Frequently asked questions
What are the main features of HalSail?
What are the levels of access for different HalSail users?
How much does HalSail cost?
What features have been added to HalSail recently?
How do I register for a HalSail account?
How do I log into HalSail?
Can I import my data from Hals Race Results?
How do I specify the races for which I have results?
How do I enter new results?
How does HalSail treat Boats that do not finish a race?
How do I give a boat redress?
How do I handle boats that tie for a place in a race?
How does HalSail handle boats that have equal scores in overall series results?
What do I do if the boat whose result I need to enter is not on the list?
How do I input results in real time on a phone as boats cross the finish line?
What happens if the normal helm or crew are absent and somebody else is in the boat?
How do I give recompense to somebody doing race-management duty?
How do I respond when a protest committee declares a race void?
How do I view and edit my results?
How can the public see the results?
Can I display my results on a screen in the club bar?
How do I personalise results with my own banner and logos?
Can I score a series by guest helms, rather than by boat?
Time to win: when must slower boats finish in order to win a handicap race?
Can I publish my results on social media?
How do I embargo public access to the results of a race?
How do I add my own styling to public results?
What are racing classes in HalSail?
What classes (fleets) do I need to support my racing programme?
What types of handicap does HalSail support?
How does HalSail implement ORC handicaps?
How does HalSail implement the American PHRF handicap scheme?
How does HalSail handle the National Handicap scheme for Cruisers (NHC)?
What is the detailed mathematical explanation of NHC?
How does HalSail handle the ECHO handicap system?
What is the mathematical explanation of ECHO?
How do I enter details of boats?
How do I specify the handicap to be used by each boat?
What standard handicap values are built into HalSail?
How do I update boats to new standard handicap values?
How do I vary a boat's handicap over time?
How can I import boats into HalSail from a spreadsheet or csv file?
Can I import boats from SailEvent?
What can I use boat selectors for?
How do I set up the schedule of races?
What is the meaning of the various switches when setting up a series?
How do I set up the table of discards (excluded races) for a series?
What series scoring systems are available?
How do I set the default discards and scoring for new series?
What are tandem series and how do I use them?
How do I edit the features of an individual race?
How does HalSail handle pursuit races?
Can I run races with staggered starts?
How do I spring clean my HalSail data ready for a new season?
What are 'events' and how can I use them?
How can people enter one of my events?
How should I prepare to do the results of a major event?
Where should I enter the results for a major event?
How does HalSail analyse the turnout statistics of my boats?
How does HalSail analyse performance against handicap?
Can I upload my results from HalSail to the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick online database?
How does HalSail protect my security?
How do I protect my data with a Hal file?
How do I upload my data to the Hal archive server?
How do I add a new user to my HalSail account?
How do I pay my subscription to HalSail?
What is the technical background to HalSail?
How does HalSail take account of the size of my screen?
How does HalSail handle times?
What are the terms and conditions for using HalSail?
How does HalSail protect my privacy and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation?