Managing participants in sailing races

Yves Sindayamaze


Supervised by Stuart M Allen; Moderated by Hiroyuki Kido

Many sailing clubs organise weekly races for their members. Although these are typically informal, with sailors simply turning up on the day to take part, it would be useful to keep track of participants for two main reasons. Firstly, from a safety perspective, it would be helpful to know who has taken to the water to race, and more importantly that they have returned to shore. Secondly, it would be helpful to know exactly who is taking part in a race for the purposes of managing results. The aim of this project is to develop a system to manage this, which is physically robust (since it will need to be used outdoors/near water), easy to manage, and takes account of the limitations of users (e.g. they will typically be wearing bulky sailing gear, pulling a dinghy, and limited in time).

Initial Plan (06/02/2023) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (19/05/2023) [Zip Archive]

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