The Finishing Line

Yacht Race Results System

To download the latest update, click on the Version number below. This will allow you to download the update file to your computer. You can then double click on the downloaded file to implement the changes. The new version will not affect the data you have recorded in your database, however, it is always recommended that you should have a current back up copy of your .mdb file.

For a full list of all changes made to The Finishing Line click here

 

The Finishing Line is distributed and supported by Rossdhu Business Systems Pty Ltd on a "best endeavours" basis.

The system is initially loaded from a CD and may then be kept up to date by downloading updates from this web-site.

To bring your system up to date, you can download the latest update from the list of updates on the left hand side of this page. You do not need to have downloaded previous updates.

The FAQ section, accessed from the FAQ button on the menu bar, addresses many of the common questions about The Finishing Line. However, if your question is not included there, feel free to send an email to Patrick Colquhoun at rossdhu@iinet.net.au

Version 3.16.0 released 13 September 2021

Note: Registration for the year 2021-22 is required for this download to work.


Changes in this version

The parameters to allow recalculation of Fall numbers and to indicate a multi-lap event have been moved from the parameter screen to the Division screen.

An option has been added to the Division screen which allows Fall numbers to be recalculated each time the handicaps are updated.

Some changes have been made to the Handicap Recalculation report to highlight relevant BCYs.

An error in the display of results for a day when there are mulptiple races has been corrected.

When a race involves multiple laps the number of laps for each boat is retained for use if reprocessing is required.

 

Version 3.15.3 released 14 March 2021

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.


Changes in this version

Corrected a problem which occurred when recalculating results from a prior date. This only affected fleets which had multiple handicaps.

Corrected a problem when using Average handicaps where the fleet uses yardsticks and a boat has no results.

 

Version 3.15.2 released 23 February 2021

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.


Changes in this version

Added Finishing Code of NSC to comply with Blue Book

Added facility to bulk delete boats from the boat register

Modified sort sequence for Boat Register

 

Version 3.15.1 released 30 January2021

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.


Changes in this version

Tidied up Average Handicap calculations for DIV type divisions

 

Version 3.15.0 released 16 January2021

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.


Changes in this version


Tidied up Progressive Results to avoid wrong data being exported to Sportspage
Fixed a bug in Modify Competition which caused the program to go into a loop
Updated the processing of Progressive Results for Merged Fleets
Fixed an error which occurred when the class was more than 20 characters long
Allowed for AVG finish codes in Consolidated results
Corrected an error in calculation of Fall Numbers
Added a feature to allow multiple boats to be deleted or to be Nominated or Denominated.
 

Version 3.14.1 released 12 December 2020

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.

Changes in this version

Corrected errors which occurred when printing results and Progressive results p>

 

Version 3.14.0 released 10 December 2020

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.

Changes in this version

Corrected Fall Number calculations for Yardstick fleets

Fixed a problem with Scoring Penalties which were calculating incorrectly when there are retirements

Fixed a problem which caused the system to crash if Finish Details swere displayed prior to calculating results

Improved the race maintenance feature to allow the deletion of multiple races.

Modified some screens to provide dropdown selection of Divisions.

Modified the Progressive result display on Sportspage to highlight dropped races.

Upgraded and enhanced the feature which allows competitions to be merged in the progressive result.

 

Version 3.13.1 released 14 November 2020

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.

Changes in this version

Corrects an error in the calculation of elapsed times which occurs when using Laps

 

Version 3.13.0 released 30 October 2020

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.

Changes in this version

Allows boat yardsticks to have a fractional value.
Adds an option for setting paths to Word and Excel to the System Options menu.

 

Version 3.12.1 released 24 October 2020

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.

Changes in this version

Corrects an error in Consolidation which prevented results being correctly calculated.

 

Version 3.12.0 released 9 October 2020

Note: Registration for the year 2020-21 is required for this download to work.

Changes in this version

Introduces the facility to run a Mixed Fleet on yardsticks. The yardstick is applied to both elapsed and corrected time removing the need to run as 2 separate fleets. This feature can only be used when all boats in the fleet have a valid yardstick.

Tidied up an error in the display of Consolidated race results where the position was not shown correctly