Version 2.1: July 9. 2009


Version 2.1: General Improvements and
Enhancements

New 'Create Races and Stages' Menu

A new Event context menu provides the ability to create heats and
stages for one or more selected events based on any supported
progression system. The action:

  1. Creates the qualifying and final Stages (heats, semi-finals, etc.) according to a selected progression system
  2. Creates the races in each Stage needed to accommodate the number of entries.
  3. Set the proper timing format for each race (time trial or sprint)
  4. Assigns each entry (Crew) to a race lanes in the first qualifying round seeded in the order they are listed as children of their event.
  5. Adds AdvanceSelectors to any qualifying stages to enable the race day progression of crews, once the results are available.

One note: the event must have no Stages for this menu option to be enabled.

To support this function, the whole progression system management component was rewritten and now includes five standard progression systems from USRowing and FISA and two custom progression systems are supported. Here are the descriptions of the behavior of each of the systems.

 

USRowing Progression System 'A' for six lanes
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Repechages Advancing In Each Repechages Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Repechages to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-6 0       0     0    
7-12 2 Top 3 Places     0     0    
13-15 3 Top 2 Places     0     0    
16-18 3   Top 4 Places   0     2 Top 3 Places  
19-24 4   Top 3 Places   0     2 Top 3 Places  
25-36 6   Top 2 Places   0     2 Top 3 Places  
37-41 1   Top 6 Places Remaining 6   Top 1 Place 2 Top 3 Places  
42-100 1   Top 6 Places Next 36 Best Places 6   Top 1 Place 2 Top 3 Places  

 

USRowing Progression System 'B' for six lanes
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-6 0     0    
7-12 2 Top 3 Places   0    
13-18 3 Top 2 Places   0    
19-24 4   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
25-36 6   Top 2 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
37-54 9   Top 2 Places 3 Top 2 Places  

 

USRowing Progression System 'C' for seven lanes
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-7 0     0    
8-14 2 Top 3 Places   0    
15-21 3   Top 4 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
22-28 4   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
29-42 6   Top 3 Places 3 Top 2 Places  
43-63 9   Top 2 Places 3 Top 2 Places  

 

FISA Progression System 'A' for six lanes
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Repechages Advancing In Each Repechages Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Repechages to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-6 0       0     0    
7-8 2 Top 1 Place   Remaining 1 Top 4 Places   0    
9-12 2 Top 1 Place   Remaining 2 Top 2 Places   0    
13-15 3   Top 3 Places Remaining 1   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
16-18 3   Top 1 Place Remaining 3   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
19-24 4   Top 1 Place Remaining 4   Top 2 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
25-36 6   Top 1 Place Remaining 6   Top 2 Places 3 Top 2 Places  
37-41 1   Top 6 Places Remaining 6   Top 1 Place 2 Top 3 Places  
42-100 1   Top 6 Places Next 36 Best Places 6   Top 1 Place 2 Top 3 Places  

 

FISA Progression System 'B' for seven lanes
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Repechages Advancing In Each Repechages Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Repechages to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-7 0       0     0    
8-11 2 Top 2 Places   Remaining 1 Top 2 Places   0    
12-14 2 Top 1 Place   Remaining 2 Top 2 Places   0    
15-16 3   Top 3 Places Remaining 1   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
17-20 3   Top 2 Places Remaining 2   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
21-22 4   Top 2 Places Remaining 2   Top 2 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
23-28 4   Top 1 Place Remaining 4   Top 2 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
29-42 6   Top 1 Place Remaining 6   Top 2 Places 3 Top 2 Places  
43-63 9   Top 1 Place Remaining 9   Top 1 Place 3 Top 2 Places  

 

Basic Progression
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-6 0     0    
7-12 2 Top 3 Places   0    
13-18 3 Top 2 Places   0    
19-24 4   Top 3 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
25-30 5   Top 2 Places + Next 2 Best Times 2 Top 3 Places  
31-36 6   Top 2 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
37-54 1   Top 18 Places 3 Top 2 Places  

 

Stotesbury Progression System for six lanes
Entries Heats Advancing From Heats Semi-Finals Advancing In Each Semi-Final
to Final to Semi Final to Final to Petite Final
1-6 0     0    
7-12 1 Top 6 Places   0    
13-29 1   Top 12 Places 2 Top 3 Places  
30-100 1   Top 18 Places 3 Top 2 Places  

The new progression system component allows the flexibility to tweak and tune these basic progression systems, however this capability is not yet exposed in the interface.

