Forum Tips

How to Access the Forums

All members now have access to the Forum when logged in on the SDSA website. We hope you explore the different Forums (Rally, Education,Treasures of The Bilge and more) and post questions and comments.

Use the blue button in the upper right of all SDSA webpages to login. Then look for Forum in the main menu between Education and Rendezvous.

 

Tips for Using the Crew Service 

We encourage you to participate in a newly designed Crew Service Forum section in the Forums.  If you are interested in Crewing or are looking for Crew, please post your 2022 availability to an event specific Crew Service Forum.  Or peruse the open positions posted by our Captains. Instructions for participation are found in About Forums in the Forum index.  

The previous directory Crew Service is no longer active so your Crew availability will not be visible unless you post in the new Crew Service Forum.

To post to any Crew Available forum:  Log in to the SDSA website and go to the SDSA Crew Forum.  Choose the rally (or other activity) to which you want to announce your availability.  Click on  "New Topic" and post your availability.  Be sure to include your contact email in the body of the post, and upload your sailing resume along with anything else you wish.  If you are available for multiple events, please post to each event separately.

To post to the Captains Seeking Crew forum: Log in to the SDSA website and go to the SDSA Crew Forum.  Choose the "Captains Seeking Crew" Forum to announce any opening.  This forum is NOT event or rally specific.  Click on  "New Topic" and post your need.  Note that it is not necessary for Captains to post an opening, and you may wish instead to peruse the Crew Available listings. 

Please remember to delete any inactive notice, by hitting the delete button under your original post.  You may also edit your original post at any time.  Don't leave it active "just in case," and if needed, keep a copy of your post if you ever need to repost. 

Questions about the Crew Service?  Email [email protected]

Questions about the Forum?  Email [email protected]

How to Change your Forum Notifications

A number of members requested that the automatic default for email notifications be set to "none," to minimize email in-box clutter, and we have listened to you.  This means that for all but two forums those who wish to receive an email alert of a fresh post (or to new posts and all replies) will need to set their Contact Preferences accordingly.  If you don't do this, you will of course be able to read forum posts when logged in to the SDSA website, but you will not receive any email alerts.  

The default setting for two forums, "Captains Seeking Crew" and "Treasures of the Bilge" will be set to send one email notification of a new post.  However, if you wish to opt out entirely, it is easy to do on the SDSA website:   Within Member page (Profile) simply hover over "My Profile" and you will see "Contact Preferences."  Again, if you have any problem, contact [email protected] for help.

For those who do wish to modify email notification preferences,  follow these directions:

  • Sign in to the SDSA website
  • Under the Home tab, click on Member Page (profile).
  • Click on the "My Profile" tab (found just under the big blue Welcome banner). 
  • Hover over My Profile and choose "Contact Preferences"
  • Under "Forum Subscriptions" you can make the changes.

We recommend choosing "New Topics" (will send notice of a new topic, but not every response). Or, choose "None" (stops all email notifications from that forum).  Or, if you always want to be subscribed to all topics, you could choose "New Topics and Replies."  We suggest you try our default settings, and change them at any time later on.