Sailaway - The Sailing Simulator brings all the world's oceans to the comfort of your PC or Mac for you to experience the ultimate in online virtual sailing!
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Feb 27, 2018

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December 17, 2018

Sailaway v1.1.09 - Greetings From Sailaway!

Greetings Pioneers!

We have just crossed the Atlantic Ocean and we really wish you were here!

We're just writing to tell you that with our latest update you can now show everyone where you've just sailed to - as a postcard! Capture some amazing screenshots of your voyage and email them to your friends and family!

What's New!

New Features and Changes
  • The screenshot utility now shows your screenshot in a window.
  • Screenshots can be emailed as a postcard to a friend!
  • Challenge organizers can now exclude very fast racing boats to prevent them from taking up the top places in the rankings.
  • When sailing offline, the foils, keel and waterballast are now also auto-adjusted when the autopilot is following the laid out track and the boat has to tack upwind.
  • Goose-winging when sailing down wind has been made a lot easier.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to flip waterballast, foils and keel.
Bug Fixes
  • The camera would sometimes shake when you were controlling a trimline.
  • Some users notified us of boats becoming too unstable when going downwind.
  • Shortkeys were not disabled when you entered the name of a trip in the trip library.
  • Tooltip TWD shifts fixed

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We hope to see you on the waters soon! Happy sailing everyone!

The Sailaway Team
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December 5, 2018

Sailaway Update v1.1.08

Hello Pioneers!

A new update has landed and it's going to turn your world upside down!

Have you always wanted to see what the underside of your boat looks like? Well now you can!

Your boat can now be tipped over by waves - why not find a storm and find out? Or attempt to not find out.

New Features
  • Foils, Waterballast and Canting keel can be controlled in the navigation window and has a direct effect on boat heel.
  • Your own body weight and that of your crew now has effect on boat heel.
  • Avatar images of the crew members are displayed at the position they are seated when you hover the mouse over it.
  • Waterballast has effect on wet surface and waterline.
  • Keels are tilted visibly.
  • Foils and keels of other boats are now synchronized.
  • A 3rd instrument has been added to the navigation window. It becomes visible when the window is made wide enough for it to fit. The instrument shows GPS position, depth, VMG, windshifts and heel.
  • Computation of boat heel used to have damping at greater angles to prevent boats from tipping over. This damping is removed, and boats can capsize now.
  • Heel is computed with respect to the horizon instead of the boat as it moves in the waves. As one of the results, boats can also be tipped over by waves.
  • When the boat is visible on the map, the optimal course and shortest distance to the location under the cursor are shown. (The optimal course uses the curvature of the earth).

  • Foil drag incorporated in the speed algorithm, which makes it disadvantegeous to extend foils at low windspeeds.
  • Foil lift now has more effect on boat wet surface, and angle in the water.
  • Foils give more lift and the nose comes up a bit more.
  • Boat heel has an increased effect on drag, which reduces boat speed.
  • Computation of sideways drift is altered and produces more drift now.
  • Wind drag computations have been altered, which makes planing boats a bit slower downwind.
  • Polars have altered slightly due to the new heel and drag computations.
  • Color correction has been changed so that there is less saturation at night, but better visibility.

    Bug Fixes
  • Navigation window would be displayed above the top edge of the screen after a screen resize.
  • Bottom and top part of navigation window had incorrect height after a screen resize.
  • Latitude lines on the map where a few seconds off near the poles.
  • The displayed angle of boat heading in the map was incorrect near the poles.
  • Gennaker was raised too soon in auto sail mode.
  • Boats would tend to dive down too much.
  • Waterlevel under the boat is artificially lowered to prevent it from showing though the cockpit bottom. But the amount now gets reduced as the (foiling) boat sits higher on the water.
  • Foil lift was not yet implemented in boats of other sailors that were visible on your screen.

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Happy sailing once again!

The Sailaway Team
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About This Game

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 world's 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 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!

Sailaway includes a variety of lovingly created boats for you to sail the world in, these can all be customised in hundreds of combinations using the provided options or by uploading your own textures for that extra something special! With Steam Workshop integration you can then share these designs with other sailors to enjoy.

38′ Cruiser

A 38' cruiser with good performance. With all the trim lines a sailor would desire.


A tiny boat for experienced sailors. It sails like a dinghy and is very fast on a reach. With all the sails and trim lines you'll need.

Caribbean Rose

The beautiful lines and craftsmanship of antique boats are reflected in the Caribbean Rose. Easy to sail, with a long keel.

Cruising Catamaran

The ideal boat for exploring the Pacific Islands. Easy to sail, little heel and solid as a rock.

50' Performance Cruiser

A very fast boat, that could almost pass for a racer. For experienced sailors who know how to push a boat to the limit.

Nordic Folkboat

A small, but fierce boat with lots of character. Ideal for learning how to sail, because it only has a mainsheet and a rudder to control.

32' Offshore Racer

Foiling monohull for club races. It’s fast, challenging and exciting. The foils increase stability and reduce drift.

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.

Maybe you have the creativity to design your own races? Sailaway allows all its sailors to create races for others to compete in via its Player Created Races feature.

Sailaway has been designed to accurately simulate the wonders of sailing as realistically as possible, which means all the little details count!

Real Sail Trim

Every 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 Weather

The 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 Waves

Sailaway 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 affected 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 Maps

To 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.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB of dedicated Video RAM or higher (Laptop hardware may work but is 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.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB of dedicated Video RAM or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required to play the game.

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