24 hours a day…

We made a little tweak this week. Some of you were requesting to list the time for events in a 24 hr format. So we added this option. To access go to your profile (upper right corner click on your silhouette), select My Info. Then Update Account Settings, in Time Format select Display time in 24hr format. Don’t forget to hit submit.
All your events will now show the time in 24hr format

Safety at Sea

If you have taken a Safety at Sea course we have added greater refinement to the course options available. In addition to the US Sailing 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day courses we have added Storm Trysail Foundation Junior and for those of you outside the US, the World Sailing Offshore (1 day) and World Sailing International Offshore (2 day with hands on). To change your selection Click on the Silhouette (or your picture) in the upper right corner, select My Info. Scroll down to Crew Finder Profile and select Update Profile. Scroll down a bit for the Safety at Sea Course and select the course that you have taken. While you are at it update the date that you took the course. Don’t forget to hit Update when you are done.

Making lemonade…

Lemons – First the COVID-19 statement. All RailMeets personnel are currently happy and healthy. We are Chicago based but we do work with vendors around the globe. Everyone is currently working from home and we are working hard. All of our suppliers have shared with us and assured us with their business continuity plans. RailMeets is in great shape, ready for use now and when this is over.


Lemonade – What are we working on? A healthy refresh of the site, you may have noticed some changes in the crew and boat finders, the signup pages, and general readability of the site, you will notice a cleaner crisper look. We are also freshening up the crew confirmation pages and most aspects of the mobile interface. This should make RailMeets faster and easier to use. We will be rolling out the new pages over the next 30 days.

Wondering how to do something in RailMeets? See our help pages (bottom of every page) or contact us at info@RailMeets.com
Pic by PhotoMIX

The Road to Ensenada

RailMeets is proud to announce that we have been selected as the official crew and boat finder for the 73rd annual Newport to Ensenada race on April 24-28 2020. This is the 73rd running of the 125 mile classic that starts in Newport Beach California. The Race continues south along the coast to the finish at Ensenada in Baja Mexico.

In the coming days we will be posting more on the race and how to find crew or a boat on all the destination races that we are featuring. For more information about the race or to enter please visit https://nosa.org/

mmmmm cookies!

It you have logged into RailMeets in 2020 you will have seen the cookie policy notice. If you click accept it will go away and you will not see it again. If you ignore it you will see it the next time you log in. You probably noticed these things popping up all over the web and if you read things like website privacy policies and terms and conditions you would have noticed a few changes in ours. We are now compliant with the new California, European Union and European Economic Area data policies. Before you laugh those laws make your data more secure and includes stuff like “right to be forgotten”. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at info@railmeets.com

Match Racing Anyone?

Match racing is one of the many areas of this sport that has been growing and in Chicago it has some very devoted sailors, Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club’s Windy City Team Race, Chicago Yacht Club’s Match Race Program or the Chicago Match Race Center, not to mention several programs on the east coast. RailMeets is happy to help you match racers get connected. Go to your crew profile and in the Sailing Types section be sure to check Match Racing. Also there is a Match Racing option for boats. Are you a Skipper for one of these Match Race programs? Set up a boat just for your match racing activities. Check the Show in Boat Finder box and make sure that you select Match Racing for sailing types. You can now use RailMeets to connect with your fellow match racers.