Be VERY careful about printing lists to record finishing positions.
Sailors are most unhelpful people & don’t tend to finish in alphabetical class & sail number order
In large fleets this can cause MAJOR problems in recorders trying to find the boat on the list, in the meantime, the ‘caller’ has called another 5 boats that have gone through.
I always issue a blank sheet which allows the recorder to record boats in the order that they come through the line, SW then does the sorting.
This method also help to resolve problems if a boat has been missed
WRT pre-race info, lists are very helpful in providing the race committee with details of who should be coming to the start area.
I have normally found that such lists can be easily published through SW or to a spreadsheet for any special sorting.
The most important ‘pre-list’ is in multiclass races when a quick sort by sail number identifies any duplicates across classes.
It is surprising how few duplicates tend to occur (even in 200+ fleets) which makes the recorder’s life easier when boats cross the line every second
From: Malcolm Osborne [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 08 May 2007 22:18
Subject: [sailwave] Race Recording template
Does something exist, or does someone have, a template that can be used with Sailwave, to produce a list of sail numbers, together with columns which can be printed out for the bridge?
Such a list is used for recording finishing positions, lap positions and / or times, no. of starters, DNF’s etc.
It is something slightly similar to the `Competitor List’ template that exists.
I see that SW makes provision for `My Templates’, but these things seem to use macros (wizards) to extract the data from SW?
Sedgefield, South Africa