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Active Interest Media Names Chris Allen Publisher of Sail Magazine

September 26, 2012 – El Segundo, CAActive Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) today announced that Chris Allen has been named Publisher of SAIL Magazine.

Allen brings decades of marine industry and publishing experience to his new role. Allen spent most of his career at Time Inc, including 20 years at Cooking Light, where, as Senior Vice President and Publisher he led the company in 17 consecutive years of growth. He started his career in various sales roles at Yachting Magazine, and as National Advertising Manager for Cruising World Magazine.

“My career really began, as any true sailor’s should, on my family’s Sunfish, and then as a wharf rat teaching sailing and working at marinas and sailing clubs throughout high school and college,” says Allen. “To join SAIL as publisher is a wonderful opportunity to combine my publishing career with my love of sailing.”

“Chris is a talented publisher with a proven track record,” says AIM’s Marine Media Group Publisher Gary DeSanctis. “ His business acumen and his passion for sailing is the perfect combination to bring SAIL Magazine to the next level. We are thrilled to have him at the helm.”

Allen, a lifelong and dedicated sailor, recently earned his USCG Master 50-Ton credentials, is an advisory board member of Sail Newport, Newport, RI, and sails his 39-ft cutter all over the northeast, “…and maybe a bit farther someday.”

About SAIL Magazine
SAIL Magazine (SAIL, www.sailmagazine.com) reaches active sailors with its monthly publication, annual buyers guide and digital media. The magazine fuels the reader’s passion for sailing with highly substantive editorial content produced by sailing experts. SAIL reflects the way active, committed sailors spend their time on the water with stories on coastal cruising, the technical aspects of sailing, new boat coverage, chartering, boat upgrades, gear and more. SAIL's editors are experienced sailors who bring their authority and knowledge to the pages of the magazine. Our experts offer practical advice on choosing, running and maintaining sailboats, gear and equipment. SAIL serves as an essential companion to any sailor striving to expand his or her sailing experience.

About Active Interest Media, Inc.
Based in El Segundo, California, Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) is a leading publisher of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm based in Chicago, Illinois, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, in October 2003.

AIM produces and markets conferences, DVDs and books, and produces log-and-timber home shows and seminars. The company also produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show©, the largest boat show in the world.


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