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.

And now the end is near…

Sad reality is the season is winding down in the northern hemisphere (stop gloating you California and Caribbean users). That doesn’t mean RailMeets can’t be useful. For my boat I just put in a bunch of events for putting the boat away and a Crew BBQ. Here is how you do that. From your dashboard find the boat that you want to set up an event for and click on Events for that boat. Next click on Add Event. From there just fill out the form.

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Top Tip – Visibility to All makes it public event, great for fleet parties and club work parties. Clicking on Crew will make it visible only to your crew. Top Tip #2 – Use Meeting on Dock for when you want the crew to show up at your house, Leaving Dock time for when you are lighting the BBQ grill and Race Time for when dinner is served. Or Meet on dock for when you want the work party to arrive Leaving Dock for when you leave the harbor after taking the mast down and Race time for when you get to the boat yard and then go for chili at Lindy’s Screen Shot 2018-09-25 at 10.41.07 AM.png

Adding your Clubs Schedule

Are you new to RailMeets? Is your clubs racing schedule missing from RailMeets? We can add your clubs events. It’s easiest if they are in our format which you can download here https://static.railmeets.com/assets/sampledata/calendar_2018_template_v1.xlsx But any format will work just make sure that your handwriting is legible. We can usually have them up in 24hrs. Please send them via email to Marco at railmeets.com.

Two new features added

We added two new features this week,  both were asked for in the last user group.  First feature is the ability to see past events.  To access it you will see a check box “Show past events”.  Checking that box will show all of your past dates.  So if you are a skipper and want to see who did the NOODs with you last year, its easy.  Who crewed last weekend? Easy check the box.  Unchecking the box will return you to the default view of just the future events.

The other new feature is as a default, crew that signs up for more races will be placed on the left side of the crew list.  Ones that rarely or only occasionally signup will be placed to the right.   This works in conjunction with the “show past events” box.  If you have that checked it will count last year when figuring out who to place where within the view.  If two crew members have crewed the same of times they will be placed in alphabetical order.  image(1) copy.png