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Sailwave acquires ezTrap

Sailwave (sailwave.com), the premier sailing results/scoring application for windows has acquired ezTrap, a unique MS Excel© based application for designing and managing sailboat racecourses. As with Sailwave, ezTrap is available as a free download for unrestricted use.

ezTrap has been available since 2009 and is in use by Race Officers around the world for Trapezoid, Windward/Leeward, Optimist; RS:X Slalom; 505 Worlds, Triangle, and Lipton Cup courses along with a flexible ‘round the buoys’ course for Yacht Clubs and other sailing associations.

Two of the biggest challenges with sailboat racing are significantly improved with ezTrap – set-up time and accuracy. To the best of our knowledge, it is the only app that instantly:

  • Provides Latitudes & Longitudes of all Marks & Pins;
  • Calculates BRGs & Distance of all Marks & Pins to/from RC Signals Boat;
  • Estimates sailing times by leg; and,
  • Scales up/down the course to meet Target Race Times for multiple fleets.

ezTrap was developed and supported by Ed Bottrell, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and will continue to be available from his website Bottrell.ca until the end of February 2021. Ed has retired and is pleased that Sailwave will continue to provide downloads and support through the Sailwave User Group. Future development and enhancements are possible with current and future Sailwave volunteers.

You can download the full version of ezTrap for free from the Download section of the Sailwave Website.  If you are just curious you can view the User Manual from the same section.

There is a new section in the Forum for ezTrap support – If you have any questions or suggestions please post them there.

Jon

 

ezTrap V21

Please use the Sailwave User Forum if you have any question or require support on ezTrap

ezTrap web page

This is the download for the full ezTrap system.  The zip file contains the Microsoft Excel app and the user manual.  You can download Version 21 of ezTrap from the link below

https://www.Sailwave.com/download/ezTrap/ezTrap v21.0.zip

If you would just like to view the user manual you can
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A Manual template for the ezTrap trapezoid 6 course can be viewed and printed/saved from here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may also view this short document that may help you work with Latitudes & Longitudes when setting marks.

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This is also available as a PowerPoint slide show (.ppsx)
https://www.Sailwave.com/download/ezTrap/ezTrap Essential Navigation v21.ppsx

 

VERSION 2.28.3 BETA

A new version of Sailwave which introduces some new features

  • Changes have been made to make sub-windows open normally within the area of the main program – this is most useful when you are running with multiple monitors as previously all sub-windows would open on the primary screen although they could be dragged to other screens.  With this version, it should work well even if the Sailwave application is on both screens.
  • Additional information is added to the Help – Log file so as to display the rating file names that the ratings are being loaded from.  It then also displays the total ratings that it has after each one so you can determine how many are being loaded from each file if you wish.

Please report any issues and I will try to fix them

You can download Version 2.28.3  from the link below.  Note this is an exe only.

Please do a full install of 2.28.2 if you don’t have it already and replace the Sailwave.exe with this file renaming it to Sailwave.exe
You may if you wish to rename the original Sailwave.exe to say sailwave2-28-2.exe so you can revert to it if you wish (see below)

http://sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_28_3.exe

VERSION 2.28.2

To Download this version please click the link at the end of this section

Last Page update 07-04-2020 Jon

This is a minor update to 2.28.1 but the installer has been updated to include the Updated PY ratings and an example template for use with the RYA virtual racing.

  • This version is digitally signed with a certificate.  Hopefully, it will reduce the number of false positives that are generated by anti-virus software.  You will at least be guaranteed that no one has tampered with the install file.
  • Fixed templates for Autoscaling of Burgee images when using Publish Results V2

This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.28.2.    You need to download from the link below and run the installer.  If you have any issues installing please try running the installer as administrator by right-clicking the sw2_28_2.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

If you want to run the World Sailing (ISAF) interface with Wine or on a Mac please see instructions on the Sailwave User Group.

It can be downloaded from

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_28_2.exe

For Mac and other operating systems see above and read
Other Operating systems

Great Lakes Ratings file available

The 2020/21 Great Lakes PY list is now available for download from the Sailwave ratings library.    These should be downloaded to your ratings folder – The location of this folder is defined within Sailwave at Menu – Settings – Global options – Folders – My rating files.  The default location is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sailwave\Ratings.  Sailwave allows you to have different rating folders so you can specify a subdirectory of this should you wish to have both these and RYA PY ratings available.  Thanks to Huw for creating the Sailwave format of them.

2020 RYA PY List available

The new 2020 RYA PY list is now available for download from the Sailwave ratings library.  Two files are available the standard PY list and the limited data list.  These should be downloaded to your ratings folder – The location of this folder is defined within Sailwave at Menu – Settings – Global options – Folders – My rating files.  The default location is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sailwave\Ratings.  Sailwave allows you to have different rating folders so you can specify a subdirectory of this with different years as an example.  Thanks to Huw for creating the Sailwave format of them.

VERSION 2.28.1

To Download this version please click the link at the end of this section

Last Page update 14-07-2019 Jon

A new version of Sailwave which introduces some new features

  • This is the first version non-beta to be digitally signed with a certificate.  Hopefully, it will reduce the number of false positives that are generated by anti-virus software.  You will at least be guaranteed that no one has tampered with the install file.
  • This version is the first one non-beta published on the Sailwave site to be built with a new version of the compiler and this enables touch control to scroll the data around.  So if you have a touch-enabled device give it a go.
  • RORC high point scoring is in Beta in this version.  The RORC factors are not implemented for RORC series as yet.
  • This Version also has Iceboat support in Beta.
  • The import from CSV has been reworked and expanded – see documentation on the Sailwave web site
  • The install also contains updated versions of SWCList, ISAF (World Sailing) interface and the SWHelper for NHC scoring which now supports internal calculations when you are using PY numbers.
  • You will also notice some cosmetic and font changes.
  • There are improvements in the RYA PY returns and some bug fixes.
  • New Rating files are included as are the additional information for the PY returns.
  • Correction of DNE description.

This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.28.1.    You need to download from the link below and run the installer.  If you have any issues installing please try running the installer as administrator by right-clicking the sw2_28_1.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

Huw has tested the installer under Linux without any problems but points out if you are using Wine you should be using at least version 3.0.  If you want to run the World Sailing (ISAF) interface with Wine or on a Mac please ask for help or see instructions on the Sailwave User Group.

It can be downloaded from

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_28_1.exe

For Mac and other operating systems see above and read
Other Operating systems