New tool to aid syncing your PC clock with SOL’s Server time

An accurate PC clock is very important when SOLing, especially for the SOTP SOLer setting DCs – but also for everyone. Read here for more on why this is so, and details of the tool. Advertisements

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Some tools removed….

I removed some tools from the list to the right, as the new beta client includes the same functionality (Polar Butterfly and Corinthian mode)

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Minor Course Change to SWR Leg4

The Sailonline World Race (VOR) Led 4 Course has been changed recently, adding a mark at the Northern tip of the Philippines. Although this shouldn’t really effect the fastest route, as it would likely have gone North of the Philippines anyway. All race and gpx files on the 2012 Races page now include this new waypoint. Tip for BWR […]

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Routing the SWR Leg 4 with Bluewater Racing

To use BWR for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sailonline.org, you will need to dig a little into the application’s Grib Manager. It seems there are actually 2 ‘sources’ of wind in the grib file as downloaded from Brainaid’s website, with some data for East of the dateline. This needs to be […]

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Using the DC Tool when routing in Bluewater from GPS

When you load up a route starting at your GPS location, the new version of BWR has different output that – yet again – is not compatible with the DC converter tool. You will notice the first waypoint name is ‘GPS Posit’ – the space messes things up, so just delete it in the tool […]

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Oops – another change of default format in BWR breaks the DC tool…

I just discovered yet another addition to Bluewater that changes the default output of the program – and output used by the DC converter tool. Namely the time format of the ETE value for each route point. The default now is to also specify days for times greater than 24 hours, which for reasons I […]

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New Dropbox share folder for 2012 Races

Could all those who opted-in to share the dropbox folder instead of manually downloading the race files please ping me an email, as there is now a new folder for 2012 races. Use the Contact page if you need. The Iceland Volcanoes race is included in the 2011 race folder, so you will still get […]

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Date string change needed for BWR 1.71 use with DC tool

The new version of Bluewater uses a different default date format than previous versions, but it also allows you to specify the date format on the preferences page. Unfortunately the new default format is not what is expected in the DC converter tool. All you ned to do to make it work with the DC […]

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Update to Bluewater and the Timed Race Script

Bluewater Racing version 1.71 has been released. The optimisation engine has had a few tweaks and it now runs quite a bit faster. I have also updated the script for timed races to fix the issue of needing to close and reopen the Route Manager to see the routes named Run_# and the best route coloured […]

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How to get your GPS data into Bluewater

To get this working, you will need to install NavMonPC and of course, download the NMEA Proxy for your boat in the race. NavMonPC is very useful by itself, but also offers the ability to resend any data it receives on a virtual com (serial) port – and Bluewater can only read data from com […]

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