galaxy, was born that puts us in touch with you on a daily basis. And your response is splendid every month. But there is more than just the newspaper: the digital library has more than forty titles including manuals, books, guides and portolans.
FROM PAPER TO THE WEB
Between comments, proposals, photos and, fortunately, because they push us to do our work better every time, even criticism, more than 270,000 of you follow and interact with us through all our channels. It starts with the website www.giornaledellavela.com, which we revamped, designing it with an interactive layout, making all the content more usable and giving more space for your comments. With more than 110,000 visits per month, you have rewarded this choice, making our Compro&Vend, with the best second-hand ads, richer and richer as well.
US, YOU AND SOCIAL MEDIA
But your realm, the one where you allow us daily confrontation, can only be social networks. Leading the way is Facebook, where 23,000 of us (but growing at the rate of more than 300 per week) comment on and share the posts we relaunch. More even than
, where you are more and more anyway, the great passion that unites us is photography.
Is the virtual place where we meet to dream with the most beautiful images of the sea and sailing. And where always you are the protagonists; just think of the #crocieragdv2013 contest, which last summer resulted in you posting as many as 2245 photographs!
THE EASIEST WAY TO FIND THE RIGHT ACCESSORY
And if you are looking for the best equipment and accessories for your boat, there is for you Nauticplace(www.nauticplace.com), the largest online boating store, where you can find accessories, deck equipment, safety, electronics, as well as technical clothing. Plus, lots of gift ideas.
MEET ME LIVE
We have been talking about a virtual world, but Il Giornale della Vela, already since last year, has stepped out of its paper and web boundaries to meet you live. The
TAG Heuer VELAFestival
was a great success, so much so that this year it returns to a new setting(in Genoa, April 10-13, at the Darsena Fiera), with even more boats, sailors and events. Like the VELAFestival TAG Heuer CUP, the competitive sailing event open to all sailors and all types of boats!