You can now leave a recommendation for a crew member or yacht in MySail.
Here’s how it works:
Head to the crew or yacht profile of the person who you’d like to recommend and click the Recommend button.
Type your recommendation in the modal and click ‘Send Recommendation.’
An email will be sent to the crew or yacht owner to review and approve the recommendation. Once approved, this will be published on the member’s profile along with your name and profile photo.
When someone recommends you, you’ll receive an email to notify you of the new recommendation.
Only you will be able to see this until it’s reviewed and approved. Simply sign into your account, head to your crew or yacht profile and scroll to the recommendation section. Click ‘Publish’ to approve and publish this on your profile, or ‘Delete’ to delete the recommendation.
The person who left the recommendation for you will get a notification email when it’s published, but will not be notified if it was deleted.
What are you waiting for? Head to MySail now to leave a recommendation for your favourite sailor or skipper.
We’ve updated our Messaging Features to provide more visibility and flexibility for skippers and crew.
Here’s what’s new…
When you send a message to your event crew, you can now select who should receive the message.
This can be all invited crew, crew who are available, crew who have replied maybe, crew who are not available or crew who have not responded.
If crew change their response, they will be added or removed from message streams to match. This way you can easily send important information to crew who are coming along on race day, or those who haven’t responded, without spamming the whole team.
When sending and receiving messages related to an upcoming race or event, you can easily see which race or event the message relates to in the message subject and heading.
This now includes the name of the race, which crew are included, race date and a full list of members in the conversation.
When someone leaves or is added to the conversation, this is also marked in the message stream.
Members can leave a group message stream by clicking the ‘Leave Conversation’ link at the bottom of the message window.
This provides greater flexibility about what messages you receive, and gives you the option to opt-out of group messages if you are not interested.
Please note, once you opt-out of a group message you can not re-join.
Member message reply ratings are now shown in Crew and Yacht profiles to let other members know how active the crew or skipper is in responding to messages.
A single response to new direct messages is all that’s required to keep your perfect reply rating. Click here to find out more.
At MySail, we’re committed to continually improve our platform. We’re currently working on a number of developments to improve how you manage your race schedule, communicate with crew and connect with new sailors.
Your support can help make MySail even better. Although the platform is still free for everyone, you can opt to pay a small monthly or annual fee to support MySail’s development
With your support, we can continue to improve MySail to help sailors everywhere go sailing, simply.
Here’s how you can help:
Sign-up for our new Pay-What-You-Want subscription. You choose whether you’d like to pay annually or monthly, how much to pay and can cancel at anytime. Simply click here to login, click on the Account Settings menu and head to the Payment Details page*.
Have an idea for a product feature or improvement? You can email it to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from our members and implement new feature ideas or requests as much as possible. Your support through our Pay-What-You-Want plan can help make these happen. 🙂
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We are very pleased to unveil our NEW LOOK crew and yacht profiles.
We’ve completely re-designed these so they are easier to read and more aesthetically pleasing.
But, we’ve done more than just a makeover to our crew and yacht profiles. They contain some new features to make them easier to read and improve the value of the information you can find out about potential crew or sailing positions.
A few of the major changes include:
At the top right of both crew and yacht profiles you’ll see two new dates: ‘Registered Since’ & ‘Last Active’. These will let you know the last time the crew or yacht owner visited MySail so you can focus on contacting the newest or most active members.
In crew profiles, in the qualifications section, you can easily view if the crew has uploaded their certificate to MySail. Take a look for the check mark which means their certificate is on file. An ‘X’ simply means they haven’t uploaded their certificate to MySail.
If you’re looking for crew with certain qualifications to meet offshore race entry requirements, this is a good area to check so you know you’ll be able to obtain a copy of the crew certificate. (Once you add the crew to your team you’ll have access to this in the Crew Details section – click here to find out more).
In yacht profiles, you can now select some key characteristics that describe your yacht.
This provides an easy and consistent way to show crew what they can expect when they join your team.
Visit MySail Connect to check out the new profiles now.
PLUS we have more changes in the works for yacht profiles that will make it even easier for yacht owners to connect with new crew, and for sailors to find their perfect crewing position. Stay tuned …
MySail’s NEW Crew Details feature makes crew management event easier for both skippers and crew, with an easy place for crew to store, manage and share safety and sailing details.
MySail’s Account Settings section provides a simple way for crew to save and share information often required for race registration, including:
By using this section, crew have a central place to store important information so it’s easily on-hand for race registration.
Yacht owners and administrators can view Account Settings information provided by crew in the new Crew Details section, through a link in their Crew List or any Event Management page.
This provides a simple way for skippers to access crew information that’s often required for race registration.
To protect crew’s privacy, these details are not available if the crew status is ‘Pending’ (which means they have not yet accepted the invitation to join your team in MySail).
Skippers can also enter Crew Notes in the Crew Details page. Crew Notes are private; they are only visible to you or other people who have access to your MySail account. They are not available to other skippers or to the crew themselves.
Crew Notes provides a great place to store any information relating to crew safety (i.e. drugs or medical conditions, allergies, etc.), crew competence (i.e. specific skill sets they have) or anything else that will help you select and manage your team.
We’ve been busy lately, adding in some great new features to help you better manage your team and your profile, find yachts and get support when you need it.
As well as location, you can now filter your yacht search by yacht size, type of racing, preferred position and day of the week. in the yacht search page simply click ‘More Filters’ to reveal our new advanced yacht search filters.
You can now easily control the visibility of your crew or yacht profile through a simple tick box in your profile page. If you’re heading out of town for a while or taking some time off the water, simply uncheck the box to hide your profile, then re-check it at any time to make your profile viewable.
MySail now offers a new chat feature as well as answers to your frequently asked questions, so you can get your questions answered fast and the support you need to get the most out of MySail. Click the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the screen to find our FAQ’s or ask your question.
If you’re managing a race team, you can now view your entire crew list through the My Crew link in the navigation bar. As well as the ability to simply add crew using their email address, this page now shows your entire crew list so you can easily see who you’ve already added, and their contact details.
Have a new feature you’d like to see added to MySail? We’d love to hear it! Email us your ideas at anytime: email@example.com.