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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May 3

Sailaway Update V1.0.09 - Sharing your voyages with ease!

Hello Pioneers!

Since our last update opened up challenges to everyone, there have been plenty created which has meant we needed to divide these up a bit better to make things easier to find. In addition, we have also made it possible to share voyages from your library with other sailors so if you have a good trip saved now is the time to share it with others!

This update includes the following fixes/improvements:
  • The Challenges menu is now split into Official, Long, Medium and Short challenges.
  • The Races menu is now split into Official (upcoming only), User Created (upcoming only) and Past Races.
  • Both the Challenge and Race menus now show the total distance of the course.
  • Both the Challenge, Race and Voyages menus now have a search box.
  • Saved voyages can now be shared; shared voyages will now appear in the Voyages menu under Activities.
  • Voyages will also show their total distance
  • The shader for the map and trim tab of the navigation window has been modified to support older versions of DirectX and OpenGL, this should allow older hardware to see the previous map update changes that were made.
  • Anchored boats should now stay in place.
  • Player created badges should now display properly on players boats.
  • Skill level preset has now been moved to its correct place under 'Settings for all your boats'.
  • Adjusted the offline sailing routines so that online sailing is more worthwhile.

Work is ongoing on a new boat and we can't wait to share some more details on this in the near future!

If you have a bug you'd like to report from this update, please follow the guide for 'How to report a bug' and post a new thread in the Bug Reporting Forum.

Happy Sailing,

The Sailaway Team
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April 5

Sailaway Update V1.0.08 - Player Created Badges & Challenges!

Hello Pioneers!

We have always wanted to provide more options for players to make their own mark on Sailaway, the first steps were with player created races and liveries and from today we have expanded this a bit further with more to come in the future.

This update includes the following fixes/improvements:

  • Players can now create their own challenges, like the race system before you can access this creation via: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/player-created-events/
    These challenges will have their own leaderboards.
  • Players can now upload their own badges to be given as rewards for both races and challenges.
  • Fixed the bug where the text in the stats tab in the user profile was overlapping.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some new users accounts to not get created correctly.
  • Fixed a rare bug with data importing to the backend servers.

In case you missed them, Richard has recently published a couple of blogs on some of the things he has been working on recently:

Improving the map

Improving trim line selection

Both worth a read if you are interested in the challenges of developing Sailaway.

If you have a bug you'd like to report from this update, please follow the guide for 'How to report a bug' and post a new thread in the Bug Reporting Forum.

Happy Sailing and Creating,

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.

Mini-Transat

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.




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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Minimum:
    • 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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