 

Gender-Filtered Team Points Reports Options

The generated team points reports can now be filtered by the event's gender attribute: female, male, mixed, and all genders. The report menu has been updated to allow for this selection:

New team points computation added

A new team points computation called 'Winning Boat Size Point
Computation' has been added. Like the other computations, this one is selectable as an attribute of the Regatta object
in the properties tab.

Here's how it works.

  1. It uses the boat size as the number of points earned. Boat size is based on the number of rowers.
  2. It only awards points to the winning crew.
  3. It doesn't award any points to composite crews.
  4. It awards points to races in flight and final stages, no others.
    In Workbench, heats that are finals are called flights.

 

Support for alternate/spare crew members

Spares can now be added to a crew's member list.

Spares can be swapped into the boat lineup using two new context menus, one for the Spare Member ...

... and one for the Member

FinishLynx .evt file export

A new menu option on the Daily Schedule in the navigator's Race Schedule tab provides for FinishLynx .evt file export capability. A simple wizard collects the exported file name. The file name and path is 'remembered' to make updating an existing file or creating a new modified file name easier. A history of the last 5 file and paths are available in the File Name drop down list.

New Crew sorting option

To make age-based seeding processes easier, crews can now be sorted by average age. Clustering crews by age in final-only flights is common for masters races.

New Daily Schedule sorting option
Many regattas order their race schedule by stage type --- running all qualifying races for all events that require them before starting any subsequent stages such as reps, semi-finals, etc. As a convenience when first creating the race schedule, Regatta Workbench now has the ability to sort the race schedule by stage type.

New Crew Wizard enhancements

When creating a new crew entry in an event, the crew wizard now allows the inline creation of additional athletes without leaving the wizard. Previously, all athletes needed for a crew had to have been created prior to starting the crew wizard.

A new page has been added to the end of the New Crew wizard that optionally allows the assignment of the newly created crew to an existing race in any stage of the event. The new crew being added is highlighted in yellow and the tree supports drag and drop and context menus for renumbering the lane or bow numbers.

 

New crew creation while importing captured split times

Sometimes during the import of captured splits, a crew's information (event, stage, race, lane) cannot be matched with a crew in Regatta Workbench. In cases where the crew is not already entered into Workbench, a 'New Crew...' button has been added that spawns the New Crew Wizard. Upon completion of the wizard, Regatta Workbench will attempt again to find a match for the captured data, this time including the newly added crew. When spawned during import, suggestions for race and lane are provided to the 'New Crew'  wizard that match the unresolved crew's.

 

 

 

 

 

Improved race field label in FinishLynx .evt export

The FinishLynx user interface provides a limited number of characters in its race name field, so the race number and race time were moved to the front of the exported string. For example,

'Mens Masters 1x (AA-B) Flight @ 12:00 AM  changed to '11a @ 12:00 AM Mens Masters 1x (AA-B) Flight'

Use of standard SWT date/time fields

The newly released SWT date time field now provides more standard and intuitive behavior than the previous custom widget.

   
Flights-only progression option added for Masters events

For many Masters events, regatta committees group the crews by age in separate final-only flights within a single event. If specified either in the New Regatta Wizard

or in a menu option,

Regatta Workbench now will group Masters athletes by age in separate flights. The heuristic's threshold for minimum number of participants in a race is 3. The goal is to get a reasonable starting point for the next stage of manual refinements.


New Component

New feature

Regatta Workbench

New feature

Regatta Workbench

 

New feature The race results report menus
are now dynamically updated based on the available report designs.