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Another pair of NE's, and Whippoorwill's owner surfaces

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Two more Northeast 38's have gotten in touch, one belonging to Laura Ragland in Brunswick, Georgia (WindFall) and one in Marseilles, France (where Philippe Barbieux hails from - making it quite a crowd of NE 38s there! - her name is Une Autre Histoire (another history)). As I get information and photos I'll put them up in the registry and the photo gallery - for now Hull #172 (WindFall) is in the regsitry and Une Autre Histoire is in the photo gallery.

George Parkinson has gotten in touch to let me know that he's the current owner of Whippoorwill, and that she's living happily in Mallorca, Spain. He promises to get us some pictures of her at the Classic Yacht Regatta "Conde de Barcelona", which I look forward to greatly!


The last missing element of the site is now back in place: the discussion forums. I won't bore you with the details, but I've converted to a new forum software (phpBB) which is much more standard and shouldn't go out of date like the old one. It's also a lot nicer to use, I think.

All of the old content is still there for posterity, and new content can be entered as you please. Please do try it out, it is working for me, but I don't know for sure that that means it'll work for all. I'd like to see a new post or two to raise my confidence in it!

The one remaining thing to do to get the site properly upgraded is to consolidate the look and feel. The main template is a bit sloppy, the integration with the gallery and the forums is even worse. I'll tackle that as I have time and inclination - it'll probably happen gradually.

In the meanwhile, we should now be able to have users do their own posting for pictures and for stories - so if you have some you'd like to post, try it out and if you're blocked by something get in touch and we can work through it together. It'd be great for this to finally become the user-driven site I had originally intended for it to be.