Hi all, at Spinnaker SC (Ringwood, UK) we are considering developing some software to get helms to sign on/off electronically, and get the race officers to click a button as a sail number passes the line, rather than recording times on paper and entering them later.
I have had a look at the 'live timings' function on sailwave and it seems a bit slow for a busy dinghy race where 6 boats could cross within a mimute - you have to enter the sail number and press return. If you miss key or get a wrong entry it isn't very forgiving. Please understand that this is not a critisism of Sailwave, which I am a huge fan of.
Are there any other clubs out there that have such a system? Is this something that would be of interest to others.....? Is this something that could be developed into sailwave?
I'd be interested in your thoughts.....