Version 2.9.7

Last updated by Jon 21 March 2019

Download link

For a windows install use the following link:-

For a use as a portable app which can be used on a USB memory stick, download the follow zip file and unzip to the USB stick or other location of your choice.

Note: If you are re-installing Sailwave, all files and folders in the install directory are removed prior to installation.  Please make backups as needed.  Under normal circumstances this is not necessary – you should never need to change or add files in the Sailwave install directory.


  • New Feature.  Support for the new RYA scheme of National Handicap for Cruisers – The aim of the National Handicap for Cruiser is explained in this RYA article
    RYA National Handicap for Cruisers page
    Instructions for use can be found HERE
  • NHC is not limited to RYA scheme it can be used to create custom Personal / Progressive handicap systems in conjunction with Excel.
  • Drop down for result codes in sailno wizard has been increased in size
  • Bug fix for user defined templates – Duplicates were appearing when you used the same name for your user defined templates as the default.  User defined templates with the same name over-ride the default.
  • Bug fix for the File Close which previously did not clear all variables resulting in duplicate data being added to the Sailwave file when it was saved and also the new file could inherit incorrect information such as Event email and Event web site.
  • Rewrite of routine to check for new updated versions available. Now uses http protocol in place of ftp which is now faster and more secure and now has a short timeout in the event of being blocked by Firewalls or other issues (Previously the timeout was 5 mins which could lead to thinking Sailwave had crashed).
    Now doesn’t report there is a newer version if you are running a beta version if the latest full release is older than the one you are running.
  • Bug fix for publishing – individual races column class
  • Updated ratings and templates included in Install
  • Standalone competitor list program with support for Reversing Forename/Lastname and sorting on the last 3 or 4 digits of Sail number with detection of duplicate sailnumbers etc. Included in install.
  • 22 April 2013 updated installer to -1 with new SWHelper.exe and SWNHC3.xls
  • For full details of the changes please see the full descriptions in the “Download beta versions” menu, which goes into detail of the above changes.

4 thoughts on “Version 2.9.7”

  1. We would if it was easy – but it would require a complete rewrite. Also although iPads and iPhones are great for viewing information and small amounts of input they are not ideal for manipulating the typical amounts of data that is involved in many events. It is much easier to use a Desktop or Laptop for these events. However there is nothing stopping you viewing the output of Sailwave on your iPad/iPhone and there are some apps for entering small amounts of race data. You can of course run Sailwave on a PC and remote control the PC with an iPad but if you try this I don’t think you would want to do it for very long.

  2. Hi Klas – Within Sailwave you can sort by clicking on the column header and then Control-clicking on the second column.
    In recent versions of Sailwave, there is also the effects you can use when publishing you can use the tablesorter effect to allow the end-user to sort on multiple columns

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