When setting up a head race, bow numbers may be put in packets ahead of time because the bow numbers are unique. Bow number packets are often organized by the name (or email address) of the registering coach.
A spreadsheet of the bow numbers for a head race is available on the Info page in Race Director.
The data is organized by the email address of the registering coach for ease in finding all packets for a single coach.
The schedule may now be published separately from the heat sheets and results. In Race Director, see the Publish Schedule checkbox on the Info page.
The result is that the schedule is now available on the main races page.
The heat sheets now support search and day-by-day breakdown like the results pages. Entering data in the search field will search the flight names and the entries:
The name tool had been just for copying the name of the event into the flight. However, for complex races containing many events and progressions within the events, more flexible naming tools are necessary to make it easier to create the schedule. The latest updates add tools for appending the a round name and numbering flights based on the events they are in.
Here is the new improved workflow for naming flights:
- Set up a number of flights based on how many you need for your schedule. The initial flights will all have the same event and same initial name “New Event”.
- Associate the flights with the proper events:
- Select all of the flights, click Name Tool, select the Copy Event tab:
- Click OK and the names of the events will be copied into the flight names:
- Now append the word heat onto the heats. Click Name Tool and select the Append tab:
- Enter the word “Heat” into the field called String to Append and then click OK. The word heat is added to all selected flights:
- Do the same thing to append the word “Final” to all of the finals:
- Now select all of the flights you want to number (That could be all flights or maybe just the heats. We’ll just number the heats). Then click Name tool and select the Number tab:
- Click ok and your flights are numbered:
At that point your flights names are set in your schedule and you may assign bow numbers to the flights.
To make all of this easier, the Magic name tool combines a number of those steps. It will copy the event name, append the name of a round to them, and number them. So for example, to set up all flights within a round of racing, do the following:
- Set the event names as you normally would for the above workflow:
- Select the events you want to name, click Name Tool, and then select the Magic tab:
- Enter the round name such as “Heat”. The event name is copied, the word “Heat” is appended to the names, and the flights are numbered within their events:
You can configure the timing system to handle split times.
Split times appear on the results page as follows:
Displaying the split times requires the use of the iPad Timer application to collect split times. To configure the Timer app to collect split times, set the proper station. Split 1 = 500m, Split 2 = 1000m, Split 3=1500m:
The results pages now automatically divide up into separate days to make it easier to find the desired results and to make it lighter on the bandwidth used.
The days on the results page are driven by the days configured in Race Director on the Info page:
For 2015 we’ve done a major revamp of the online heat sheets. The changes include:
- Combination of sprint and time trial events
- Realtime updates during regatta
- Support for more lanes for sprint races
The heat sheets used to support just sprint races, but now support sprint races with or without time trials, and head races:
The links for heat sheets are now active on the web site. Upon making heat sheets visible the link to the heat sheets page now appears on the races page.
Whether the flight shows up as time trial or sprint is determined by the Flight Type configured on the schedule page:
The number of lanes on the heat sheet (and Bow #’s page) is driven off of the “# of Lanes” field on the Course page:
Bunch of changes to the features for assigning bow numbers….
The page formerly known as “Lanes” is now called “Bow #’s”. We made the name change because it now supports both sprints and time trials and we thought that “Bow #’s” was more generally applicable.
The bow assignments had previously been done on the scheduling page which only partially made sense. We have removed the bow assignment functionality from the scheduling page and it is now available solely on the Bow #’s page from the main navigation bar on the top of the screen.
Next, the page now supports status changes via the status dropdown and also supports both sprints and time trials.
Notice the horizontal layout for sprints and vertical layout for time trials.
Notice that bow assignments in either type of flight have a status dropdown associated with the entry.
Added a new feature for making notes on the results of a flight. In the Referee Application, the Chief Judge may add a Public Note to results in the case that something needs further explanation.
This can be used for photo finishes too and includes support for Font Awesome icons!
Results now support searching by flight name or by the name of the entry.