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VERSION 2.25.11

This new version fixes a bug with discards of medal races that was introduced in 2.25.9  So it’s important if you are scoring with medal races.

This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.11.    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_25_11.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_11.exe

VERSION 2.25.10

This new version fixes a bug with publishing unsailed races even when all races are selected.  So it probably won’t affect many users.

This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.10.    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_25_10.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_10.exe

VERSION 2.25.9

New Version includes some new features and enhancements and a bug fix for the finals discard profiles when performing Qualifiers and Finals.

This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.9.    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_25_9.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_9.exe

Some features all users will notice are:-

  • Fixed bug with Discard profile of finals when using Qualifiers and Finals
  • When publishing individual races with the option of sailed races only the races with results will be published.
  • Publishing using Results V2 will auto size the header images and improve the balance of the results appearance.  More details on the Sailwave User Group.

 

 

Version 2.25.4

New Version includes some new features and enhancements so definitely worth upgrading.  2.25.4 has been available in Beta and I’ve had no negative feedback so I’m happy to release it as the new Standard Version.   For full details of changes since the version you are using please look at the release notes for the Beta versions.

This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.4.    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_25_4.exe file and selecting run as administrator.

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_4.exe

Some features all users will notice are:-

  • A new feature is a Search/Filter box to the ribbon so that it is possible to selectively display competitors and easily find competitors should you wish to edit them.   As you type in the Search/ Filter box only competitors that match what has been typed are displayed.  This is updated live rather like a Google search.  Clear the box to ensure all competitors are displayed.
    Any full or partial match in Fleet, Flight, Class, Division, Boat, HelmName, CrewName, SailNo, AltSailNo, Club will cause the competitor to be displayed

 

 

 

  • The Tools – Set competitor field and Tools – Seed competitor field now use the name you supplied for renaming the columns.  Previously if you renamed a column you had to remember and use the default field name.  This is now all handled by the Sailwave software for you.

Flights

Sailwave supports flights as an advanced feature, but to make it simpler for the normal user where flights are not used, they are not shown unless you enable them by ticking the box, in the Setup – User Interface – Appendix LE addendum C

Flights are stored for each competitor and each race.
There is also a Flights field which belongs to the competitor which is their current flight.

Flight allocation can be easily viewed by using

View Flight assignments

Flight allocation is normally done using the Tools – Flight assignments

Flight assignment tool

Tooltips are available to assist you.

You can also use the Tools – Set competitor field to set flights

Tools setting flights

From version 2.25.5 onwards it is also possible to import flights from a csv file.  This uses the File – Import results from csv file…

Typically you would have a csv something like this:-

sample flight allocation csv

You don’t have to use Sailno you can use anything that uniquely identifies the competitor which may be multiple columns

Import of flights

 

 

 

VERSION 2.25.4 BETA

One nice new additional feature, some enhancements, and some improvements.   Further enhancements for translation of Sailwave into different languages.  This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.4.    You need to download from the link below and run the installer.

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_4.exe

Changes in this version from 2.25.2 are

  • A new feature is a Search/Filter box to the ribbon so that it is possible to selectively display competitors and easily find competitors should you wish to edit them.   As you type in the Search/ Filter box only competitors that match what has been typed are displayed.  This is updated live rather like a Google search.  Clear the box to ensure all competitors are displayed.
    Any full or partial match in Fleet, Flight, Class, Division, Boat, HelmName, CrewName, SailNo, AltSailNo, Club will cause the competitor to be displayed
  • The Tools – Set competitor field and Tools – Seed competitor field now use the name you supplied for renaming the columns.  Previously if you renamed a column you had to remember and use the default field name.  This is now all handled by the Sailwave software for you.
  • Some additional strings are translated.

New 2018 RYA PN Ratings available for download

The new 2018 Portsmouth Numbers are available for download from the rating file library of the Sailwave website.

