A Scoring Program For Simultaneous Multiple Class Races & Regattas
- Features -
A dynamic finish form is used to record the finish of each boat, and the list may be instantly sorted in any order such as sail number, class, rating, boat name, handicap, and by boats not yet finished. When a boat crosses the finish line, the button adjacent to that boat is simply clicked, and the program instantly displays finish time, elapsed time, corrected time, average speed, and seconds per mile. If a finish is incorrectly pressed, the time stamp can be canceled. If a computer is not available for automatic real-time finish recording, results may be entered manually.
Once all boats have finished, one click of a button calculates the results for all participating classes, and if there are boats participating under the handicap scoring format, the Wind Factor for that race is calculated creating an adjusted seconds per mile for each participant. Adjusted seconds per mile become the basis for calculating the handicaps for each boat's next race. The program allows the selection of non-finisher point scenarios such as one more than starters, or one more than finishers. For regattas, it can calculate virtually any throw out formula for short and long series regattas.
Multiple simultaneous regattas are accommodated, and the participant list of each regatta can be recalled at any time so that a race involving an in-progress regatta may be run without affecting other incomplete regattas. The program can output a printed race report for any completed race showing the number of participants in each class, the distances, the start times, and elapsed and corrected times for each boat in each class. In addition it displays the average speed of each boat, seconds per mile, and the hypothetical rating each boat would have need to win the race. Also displayed is each boat's total points if that race is part of series or regatta. The program can also publish any race report to HTML for uploading to a web site.