Support when using ZW 5

When you start using ZW5 for your regatta for the first time, and are not familiar with it, then please don’t wait until the last evening before your event to try things out. I will help if I have time, but asking me to look at things in the last minute may be a problem.

Please find a quick start guide (work in progress) here:

You can contact me through my Facebook page (see menu on the right) or mail me at zwscoring[at]zw-scoring[dot]nl. Replace the [at] by @ and [dot] by . before sending the mail.

Version release notes

Fixed an issue with the registration when you are offline.

Fixed an issue with not all relevant information of a regatta not being saved to file. This showd up when loading your file on another computer.

The Freeze handicaps menu item on the Finish menu only showed up after more than 1 race was entered.

Added output listing for Handicaps, Print and HTML. Not all Handicap overviews can be printed yet, they will follow soon. Currently only SW is tested.

Fixed some issues with the loading of translations. Still, some items are not being translated when the language in the regatta is different from the general language.

Sometimes, after the Splash screen, the main window for ZW won’t show. This is because the location parameters for some reason get out of the scope of your screen. ZW will now fix this automatically.

Copy/Pasting data into an excel to import contestants will sometimes contain CR and LF characters (Carriage Return and Line Feed). This messes up the printing of the results. When importing Excel, ZW will change these characters to space.

When printing results for several or all fleets at once, where the fleets had different amounts of sailed races, unsailed races would also be outputted. This is now fixed.

Version release notes
Fixed an issue with (SW) Handicaps, it was not possible to enter decimals
Inputting finish times did not always work correctly
Improvements for the E_Captain results upload and better registration options for this
Added startdate and enddate for regattas on the General regatta options form, currently this is only outputted to the E-Captian XML
Fixed several small issues that would crash the program

If you have any issues, please let me know. Only that way can I imporve the program

Version release notes

This weekend I will release an extra build.

There is a lot of discussion about scoring a TLE for competitors that didn’t finish within the time limit. I will not join the discussion, but made TLE available, since RC’s are already adding it to the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race. I’m aware that this score is not specified in RRS 2021-2024.

In the General Settings of the Regatta you can specify if 1 (default) or 2 points will be added. A boat that scores a TLE gets scored the points of the last boat that finished within the time limit, and was not disqualified, plus the TLE addition that you defined.

Version release notes

In this fix release I restored the ability to write results etc. to Microsoft Word.
Users that installed previously won’t automatically get this update, but can download and install it manually.
Or they can wait until 5.01.03 or higher is released.
This is to limit the amount of updates that don’t impact many users.