Tactical Sailing – A Game Against the Wind (CD-version)

Tactical Sailing – Learn how to sail, steer a sailing boat, and make use of tactical tips while having fun! This is a computer game for everyone who is interested in sailing or water sports in general – it simulates a sailing race. You steer a sailing boat using simple commands: tack, jibe, luff up,

Tactical Sailing – Learn how to sail, steer a sailing boat, and make use of tactical tips while having fun! This is a computer game for everyone who is interested in sailing or water sports in general – it simulates a sailing race. You steer a sailing boat using simple commands: tack, jibe, luff up, bear away – or make use of an autopilot. Learn strategy and tactics while playing against a fictive opponent, either the wind, a sparring partner or time. 1-2 players. You can have a lot of fun with the wind, many wind patterns from 1×1, 2×2, … 8×8 will force you to concentrate to become a winner. Our boats are steered with the help of a polar diagram: Opti, Laser, Finn, 420er, 470er, 29er, 49er and keel boats H-Boat, Maxi Yacht TP 52, F31R. Optimal boat speed can be traced all the way: beating upwind , on a reach or run. A sailing race is definitely a game against the wind: upwind, reach or downwind, lulls, puffs, as well as oscillating or shifting winds. The program includes a learning module: tactical tips from David Dellenbaugh are presented as video-clips, e.g. that illustrate the advantage of sailing the long tack first, or downwind and upwind tactics. Using tactics while sailing a race means to know how to use the particular features of laylines, the rules of the zones, overlapping, and the inside position of buoys on any course: from the Olympic trapeze to up and down. We use optimal angles to tack or to jibe and we give tips to maneuver if you get a header, a lift, or persistent shift. Game type: Sail against wind, a sparring partner or time, game level for beginners and up to complex situations. Learn module: Standard situations and tactical tips are audio-visual animated presentations (Video-Clips). Realization: 2D-Grafic, Arcade-Modus. Platforms: Windows PC, Linux OS, Mac OS X 10.6 with Java Standard Edition, Screen size: 1024×768 pixel (4:3 Format);

Product Features

  • Simulation, Sport, Strategy, Tactic- and Learning Game with 16 Game- and Regatta fields, up to 64 Windvariants
  • Learningmodul for beginners with 20 Tips for Strategy and Tactic for sail baot racing whilst playing
  • 1 or 2 players, learn sailing, for beginners and advanced users, Regatta sailing with a sparring partner
  • Boat-Set of Dinghies (Opti, Laser, Finn, 420er,470er) Skiff (29er, 49er) and Keelyacht (Maxi Yacht TP52, H-Boat, F31R)
  • Easy to use 1-Click-Operating, Arcade-View, 2-D Grafic; bi-lingual: English and German