This plugin allows you to send race results to ISAF. From Version 2.18 of Sailwave this is now a very interactive process.
For Events that you are going to submit results to ISAF, you should start this process as soon as you have the entries to make sure that the ISAF ID’s that you have, are correct, and to give time to find any missing ID’s as you may need to communicate with the competitors.
Below is a short video that gives a short overview. For best quality view the videos in YouTube by clicking the YouTube logo in the bottom right, select full screen, and then click on the Settings cog and select HD
The following video shows the use of the Event Finder
After you have the event selected then next stage is to check the ISAF ID’s are all present and correct. The Sailwave ISAFID Checker will colour code them for you. If you are happy that the name you have and the name ISAF have for that ID is the same person then you can force the colour to Green – Typically if they are registered on ISAF as Elizabeth and they enter as Lizzy then the program would not automatically accept them as the same person (It is clever enough match many names such as Tom and Thomas / Matt and Matthew) so in this case you would confirm them the same by forcing a Green. Green and Amber are accepted for processing but not Red. You would use amber where you are happy that it is the correct ISAF ID but need to do some further work such as contacting the competitor to say their name is incorrectly spelt on the ISAF database and they need to correct it. Or as I have personally seen they have registered on ISAF with the wrong gender.
The following Video gives you an idea of what is involved
Once all the ID’s are marked as Green then we can send the results to ISAF either direct to ISAF via an http transfer or we can save to a file for emailing.
The event organiser will be supplied with a code that enables submitted data to be posted live to the ISAF site. This code only works for a few days before the event (to allow upload of competitors) and a few days after the event. You should be aiming to transmit the results as soon as you have them but to do this you need to make sure you have all the ISAF ID’s so allow yourself time to obtain and check the ID’s
This video covers the final stage of sending the results
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