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The Wooden Boat Festival and the start of the Van Diemensland Circumnavigation provide a great excuse to spend some time in Hobart again this year. With so many of us in one place, it would be a shame not to have an opportunity for “Skiprs” to meet up. So we organised our first “Skipr Meetup”. Well, organised is a big word, it’s like being anchored near a few other boats – introduce your self and have a yarn. So we (Marius and Joy) are having breakfast next Sunday (10th Feb)
at the Harbour Lights Cafe At T42 – Elizabeth Street Pier from 0830 hrs and it would be fun for us to meet up! More info
You might have seen some references to our new position reporting page. It is part of an effort to overhaul some of the Skipr.net website. While we provide new features, it is important not to lose the basic simplicity of skipr.net and your feedback is important to us. The new position reporting page provides immediate feedback about your location when you enter your position manually, while auto-filling it using the built-in GPS of iPads (and similar) Give it a try and let us know what you think.
While we’re discussing the new position reporting, this might be a good time to remind you that we have a bunch of different ways to report your position. Such as the Web App for smart phones like the iPhone and Android varieties (it works with tablets as well) and by Satellite phone or Sailmail. We’re even compatible with that nifty satellite communicator, the inReach. Have a look at our How to page.
It’s fun to see what skipr.net is being used for and I love getting a surprise. For example, Nellie Dick is exploring the Antarctic (hint: Robert might be on a cruise boat instead) and seeing the James Craig pop up on its way to Hobart. A few of you have also used Skipr to chronicle your land travel, like Sue and Brian, they used our Campers and Drivers facility. We hope to see more landlubbers there this year (Joy and I will be).
We’re committed to keeping Skipr.net free and easy, but inevitably there are real world expenses. We get a modest amount from sponsorships and advertising, supplemented by our Skipr Plus Programme (only $49.95) and sales of cruising guides. Your support is appreciated and helps us grow and maintain the service.