Friday, June 24, 2016

Ways to Communicate

This might be the last “Navigation Note”. A review.

1.     Sailmail

want to remind you that the primary means of communication with Shadowside during the race is via “Sailmail” over the SSB radio. The most important factor to keep in mind is to NEVER, NEVER, NEVER just hit “reply” when responding to an email from us. That will clog up the system and make a big mess.

To write to us, or to respond to something we have written to you, simply use the email address

It is a good idea to start each email to us with routing info like:

From: Sally
To: Joe
Subject: Family Emergency

2.     Satellite Phone

Just send mail to:

3.      DeLorme “inReach”

Use the "message" popup at
Located a little below the top of the page on the left side.

4.     Finally, the Blog

Just “Comment” on any blog post, and it will come to us.


  1. This is a very clear post! Our friends and family can practice sending us a message by commenting here. I look forward to hearing from you all when we are racing!

  2. Nice note Kathy. I sometimes wonder if anyone reads these blogs.

    I'll send out an email requesting more participation.

  3. Let's hope our blog posts continue to be uninteresting. There's a real art to that. On the other hand, we REALLY need to know that these messages are reaching you and that you can write back JUST IN CASE something interesting happens. So if you read this, comment, Please!

  4. Wonderful. Your comment came through loud and clear.