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 on the Realsail and VR tabs) with your boat name.
The router, and this site, are currently still under development. Please have a look at the Known Issues before using the router.
If you encounter strange errors, please perform a hard reload (Ctrl-Shift-R on Chrome and Firefox, see here for other browsers).
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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.
Select the equipped options of your boat.
Winch currently cannot be de-selected. The router uses a hard-coded default penalty.
It is planned to add variable penalties. Unsuitable penalty values may affect the quality of the route however.
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.
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.
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 Missing forecast /root/Router/Wetter/20210529_gfs.t06z.pgrb2.1p00.f072.grib2 not found
This is usually due to missing and/or delayed forecasts at NOAA. The router first tries to fall back to the previous cycle and issues an error message if required forecast is missing in the previous cycle as well.
Retry later or select a shorter duration.
The router delays the switch to the latest GFS cycle (Realsail) and interpolates (VR) to match the update policy of the game. The used cycles a reflected in the isochrones.
The UI uses the current cycle by default, but switches to the cycle of the (previous) isochrone when the wind index is set by clicking an isochrone (or route point).