This is the BitSailor router start page. If you don't have a user yet, please register.
Log in to the router page (see links in the table below) with you boat name.
The router, and this site, are currently still under development. Please have a look at the Known Issues before using the router.
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Routing may take several minutes. Please avoid frequent long routings.
Short routings (up to 4 days) only take a few seconds.
The start flag is moved to your boat position and the NMEA timestamp is entered as the start time.
It may take up to a minute until a position is available.
If another client connects to the NMEA port, your connection may be terminated.
When routing is complete and the route is displayed, click on any waypoint to anchor the TWA tool on the waypoint.
Click on the map to set a direction. The blue path represents a fixed heading.
Please note, during wind updates the TWA tool may attempt to use a forecast that is not yet available. In this case, retry later or select the cycle manually using the 'Cycle' checkbox.
Some e-mail providers may classify the sender domain as spam. Please check your spam folder.
Some providers seem to have technical difficulties accepting e-mail from bitsailor.net, notably orange.fr.
If you are affected, please try a different e-mail address. For example, GMail is known to work and it is easy to register an e-mail address there.
The route search terminates when a route point is generated that is closer to the destination than a given target distance. Sometimes, especially in routings longer than 2.5days and strong wind conditions, no such point is ever generated.
Move the target point closer to an isochrone to workaround this issue.
This may happen when wind conditions are unfavourable and the boat's tacking angle is large, or when there are too many obstructions in the area.
You can usually work around this by moving the target behind or sideways from your actual destination.
Also see "Isochrones run past destination"
error The value NIL is not of type VIRTUALHELM::POLARS
The router stores some of your race-related settings when you load a race, among the the polars used for this race. If the server crashed and restarted while, the settings are lost.
Reloading the page should get rid of this error.
error File /root/Router/Wetter/20210529_gfs.t06z.pgrb2.1p00.f072.grib2 not found
error Unexpected HTTP status 404 Not Found for URL https://ftpprd.ncep.noaa.gov/data/nccf/com/gfs/prod/gfs.20210509/06/atmos/gfs.t06z.pgrb2.1p00.f072.idx
This is due to a bug in the forecast availability check. The router attempts to download the new forecast too early, when NOAA did not provide the file yet.
Occasionally, production of forecasts is delayed or broken at NOAA.
In both cases, retry later or force the old forecast using manual cycle selection.
The router delays the switch to the latest GFS cycle to match the update policy of the game.
The UI alwys displays the selected cycle, or the latest cycle if none is selected.
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