How do I import data into PY online?

Sailwave and HAL files must be uploaded through the programme, found in the 'plug-ins' tab.

Only XML files may be uploaded directly on to the website. For the XML format please email technical@rya.org.uk.

What should I do if I am having difficulty importing data?

Please try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Ensure you have an up to date version of these programmes.
  • Check that each race date is in the format yyyy-mm-dd.
  • Check that there are no symbols in the cells such as '/' in the sail number column.
  • Check that the race data makes sense for scoring - elapsed times and corrected times are shown etc. 
  • If these are all correct please send a file of a race you are trying to upload with a description of what is happening and what errors are shown to technical@rya.org.uk

Please note: PY Online will only upload directly from Sailwave or HAL.

What is the criteria for a race to be included in the overall PY calculations?

A race must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Needs to have more than 3 finishers
  • Must have more than one Class
  • Must not less than 20 minutes

Who is included in the PY Calculations?

Only top 66% of finishers are used to calculate the average corrected time.

Only those that finish within 105% of the average corrected time of top 66% of finishers are counted.

If one class is always excluded and therefore never has an adjustment, the class needs a significant local handicap change, one example:

  • Compare the average achieved PN of best sailor in each fleet.
  • Take the best sailor in the class with biggest turnout and few exclusions
  • Work out the percentage difference between the achieved PN and used PN
  • Apply same difference to best sailor in the class with a problem adjusting
  • This creates a good starting point to allow the class to get some results into PY Online for proper adjustment.
  • If there is not a good sailor in the Class that is always excluded, take the best sailor from that class and use a similar performer from the bigger fleet as the reference point. This is easier for junior fleets etc.
  • This may be difficult for Committees to pass, so running this alongside the ‘correct’ PNs for a season may help.