User Requested Features

Gang this week we added a couple of user requested features. On the MySignups page the header that lists your boats and club is is now fixed. Those of you that crew on multiple boats can see which column is for which boat as you scroll down.

Another requested feature was the ability to email crew about a specific event. Before you had to have at least one person confirmed before the email icon became active, now it’s always active.

And last, if you boat has a lot of events you will be happy to know that we added a confirm button to the top of the screen. Before you had to scroll all the way to the bottom to find it.

Got any other bright ideas? We would love to hear them send us a note.

Help!

RailMeets has been growing by leaps and bounds, thank you for your support! We are on our way to becoming the biggest way to organize your crew, find new crew or find a boat to crew on.

Over the last year we have added lots of new features many of them requested by you. To help you use RailMeets to its fullest potential we have added a help section. Wondering how to do something? There is a help link on the bottom of every page. We are adding more content everyday so check back frequently!

https://help.railmeets.com/

New Feature and a Tweak

First a new feature requested by a user. We added a dietary preferences in the user profiles so your team mates that might be bring food can see that you only eat chocolate. All kidding aside this is the place where you can let your teammates know about your food allergies. Click on your picture in the upper right then My Info, then Edit. Don’t forget to click on Submit when you are done editing.

We also tweaked the Crew and Boat Finders. They can now be sorted by name and Crew can be sorted by when last updated. Also we have been growing so we have added pagination to the lists.

More schedules

This week we added the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club Offshore fleet schedule to the RailMeets database. You can now add CCYC Wednesday night and weekend series races to your schedule. Go to My Boats, select Events then Add Events From List. Searching on CCYC will bring up all the events. These guys race a lot so to narrow it down even more search on CCYC Wed to bring up just the Wednesday night stuff or CCYC Weekend to see the weekend stuff.

CCYC is a RailMeets Partner and you can also access CCYC.RailMeets.com from the corinthian.org Offshore fleet page. For 2019 you can pay your Offshore Fleet dues on RailMeets, from your Dashboard scroll down and click on MyDues and select Purchase. We will let then know you are all paid up.

Keep those schedules coming…

Today we posted the Chicago J109 fleet schedule. Here is how to add preset events to your schedule. From My Dashboard click on your boat name, then click on Back To Events, then click on Add Events From List. On the right side you will see a search box, put something in there to narrow the choices, Chicago, CASRA, T10, J109, NOOD etc…

Next click on the events that you want to add to your schedule, don’t forget to set the default times at the top. Top tip – add the events in groups like all the Wednesday night stuff then the weekend stuff. If needed you can also change the times later. Then scroll down and click on Transfer Selected Events. That’s it you are done the selected events have been added to your boats schedule.

Adding to the list of events

This week despite the cold of perhaps because of it we added more events to the set of preset events contained within RailMeets. Waukegan Yacht Club’s entire season schedule is in there and we also added the Chicago Tartan 10 fleet events including the social events, Playpen Party anyone…

Would you like your races / events listed? Send us a note with the details to info@RailMeets.com we can usually have them up and your members can add them to their boats schedule within 24 hrs.

Even easier to find a boat

Gang, we have been doing some housekeeping and catching up on user requested features. As you know we have crew and boat finders on RailMeets. The Crew Finder was in the top menu bar but you had to hunt around to find the Boat Finder. We moved it to right between the RailMeets logo and the Crew Finder on the top menu bar. Please take a minute and see who is looking for crew. It’s not too early to start your networking.

2019 CASRA schedule is in RailMeets

Chicago Area Sail Racing Association or CASRA released their schedule today and it will be up on RailMeets in the events section on Thursday 1/10/2019. We will be adding more club and organization schedules as we receive them. I promise on Friday I will show you how to add these events to your boats schedule.


http://chicagosailracing.org/races/

Do you have a club schedule that you would would like to have in RailMeets? Send it to us info@railmeets.com We like them best if in .xls or google sheets format but we will accept cocktail napkins as long as the handwriting is legible. For electronic files we usually have them up in 24hrs, cocktail napkins take a little longer.