*** A highly realistic sailing simulator for Android. ***
*** A MUST HAVE for sailing fans and beginners alike. ***
*** The best sailing game. ***
In this game, you will use the wind to move your boat fast and win regattas against other boats. You will be the skipper, the helm-man and will also trim the sails.
The main features of this realistic sailing game are:
- Compete against the computer, with different difficulty levels.
- A perfect way to refine your sailing techniques and tactics, or to learn how to sail in life-like situations.
- For beginners, cWind can coach you from marker to marker, by means of steering helps and progressive tutorials.
- A very complete instruments panel will give you all the data you'll need to brew a winning tactic and arrive first on the finishing line. But if you find that's too much, you can switch back to the 'basics'.
- Several boat types, from a 19th century cutter to the latest Imoca 60 footer. And now a new beach catamaran. The boats have their own characteristics and need to be sailed accordingly.
- Several regatta courses, some easy to start with, others very difficult to complete. Some of the regattas are even more challenging than what you'll ever encounter on real water! So make sure you choose the right boat for those... and keep her well trimmed at all times!
- The game implements the ISAF racing rules of sailing. Respect them or you'll be penalised, like in real regattas!
- An on-screen radar will show you a tactical view of the course and will guide you from marker to marker.
- Two game modes: pure regattas, or regattas "with a twist", where you will hunt for "magic things" on the course to capsize the other boats, steal their wind, give you a turbo boost, and more...
You will have to use the wind and tidal currents to your advantage. You will steer the boat by tilting your phone, and you will trim your sails yourself for maximum speed.
Fair Winds and Following Seas!
To ensure that this game will work well on your device, first try the free "Sailing simulation animation":
Top Sailor is a highly realistic sailing and motorboat simulator. Take Top Sailor with you and learn basics of sailing! See how wind force affects the sail and test your skills against AI opponents in a yacht race. Learn how to trim the sails to make the most use of wind energy. Discover when there is a risk of capsizing. Practise sailing downwind and upwind, tacking and gybing. Improve navigation skills, sail race strategy and tactics.
• Realistic simulation of sailboat and motorboat
• Six AI opponents, from newbies to experienced sailors
• Several beautiful locations to explore
• Never-ending supply of race tracks: the built-in track generator
• Adjustable weather conditions (wind strength, direction and variation)
• Apparent wind and telltale indicators
• Islands, shoals and dangerous areas
• Comparative sailing skill estimate
• Record and replay your games
• 3D stereo rendering for anaglyph glasses
• Winner of the bada Global Developer Challenge 2010 and Smart App Challenge 2012!
The game is the first app to use the "gEngine", my own openGL2.0 game library.
The app requires a state of the art smartphone or tablet.
Please note that the game is still in a beta phase and might not run stable or at all on your device.
Feel free to drop your comments below or contact me via email:
/** Version History **/
1.1.04: Updates for compatibility with high-end devices
1.1.03: Introduce bump maps for water surface instead of normal maps.
1.1.02: Improved virgin island level.
1.1.01: Added trainer mode / autopilot; added pack ice level
1.1.0: Improved boat 3d model, save score and settings
1.09b: Zoomable maps & lake Lucerne level
1.09a: Introduction of the map feature.
1.08: Render quality settings can now be specified by the user.
1.07: Improved tangent space calculation, resized all textures to POT, changed some level designs.
1.06: Added clouds to some levels, improved Virgin Islands course.
1.05: Attempt to resolve Galaxy Nexus EGL Problems by setting stencil buffer bits to 0.
1.04: Fixes the mess I made with version 1.03
1.03: Improved the tutorial.
1.02: Font texture atlas was deleted at runtime.
1.01: Initial Version
/** Background information **/
About the developer: Based in Aarau, Switzerland, working on games in my free time.
The game graphics: Uses openGL ES 2.0, without any native interfaces.
The game idea: It's basically a test run for the gEngine.
It's free because I didn't know whether the gEngine would work on a broad range of embedded devices and didn't want to take money for a product that mightn't work.
In order to take part in the race, you should create an account on www.e-regata.com, download "e-regata" app and install it on your smartphone or PC with OS Windows. After that you get access to the game server if you have a stable Internet connection.
The winners are determined every week after a series of races and awarded with real prizes that are provided by our partners. At the close of the year we summarize the total rating and publish it.
The game engine contains the implementation of hydro- and aerodynamic laws, physics of sailing, wind shadows, environmental turbulence, wind oscillation and polar curves for J/70 yacht, that is a base model for the game. In the future we are going to expand the list of the yacht models. Except racing with real-world rivals, you can also train with virtual bots.
The regattas are conducted according the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. All decisions on appeals are submitted in real time.
