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WayPoint for Windows
Ocean Routing & Navigation for Mariners

Version:   3.01(a)

* * * * * WINDOWS 7 USERS PLEASE READ! * * * * *
Waypoint for Windows v3.01(a) is NOT compatible with the latest 64-bit Windows 7 operating system.   It is a 16-bit software program which only run on 32-bit systems.

Microsoft does provide an XP-Mode compatibility compatibility free update to Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate & Enterprise). This add-on allows the earlier windows programs to run on 64-bit.    Download Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC

A new version of Waypoint for Windows is currently under development.  Release information will be posted here.

* * * * * * * * * Route Management & Navigation Software * * * * * * * * *
WayPoint For Windows 3.0 is an ocean routing & navigation program for the Professional Mariner.  It is designed to help manage and analyze your vessel's routes wherever you may sail.

Designed primarily with the Professional in mind, mariners of all skill levels will enjoy the benefits of working with this powerful navigation tool.

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* * * * WayPoint For Windows v3.01(a) * * * *
    Primary Features:
  • Create and maintain sailing plans for all your routes.

  • Analyze pre-departure and projected sailing times.

  • Monitor your passage with daily position updates.

  • Automatically update the voyage projections with each daily position.

  • Calculate Great Circle, Composite, Rhumb Line and multiple DR solutions.

  • Generate IMO Standard Reporting messages.

  • Reverse route feature.

  • Print professional looking reports!

  • Plan your arrival time by using the ETA calculator.

  • Calculate projected DR track points for a designated time period.

  • Calculate pre-arrival slow down point for manuevering speed

    Waypoint Data Library system:
  • Create and maintain GPS libraries using WayPoint's new data library system.

  • Each library holds 500 waypoints.

  • Use the Route Editor to customize your GPS routes with the library system.

  • Import/Export library positions using standard and custom NMEA-0183 sentences.

  • Create a database of ports by saving port code/zone and descriptions.

    GPS Uploader/Downloader
  • Link your on-line library of waypoints to a GPS unit.

  • Save hours of inputting library positions into your GPS.  Uploads in only minutes!

  • Back up your GPS library positions and routes

  • Built in upload/download GPS support for:
    Leica (Magnavox) MX100, MX200, MX300
    Magellan  Nav DLX-5000 and DLX-10
    Trimble Navigation NavTrac and NT200D

  • GPS units that accept the NMEA-0183    $GPWPL - Waypoint library position protocol are also supported

  • Create custom NMEA-0183 compatible sentences using the NMEA sentence builder.

* * * Features! * * * * * ENHANCED Features! * * * * * Features! * * *
  Enhanced Sail Plan Display
WayPoint for Windows v3.0 now has an enhanced Sail Plan Display.   Each sail plan can have detailed Notes and lists of Charts added!   The Passage Summary display has been expanded for easy viewing and analysis.

  ISM Ready!
The International Safety Management Code requires that vessels be able to generate accurate Sail Plans for every passage.
WayPoint for Windows v3.0 is the perfect navigation tool for creating accurate Sail Plans as required by the ISM Code of many companies.   A new feature to the Sail Plan in v3.0 is the Revision page where every route can be approved for voyage use.

  IMO Message Maker
WayPoint for Windows v3.0 has combined the original AMVER/JASREP message function into an IMO Standard Ship Reporting message maker.   The new version of WayPoint for Windows v3.0 creates AMVER, AUSREP, JASREP, SINGREP messages.   Custom messages can also be created using the IMO Ship Reporting Codes in an easy to use Message Maker.

  Calculate Projected Trackpoints
WayPoint for Windows v3.0 has a new feature for calculating projected DR positions along the route at intervals coinciding with synoptic weather times.   This new feature is an excellent tool for calculating the vessel's position over a period of time such as when comparing the forecasted track of a storm with that of the vessel's.

  Calculate Slow Down Points!
This new v3.0 feature calculates a DR position, prior to Arrival, for the vessel to be at manuevering speed.   WayPoint for Windows v3.0 also calculates a DR position to start a Program Load for slowing down prior to manuevering, as required by many diesel ships.

  Enhanced Navigation Sailings
WayPoint for Windows v3.0 includes an enhanced NavBook calculator for working a number of sailings calculations.   Also new to v3.0 is a conversion calculator and True Wind calculator.

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Please Read Before Downloading

WayPoint for Windows is provided as shareware.   The shareware version is a fully functional program allowing you to test the program prior to purchasing the registered version.

An additional option for ordering our software is through SWREG (Digibuy), which provides secure online ordering options for Electronic Delivery of software.

If you are a registered user of a previouse version of WayPoint for Windows, please read the Upgrade Information.

Software minimum requirements:  
Windows 3.1, 386 cpu, 4mb ram (preferably 8mb), 3mb disk space, mouse.

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Registered Users of WayPoint for Windows


The upgrade to WayPoint for Windows version 3.01(a) is FREE to all Registered Users.   The upgrade is available on our website for FREE downloading.

To install, just download the self-extracting Waypoint file to your computer, unzip the file contents to a floppy disk or hard disk directory and run the SETUP file.   The installation file will automatically search for the previous version of WayPoint for Windows and install the new version.

* * * * * Release Information for International Users * * * * *
Version 3.01(a) of Waypoint for Windows fixed a bug that affected calculations in the ETA module for Working Routes in version 3.01.

The ETA module conflicted with the International/Regional Date Settings in Windows which caused the ETA's to be calculated with whole decimal speeds or in some cases a lock up of the program.  If you are still using an early version you should download the latest version.

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