Friday, April 25, 2008

New Regatta Store Feature

We've added a regatta storefront feature to allow non-entrants to view the store without registering and order items from the store for pickup on the day of the event. The store itself can be as complex or as simple as you'd like. For example, the Buzzards Bay Regatta includes a fairly complex store online HERE

One note, due to the shopping cart nature of the store, it uses cookies to pass information from the store to the card. This means that it needs to be opened in a new window, rather than embedded into your website, to avoid triggering security warnings in Internet Explorer or Firefox.

The store can also be used for events that do not require registration -- Auctions, fund raisers, banquets, etc. As an example the fund raiser for Clearwater Junior Sailing is online HERE

Monday, April 7, 2008

Scoring a race that lasts more than a day (or finishes after midnight).

Just a reminder, that if you're planning a distance race, or an overnight regatta that will end after midnight for PHRF or other handicap classes, be sure to select the option: "Distance Race: Races last more than a day" under Regatta Scoring Class/Fleet Information.

Otherwise, the scoring system will not recognize that a day has past, and as a result, the entrants may be scored with a negative elapsed time. By selecting this option, the system automatically adds the "finish date" option to the online scoring console and records the days that have past as a 1+HH:MM:SS, as below.