We launched SailEvent back in May last year in a bit of a hurry because we saw that it helped clubs restart sailing safely. The service was free to use to get it up and running quickly and to hear your feedback. But a service like SailEvent needs to be commercially viable so we said from the outset that it was our intention to implement a freemium model when the time was right.
That time has come even though this may seem inauspicious given that the pandemic is still with us. But better times are ahead and clubs are making plans so it is right that we lay our cards on the table here and now.
First, and importantly, a free version continues as the Basic plan. It provides all SailEvent’s key features but with limits on its capacity. We see this free option as essential not only for evaluation but also as appropriate for those clubs with financial constraints. Ingenuity and a little extra effort may be required but the Basic plan nevertheless offers a workable service.
Beyond Basic we are introducing two annual subscription plans – Club and Plus.
Club is appropriate for many clubs. It offers everything in Basic with more capacity, a fully functional Race Team app and automated integrations. Plus is for busier clubs with everything in Club and unlimited capacity so you can go ahead and run those World Championships!
You can see a comparison of the three plans and subscription fees here. We have always promised that SailEvent will be affordable and I hope you agree that we have the price points about right.
Look out for another post here soon outlining how the plans will be introduced. Meanwhile let’s have your feedback!
PS The Sailor App continues to be free and always will be.