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Sailaway - The Sailing Simulator

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Have you ever dreamt of sailing along your favourite coastline or amongst the tropical islands of the South Pacific?

Maybe you prefer the challenge of sailing across the Southern Oceans enduring the fiercest storms they have to offer?

Or you just wish to learn to sail but have no access to a boat to do so?

With Sailaway you can do all of these things. Sailaway lets you explore the world's oceans in the comfort of your own home, on PC or Mac, in the most accurate simulation of sailing you can find anywhere!



In Sailaway, the oceans of the planet have been recreated with unparalleled accuracy; making a trip across the Pacific take months, just as it would on a real boat. With a persistent online world, adjust your settings and your boat will continue to sail even if you aren’t online. Receive updates via email as your boat continues its progress, but don't forget to check in often – with real-time weather data pulled from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conditions can change in just a few hours.



Sailaway gives players the most realistic digital sailing experience to date with in-depth simulations of weather, wind and currents while your boat and it’s sail are modelled to give even the most experienced sailor a work-out. The early difficulty modes will let you sail away while you learn the game and then it truly comes alive when the virtual help is removed and it’s you against the forces of nature. If you’re going to beat your friends then you’ll need to plot your course and constantly monitor your sail’s shape, use any slight advantage to help you arrive first!



The ocean can sometimes feel like a lonely place which is why Sailaway includes plenty of ways to enjoy activities with friends and strangers alike. Real-time global, local and group chat will allow you to communicate freely with other sailors to organise your own voyages or even to just pass on sailing tips!

Invite others to your boat to help tackle the voyage ahead or if you fancy some friendly competition you can invite them along with their boat to sail alongside each other, we make it easy to share the sailing experience with others.

If competitive racing is more your thing then we also have you covered, Sailaway lets you take part in races across the globe! Record your finish times in our online leaderboards and challenge one another for the top spot.



Sailaway has been designed to accurately simulate the wonders of sailing as realistically as possible, which means all the little details count!Real Sail TrimEvery control you would expect to find on a real sailboat is here to use in Sailaway, you will be using sheets and trim lines to optimize the shape of your sails and gain every second you can on your journey or race.Real WeatherThe clouds, wind, fog, rain and snow are all simulated according to the real weather as provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This means you can use actual weather predictions from your favorite weather service to plan your journey.Real WavesSailaway simulates the waves accurately, taking the history of wind direction and wind speed into account, as well as current, water depth and nearby islands or shallow areas. The North Sea has different waves than the Atlantic Ocean or South Pacific and each present their own set of challenges.Real Water The colour of the water you sail upon is effected by a great many things, from the blue of pure water to the brownish colour of muddy rivers. Sailaway adjusts water colour by depth and other influences before it renders a single drop of water to make it as realistic as possible.Real Sky Our ancestors navigated by the stars which is why we made sure the positions of the sun, moon, planets and stars are all correct. There is even a handy feature that highlights the constellations but just like in the real world if the sky happens to be cloudy there will be nothing to see but darkness.Real MapsTo aid navigation there is an interactive map that can zoom from world scale to small coves, displaying deep and shallow areas, rocks, buoys, lights and everything you need for a safe journey.
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Orbcreation
Publisher
The Irregular Corporation
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.sailawaysimulator.com/

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450-class (Intel HD 4000)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required to play the game.

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX®9 compliant video card or greater, 1 GB video RAM or higher, Shader Model 1.1 or higher (Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required to play the game.
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Sailaway - The Sailing Simulator reviews and comments

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Sailaway is certainly the best Sailing Simulator You can get at the moment. All the Seas and Oceans of the World can be navigated without Borders, all Sea Signs are available and you drive around the World with current Weather and Wind. If you take a Sea Map and navigate with The circle and Map, E.g. through the German Bay, Sailaway is well suited for Practicing navigation with Map. Regular Regattas also take place, with Short Tracks and viral Stages of the Volvo Oceanrace, or the Vendeé Globe around the World. After almost 180,000 Nautical Miles I have to say that I enjoyed a lot of Fun and will certainly prepare more. Sailaway left Early Access status a Week ago and is now available as a V1. Sailaway is written by a small Group of Programmers who have set themselves the Task of creating the best and realistic Sailing Simulator. This is ambitious and in the approximately 10 Month early access phase a lot has been implemented, supplemented and you have to say a big Thank You and Respect to the Team at this Point. Unfortunately, however, you also have to say that Sailaway is an unfinished Product and you have to ask the Question if and how it goes on. The Physics of the Ships is not yet mature, the set of waypoints is very cumbersome, there are still a Lot of Bugs, e.g. the Map leaves after a Time only incomplete (Sea Signs are no longer loaded), _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ MITTLERWEILE BEHOBEN!! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/913540486164670066/CEA1E73C1EA04BD6A10D88692F5D0136215784BD/?interpolation=lanczos-none&output-format=jpeg&output-quality=95&fit=inside%7C1920%3A * _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Even In the Hurricane or Storm can be driven with full Cloth, there is no Damage System to Capsize or Fattening fractures you don't have to Worry about. Instead, you can whizz over The Water at a Speed at which the Yacht would tear up in real Life. A number of building/attractions have now been added. Most Building Blocks, however, look like Placeholders. Unfortunately, the Team left the Early Access too early and half-finished Throwing a Product with an extremely high Potential onto the Market. Until now, a Basic World has been created that wants to be expanded. There's Wind, Water, land Masses, a few Buildings, a few Boats. What to ask for: Good Boat physics, more different bootstypen > Workshops!!, Ports, more realistic Water, buildings, vegetation, Shipping based on AIS data, adoption of Routes from Programs like Squid or QtVLM. All in all, Sailaway is currently the "best" Sailing Simulator. It Is to be hoped that the Simulator will be further expanded. I enjoy it, but unfortunately at the moment only the Base is created, the Content and the one around it is missing! That's Why, unfortunately, just a Thumbs down at the moment!
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