I am contacting you on behalf of the International Tornado Association
to request your opinion/assistance on a couple of ideas.
The International Tornado Class is currently undertaking a project to renovate
their website. The key tasks are
to integrate it with a membership database, and to add a great deal of
administrative functionality. One
of the important goals is to develop a system for event organizers to easily
accept registrations, enter results, and publish results to the class
The class executive has reviewed several scoring systems, and found that
they liked yours the best.
Subsequently, they have contracted me to develop the site and
applications. I briefly reviewed SailWave
and have an idea of what we may possibly accomplish and would like to get your
We would like to create 2 applications which could integrate with
SailWave. First, we would like to
generate registration lists online using membership data; and second, we would
like to develop a custom plug-in for SailWave that could publish results
directly to our site, and have those results linked to our members.
The registration list seems to be a relatively simple task. I believe we could generate a *.blw
file in the proper format that includes the registrant information of the
members who register for the event.
Organizers could then download the generated file from the website at the
registration deadline, and then just click on the Open button.
The custom plug-in seems also quite feasible as I see Yachts and
Yachting has developed a Plug-In.
What we want to do is have our SailWave plug-in generate results in an html
format text string with a specific layout including a field with ISAF Sailor ID’s,
prompt the user for an id and password, then upload this directly to the database
on our server. We would like this
plug-in to be downloadable from the class website, and then auto-install into
Please tell me if these applications are something which you would be
supportive of us developing and if you can assist us by providing information
about the code and structure of your program.