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

Sweet Home Chicago…

We are based in Chicago and we are proud of our heritage and our city. Our season is short but intense. If you go to the RailMeets home page we feature our city on point. The picture was taken from the vicinity of the Wilson Ave. water intake crib looking southwest. The boats racing are part of the notoriously competitive Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club’s Wednesday Night Series. CCYC is one of the clubs that use RailMeets to help organize their racing. We can help with crew finders, dues collection, rating certificate storage, schedule management and many other tasks to make your clubs racing better. Drop us an email and let us know how we can help your club. Screen Shot 2018-05-21 at 7.39.02 PM.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.

Yacht Club Crew Finders for the 21st Century

Our good friends at Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club have a new crew finder and guess what? It’s Powered by RailMeets! This is the first of many partnerships that we will be announcing in the coming months. If you are a current RailMeets user your RailMeets user ID and password will work across all the Powered by RailMeets sites. Best of all you can see your data across all our partner sites.

Looking for a boat? Looking for crew? Why post your phone number and email address on some musty old school crew and boat finder when you can use RailMeets or our partner sites like CCYC. Your information is kept secure and you don’t have to worry about your email getting spammed. You can use the search function to find the perfect boat or crew member. You chose what information is displayed and who you share it with. You can actively search and contact prospective crew or boats or passively wait for someone to contact you.

Want to power your clubs crew and boat finder with RailMeets, please contact us to learn more or visit our site.

You can check out CCYC’s crew finder here http://www.corinthian.org/crew%20finder

 

New to RailMeets this year? Join your crew

I saw some of you over the weekend and were asking how to get your crew on to RailMeets.  First they have to have an account.  It’s free so no excuse.  Once they have the account and log in they will see this page.

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Click on “If you are part of an existing crew find it here”  Click on the “here”.  If will bring up a list of all the boats in the system,  Tell them which boat to find and click on “Join Crew”  They will be added to the crew.  Easy Peasy.

2018 Season is Near

Next week is our 2018 season kick off.  But you say it’s only January and in much of the country its freezing outside.  Well this week is also the start of the Chicago Strictly Sail and boat and RV show.  As we all know winter boat shows are a great time to get caught up with your summer friends and Meet some new people that you might be hanging out with on the Rail with this summer.  We will be having quite a few announcements next week and I encourage you to keep an eye on our blog and Facebook page.  Oh and by the way I gave you a hint in the text above…

First RosterMonster.com Focus Group

This past Wednesday we held our first Focus Group and User Meeting at Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club.  We invited our top users and boats for some pizza and beer in exchange for their opinions, suggestions and experiences.  Marco gave a demonstration of some of the upcoming features including the new crew and boat finders.  A good time was had by all.  We are going to do these every so often to get you, the users opinion on RosterMonsters.com.  Look for the next one sometime in the spring

RosterMonsters.com Blog is live!

Gang, we have been posting on Facebook with tips and tricks for a while.  Quite frankly some of those posts are longer than usual for social media.  Now we will post all the tips and tricks here and we will notify you on Facebook that there is something new to look over here. All of the Facebook content has been copied (see below) and soon will be tagged so if you are looking for something specific you can find it fast.

The main RosterMonsters.com site will soon have a link to this page, look for “Blog” in the top bar across the top.  To return to the main site click on the “Home” link at the top right of this page.

If there are any topics you would like to see us cover send us a message.