Coboaters notices can be published according to 3 temporal criteria:
A well-defined navigation
A general sailing program
Participation in an event
The aim of this article is to help you choose between these 3 criteria and give your ad the best possible visibility.
1. Well-defined navigation
To generate qualified contacts that will quickly and reliably lead to a navigation, publishing a "Well-defined navigation" ad is the most effective.
If you own a boat, choose a "well-defined sailing" if the proposed sailing is already scheduled.
Example: I propose to sail on the weekend of July 15 and 16.
Example 2: I propose day trips from July 1 to 8
Of course, this does not commit you to sailing if weather conditions are bad or if something unforeseen happens.
Example 3: I propose a trip from Hyères to Greece and back between May 1 and July 30
You must use "well-defined navigation" even if you publish this ad 3 months before your departure, and your departure will depend on the weather and whether your boat is perfectly ready. In this case, users will understand that your departure is planned from May 1st.
If you're a crew member, choose "well-defined sailing" if your availability is limited between certain dates.
Example: I'm looking to sail the weekend of July 15 and 16 to La Rochelle.
Example 2: I'm looking to cruise from July 15 to July 30.
2. A general navigation program
To generate contacts on the site, even if you don't yet know your availability dates, you need to use the "General sailing program".
If you are a boat owner, choose a "general program" to obtain visibility and crew contacts while :
Your sailing schedule has not been finalized
You never have a defined sailing program, because you sail when the weather's fine and/or when you feel like it.
Example: I offer day and weekend outings from April to June, contact me to organize something.
Indicate "General program" + dates 01/04/2023 to 30/06/2023.
Example 2 : I propose a cruise in July and August
Please indicate "General program" + dates 01/07/2023 to 30/08/2023
TIP: When your calendar becomes more precise, you can modify your ad or publish a new ad with a "well-defined navigation".
If you are a crew member, choose a "general program" if your availability is general.
Example: I'm available all year round to sail from La Rochelle.
Indicate "General program" + dates 01/01/2023 to 01/01/2024
Example 2: I am available in autumn and winter to sail to the Caribbean
Please indicate "General program" + dates 21/10/2023 to 21/03/2024
Example 3: I am looking for a summer sailing trip
Indicate "General program" + dates 21/06/2023 to 21/09/2024
TIP: When your calendar becomes more precise, you can modify your ad or publish a new ad with "well-defined navigation".
3. Participating in an event
If you're taking part in a VOG flotilla, the Rallye des Iles du soleil or another event listed by VOG (e.g. Voiles de Saint Tropez...), you need to choose "Event participation" + the proposed event from the drop-down menu that opens up.
In this case, your ad :
- will be automatically linked to the event dates
- and will be published on the event organizer's website and highlighted on the vogavecmoi.com website.
QUESTION : What if my dates differ from those of the event?
Example : You would like to take part in the Voiles de Saint Tropez as a crew member, but you are not available for the 10 days of competition.
Example 2: As the boat owner, you are taking part in the VOG Saint Malo flotilla from September 12 to 15, but you are leaving Cherbourg from September 10 to 16.
ANSWER: In this case, please specify the dates of your actual availability in the text of your ad.