You can write directly into an email or use Microsoft Word. Please always send to email@example.com. There is no need for any formatting (large titles, bold, italics). Please mention the full name of the club, the types of boat / classes involved, when the event took place, who wrote the news article and who took the photos.
It may seem obvious, but please spell check and read through your document before sending. Breaking the text up into paragraphs makes it much easier to read.
We welcome photos always, 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 600 pixels wide. Finally, we may choose not to use some/all of your photos.
We welcome videos always, but you must tell us who took them. If they are from a professional videographer then please ensure we have permission to use the videos. Contact our team for more details about format and transfer details.
Mention any relevant Facebook links, Twitter feeds, YouTube/Vimeo videos you may have – we can link or embed these.
On racing reports we love to publish the full list of 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 10 if you wish, but please list details with commas/hyphens and single spaces between names and numbers, because websites do not display 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!
There is only one email address you need – firstname.lastname@example.org
News articles may sometimes appear online within 30 minutes, or you may have to wait longer, depending on how many submissions have been received at that time. Please don’t worry that your email is being ignored until at least two days have passed.
If you spot a mistake, don’t panic. Email us again, with the relevant article link if applicable (or a clear mention of which news article it was). Please don’t send the entire document again, but just describe the part which needs changing.
- Always just use the email@example.com email address.
- Always mention who the photographer is for any photos and check that we have permission from the photographer to use the photos on NauticMag.com and sister sites – please don’t embed photos in documents, always attach as JPG files to emails.
- Please avoid sending anything in PDF format.