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Newest Version 2.10 PDF Print E-mail

Version 2.10 is a substantial rewrite, with greatly expanded facilities for viewing and editing polar files,support for Sailonline format, implicit generation of upwind/downwind targets.  Route manager modified to combine routes and marks into one display tree.  Routing algorithm now uses A-Star heuristic to speed search.  Program internal structure changed to simplify MAC OS native version support.  Program help is now a html file hierarchy in accordance with Mac Help.  Bug optimizing in lakes and ponds fixed.  Grib display configuration changes can be saved.

Versions 1.86, 1.87 bug fixes reading grib files

Version 1.85 Fixes bug with editing new routes.

Version 1.84 More WMO Grib parameters are accepted as surface wind data.

Version 1.83 Upgrade to GSHHG Version 2.4.3.  World Port Index 2015.

Version 1.82 Optimization bug fix.

Version 1.81 World Magnetic Model update

Version 1.80: NMEA interface has been revised to be more robust.

Version 1.76 fixes a bug in the polar manager.

Version 1.75 fixes a bug in multi-leg optimization.

Version 1.74 adds code to handle Gribs with inconsistent header information, in particular, gribs downloaded from Sailflow.

Version 1.73 restores some functionality lost in 1.72 and adds some new functionality.  A "GPS Position" mark will be created automatically when a GPS is connected, assuming this has been selected in the preferences.  Any mark named "GPS Position" will be constantly moved to the current reported GPS position.  A route point can be moved to the current GPS position, using the point edit menu in edit mode.  Users can select whether or not the GPS track is created automatically.

Version 1.72 corrects several bugs.  Fixed bug that would on rare occasions cause the program to route over land.  Fixed bugs that occurred when multiple marks have the same name.  This is permitted, but when a race is saved to a GPX, if two marks with the same name are used as references in route points, then the names will be made unique by appending integers.  The GPS position will no longer be saved in race files as a mark. It disappears when the GPS connection is severed.

Version 1.71 corrects a bug that would cause a "expected floating point but got """ error when opening the route manager with a new route.

Version 1.70 has a rewritten optimizer that runs substantially faster but still computes the same winning routes.  Some additional flexibility in displaying times has also been added.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 May 2017 18:06
Peregrine Wins Transpac 2011 Division VI Using Bluewater Racing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:41

Peregrine crosses line at Diamond Head

The Hobie 33, skippered by Simon Garland with navigator Jeff Westbrook, corrected out six hours ahead of its nearest competitor  to take the Division VI trophy.  Peregrine also corrected first out of all boats starting on Monday July 4, but could not beat the big boats starting on July 8, who benefited from stronger and steadier breeze leaving the California coastal waters.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:16
Take a Tour with the Online Tutorial PDF Print E-mail

Take a tour of Bluewater Racing with our quick online tutorial, featuring lots of screen shots of the program in action.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 April 2017 15:16
Barb-a-loot wins 2008 PacCup division PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 21:12
Andrew Hamilton drove his Moore 24 Barb-a-loot to victory in Division 2 of the 2008 Pacific Cup, using Bluewater Racing.  Barb-a-loot finished 7th in the overall fleet of 59 boats.  Since we're not trying to make money off this software, we're not sure why we're trumpeting this fact.  Anyway, Andy writes: "the program is great, was a huge help and kept me busy." Medium-high praise indeed!

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