Sailwave acquires ezTrap

Sailwave (, 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 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.



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