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VERSION 2.33.00

Last updated 29th January 2024 by Jon

This is a full install with many changes /improvements

Changes since 2.30.2 are

  • Support for sending results to Irish Sailing Live Results can be viewed here www.irishsailinglive.ie see the option from the Plugin Menu
  •  Support for sending competitors to RacingRulesofSailing.org for use with the Jury system available from the Plugin Menu
  • Remove unused Send to Sailracer from the Plugin Menu
  • Editing event name now changes event ID  but prompts to allow this to be overridden
  • Flag links now are https links so that the file uses https for everything
  • World Sailing links are now https links also
  • Website links now remove the http: or https: and https is added by the footer (footer.txt has been updated ) please modify any custom footers you are using.
  • Hotkey for the Plugins Menu changed to L as the P was clashing with Publish
  • updated effects included with install

Please report any issues and I will try to fix them

You can download Version 2.33.0 from the link below.  

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_33_0.exe

Version 2.30.2

Last updated 20th April 2024 by Jon

Version 2.33.0 currently available in the download Betas (see details there) is now the preferred version as it is stable and has additional features it will be moved to this section shortly

V2.33.0
https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_33_0.exe

 

V2.30.0
This is a full install with many changes /improvements

Changes since 2.29.0 are

  • Fix class name generation for Race columns e.g. rank 10-39 had .rankxx applied (applies to advanced users only)
  •  Fix internal chartochars routine not to use the ¬ symbol so Chinese and presumably other languages don’t get corrupted
  • Fix hang if an invalid locale file is specified
    (Specifying an invalid file forces the use of the charset specified so you can see the Chinese file without switching the computer)
    Users may want to change header.txt to specify the language
  •  Fixed Foils dropdown on Technical tab
  •  Added a clear search box icon.
  •  A  new competitor now clears the filter
  • Changes to the save to JSON.  Fixed the formatting and now uses .json instead of .txt and no longer displays the file.  No longer includes excluded competitors if they are hidden
    Unused competitor fields are not included in the file (This results in the file now being much smaller)
  • Fixed Merge when the file being merged to the original has had its races reordered
  • Has the facility to support iQFOiL scoring
  • Uses AS for Australian Sailing in place of VY for Victoria Yardstick converts VY to AS for compatibility
  • Add selective starts to SailNo Wizard.   For the larger events, the Sail Number wizard now can filter presented SailNo’s based on the starts that are selected.  Using this feature makes it less likely to enter an incorrect sail number and will highlight any competitors in the wrong fleets.  It also makes entry quicker as you don’t have to type so many characters to get a match and is especially useful when multiple countries are present with the same sail number
  • A New series now has the Sailwave burgees configured as standard – you can of course either delete or change them as you wish
  • Upload to  PYOnline now checks that an Event name is specified and automatically ignores races with no results when sending.  It is now possible to use * to send all races even if some have not been sailed
  • Changed RYA Logo and changed ISAF logo to World Sailing Logo plus added RYA icon to Plugin Menu
  • Change ISAF text to World Sailing

 

This is Issued as a full install with an updated World Sailing Plugin – not all functionality is operational at the moment – awaiting World Sailing to supply updated details but it can check all World Sailing ID’s and can create XRR files to be sent to World Sailing

Please report any issues and I will try to fix them

You can download Version 2.30.2 from the link below.  

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_30_2.exe

 

EZTRAP 23.1.0a

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

Last Page update  08-02-2023 Jon

This is an update to V21.1.1
At the time of release please consider this as a Beta release and should you encounter any issues please report them and if necessary revert to version V21.1.1

V23.1.0 Changes:

  • Club Course now has provision for 21 Fixed Marks (up from 12). Max course legs are still at 12.
  • The User’s Manual has been updated.

 V21.1.2 Changes:

  • All courses now have the Course Plot Orientation option of ‘Wind’ or ‘North’ up;
  • The User’s Manual has been updated.

 

For more information on ezTrap please see the release notes on the download page https://www.sailwave.com/category/download-eztrap.

This new release has kindly been authored by Ed Bottrell. Huw Pearce huw@sailwave.com will be providing end-user support and Jon Eskdale jon@sailwave.com  technical support as needed. If you are interested in providing ongoing support or development, please let Huw and Jon know of your interest.

