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Mar 14, 2012, 11:36 AM

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From Chris Luppens:
I was wondering why there is a great lack of scoring programs and other useful apps for iPads and Androids?


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Mar 14, 2012, 11:36 AM

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One useful app for Android, iOS and Windows phone would be for those of us who have to take finishes for handicap (PHRF, IRC etc.) Classes. The line sighter needs three eyes for this: one to look at the watch, one to look at the bow of the boat and one to look for the [frequently lengthy] sail number.

The essential feature of the app would be the ability to tap the screen for each finisher and generate a list of finish times that could be downloaded and matched up with the one design style order of finish.

Best regards

Hugh Elliot




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Mar 14, 2012, 11:41 AM

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SailRacer has developed a tablet based scoring app. This has been successfully used by the Extreme Sailing Series (ESS), where finishing positions are quickly recorded by simply clicking on the appropriate team image. These are automatically published to various web pages, including progressive analysis and direct push to Social Media such as Twitter. In this fast and furious environment, the speed of operation and results publication has bought many benefits.

See http://www.sailracer.org/contentview.asp?id=266

In prototype we have a version aimed at large fleets, which will be available to users of SailRacer event management systems.

Mobile apps have the potential to revolutionise race management and reporting, SailRacer has developed a number of systems for clients that are helping them realise some of these benefits. I suspect there are many other specialist sailing mobile solutions out there, but not yet available via iTunes or Android Market Place, watch this space.

Simon
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Mar 14, 2012, 11:42 AM

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At the end of this month, I'll be launching a product called JibeSet that seeks to greatly improve the racing experience for everyone involved. It provides a streamlined set of tools for Race Committees to more efficiently manage their events and engage their competitors. For racers and crews, it provides a social experience that has been absent from the racing world thus far. Here's a short list of features:

For Race Committees:
  • Platform for announcing events, accepting registrations and payments, scoring, and posting results
  • Manage race documents like NORs and SIs
  • One Design, PHRF TOT, PHRF TOD, Portsmouth Yardstick & ISAF Low Point systems currently supported

For Racers:
  • Follow events, organizations, users, & boats that you're interested in
  • Racing profile is public and persistent so that past results are easily accessible
  • Manage crew for individual events through an opt-in system where crews note their availability and the position they will perform
  • Race results follow not only boats and skippers, but crews as well
  • Powerful search that allows you to to find events near you, or by a certain class, as well as find potential crew, and review their racing history

As I said, this is just a short list of features, and we've got tons more in the works for future releases. We've developed our web user interface against our own API so that we can scale the product suite out to mobile apps, devices, etc. The web interface will work well on mobile devices, but we plan to launch native mobile apps in the near future.

You can read more about it on the website (http://jibeset.co) and sign up for updates, and of course, if you have additional questions or feedback, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks,
Claude Nix




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Mar 14, 2012, 11:43 AM

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There is one for scoring PHRF called phrf race control. I would not use it myself -- single division only, for one thing.

mIRC calculator is intended not to score a race but help a competitor know where it stands on corrected as it rounds marks.

Stephen Jones




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Mar 14, 2012, 11:44 AM

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Regarding scoring programs for your smart phone, I couldn't find any general apps, so I wrote my own.

http://www.npsra.org/JavaApps/racecalc.html

It's pretty simple and my first javascript. Since it's web based, it works on the iPhone and Android.

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Mike Ludtke
http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mludtke2012


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Mar 21, 2012, 7:02 PM

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Thanks for sharing this information with your users. Several folks have come from here and signed up for product updates.

With that in mind, I'd like to invite anyone who does R/C work and is looking for a better way to manage their event to get in touch with me. The launch at the end of this month will be a beta launch, as I need to run some real regattas through the system with real users, in order to iron out any issues before the public launch. JibeSet will eventually be a paid platform for any regatta that collects an entry fee. During the beta, there will be no fees, and I'm working on an incentive package to offer a discounted rate to early adopters as a thank you for helping me get the final polish on the product.

An ideal event for the beta would be a single keelboat race or a keelboat series using either PHRF or One Design scoring. Small boats are a huge focus of our efforts, but they aren't quite ready to go yet. (The reason for this is we have developed an AI system for 'automagically' putting boats in their appropriate fleet when they register. Due to the large number of small boat classes that exist, the AI isn't quite where it needs to be to put them in the right place. YET)

So, if you think your event would be a good fit and you'd like to take the product for a test drive, please shoot me an email at claude@jibeset.co. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

-Claude Nix


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Mar 26, 2012, 3:03 PM

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Yacht Scoring has been proving all of this service and technology for the Yacht Racing Industry now for about 5-6 years.

The program offers everything from online registration, full race management all through final results. ALL of this online and in real time! Scoring is available for PHRF (ToT, ToD), IRC, CSA, OD, Portsmouth and various others.

Over the last couple of years, we have added connections to Facebook for both Yacht Scoring and the Event's Facebook and through FB, an immediate connection to Twitter. What that means is that with a single post on the Yacht Scoring Blog section, we can "push" that post to YS's and the event's Facebook AND Twitter. All with a single click!

As for mobile devices, we have also been there for the last 4-5 years. We did not develop an iOS or an "App", which are all OS specific, as we did not want to create and maintain 5 different versions of "Apps". However, we have developed a Mobile version of our web site which works and is accessible by ANY mobile device: www.yachtscoring.com/mobile This site provides pretty much 100% of the public side of Yacht Scoring but presented in a mobile version. Including competitor event registration which can be done with 5 clicks through your mobile!

More recently, we have added "QR Codes" to most of the pages in Yacht Scoring. That allows the competitor to use their mobile device to scan the "QR Code" and go directly to that specific page on YS.

As always, we are open and continue to follow the latest technology, Social Media and all other developments and will add and embrace them as they develop.

Check it out... www.yachtscoring.com

Any questions, drop me a note at luiz@yachtscoring.com


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Mar 27, 2012, 1:25 PM

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Hi,
How do I drop this down to my droid?
thanks
john izmirlian


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Mar 27, 2012, 11:16 PM

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Hi John,

There's nothing to drop down or install with Yacht Scoring.

Simply open your browser and go to www.yachtscoring.com/mobile

That gets you all the info you need. Save bookmark and if you want, a shortcut to your Home page. You'll then have access to ALL of Yacht Scoring live events and results.

Luiz


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Mar 28, 2012, 3:45 AM

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Thank you much


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May 3, 2012, 8:43 PM

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Hi folks. Just wanted to follow up on my last post and let you know that we just launched our private beta today. Details are here:

http://blog.jibeset.co/...jibeset-beta-is-here





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