It was great seeing many of you at this past weekends Chicago NOOD regatta. Thank you for your comments suggestions, complements and of course how can I forget sipping rum drinks on a T-10 while giving some training on the RailMeets dashboard. Thanks! But my favorite comment was from a J/109 skipper telling me how RailMeets changed his program, from finding crew to tracking the crew schedules. As he told me, when he gets a text from a crew saying they are available for a race he texts back “Don’t tell me, tell RailMeets!”
How did the boat I was on do? Well after sitting in the fog on Friday we got in four good races on Saturday. We were tied for second (with two other boats tied for first). We really needed a race on Sunday but more pea soup fog prevented that and after all the tie breakers were applied we ended up fourth. Not bad for a new program and a good chunk of the crew picked up from RailMeets.
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.
Overnight we rolled out another update to RailMeets. Included in this release:
On the main page we added a sign in button in the upper right corner, before you had to look a bit for it.
We also simplified the creation of new user accounts. If you thought it was simple before, the new process is even easier. Tell your non RailMeets friends, it’s easy to get started!
On your dashboard you will see a new section. “My Dues” From here you will be able to pay your fleet dues, memberships and other fees for participating clubs and fleets. If you are a fleet captain or club officer, contact us to learn how we can make your life easier.
You may have noticed we did a tweak to the dashboard. After you sign in you will see that we changed the “My Boats” box to “Boat Schedule”. From there pick the boat that you want to view and the boats schedule with the signups will appear. This should streamline things and improve the user experience. If you remember the old way it would take several clicks to get to the schedule.