Friday, October 15, 2010

Club Level E-mail Consol

A new feature available in your Regatta Network club account is the club wide e-mail console.

The club e-mail allows the user to send bulk e-mails to all participants in multiple current or past events through your club account. The feature may be used as a marketing tool for future events by e-mailing past competitors reminding them of your upcoming schedule. The club email settings can be changed to include registrants from one or more event, one or more fleets in a specific event, and also allows the option to email the crew as well as skipper.

The club console can be found on the Web Applets and Tools page under the Club Management menu on the left side of the club account page. The user then will select the Launch Club E-mail Console option. In the console, choose the event and settings specific to the e-mail that you want to spend, type you message and send the e-mail. The system will delete duplicate entries for any one email, and uses a bulk email server to send your messages. (No more waiting for the system to complete sending).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Look to Entrant Lists -- An "Avatar"

As an option, you can now let registrants upload a picture of themselves or their boat when they register for an event or a regatta. To use this option when you are setting up your next regatta, enter the information about what type of photo and other details in the Additional Race Documents to be Uploaded section on the Edit Event Information page, and let us know that you’d like to include a photo record with your event.

Adding these instructions in the “Additional Race Documents to be Uploaded” text box enables registrants to upload documents that you require as part of the registration process. The registrants will be prompted to upload the document after the initial registration page and before the complete payment page. And naturally they will be able to come back and edit their registration and complete the upload process later if they wish.

Please click HERE for a short demo.

PHRF Divisions

As you may know, ordinarily Regatta Network supports multiple starts, and distances for individual handicap fleets, with each fleet scored independently from the others. Recently several clubs have requested the ability to have a PHRF event scored both as individual sub-fleets or divisions (PHRF A, PHRF B, etc) and as a single fleet for an overall winner on corrected time.

To accomplish this, obviously all classes would need to sail the same distance, however you can set up a single master class(PHRF for instance), and then assign sub-fleets through the Manage Fleet Divisions console. If you are going to have separate starts for each sub-fleet, let us know so we can enable the recording of division start times.

Then when you're finished scoring, the results page will be include the option to view the division results or the overall results.

See the sample of the the separate results HERE (Scroll down to the PHRF Fleet for the division results.)