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The December issue of Yachting monthly features Maxi’s on consecutive pages. First was Lady Penelope, David Le Mare’s Maxi 34 which featured in an article on “Solent Sailing with the RAF”. The second article was about the Yachting Monthly Triangle race which mentioned the success of Amylou – Gary Heward’s Maxi 1100.
Article by Malcolm Denham (Maxi 1100 Misty Blue) on the repair of a Johnson WPS 3.4 fresh water pump
WANTED! WORDPRESS TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR M-O-A WEBSITE
An hour or so a month to ensure the present website operates correctly and its software is kept fully updated. Also to maintain domain names, email forwarding, and hosting/associated accounts.
1) Ensure the WP installation continues operating correctly and that the software for both the basic WP installation and its associated Plug-ins/Themes is kept strictly up-to-date.
2) Ensure domain names, hosting account, and associated accounts/subscriptions (e.g. for off-site backup, plug-ins) are renewed and in credit and to liaise with the respective support help-desks as the occasion necessitates.
3) Work with and support MOA volunteers who undertake day-to-day editing of web content and management of member user-names/passwords.
The WP installation is administered via a simple browser interface and no coding or programming skills are involved for the current MOA site. WP is extremely easy to learn but ideally requires someone already confident with normal Office type applications. Administration of hosting facilities and domain names (and email redirection) is likewise browser based. Experience of FTP and database concepts might be an advantage in understanding how WP operates in the hosting environment.
Time Requirements: Under normal circumstances, the WP installation needs checking for required software updates each week which only takes a few minutes. From time to time, web-site content together with its menu/page structure should be checked for relevancy, valid links, etc. to ensure it remains a good window for the Association and its membership.
Full hand-over support will be provided as required by the out-going Administrator.
Current Arrangements: (All with genuine UK-based companies):
Web host: TSOHost.com Domain Registrar: 123-reg.co.uk Offsite backup: myRepono.com
Many thanks to those who sent in photographs or voted in the 2016 photo competition.
The winners were announced at a well attended AGM meeting on February 19th. First prize of £20 went to Steve and Sue Harridge with their picture of Aloni on the 2016 Round the Island Race 2016.
Second price of £10 went to Rod and Carle Minkey for their picture of Neroli on the way to the Poole Rally.
We plan to run the competition again this year – entries to show Maxi’s at play so get the cameras clicking!