Wednesday 10 June 2020

SailEvent is three weeks old

The first few weeks after launching a new service on the web are always an interesting time. SailEvent's introduction has been no exception!

No matter how much you test and check in the lab, once out in the wild there are all manner of unforeseeable pitfalls awaiting young and innocent software. SailEvent has been buffeted by web browsers and operating systems but, fingers crossed, those travails are all behind us now. If you’ve been caught out by any of them, please accept our apologies and thank you for sticking with it.

On a more constructive note, we have received much useful feedback from early adopters. Several ideas have been filed away for future development; others have been implemented already. Some changes are so minor you may not even notice them but more significant are

  • Minimal registration procedure for sailors. All you have to do now is submit your email address, receive an email in response then three clicks and you’re in. You can do more if you want but you don’t have to.
  • A statement on online entry forms that sailors need to agree. Clubs write their own statements, for instance “If all else fails I promise to read the Sailing Instructions”. Sailors must tick the box to confirm before their entry is accepted.

And to accommodate additional stuff now and in the future, SailEvent has a new menu system. Hope you like it.


  1. Tried it out but we are a ski club. I had hoped it might fit any event such as a ski and board Jam for example. Or even use it to book skiers and boarders in to lessons! Not sure how to associate competitors to competitions. May come back and have another look at it later.

  2. Sounds good. If you are thinking about how to add 'competitors' to 'competitions' (or people to lessons) then you have 3 options - type them in yourself, upload from a spreadsheet list that you have compiled, or let them add themselves via a SailEvent online entry form. HTH