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Now part of Sailwave Race Management Resources

October 1, 2020 Breaking News: Sailwave acquires ezTrap

Sailwave (sailwave.com), the premier sailing results/scoring application for windows has acquired ezTrap, a unique MS Excel© based application for designing and managing sailboat racecourses. As with Sailwave, ezTrap is available as a free download for unrestricted use.

ezTrap has been available since 2009 and is in use by Race Officers around the world for Trapezoid, Windward/Leeward, Optimist; RS:X Slalom; 505 Worlds, Triangle, and Lipton Cup courses along with a flexible ‘round the buoys’ course for Yacht Clubs and other sailing associations.

Two of the biggest challenges with sailboat racing are significantly improved with ezTrap – set-up time and accuracy. To the best of our knowledge, it is the only app that instantly:

  • Provides Latitudes & Longitudes of all Marks & Pins;

  • Calculates BRGs & Distance of all Marks & Pins to/from RC Signals Boat;

  • Estimates sailing times by leg; and,

  • Scales up/down the course to meet Target Race Times for multiple fleets.

ezTrap was developed and supported by Ed Bottrell, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and will continue to be available from his website Bottrell.ca until the end of February 2021. Ed has retired and is pleased that Sailwave will continue to provide downloads and support through the Sailwave User Group. Future development and enhancements are possible with current and future Sailwave volunteers.


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ezTrap

ezTrap is a Microsoft Excel®-based PC application developed in 2009 that enables sailboat Race Officers anywhere in the world to quickly design and set accurate race courses, especially the Trapezoid.

ezTrap V21 is the latest release of this unique software product, which is now available for FREE download from

Sailwave.com

ezTrap is unique because, to the best of our knowledge, it is the only app that instantly:

  • Provides Latitudes & Longitudes of all Marks & Pins;
  • Calculates BRGs & Distance of all Marks & Pins to/from RC Signals Boat;
  • Estimates sailing times by leg; and,
  • Scales up/down the course to meet Target Race Times. 

As of 2019, it is being used by Race Officers in 15-countries in both hemispheres: Australia, Brunei, Canada, England, Finland, Indonesia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, USA, and Wales.

ezTrap greatly improves two of the biggest problems in sailboat racing: Set-up time and accuracy. Click below for more details...


ezTrap Details

ezTrap Courses

Trapezoid W/L Optimist Yacht Club RSX Slalom Triangle Lipton Cup

Key Benefits:

  • Short Design Time;
  • Accuracy and Precision;
  • Fast Set-up and Change Time;
  • Optimization;
  • Uniform High Quality;
  • Flexibility; and,
  • Confidence.