TopYacht (For Keel Boats and Dinghies)
Evaluation Copy Source: Program (evaluation version) downloaded from web site.
Handicap Systems Supported: One Design, Time-On-Distance (Variation of Portsmouth), Portsmouth (UK Version of Program) Time-On-Time
Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7, tested on Windows 7, 64 bit.
Downloaded file is 7.8 MB in size.
Details/Description: Top Yacht Software, an Australian firm, has significantly changed the packaging of their products, but it can still be a little confusing. The standard package will work for keelboat handicapping, but in order to properly handle most handicapping done in the United States the Advanced, Keel, TOT Handicapping (Includes HC Graphing) package is recommended ($165 AUS). The downloaded file was very easy to install.The free evaluation version is limited in application and has a built in expiration time limit. Various types of handicapping algorithms have been and are being developed and the company appears very eager to work with clubs in addressing specific needs. The programs use a modular data base approach and the databases are fully accessible. This power comes with increased user complexity. The programs provide for several different output formats for reporting, including html, and the Site Manager enhancement simplifies uploading of results to web sites. The program has been tested and is in compliance with the Racing Rules of Sailing. Follow this link to get an idea of the web posting capabilities of Top Yacht.
The Enhanced Features Set includes……
- Regatta Enhancements (Tie Breaking and CSV / HTML competitor list import, finish time importation as CSV)
- Display Enhancements (Full Names, Lap Times, Sub Agg Scores, Finish Offset)
- Teams Score (NOT ISAF Teams Racing)
- Handicap Graphing
Courses Plus is a graphic tool that lets you…..
- Design courses on the screen.
- Save and restore course layouts.
- Provides GPS co-ords for all marks.
- Calculates Course sizes for Dinghy and Cat classes under different wind strengths
- Runs boats around the (on screen) course ‘real time’ [or speeded up] and it indicates which marks they have passed and the ETA
for the next mark.
$AUS inc GST
TopYacht Standard (For Keel Boat, Dinghies and Trailerables)
EXTRA: Enhanced Features Set
|EXTRA: Site Manager (Enhanced Internet Publishing)||$165|
- The annual subscription is 1/3 of the Initial Purchase Price and provides one year’s use of the product.
- These prices assume that you down load the product from the web site. .
- Top Yacht does an excellent job of keeping updates to the programs on their web site, and the site should be referred to on a regular basis if using their software.