This site is the home for Crew Manager – a WordPress plugin developed by a sailor to meet boat and crew schedule coordination needs for his sailboat. This plugin is dedicated to sailing. If you want a plugin to manage a team for baseball, football, tennis or heaven forbid golf – please look elsewhere. It all started when other free sites we used disappeared, and the paid sites were more tailored to managing team sports. The plugin started Beta testing in April 2018 with four boats local to Narragansett Bay – J/109 Vento Solare, J/92s Spirit, J/109 Marquise II, and J/109 URSA. Each of the boats has the following attributes:
- The Skipper and Crew like to race
- Each boat does it all – racing, cruising and pleasure sailing
- The Skippers and Crew like to party occasionally (ok – maybe more often than occasionally)
- We are all friendly competitors who sail with each other and against each other
- The need to schedule and coordinate crew is an ongoing chore
Crew Manager is a full featured sailing crew and boat management application where events are scheduled on the calendar, crew indicates availability for events, the Skipper assigns crew positions, indicates what color shirts to wear and who brings beer. Automatic email notifications are sent to crew members before an event. The application allows entering race and series finishes (with links) that display on a results page.
There is a crew roster with contact information only visible to crew members who are logged in. Additional reports are available for one design events including crew weights and a World Sailing (ISAF) sailor classification report. Crew members may store shirt sizes in their profile so the Skipper can easily order crew shirts.
The Crew Manager plugin requires free versions of the following plugins: