As you probably already know, I try to put race files for the 2 most common routers used on SOL, as well as ‘raw’ GPX for importing into other programs like Google Earth or other Nav software, on the Races page (except for the very short ‘non-routable’ races). A recent update of Expedition allows it to import the course from GPX (and about time!), and it can do so from either the BWR race file or the raw GPX.
So, now instead of 3 links for raw GPX, CSV for Expedition and a Zip file for BWR I will now post 4 links (if in doubt there are tooltips over the links)
- gpx – The same as before, raw GPX. Expedition can import marks from this file.
- course – This is a BWR file containing the course and occasionally a separate Leg 1. Expedition can also import this file (but only the marks)
- bwr_polar – Is the polar optimised for Bluewater
- exp_polar – Is the same data formatted for Expedition
BWR users now download the 2 files separately, instead of the single zip which was unzipped directly into the BWR installation folder. The course must be put in your ‘races’ folder, and the polar in your ‘polars’ folder.
This will also save on downloading duplicates of the polars – if you already have it, don’t download it again (they never change)