This year is the 10th anniversary of the website. It was announced in the Summer
newsletter that was published on 30 June 1999 and the earliest event on the website
is the 1999 Regatta on 3 July.
At that time the web address was http://www.aquarius.sc.ukgateway.net/ and it is
still hosted there. This is the free web space I received when I had a Gateway PC
and it is still free with no advertising pop-ups. It is now part of Tiscali.co.uk
but retains its ukgateway address.
On 16 August 2002 the domain name sailaquarius.org;uk was registered using 1&1; it
only costs around £3 per year and is the website’s only cost I think it is extremely
The objective of the website was to provide easily accessible information to members
at high speed in the days of only dial up access. It isn’t flashy because that would
slow it down and I am not artistic.
It is very good for looking up historic data because pages aren’t deleted; most things
including news pages, newsletters, programs, and race results go back to 1999 and
can still be viewed. Race results are normally available on the website the day following
There are over 800 pages, 400 pictures, and 1900 files,; 37mb of the 50mb quota is
In 1999 20% of members had access to email, now it is about 70%.
I hope members are finding it useful. I receive very few comments or reports of problems
of things not working. It is very important I am told of things that don’t work
else I never know and can’t correct them.