Previous updates to The Checkpoint

The following updates have been made to The Checkpoint:

Version 3.0.22

The changes in this version are:

  • A new parameter is provided in the Points system which allows variable handicap results to be expressed as a percentage of average points lost.
  • The number of events completed is shown on the progressive result report.

Version 3.0.21

released 31 July 2017

An error is fixed which caused the None option to fail in the Day parameters

Version 3.0.20

released 2 June 2017

A problem has been resolved which caused some boats to be excluded when importing times from CPYC.

Version 3.0.19

released 19 April 2017

The changes in this version are:

  • Course sheets can only be displayed and printed for the club identified by the Club Prefix in the system options.

Version 3.0.18

released 5 April 2017

The changes in this version are:

  • Starts and Finishes has been changed to use the actual Start and Finish Marks instead of those which were specified in the Parameters.

Version 3.0.16

released 19 May 2016

The changes in this version are:

  • Tidied up some table displays

Version 3.0.15

released 6 May 2015

The changes in this version are:

  • On the HTML detailed report, "Checked" is included against points lost where appropriate

Version 3.0.14

released 15 March 2015

The changes in this version are:

  • The method of updating Sportspage has been changed. This should help those users who have had difficulty in uploading due to firewall problems.
  • The windows maximise screen can now be used to provide bigger tables
  • The Windows End process (x) can be used in place of the normal Checkpoint End function. They both do the same thing.
  • Colours have been modified to improve readability.

Version 3.0.12

released 31 January 2014

New access control code

Version 3 0.11

Released 24 January 2014

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2013-2014

The only change made to this version to to introduce program control of access to Sportspage

Version 3.0.10

released 24 August 2013

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2013-2014

This version corrects an error which under some circumstances could cause the handicaps to be erased in the club database for non-competing boats in a PYC event

Version 3.0.9

Released 1 July 2013

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2013-2014

This version allows a transit point to be used as a previous mark when applying speed restrictions

Version 3.0.8

Released 14 June 2013

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2012-2013

This version corrects an error which under some circumstances could cause the handicaps to be erased in the club database for non-competing boats in a PYC event

Version 3.0.6

Released 18 February 2012

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2011-2012

Included in this version are:

The ability to upload course maps to Sportspage.

Version 3.0.5

released 18 August 2011

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2011-2012

Included in this version are:

Non-competitiors are now included in the handicap recalculations. This fixes a problem which may occur when the results of previous events are recalculated.

Version 3.0.4

released 10 December 2010

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2010-2011

Included in this version are:

A new Fixtures list is uploaded to the web site when Courses are updated.

Version 3.0.3

released on 25 July 2010

Note: This version requires you to be registered for the year 2010-2011

Included in this version are:

An error is fixed which caused a Run time error during processing when a temporary skipper had been entered .

An error is fixed which stopped penalties from being applied when results are imported from another database (eg States).

A check has been introduced to ensure that all boats are allocated to a fleet before processing takes place.

Version 3.0.2

on 25 June 2009

Note: This version requires you to have installed 3.0.1 from CD

This version fixes up a problem which sometimes occurs when outputing for the Press.

Version 2.5.5

on 3 March 2007

This version fixes a bug in the Output to the Press function and uses a new method for updating the web site.

Version 2.5.4

on 11 May 2006

This version includes a revised screen for identifying Non-starters.

Version 2.5.3

on 18 April 2006

This version corrects 2 problems:

  • Variable handicaps are correctly calculated when there are only 2 results to base them on.
  • The program will not crash when a non-numeric boat number is entered

Version 2.5.2

on 20 August 2004

This version includes the details of the Course in the text file for distribution to clubs after a PYC event.

Version 2.5.0

on 31 May 2004

Changes are:

  • New facility for recording temporary navigator
  • New checkpoint analysis

Version 2.4.13

on 23 May 2004

Changes are:

  • Improvement to the "possible errors" listing
  • No longer aborts when the database cannot be found on start up.

V2.4.11

on 15 March 2004

This version sees a number of cosmetic changes to the Finishing Line to accommodate some new software. However the only functional changes are:

- New display included to list possible errors

- Known non-starters are excluded from the display for confirming starters


V2.4.10

on 10 August 2003

- Fixes a bug in the sequence number of Checkpoints

- A warning added to recalculate ETAs when handicaps are changed

V2.4.9

on 10 May 2003

- Fixes a bug which may result in the wrong database being accessed
Improved the display of results when using Netscape.

V2.4.8

on 29 April 2003

- Puts the course sheets into numerical sequence on the web site.
- The File menu has been altered to allow easier backup, restoring and switching between databases.

V2.4.7

on 1 August 2002

- Provides an enquiry on Boat Performance. This enquiry analyses
the average points lost at a mark by each boat and displays its
average and best and worst performances. Optionally the results
can be output to a spreadsheet along with the average points lost
in each event.

V2.4.6

on 30 May 2002

- Provides a Browse facility for locating files to be Imported.
- Displays Average points lost for the current season.
- Improved handling of unbreakable ties.
- Tidies up the calculation of variable handicaps.
- Always displays events in date sequence.