There is also a historic file of ratings for classes  which have not received enough feedback to be included in this years updated ratings.  You can load multiple files with Sailwave if you place them in your ratings directory.

SCHRS and SCHRS PN equivalents have also been updated for 2018

You can examine and edit these file with a text editor or compatible spreadsheet.

Thanks to Huw Pearce for supplying the files

 

Version 2.25.2 Beta

Further enhancements for Translation of Sailwave into different languages.  This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.2  .    You need to download from the link below and run the installer.

https://sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_2.exe

Changes in this version from 2.25.2 are

  • Splash screen displayed during startup for versions using Locale files while they are loaded.
  • Some additional strings are translated
  • Some duplicates have been removed
  • Both Italian and German translations are included in the installer and both are configured automatically when their respective language is detected on the PC upon which it is being installed
  • Italian version now have the Italian Federation logo FIV

VERSION 2.25.1 BETA

Big enhancements for Translation of Sailwave into different languages.  This update is supplied as a full install containing the Sailwave.exe version 2.25.1  .    You need to download from the link below and run the installer.

https://sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_25_1.exe

Changes in this version from 2.24 are

  • The main changes in this version from 2.24 are greatly enhanced support for translations (Locales).  Version 2.24 allowed you to supply translations for all the text associated with each screen but not messages and text that changed the default text.
  • V2.25 now has the same file as previously so you can still use that as a starting point but some screens were missing previously these are now included.
  • An additional File now holds translations for the other text that needs translation such as Error messages and right click menus.  Instructions and the file for translation are available for download, please see the instructions in the Locale Library section which have all been updated.
  • V2,25 includes the Italian translation as standard and recognises if the machine is Italian at the point of installation.  If it is Italian it automatically configures Sailwave to use the Italian translation.  But it is possible to switch it back to English if so wished. If other countries are interested in this please contact jon@sailwave.com
  • Column headers (Fields)  can now be also included in the translation.   These are Translated when a new series is created so the scorer can still rename them as they wish.
  • Users can still modify / add translations using a plain text editor.
  • UFD as a scoring code is included automatically for new series.

If you find any phrases or text that is missing from the translation please let us know.  If you have new translations that you would like to share please contact jon@sailwave.com and we can publish them on the Sailwave Locale Library.

Australian Sailing Yardsticks update

Thanks to Brian Chapman, there are new Australian Sailing Yardsticks available in the Rating library.  I’ve attached a copy of his email below as this gives a good update on the naming used.  I haven’t currently changed the internals of Sailwave so you can still use these with the Sailwave version you are using – but please lookout for changes in the future.
Oh and thanks Brian for the compliment!

The yardsticks table was originally known as the Victorian Yachting Council (VYC) yardsticks table and more recently as Yachting Victoria Yardsticks.

You may or may not be aware that Sailing administration in Australia has undergone an extensive re-structuring over the past few years, with individual State Associations (such as the Victorian Yachting Council – more recently known as Yachting Victoria) having now been incorporated under the Sailing Australia banner (previously known as Yachting Australia).

Consequently, the long standing VYC yardsticks table has had 2 recent name changes – firstly to “Yachting Victoria yardsticks” and now, for the past 2 years,  “Australian Sailing yardsticks”.

I’ve been responsible for several years now for maintaining and updating the AS otb Catamaran yardstick table and before that the YV and VYC Catamaran yardstick tables. I’m also the Australian Sailing representative on the SCHRS World Council.

The purpose of this email is to provide Sailwave users (primarily in Australia and New Zealand) an easy to source and download up to date “ratings file” for AS yardsticks for otb Dinghies and Catamarans + selected keelboats.

I have no objections should you wish to “hardwire” Sailwave for an “AS” ratings file in lieu of “VY”. However, many (if not most) Aussie sailors/clubs still refer to the yardsticks table as VYC, so if you wish to leave “VY” in place that is fine too.

Best Regards and thanks for what is probably the finest Sail boat racing results program available, in my humble opinion.