You can use the Sailwave SWPH program which has a pursuit race calculation mode
Details can be found here https://sites.google.com/site/eskdalesite/home/swph
Scroll down to the section on Pursuit race.
This from last year may also be of interest to you
Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 16:10
My Club (Hurst Castle Sailing Club) has been using Sailwave, and also your SWPH program, for several years. Sailwave is brilliant – it does everything we want and much, much more. The SWPH program is also excellent for calculating our Pursuit Race start times, but I have one small gripe about what it does. When the starts are written back to Sailwave, the finishes are written as “Finish Time”, rather than “Place”. We run our Pursuit Races over a fixed time period, and at the end of the race, the Committee Boat runs back down te fleet from first to last, allocating finish places. We therefore cannot enter finish times, only places. This means that in order for the Race officer to just use the Sail Number wizard to enter the results, somebody has to edit each start individually to change them all to “Finishes – Place”.
Is there any way to configure SWPH to write the finishes as “Place”, or is this a modification which you might be able to do?
Thanks in anticipation of your help!
Give this one a try https://www.dropbox.com/s/8r1tc9dzhezy7m8/SWPH.EXE?dl=1 Version should be 2.1
Replace the version you have with this one.
And put a file named “SWPH.ini” in the same directory ( The file can be empty it just looks for a file of that name in the same directory)
If the file exists it should set the start to place rather than Finish time.
I’ve just written it but not tested it. It should work Let me know how it goes.
Amazing! Thank you very much – I’ve just run the software in preparation for tomorrow’s pursuit race (in the optimistic hope that the weather will improve!), and all the starts come out as “Finishes – Place”, exactly as required!
Thank you once again!
On Thu, 8 Aug 2019 at 08:54, firstname.lastname@example.org [sailwave] email@example.com wrote:
Has anyone ever set up Sailwave for a pursuit race? Namely entering the boats and their handicaps and allowing sailwave to give the starting times. I can do this in Excel but just wondered if there was a facility in sailwave to save an operation. I couldn’t see one.