Eight Bells for Luiz Kahl

When a sailor has died he or she can be honored with the sounding of eight bells; meaning “end of the watch”. The term “eight bells” can also be used in an obituary, – Wikipedia

This past weekend the sailing community lost one of our giants, Luiz Kahl unexpectedly passed away on September 25. Luiz was the founder and developer of the popular software program YachtScoring. I had the pleasure of working with Luiz and his system to set up scoring for racing in the Chicago area. YachtScoring helped unify and connect the sport. Beercan racers to Grand Prix sailors used the system and the familiar interface has become the standard for the sport. Luiz will be missed.

YouTube Stars?

Probably not, but if you want to learn more about how to use RailMeets? We have added our own YouTube channel. We will be doing short, less than 5 minutes videos on using RailMeets starting with how to get an account and basic site navigation. We will be posting as we complete them probably one a week or so. Have a topic you want to see covered? Drop us a note info@railmeets.com


As they say on YouTube “Like, Share and Subscribe”

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Sd2xWZdtMLrSp53y_g5_A

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