The following Race Header Menu appears after clicking the "PREPARE RACE HEADER INFORMATION" on the main menu.

Click the "RACE TITLES AND PARAMETERS" button to customize a specific race.

4.1 Race Titles and Parameters Entry

The following screen allows you to enter details about a particular race. This information appears on the top of all printed reports. You may click in any text box to change the information entered. Pressing the Tab key will advance the cursor to the next text box.

4.1.1     Drag the mouse pointer over the top text box and click to modify text.

4.1.2     Use the Deletekey or the Backspace key to delete any existing information.

4.1.3     LINE 1: Type the Sanctioning Organization (usually Alberta Alpine) and press the Tab key to move to the next line.

4.1.4     LINE 2: Type the discipline and name of the race (for example, Tac Mobility Junior Provincial Cup). Press the Tab key.

4.1.5     LINE 3: Type "day of the race (for example, Sunday, 20 March, 2005" and press the Tab key.

4.1.6     LINE 4: Type the discipline and gender (for example, Slalom – Women) and press the Tab key.

4.1.7     LINE 5: Under the "Date and Location", type the date and location of the race in the following format: DD-MM-YYYY / CANADA OLYMPIC PARK. Press the Tab key.

4.1.8     LINE 6: Under "Discipline" type one of the three race abbreviations listed below and press the Tab key.

  • 'S' for slalom races

  • 'GS' for giant slalom races

  • 'SG' for super G races

  • ‘D’ for Downhill races

  • ‘KC’ for Kinder Combi races

  • ‘SC’ for Super Combi races (FIS level and national championships only)

  • 'SX' for Skier Cross (not covered in this manual – a separate manual is in the works)

4.1.9     Enter the Race Level. The race level is either NAT, SRS, LGR, or FIS. Press the Tab key.

Note: The following dialogue box only appears if you have typed ‘SRS’ in the ‘Race Level’ window.  Use your mouse to click on the country and province for series points.

4.1.10   Click "Okay" to return to the 'Race Titles and Parameters Entry' screen.

4.2 Jury and Technical Data

After exiting from the Race Titles and Entry screen, the Race Header Menu Screen is displayed (refer to the Race Header Menu screen displayed at the beginning of section 4.0). Click the JURY AND TECHNICAL DATA button. The following dialogue box is displayed

4.2.1     Click the check box beside "Add Line for TD Candidate".  This is only used if there is to be a TD Candidate at the race – otherwise leave the box unselected. NOTE: If the "Enter Measurements in Feet" checkbox is checked, click on the checkmark to deselect.  Click the "Okay" button. The following screen appears.

4.2.2     Place the cursor in the "Technical Delegate" text box to begin.

4.2.3     Enter the names and clubs of persons filling each position listed. Click the Tab key after each entry to advance to the next text box. NOTE: The format for entering names is the first letter of the first name, the last name and the person’s club (for SRS/NAT races and country for FIS races). For example, C. Course   TST.

Note: If you try to tab out of a field before you enter the NAT or Club affiliation for the person, you will get the following error message:

4.2.4     Type the name of the course in the "Name of Course" text box.

4.2.5     Type start elevation in the "Start Elev." text box.

4.2.6     Type finish elevation in the "Finish Elev." text box.

Note: You can get the start and finish elevations from the TD or Chief of Race.
Note: The Vertical Drop measurement is automatically calculated by the software. No entry is required.The Codex Number for FIS is written in the following form:  cccnnnn.td\# (country code, codex\#, and TD’s \# , for example, can5401.371).

To find the FIS codex number:

a.     go to – www.fis-ski.com.

b.    Click on FIS Calendar/Results

c.     Type in the location of race in “Place” and click on ‘Search’

d.    Click on the event name (highlighted in blue).

The ‘Codex Number’ for NAT:

a.     go to – www.acapoints.ca

b.    click on English

c.     /Click on Race Codex/Results

Note: NOTE:  It is recommended that you look up the codex numbers for your race prior to running the race.

