In the Edit+Competitor window the user can select from a list of classes. The content of that list is derived from rating files, as well as the classes already defined within the series. It’s worth taking some time to set up rating files so that classes can be selected from this list rather then being entered by hand. Another advantage is that when a class is selected in this way the rating field is also automatically populated. Continue reading How do I create and use rating files?
Available from the File menu, File+ImportRaceResults is usually used when race data has been captured with a timing device and you need to import elapsed times, positions, codes, laps and start/finish times. Continue reading How do I import a list of race results?
Available from the File menu, File+ImportCompetitorList allows you to import a competitor list into Sailwave from a CSV file. It has options to remove existing competitors prior to the import. Continue reading How do I import a competitor list?
Available from the File menu, File+ImportSeriesSummary operates like the import competitor list facility, while also allowing you to import the series race results as positions, codes or elapsed times from a CSV file. This can be useful to get a whole series into Sailwave after copying from a web page or spreadsheet. Continue reading How do I import a series summary?
Updated 16-05-2015 by Jon
This plugin allows you to send handicap race data back to the RYA. From March 2015 the method of sending has changed and you need to use Sailwave Version 2.18.5 or later
Usually you would create a series by opening an existing series and using the File+SaveAs menu to save it with a new name, or to use the File+NewSeriesUsingOneOfYourSeriesAsAProForma menu item that allow you to create a new series based on one of your existing series. Continue reading How do I setup a series for the first time?
In a start window you can tick the AccumulateElapsedTime check box to automatically set the elapsed times for competitors in that start to be the accumulation of their elapsed times from some of the other races. This is performed every time the series is scored. Continue reading How do I combine leg times into an overall race time?
Sailwave allows a start to be marked as DiscardMeFirst. Using this capability, practice races can be included in the series because you can force them to be discarded before discarding real races. Continue reading How do I handle practice races?
Note that the wind indexed options are not enabled by default in Sailwave because they are little used – use the User Interface window to enable them on a per series basis. Continue reading How do I use wind indexed ratings?