And it just wasn’t kept up each week we had a race. And since version control was an issue (meaning that only one person at a time could be in there editing), it meant that only one person could really be responsible for the sailing race score document. that was the downfall for excel. Who had the time to ALWAYS be responsible for scores? A few years ago, we even tried to build a website for our sailing club but that meant that someone had to constantly maintain it. While this was prettier than excel, it was much more difficult to maintain.
It just came down to a demand in the end. We needed a community sailboat management website. we needed a website that the community of sailors could use to keep track of their day to day races. A site that we could assign fleet admirals to maintain the race scores, throw outs, schedule, and statistics would solve the problem. So, we built it. Please welcome FleetLog.net
The site lets a club have a subscription and the members are free to use it. It tracks all captains, their boat numbers, the entire schedule or races including series and regattas. It tracks all scores including DSQ, DNF, DNS etc. And does the math for throw-outs and disqualifications. It does statistics and even lets you keep track of the yearly schedule. Clubs can post bulletins and race sheets. They can showcase galleries of pictures and even tie them to individual races. It has a weather widget and best of all, with a click of a button it lets the commodore and fleet admiral of the club, instantly send score results anytime to their fleets. This keeps everyone up to date and they can follow their progress through the season.
Clubs can try this out for free. If they like it, then it costs a few dollars per year per sailor (the club pays an annual subscription to keep its account active). It is always free for any member or visitor to see stats.
If you are interested in race score management for sailboats, please try a free demo and then try out your own club.
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Digital Moon Design is a web application development company specializing in large database applications. We do everything from site portals and personal websites to medium to large corporate database website projects. DMD is the owner and developer of FleetLog. Visit us at http://www.digitalmoondesign.com