I have been windsurfing the past two weeks & out of contact with the
internet. While I was gone, I received the following regarding Mike
Butterfield's request for more info on the timer that we have been
using. Following is Jim Karnes response to Mike. FYI.
We have multiple timer's (All Alge brand) that we can use for timing.
newest is the Timy and is the best suited for our application. We also
an S4 with a printer as well. Prices for a Timy run around $1700.00
S4 is about the same but requires you to also purchase a serial printer
The US distributer is Fred Patton at www.phoenix-sports.com. I
Sailwave was originally made in the UK. If that is correct, the
is Cambrian Timing, I think. You can check for a link of distributers at
www.Alge-Timing.com. Also on the website of the Alge site, you can
the manuals for each device and it will give you a very detailed data
that each timer outputs. You will need this if you are going to directly
import the data stream with a download. The Timy has the ability to
PC" via a serial port if Sailwave can then capture the times of the data
stream. I am sure your local distributer would provide you with a Timy
other Alge device to test for your purposes of programming. If not, I
send you data streams saved and you can test. One of the cool things
that the Timy can save up to 4 digits of a sail number with each
identification, but remember we won't download until end of day when
are multiple races in memory.
Let me know if I can explain anything further; but do check out the
for more details.
--- In sailwave@y..., "Mike & Trish Butterfield" <pmbutterfield@e...>
I have never heard of such a timer.
Do you have any more information such as cost, and where you may
Chairman Menai Strait Regatta
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 10:42 PM
Subject: [sailwave] Finsih Time Importing
> We have access to an Alge timing finish time data logger. The
> stores the time of day each time that a button is pushed. It creates
> list of finish times that can be printed directly by the device. The
> times can also be uploaded to a PC. It would be wonderful if that
> string of times could be imported into the sail number wizard
> Currently, we use the timer to provide back up to hand written
> The finish button is pushed each time a boat finishes. Twice if two
> finish at the same time, etc. The idea is to have a time stamp for
> finishing boat. Times are hand written as much as possible & we
> attempt to write down all sail numbers. Invariably, mistakes are
> and the Alge Timer gives a means to get them straight.
> If the string of finishing times could be imported, it would eliminate
> another source of error, fat finger data input a.k.a. typo's. Ideally,
> number wizard would offer up the next time in the list as each sail
> number is entered. You could accept that time or use the back
> and type a different sail number as a place holder if you did not
> who that time belonged to or type in a sail number that matches
> time. You would also need to be able to overwrite the time
> the Alge Timer button may not get pushed for each finisher.
> I know that that is asking alot. Another way to use the finish time
> would be by inporting the string into Excel, matching sail numbers
> the time string and then importing the sail number / finish time
> Is either of these approaches feasible?
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