eSail Sailing Simulator is an authentic yacht sailing experience with numerous tutorials, sailing, mooring and anchoring modes, charting, challenges, races, Live Sailing mode, 'Learn Yachting with eSail' training course and more.
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Mar 26, 2019
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March 26

eSail Full Release

We are pleased to announce that today we have taken eSail out of Early Access and published it as a full release. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed with their feedback and ideas to get us to this point.

So what now? Well the good news is the development does not stop here. We have lots more planned with a new sailing area coming next. That will be followed by some exciting new sailing features coming in the second half of the year.

We look forward to the next chapter in the eSail story!
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March 23

New eSail Sailing Simulator Update 1.4.x

Today we have released a new version with several new features. If you do not get the update then please log out of your Steam client, then back in.

1) Better ropes (sailing control lines). Available on the highest quality level. We also have kept the older lines for lower quality levels. Getting both working smoothly has been quite fiddly!

2) Improved boat detailing - mainly pulleys and nav lights. Again this is on the highest quality.

3) Added 'Detailed water' (Settings) this gives you a bow wave and water with more detail and less tiling.

4) Added new 'Boat views' showing the boat from 4 directions. There is a little diamond button near the SmartView button so you can quickly toggle between them.

5) Added keyboard controls for views including new BoatViews.

6) Zoom speed setting. This changes speed when using keyboard and mouse scroll.

7) Volume settings for collisions, narration etc.

8) Numerous bug fixes, especially improved AutoSail to make it more consistent.
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Reviews

“Quite simply this is the most technically accurate sailing simulator I have experienced. This alone can teach you all the jargon, the procedures and best practices for real life sailing. Excellent A*”
A* – Sim UK

“Have you ever wanted to own a sail boat but could never afford one? Here is your chance to experience awesome world of sailing. Awesome graphics and game play. 1000s of hours of fun!”
Games without Borders

“As well as being a great learning tool, and great reminder for skippers and crew who only get occasional opportunities to sail, it's great fun in its own right and provides the opportunity to get a sailing 'fix' whenever you have a spare 15-20 minutes.”
Practical Boat Owner

About This Game

With eSail you learn how to raise the mainsail, tack, gybe, reef the sails, moor and anchor the boat. It’s not just a sailing game, it’s a fully featured sailing simulation that should leave you with some understanding of how to pilot a real yacht once you master it.

Once you have learnt the ropes you set out into the open waters surrounding the Shearwater Islands and seek out features such as the wreck of the Princess Zara and the Temple of False Hope. You can also take on challenges, such as sailing races, treasure hunts, passage planning and collision avoidance in obstacle courses.

Features

  • Live Sailing mode with continually changing weather and sea conditions.
  • 'Learn Yachting with eSail' - a comprehensive training course with 17 learning modules.
  • 15 challenges including Know Your Boat, Bear Island Race, Little Venice Treasure Hunt (sail through canals), collision avoidance and passage planning exercises.
  • Charting module which enables a course to be plotted using dividers and other charting tools.
  • Night Sailing - using the chart and the lights from buoys and lighthouses to navigate.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card - NVIDIA GeForce, AMD Radeon etc.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Sierra or above
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Sierra or above
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    • Storage: 750 MB available space

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