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Boat Scenario (boats for short) is a cross platform Race Scenario drawing tool. Sailing training aid / visualization animator / and MORE ...

Boats 201307 Released By boats on Tuesday, July 23 2013, 19:00
 Hello Everyone!
Time flies, and an update has been long due. A new step has been achieved in this release, with strong contributions from Graham Louth. This shows the power of open source as anyone can propose improvements and have them incorporated for the benefits of all.
Here are the new features:
  • New boat shapes, ranging from 420/470 to 29er, 49er, and the classical Firefly and Topper
  • Select a full track with Shift+click
  • A jib, which can be trimmed with "," and "."
  • A Gennaker on the keelboat, skiffs and the tornado, trimmable with Ctrl + "," and "."
  • Projection transform, allowing to rotate and tilt the diagram and show a different perspective
  • A Follow Track mode in the animations, to better understand each boat's point of view
  • Improvements for the marks: change color, edit their label, add an arrow for clockwise/anticlockwise
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Enjoy sailing!


Boat Scenario is a drawing tool. It is your ideal companion for training sessions, rule learning, strategy explanations and more.
The project is mature and still allows for improvements.

The main features are:
  • Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
  • Multiple boat shapes, because not everyone races a Soling! Available boats now are Optimist, Laser, Tornado, and Keelboat. More can be added!
  • Easy boat movement and setting the heading with left and right mouse buttons.
  • Boat selection mechanism to edit multiple boats together, and undo/redo options.
  • Smooth animation with play/pause/hand set to test the realism of the drawing.
  • Wind shifts along the scenario.
  • Export as an animation image, or as a still Image of any time in the animation.
  • Printing support to generate a nice call description.
  • Data is saved as xml. It is thus planned for further evolutions.


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