Chatham Sailing Club
Community website for recruiting membership and crewing; sailing school, and organizing racing and social events.
Role: Website Admin / Designer
To create a community site for sailing club members, events, sailing lessons and increase membership base throughout Coastal Georgia, South Carolina and the Intracoastal waterways.
Completed site: http://chathamsailingclub.org
In 2009 the Chatham Sailing Club was originally formed as go-to club for local sailors in the Savannah, Georgia area to fill in the gaps between existing sailing clubs schedules. Newer objectives are to meet the evolving and diverse needs of its growing member-base.
Social Sailing and Racing
The main goal for the website is connect with members, provide a club calendar, host and co-host events, sailing races, provide member information, collect dues and registration fees.
The sailing school has been a tremendous success and the club would like to expand it's classroom and on-the-water training programs.
The Chatham Sailing Club is growing rapidly. Members are sailors of all levels and experience. The club hosts both racing and cruising events as well as conservation and volunteer activities around Georgia's intracoastal waterways.
From its conception, the club's primary goal has been to provide sailors of all ages the opportunity to participate in sailing activities including racing, cruising, social events, and regattas.
Chatham Sailing Club is a 100% volunteer based organization. All membership dues go to the operational and promotional expenses. Affordable sailing classes are offered to members at the beginner level.
Free website and hosting services are currently being used and the CSC board would like to re-design and expand the site capabilities to engage, retain and grow the its membership community.
Use Case 1
"We want to reach a wider audience and leverage unpaid digital media channels."
Integrate the new site with social media, partnerships, racing affiliates, coastal events, and unpaid media campaigns.
Use Case 2
"Create a platform for sharing our passion for sailing and the variety of amazing social and competitive activities our members enjoy."
Convey the uniqueness of coastal Georgia and the low country sailing culture.
Use Case 3
"We want to create an egalitarian community that supports fun, learning and participation of sailors from all levels of skills and experience."
Provide resources for learning, including affordable, fun, hands-on, weekend sailing courses.