It can be downloaded from

https://www.sailwave.com/download/ezTrap/ezTrap v23.zip

 

Nationality along side the Flag instead of Underneath

Sailwave allows you to publish flags in place of, or additionally to the Nationality (Nat) this is configured in the Setup – Series Properties – Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without this new effect, you would see this:-

 

 

This standard presentation has the effect of increasing the height of each cell – This can be a nice effect but in some cases where you wish to get more results on a screen or sheet of paper then moving the Nationality to the side can  help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the effect turned on you get this effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can be downloaded from here.
Save it in your custom effects folder as specified in the Setup – Global options- folders – My script folder,  the default for this is
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sailwave\Javascript

Then when publishing, enable the NatAlongsideFlag effect

Please let me know if this is useful or if you have any other ideas

Centre Burgee Effect

This is a very simple effect that allows you to have a large(r) image at  the top centre of the results instead of an Event Burgee and a Venue Burgee which are normally at the top corners of the published results

Enable this effect and specify either an Event or Venue Burgee – If you specify both you will get two images.

It can be downloaded from here.
Save it in your custom effects folder as specified in the Setup – Global options- folders – My script folder,  the default for this is
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Sailwave\Javascript

Then when publishing, enable the CentreBurgee effect

Version 2.29.0

This is an exciting upgrade for those publishing to their own websites.

This new version now includes a fully integrated support for SFTP, SSH, and FTPS in addition to a new FTP uploader for uploading published results directly to your website.  This was previously only possible if your website or service supported FTP but many are no longer supporting FTP and require SFTP or SSH uploads.  This all now comes built into your favorite scoring program Sailwave.

Documentation is available here:-
https://www.sailwave.com/upload-of-published-results-ftp-sftp-ssh-ftps

In addition to the support for the secure protocols, there have been some other changes.  The Base URL window now works correctly as intended which may mean if you have been using FTP previously and left this blank you will need to insert “./” in this window.  If you have entered a directory path here and been entering it in front of the filename you will no longer need it in front of the filename.
The famous Error 0 no longer applies when you get an error uploading to your website, you should now get a more informative message such as authentication failure meaning your username or password is incorrect. Note an access error means you don’t have permissions.

This is a full install and also includes

  • the changes in 2.28.14 (see Beta releases) plus
  • Increase buffer size for the format of columns to allow larger HTML formating from 150 to 500 chars – This allows the creation of links on any column – see user group for detail
  • Increase buffer size for Fleet name to 40 from 20 in Main competitor edit window
  • Increase entry size for Venue and Event burgees from 100 to 255 chars to allow long URL’s to be used

Please report any issues and I will try to fix them

You can download Version 2.29.0 from the link below.  

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sw2_29_0.exe

For Mac and other operating systems read
Other Operating systems

Any difficulties please ask on the chat or User Group

Upload of published results FTP SFTP SSH FTPS

Sailwave incorporates built-in FTP for uploading of the Sailwave generated results to either the Sailwave results folder hosted on the Sailwave server (No configuration needed)  or to your own website.

From version 2.29.0 Sailwave also incorporates fully integrated support for SFTP and SSH and FTPS in addition to FTP

The configuration is in Setup – Global Options – FTP

Server

Enter the IP address or name of your server e.g.
82.152.157.14 or mywebsite.com

Base URL

Here you can enter the path to the directory that your results will be stored in e.g.
media/results/2021
Note – directories(Folders) must exist when writing files to them otherwise it will return an error that it is not found
If you wish to write directly to the home folder put ./ in the base url

Folders can also be included as a prefix to the filename when publishing.  So if your base URL was media/results you could prefix the filename with a folder e.g. 2021/myresults.htm

If you leave the base URL empty then the directory is the root directory and you would have to supply a full path in front of the filename when publishing

Note that the Base URL was not fully implemented in pre 2.29.0 versions of Sailwave so if you have been using the FTP upload previously you will probably need to add ./ here or modify the prefix in front of the filename.  But with 2.29.0 onwards you can specify a prefix and don’t need to specify it with the filename.

Directories/Folders must exist and you must have permissions to write to them otherwise it reports an error.

