Hal - Sailing results made easy

Hal provides the best software to score sailing races. It lets you compute, display and store your results.

Hal's great strength is its ease of use. Race officers have to get results out quickly and have no time to learn complicated software.

Hal is widely used for national and international championships, as well as club racing and open meetings.

Hal is fully compatible with the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021 - 2024.

Hal can analyse each boat's performance relative to its handicap and the turnout statistics of each fleet.

Hal contains the latest Portsmouth Yardstick and National Handicap Scheme for Cruisers (NHC) base numbers from the RYA and the handicaps from Australian Sailing and the Small Cat Scheme.

The Hal Family has two members:

  • a completely online web app where you input and view all your results over the internet
  • and a Windows application that enables you to compute and store your results offline.


HalSail provides all the functionality you need to enter, edit and view results entirely online. It has the same basic structure as Hal's Race Results and works with any device that has a browser. HalSail is a paid-for service, but with a free introductory period.

Hal's Race Results

Hal's Race Results is the original Hal program. You install it on a PC where it runs offline without an internet connection. Hal's Race Results is available from the Microsoft Store and is free for any club or organisation to use.

Sailing Software Alliance logo   Hal is brought to you by HalSail Ltd. Website code last updated on 12 April 2022 at 10:07:44
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