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… with any results/experience using the TCL script for the Iceland timed race. Thanks Advertisements

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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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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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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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New tool published – a Bluewater Script for Timed Races

As I said I would a few posts ago, I have now made available a tcl script for Bluewater to allow you to automatically compute multiple runs of a route, with a specified interval between start times. You load and use the script in the Bluewater console. Full details and a download link can be […]

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Added new race file for Bluewater users

I have added a fourth file available for download for each race from now on. I have added a link labelled ‘bwrX’ – to indicate it is for BWR, with ‘X’tra data. Basically, this is a Zip file that also includes a Bluewater optimised polar file as well as the race file. Each of these […]

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Polar Converter Updated – Expedition now supported!

I have made a few small changes to the polar converter tool. When you use a SOL Race as input data, the interpolation is now identical to SOL, and Expedition format polars can now also be created. I have also moved the tool over to codeplex so if there are any future modifications, or (god […]

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