Major rewrite of Polar Manager, move to Bluewater-specific .plr file format. Expedition/Deckman still supported. Sailonline polar files are now supported. Substantially more editing functions added to Polar Manager. Route manager modified to combine routes and marks into one display tree.
NMEA input revised to be more robust.
Optimization is now substantially faster. Added options to control date format and ETE format in route manager and route details windows.
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.
Enhanced support for NMEA instruments. Updater is now silent during updates. Bug fixes: When sorting route manager entries by column, colors of routes were lost. Repaired bug in gribDescription.tcl popup for cloud cover. Performance functions will no longer erroneously use
Automatic update checking now included. Printing of route details.
Added improved undo/redo capability and file autosaving. Extended optimization to routes in lakes and ponds.
Planning chart updated to GSHHS Version 7. Added political boundary, river, and world port index data to the planning chart. By default only ports are shown. Optimizations can now be canceled while running. Made performance code reentrant, to avoid bug
This is the first major release to the public.
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. Andy writes: “the program is great, was a huge help and kept me busy.”