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What is Sailaway - The Sailing Simulator about?
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 - The Sailing Simulator brings all the worlds oceans to the comfort of your PC or Mac for you to experience the ultimate in online virtual sailing!
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 dont 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.
Ingenious game. Here you can do anything you can do on a real sailboat. Trimming, setting various sails, steering, navigating and and and and. The map contains the whole world in 1:1 scale. Not all rivers and lakes are present in the game, but some large bays are modeled to the last detail. This also includes fairway barrels, which are located at their exact positions. Striking points such as lighthouses or drilling platforms are also on the map. With these details Sailaway can also be used as comparatively cheap training and practice software. For example, in matters of navigation. On your next holiday in Holland just buy a nautical chart and navigate with it over the Sailaway-IJselmeer. Drive to the starting harbour, determine the course with a reallife map, take the compass to Sailaway and check if you arrive. That's fun to learn! Of course, Sailaway is not just about aimless sailing! There are also regattas, i. e. races where you can compete with other players right on the track. There are also challenges where you have to sail a fixed course or from A to B as quickly as possible. The times are saved and packed into the ranking after crossing the finish line. After the first master of a regatta or a challenge you will get a nice sticker on the boat