Adding Value to Regatta Website

The official Torbay Week regatta website was one of the first websites that Studio Devon worked on. We designed and built a comprehensive site full of information for competitors and spectators alike.

Members of the regatta team subsequently maintained the site, adding their own pictures and stories as the years passed. This year, we were approached to take the website one step further by integrating in an online entry system to allow competitors to register and pay for their regatta entry via the web.

This presented an interesting programming exercise for us, different from the usual design-and-build work we are normally asked to do. We built a database and a clever webpage which stepped the user through a process of entering their boat details, selecting the races they want to enter and then selecting their payment method.

After an acceptance test by the regatta team, the new functionality is now live on the Torbay Week website ready for this year’s event in August.

2014 Update

After a change in personnel within the regatta committee, development of their website was taken on by another designer who has produced a new look while retaining much of the original Studio Devon code.