4.2.7     The Homologation number (only required for FIS races and National DH and SG) can be obtained from previous race results held on the course or from www.fis-ski.com/uk/disciplines/alpineskiing/homologations.html

4.2.8     For Series races, notice that the Homologation window indicates N/A and Codex Number window is missing.  That is because they are not needed for Series races.

4.2.9     Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.

4.2.10   Click the "Exit" button.

4.2.11   A dialogue box appears asking you: "Do you want to save the changes before exiting?" Click the "Yes" button.  Click the ‘Save’ and ‘Exit’ buttons to return to the 'Race Titles and Parameters Entry'screen.

4.3 Course Setter and Forerunners

After exiting from the Jury and Technical Data Entry screen, the Race Header Menu Screen is displayed (refer to the figure at the beginning of section 4.0). Click the COURSE SETTER AND FORERUNNERS button. The following window is displayed.

Note: In the case of 1 run speed events:  Super-G and Downhill, the Course Setters and Forerunner Entry screen will look slightly different than the following window. Follow the same steps but observe the notes after step 4.3.3.

4.3.1     Click in the top left "Course Setter" text box to begin.

4.3.2     Type the names and clubs of persons who are filling each of the listed positions. Click the Tab key after each entry to advance to the next text box.

Note: The format for entering names is the first letter of the first name, the last name and the person’s title. For example, *C. Course   TST*
Note: Select ‘No’ if this is the first race. If you try to tab out of a field before you enter the NAT or Club affiliation for the person, you will get the following error message: ![](/img/measures/image027.jpg)

4.3.3     Type in the number of gates.

Note: Some of the text boxes cannot be filled until the day of the race, for example, "No. of Gates".
Note: There are two windows for the ‘No. of Gates’ in Slalom, Giant-Slalom, and Super-G.  The first window is the number of the gates and the second box is the number of turning gates.
Note: There are usually no second runs for Super-G and Downhill races.

4.3.4     Enter the scheduled start time for the 1^st^ run in the "Start Time" text box of the "1^st^ Run" column (unless otherwise specified).

Note: After the first skier (not forerunner) is on course make sure the start time is amended if necessary.

4.3.5     Enter the scheduled start time for the 2^nd^ run in the "Start Time" text box of the "2^nd^ Run" column. NOTE: After the first skier (not forerunner) is on course make sure the start time is amended if necessary.

Note: Time is entered using the 24 hr clock with a period between the hours and the minutes. Example 12.00 for noon, 13.00 for 1:00 p.m.

4.3.6     Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.

4.3.7     Click the "Exit" button.

4.3.8     A dialogue box appears asking you: "Do you want to save the changes before exiting?"

4.3.9     Click the "Yes" button.

4.4  Weather, Snow and Factors

After exiting from the Course Setter and Forerunners screen, the Race Header Menu Screen is displayed. Click the WEATHER, SNOW AND FACTORS button to enter the course conditions. Conditions can only be entered on the day of the race.

Note: This info is obtained from the Chief of Race or Technical Delegate.

4.4.1     Retrieve weather conditions from the Chief of Race.

4.4.2     Place cursor in the 'Weather Conditions' dialogue box to begin. Click the Tab key after each entry to advance to the next text box.

Note: Step 4.4.3, the Z factor and Category Adder, is for FIS races only. If your race is a NAT or SRS race, go to step 4.4.5.

4.4.3     Type in the Z factor and category adder. These can be found on the front sheet of the printed FIS report.  This can be found by going to www.fis-ski.com. ( An alternate is to go to ftp.fisski.ch.alpine/lists.)

4.4.4     If finding the Z factor and category adder on the www.fis-ski.com web site:

4.4.4.1  Under the FIS Disciplines, click on Alpine Skiing.

4.4.4.2  Click on FIS Points

4.4.4.3  Click on the .pdf file at the top – it will have a name like 1^st^ page 505.

4.4.4.4  You can now print and/or save the first page as desired.

4.4.5     After exiting from the Weather, Snow and Factors screen, the Race Header Menu Screen is displayed. Click the EXIT MENU button to return to the Main Menu.