User

Here you need to enter a username which will be set by your webmaster or hosting company. Different usernames may have different permissions and their home directory may be different.
e.g ScorersUpload    or   admin

Password

This password should be that supplied by the webmaster or hosting company.

Port

This is the port used to connect to the remote computer
For SSH or SFTP protocol use 22
For FTPS use 990
For FTP you can leave blank and it will use 21 or specify a custom port number other than 22 or 990

Use Passive Transfer

This currently is only used for the transfer to the Sailwave results folder

Publishing

To publish to FTP or SFTP or SSH or FTPS select the Destination as shown below

You can click the preview to see the file you are publishing in your browser.  If you are happy you can then enter a filename

Filename

This is the filename that will be used for the name of the file on your server
e.g.  myresults    –   This will upload a file myresults.htm to the directory specified by the configuration described previously
e.g. results/2011/myresults.html  –  This will upload a file myresults.html to the directory as specified in the configuration within the subdirectories results/2011

Modify connection settings

You can click this button at anytime prior to publishing to take you directly to the configuration page to Check or Modify the settings

Please feel free to contact us or ask on the Sailwave User Group if you need assistance configuring.

Updated Ratings available in Rating Library

Thank you to Huw who has created new Sailwave rating files for 2021 from the original sources

Not much changed this year due to the Covid-19 situation

  • 2021 RYA PN List – no changes to rating values just changes of year dates
  • 2021 RYA Limited Data PN List – one change of rating for National 18
  • 2021 SCHRS – no changes for 2021 so same as 2020
  • 2021 SCHRS PN Lookalike – no changes for 2021 so same as 2020
  • 2020-2021 Great Lakes Handicap List – this was updated in October

Downloads are available from
https://www.sailwave.com/rating-files-library

Version 2.28.14

This is a  .exe only please install the full version 2.28.11 and then replace the Sailwave.exe with the one from the end of this post.

The major change in this version is the publishing of individual races when using a personal handicap system such as NHC.
There is a competitor-based field “NewRating” which is the rating that will be used for the next race and it was intended for publishing in Series results.  If you published it in individual race tables then it was confusing.  Because let’s say we have had 6 races and publish race 1 the NewRating published would still be the rating for Race 7.  So now it will publish the rating for R2 (or whatever the next race that was run)

As some users use NewRating for other things if they are not using a Personal handicap, Sailwave will detect this and use it as a user-configurable field.

Other changes are

  • Corrected an issue with the extra competitor fields Group and Region – Renaming them was not working correctly and double-clicking in the main grid did not take you to the correct place to edit them.
  • SailNo wizard – the dropdown box to select the field to use now has a scroll bar

Please report any issues and I will try to fix them

You can download Version 2.28.14  from the link below.  Note this is an exe only.

Please do a full install of 2.28.11 if you don’t have it already and replace the Sailwave.exe with this file. You may if you wish to rename the original Sailwave.exe to say sailwave2-28-11.exe so you can revert to it if you wish (see below)

https://www.sailwave.com/download/sailwave/sailwave2-28-14/Sailwave.exe

 

ezTrap 21.1.1

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

Last Page update  14-01-2021 Jon

This is an update to V21.

The latest version of ezTrap has two new functions along with minor cosmetic improvements.

  • The Trap6 course now has a template function that can be activated by the end-user. Each template has three generic Trap6 racecourses with different Target Race Times along with BRGs and distances for each mark;
  • All courses now have an ‘Export’ function that creates a separate Excel spreadsheet with the current Course Display. The exported spreadsheet can then be immediately sent to smartphones, printed, or further processed;
  • The Yacht Club course now has a provision for adding Port or Starboard roundings. Also, a minor bug fix that now allows a mark to be named ‘X’;
  • The Trap6, WL, and Opti courses now have the Wind-up or North-up course plot orientation options.
  • The User’s Manual has also been updated.

For more information on ezTrap please see the release notes on the download page https://www.sailwave.com/category/download-eztrap.

The new release was authored by Ed Bottrell who is phasing out his involvement with ezTrap. Huw Pearce huw@sailwave.com will be providing end-user support and Jon Eskdale jon@sailwave.com  technical support as needed. If you are interested in providing ongoing support or development, please let Huw and Jon know of your interest.

It can be downloaded from

https://www.sailwave.com/download/ezTrap/ezTrap%20v21.1.1.zip