Import Boat Data

How to load boat log files into Njord Player

To add boat log files to a document:

  1. Open the Race Data window by clicking the Race Data toolbar button in the main document window.
  2. Select the boat you want to add data for. Use the default "My Boat" boat, or enter the name of your boat for clarity.
  3. Add a boat log file (see below for supported formats) via the Add Log File button or by dragging the file onto the list view.

Supported Boat Data Log File Formats

Data Source Notes
GPX Supports importing Lat/Lon data. COG and SOG are calculated from Lat/Lon data.
KML Supports importing Lat/Lon data. COG and SOG are calculated from Lat/Lon data.
Velocitek (VCC) It is recommended to import the VCC file that is saved directly from Velocitek Control Center, instead of exporting as GPX or KML.
Sensorlog App (iOS app)
NMEA 1083 - NMEA Data Logger (TSV), OpenCPN (NMEA) or Igtimi (NMA) Data may be stored in consecutive files (00000001.TSV, 00000002.TSV, etc.); select all files from one day and import to Njord Player at the same time.
NMEA 2000 - Yacht Device Voyage Recorder (DAT) Data is stored in consecutive files (00010001.DAT, 00010002.DAT, etc.); select all files from one day and import to Njord Player at the same time.
TruSail (CSV) TruSail CSV files are currently supported. Support for TruSail LOG files is coming soon.
Anemomind (CSV)
Sailmon (CSV) Supports CSV files from the Sailmon app or data processors.
Deckman (LOG)

Wide support for importing all Deckman metrics.

Deckman may save data from multiple days into one file. For best results, make sure to only export data from one day.

Deckman (Polars)
Expedition (CSV)

Wide support for importing all Expedition metrics.

In particular, supports reading time to gun, and the port, starboard and mark coordinates to automatically populate race information.

Expedition (Polars)
Adrena Supports .trz files, or CSV data (French CSV headers).
Bravo

Supports Instruments.txt/Performance.txt files, or data exported from RaceCutter. Also, reads starts from StartFeatures files.

FaRo Supports FaRo CSV files.
VSPARS Supports VSPARS CSV files, which can be loaded alongside the main log file to add VSPARS data.
Custom

Njord Player supports a few customer-specific formats. To get support for a file or data type, please contact us at support@sailnjord.com.

Adding Multiple Boats

You may add multiple boats to the same document. This can be useful to show training partners or competitors in addition to your own boat.

Currently, all metrics displayed in the application are taken from the main boat only (shown in bold). To set a boat as the main boat, use the "Make Main" button. Future versions of the app will improve this behavior.