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.
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.
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.
The 2020 SCHRS International small catamaran rating system ratings have been updated and are available from the Sailwave rating library https://www.sailwave.com/rating-files-library For more details about the SCHRS system please see https://schrs.com
A new addition has been added to the third party page
Dinghy Sailing Race Control (DSRC)
A free android app, controlling race signals, (option of an external horn) race data that will import into Sailwave. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.g0hyn.DSRC
If any of the other details are out of date please let me know
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
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.
The Sailwave site now uses the https secure protocol for its communication. You will now see the locked padlock in the address bar when using the Sailwave site. SSL certificates are courtesy of LetsEncrypt. Some of the major browsers are expected to give warnings on any site that allows input from next month and also non ssl sites will be ranked lower. This upgrade should avoid these issues for users.