I regret to inform you that as of this week, I will no longer be working for sailgroove.org. The site will remain active, including user-generated content, user accounts, and all the features, including the group pages will continue to function. However, no one will be updating the site on a regular basis or creating official content as I have done for nearly three years.
To everyone who has ever given me an interview, driven a powerboat for me, hired me for a regatta, sponsored the website, let me sleep on their couch, assisted me during a video shoot, contributed their own videos, photos and blogs, emailed me with comments and suggestions, or recommended my work to your friends: THANK YOU. I wish I could reach all of you individually, but there are literally thousands of people who have stepped up over the past three years to support my work--for this I am most grateful.
While I am sad to be parting ways with Sailgroove and its parent company, Flocasts, I know that in the end the split will be beneficial for everyone involved. Sailgroove did not achieve the financial goals necessary to continue to support itself as a startup and in the long run was not adequately set up to reach the full spectrum of sailors I had hoped to reach.
I do not yet know what I will do next, but I do hope to continue in the sailing video industry. This summer I will be doing some freelance work, producing video for regattas across the US. I will continue to explore my employment options and I look forward to your continued support as I find my path.
I had a wonderful time creating Sailgroove from the ground up, from my first round of college visits around Boston, to riding on the transom of an RC 44 and broadcasting Melges 32 Worlds live to the world. I hope that the impact Sailgroove has made on the sailing world will inspire new and better forms of media coverage and ways for sailors to get connected and get excited about our wonderful sport.
For now, I'm looking forward to spending more time with my family and friends and finally getting to do some sailing of my own. Once again, I appreciate your support and look forward to running into you all on the water.
PS - If you need to get in touch with me, just email my old work email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and it should bounce back with a link to my personal email address.