We're very excited to announce a major update to the scheduling features in MySail.
These are the first of a few changes that will be launched over the next two months, designed to provide more flexibility, control and efficiency when organising your sailing crew through MySail.
The latest changes include:
You can now filter your schedule by upcoming versus past events, event status (whether you're attending, or not) and yacht name. You can also switch between a listing and calendar view so you can easily see your next race or entire schedule.
Previously, only the Yacht Manager had access to view the crew list for each race. The Crew List is now visible for all invited crew to see.
Crew get a read-only view of the crew list and assigned positions. They can send a message to a fellow team member through MySail, but to maintain privacy of other crew, do not have access to their phone number or any other crew details.
The Yacht Manager can control whether the crew list is available to all crew, or not by a tick-box in the event management page. Unticking this box will hide the Crew List in the crew schedule.
When scheduling a new event you can now add the race organiser and notes to provide more detail for your crew. Both of these fields are optional.
We've added a recurring event selector so that you can easily schedule a recurring daily, weekly or monthly event. This is a great way to add your weekly twilight races in a quick and simple manner.
If you're scheduling a series that doesn't happen on a simple recurring basis you can change to the Standard Date Selector to select each date individually, maintaining complete flexibility around date scheduling.
Once you've scheduled a new race or event, you will now be taken to a second page to invite your race crew.
If you so choose, you can skip this step and come back later to invite crew. To make this easier, you will now be able to invite crew for an entire series at once.
This provides more flexibility in the scheduling process, as you can set-up all of your races without inviting crew, so you can plan your sailing calendar and add crew once it's complete.
You also have the option to invite crew without sending them an email invitation. To do this, simply uncheck the tick box at the bottom of the page. Crew will still see these races in their MySail schedule, but won't receive an email notification.
This is a great option to avoid spamming your crew when you set-up your season's race schedule. If you're planning your entire sailing schedule and it has multiple series, you can simply untick this box for all except the last one. Crew will only get one email for the last series, but when they login to respond will see their entire race schedule.
Now that you can book a series with multiple event dates, it's much easier to manage a whole series at once.
You can add dates, update the meeting time or start times, update the meeting location or invite more crew for a whole series at once. You can also update, cancel or invite more crew to a single event within a series.
The dates of a series also appear across the top of the Manage Event page so you can easily click through to view and manage each event date.
Crew now have the ability to view all of the details of an upcoming event, as well as crew notes and crew list (when available) in the Event Details page.
If you have any questions or thoughts about these changes, or other features you'd like to see, please email us anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy sailing 🙂