Forum: The Racing Rules of Sailing

Drawing Tools (can't find it in RRoS Search)

Vincent Harris
Nationality: United States of America
I've tried searching (for something about drawing tools... I know I've seen discussion, and would like something..) but can not get any results.  I have tried on a laptop, on my phone, and tried searching for 'rule', knowing for certain that word is in here.  No results are displayed.

What drawing tools do people use?

Thanks, in advance if someone can help with resolution of this.
Vince Harris
Created: 22-May-19 14:46

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Mark Townsend
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • International Race Officer
  • International Umpire
  • International Judge
4
Created: 22-May-19 15:01
Vincent Harris
Nationality: United States of America
0
Thank you.  I went to Google and found my way to that.

It is the case that the search function doesn't work here though.
-V
Created: 22-May-19 15:09
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Nicholas Kotsatos
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Judge In Training
2
there is also a rudimentary tool in the US Sailing protest form.
also this thread: https://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/posts/127-rrs-drawing-software
and this one: https://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/posts/873-diagram-maker
Created: 22-May-19 15:16
Paddy Fitzpatrick
Nationality: Australia
Certifications:
  • Club Judge
2
Hi Vince
If you own a Mac sailreplay is a great drawing tool
Sailreplay.com
Created: 22-May-19 16:00
Rob Overton
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • International Umpire
0
I draw a lot of tactical diagrams because of my involvement with the rules, and overall, I recommend Boat Scenario (see Mark's comment for the URL).  I'd love it if the boats could be numbered -- the workaround is to put a text bubble at position 1 and move the bubble right over the boat, so the cartoon effect is removed.  The drawing tool provided with the US Sailing app (select the pencil at the bottom of the app to get the protest form and scroll down to the diagram) is very non-intuitive and maybe not very good -- I just heard a protest where a party used it and his review was, simply, "never again".  And besides, it's only good for protests filed from your phone.
Created: 22-May-19 18:26
Bob Scott
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Judge In Training
0
I also use SailPlay app on my MacBook and am very happy with it.

If you are a US Sailing member, their app has a pretty good drawing tool in the protest filing part of the app but as far as I know it only works on mobile devices.  I filed a protest via the app and it freaked the protest committee out.
Created: 22-May-19 18:28
Graham Louth
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Certifications:
  • International Judge
  • Umpire In Training
  • National Race Officer
0
@Rob - What exactly do you mean by "if the boats could be numbered"? Do you mean sail numbers?

Graham Louth (contributor to BoatScenario development)
Created: 22-May-19 19:17
Hugh Wylam
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Tactical Sailing Solutions for PC        https://tss.peronneau.net
Sail Replay for Mac  (not iPad)          https://sailreplay.com
Both are in my opinion superb and have free trial periods.  They then ask for subscriptions - not unreasonable given the work put in!
If you want any extra features with Sail Replay then contact the author Andraž Koželj - he will try to sort it out.
Created: 22-May-20 07:45
Vincent Harris
Nationality: United States of America
0
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I don't have a MAC; only windows computers, so I downloaded Boat Scenario, and am getting used to it.
Best regards,
Vince
Created: 22-May-20 16:34
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