Have you never taken part in sailing races? Have you missed the Olympic games? This virtual regatta will give you an opportunity to start from the scratch and to become a champion. If you're a regatta fan, if you dream about yacht racing, "e-regata" is your way to the world of sailing.
To get started and make the road to success a bit shorter, we recommend you to read "Start to Win" by Eric Twiname. This book will help you to resolve the most of questions about racing tactics.
Different courses keep you on your toes as you fight through wind shifts and gusts to reach the finish line first.
Regatta Mode keeps your score through a series of races
Sail your yacht in various locations around the globe.
Opponent strength settings allow you to learn to race against landlubbers before you set out against the big boys.
To compete successfully, this simulator assumes that you have some knowledge of basic sailing maneuvers and simple yacht racing rules, but even if you don't it is a great way to learn the ropes of sailing from you android device. Some beta testers have commented that they had tried several times to learn to sail and after using this simulator, they finally "got it"!
Participate in thrilling regattas and fast paced races against computer-controlled opponents, upgrade and unlock new boats, complete amazing and action-filled courses and collect all in-game trophies and gold awards! Become the ultimate master of Sailboat Championship - the only true and addicting sailing simulation with unique gameplay for your device.
Sailboat Championship utilizes advanced shaders to render realistic life-like water effects. It's also exclusively optimized for Samsung Galaxy S3 and offers complex specular reflections that increase graphics details even more.
"The water shimmers flows realistically, putting your device's hardware to good use." - Android Police
"Between realistically moving water, incredibly detailed textures, and shimmering reflections, you won’t want to take your eyes off the screen..." - Android PIT
"The water is very realistic, with its light reflection, depth sensation and flow." - Android Pipe
"Sailboat Championship marries the fundamentals of being on the water with excellent Android gameplay." - Android Central
"Packs some well-built, effective controls that make the feel of sailing come through..." - Appolicious
„Game is well-elaborated and has one of the best mobile graphics ever.” – Playandroid Magazine
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Play the RYA Volvo Sail for Gold Game to test your virtual racing skills and gain an understanding into world-class sailing from the comfort of your living room.
Online sailors are challenged to master the art of one of Britain's most successful sports using touchscreen gestures to gybe, tack and sail around a championship course, in the fastest time, whilst collecting bonus stars to increase their scores.
Don’t forget to leave your score on the online leader-board to see if you have what it takes to be crowned the ‘Sail for Gold Game’ Champion.
How it works : Select a race, design your boat and start planning and executing your strategy in real weather conditions. You can compete in multiple races at the same time and control your boats from multiple devices.
Sailing for Everyone : Whether you want to figure out how sailing works or you’d like to practice your weather routing for a round the world race – from beginners to pros we have something for everyone.
Virtual Regatta Community : Join with the world’s largest sailing community. You can participate in our forums or chat with other competitors directly from the interface.
You’ve got options : Busy? Can’t always monitor your boat? Or maybe you just enjoy sleeping! Use our paid options to help you monitor your boat when you’re away from the game. Automatic sails help to optimize your speed all the time. Waypoints allow you to set a predetermined course for your boat. Autopilot keeps you going in the right direction. Live Support Have a problem? Send us an e-mail and we’ll try our best to get back to you within 24hours.
Virtual Regatta is available in English and French.
Current Races Available: The Clipper Race, Sodebo Round the World, Virtual Regatta Inshore
Previous Races: Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Transat Jacques Vabre
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You race with real meteo with 3 hour forecasts and professional boats (IMOCA 60, V65, mod70, class 40,...) . You can select your sail, trim your sail, use invisibility, autoangle, autosails, waypoints,...
It is available an online version on realsail.net and you can race oficial races or you can build your own race on any point of the world.
Join us and enjoy the race!!
Wind direction is mainly from the top, but can be influenced by tilting the phone. The actual simulation is how the boats do anticipate and react to the windshifts as obtained by tilting the phone.
A sailboat cannot directly sail against the wind. Instead it boats sail close-hauled, in the Regatta Live Wallpaper 45 degrees from the wind direction. By tacking one can reach the goal position.
Of course sailing at a 45 degree angle is not as fast as going directly to the goal position. A boat sailing smaller angles will go faster to the goal position, and thus win the regatta.
In the simulation all boats have the same speed, and all sail at 45 degree angles to the wind. The green boat will keep to the right side, the red boat to the left side while the grey boat will keep the middle. Of special interest is the blue boat: she will always tack when the wind turns between left and right. This leads to a hard to beat sailing pattern!
Care had been taken to reduce power usage of Regatta Live Wallpaper. Main background is black, leading very low power use of the screen of many phones. In addtion care has been taken not to use any power when Regatta Live Wallpaper is not visible.
Not a normal app -- install as a live wallpaper!
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