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    Posted: 20 Apr 20 at 1:54pm
Does anybody know of a mobile app both (IOS and Android) that can be used for simple dinghy sign on and off for typical club racing ? ( For both class and handicap racing)... Just a simple app that states you are going on /off  the water, with input of sail number, class of boat and race event details etc....
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Not sure, but I thought you had to sign in for insurance coverage ?
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"By ticking this box you are declaring..." would cover it, I'm sure.

But what is gained over a piece of paper?
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Something that will crash, tried using app for race timing, all went well until phone crashed, not very popular.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RTFM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 20 at 6:27pm
Originally posted by Rupert

"By ticking this box you are declaring..." would cover it, I'm sure.

But what is gained over a piece of paper?

When the time and circumstances permit, in our club it means rather than picking up pens and paper and going INTO the  club (doors etc) we would like the ability to sign on and off via a mobile phone app from say the dinghy park / car etc. (Changing also in the car or at home as well if local). Also most competitors seem to lose all ability to write there name clearly at the weekends on a signing on/off sheet!!.. Anyway, I coding up my own sign on/off for a mobile app...
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A more radical approach, get rid of signing on totally. Have the RO mark down every boat out there to race. In the average club, the race team will know 90% of names, and can check the others.
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And us.

We tried a computer based signing on system a few years ago, people forgot to do it, then had to sail up to the race box and say they forgot ... just another barrier to entry ... so we scrapped it.
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Originally posted by Rupert

A more radical approach, get rid of signing on totally. Have the RO mark down every boat out there to race. In the average club, the race team will know 90% of names, and can check the others.

Couple of problems with that:

  1. doesn't account for boats between the beach and the starting area;  and
  2. shifts whole responsibility onto RO, in what will be a documented way.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 20 at 6:15am
Think we all understand the need for it with large events and  on open water . But for 90% of us in this country we are sailing on small 100 acre puddles, all launching from the same spot ( unfortunately no sandy beach lol ) and sailing 50 to 100m to the start which is often inline with the starting box/hut. There is just no need for it.
TBH in my class we havenít even signed on and off after ever race at our nationals for the last few years .




Edited by zeon - 21 Apr 20 at 10:45am
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