We use the following three forms.
sheet. (produced by Sailwave)
of Day hh:mm:ss when the boat finished. DO NOT USE ELAPSED TIME OR A STOPWATCH, USE GPS TOD.
I have attached copies of the forms.
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ralph Tingle
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 12:32
Subject: RE: [sailwave] Publishing
reports from Sailwave to Race Committee Use
May I suggest that you approach the subject in a different way.
This is what we use for a 250 boat, 2 start General Handicap.
When capturing finish information of Class, Sail No & Time, it would be
nigh on impossible to record
this info alongside the relevant sail no in a pre-printed list when boats are
crossing the line
every second or worse!
The first approach therefore is to write down finishers in the order that they
cross the line, using
a blank paper with pre-printed columns of laps & finish (sample attached).
The next job of the RC is to calculate the number of laps from the lap counts.
For our event, this is done by a separate team who have produced a backup set
of finishes on a C
Boat at the other end of the line. This team check the finish sheets whilst the
main RC are starting
the next race; our event is 3 back to back in February so we don’t want to keep
When a complete set of finish results is ready, it are passed to the Sailwave
person & this is where
SW really saves you work.
You will note that at no time above have I attempted to record fleet info eg
This is not necessary as if you set up starts in SW for each race, SW will
fleet results if you need them
In our event, our finish times are continuous for all boats, irrespective of
By setting up a different start time for each start, SW will calculate the
eg, if we start our stop watch at the first start & the second group start
5 mins later, we just set
the first groups to start at midnight 00:00:00 and the second group to start at
whatever the time difference is)
After a number of years wrestling with the problems of multiple start/fleet
racing, I have come to
the conclusion that we must make it as simple as possible on the CB to reduce
human error & let SW
do all the hard work of calculating & adjusting.
I have used a General Handicap as an example but the principles are exactly the
same for class
racing & are especially helpful if you are using flights with multiple starts
within a race.
Hope this helps
From: u917734 [mailto:RJSJR@shaw.ca]
Sent: 20 April 2006 22:37
Subject: [sailwave] Publishing reports from Sailwave to Race Committee
I am trying to figure out how to make SailWave publish reports that the
Race committee could take onto the water to capturing the results of
the race in the raw form.
Example: Race 1 Fleet = Handicaps
Competitor1 etc. The Race committee would then enter (written) any
information against this individual as in DNS (missed the start), OCS
etc. ANother report would be for the finish boat with the list of
competitors by fleet where the finish recorder would then record
(written) eith the time or position of the boat.
I am interested in hearing how others manage this issue. LOts of
feedback is appreciated.