Posts Tagged bluewater

New Tool – Import Fleet Positions into BWR

Here is a small tool to produce text files suitable for use with Bluwater’s ‘Import Positions’ feature. Read more here Advertisements

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2nd Bluewater Article Available

This one is just a pdf file, not a page here on this blog, and so doesn’t show in the list of pages on the right (hence this post to draw attention to it), but a download (or open in Browser) link is available on the BWR 101 page. It covers creating marks and course/route, […]

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BWR Polar Creator Update

I have updated the Polar Creator/Optimiser to now correctly handle SOL txt files with no TWA=0 column or without a TWS=0 row – and also to tell between TWS in m/s or knots – as sailonline uses the rule ‘if max TWS < 20 units are m/s, otherwise knots’. Original download links now point to […]

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First BWR article published

To start off a series of articles/tutorials on using Bluewater Racing, particularly for SOL (and there will be plenty for the SOTP only SOLers in there to!), I have published the first – a (gentle) introduction to Bluewater. You can find the article listing here

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BWR Optimised Polar Creator fixed

After consulting with the developer of Bluewater racing it became clear there was a little fault lying with each application. 1) The interpolant used in the Polar Creator didnt handle such small Boatspeeds as the Farr 30 in <2 knots  TWS very well, especially from the text input which only specified Boatspeeds for down to […]

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BWR File for Scandinavian Tour – Finland

Since I started including a gpx file setup for Bluewater users, one they could just load into BWR, put the polar in the right place and load a grib file and run – all the races have been quite simple, in terms of the course, and while this course is also simple overall, leg 1 […]

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TWS bug!

Hmmm, if you downloaded the BWR polar creator and paste text input, you won’t get the expected result! Seems I forgot the polar interpolator expects TWS input in m/s…. Polars from data downloaded from SOL are fine, but I would recommend to redownload anyway… Please Note, that even though the interpolator expcts TWS in m/s, […]

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More Bluewater info

I will now add full Bluewater gpx race files (includes start time, polar and some inital optimisation settings), along with the others for each file, and along with pointing you over to Shackel’s Blog will post an article or 2 on using Bluewater – and there are a few ways it can help even those […]

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Bluewater Racing Optimised Polar Creation

I now have available a tool to not only convert text polar data from brainaid’s/SOL format to Bluewater optimised polar files, but it will also download the polar data directly from a SOL race – NO LOGIN REQUIRED! (Hence the name ‘creator’) 😉 Check it out here

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BlueWater Route to __brainaid_ DCs revision 1 uploaded

After fixing a small bug that leaked through the non-existent testing phase, and a quick improvement (now auto parses the 1st line starting with ‘GPS’) a new version of the BWR Route to __brainaid DC tool is available. Dates should now format correctly regardless of geographical location.

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