Posts Tagged tools

Different links layout for the 2012 Races page

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 […]

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

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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.

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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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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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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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Polar Butterfly Overlay now available

Well, given the framework I have established for use in the main toolkit to allow more tools to be easily contructed later as plugins, it didnt take long at all to develop a completely standalone version of the polar butterfly overlay. That and I thought “Hey there’s a race coming up in New Zealand, get […]

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