Order the Game Against the Wind here: control a sailboat yourself and reach the finish line with lots of fun, strategy, and tactic along the way. Interactive - only one click on a PC (Win, Linux or Mac OS X).



Sailing for beginner and advanced racers!
Coaching - Design exercises yourself.
Strategy, tactics and simulation!
Fun for everyone who wants more than just sailing!

Team power
Strategy and Tactic

Beginners can take their first steps in sailing, as we show how a boat can sail against the wind. Tactical Sailing developed a "Wind Simulator", which offers to practice your skills. Is this your first time steering a boat? Tactical Sailing shows how you can "tack" against the wind to move your boat as fast as possible upwind. You´ll have twice the fun with Tactical Sailing:
Playing "Boat Against Boat" is the way to practice your tactical skills in a duell against an other skipper. You choose a boat and you can sail Match Race, Fleet Race or run on Olympic courses. Make sure to start on time, and watch your countdown timer, because if you cross over course side (OCS) or hit a buoy, you will be penalized. The penalties will be accumulated in a Penalty Account. Make use of the "Hit me" key, which indicates to the jury boat that you are protesting against the other skipper, e.g. hitting your boat or any other obstruction of the rules.
The game "Against the Wind" is an awesome opponent. It changes its direction and force and will pull out all tactical and strategic skills you can think of. This game is for beginners to practice how to sail, play against the wind for the first time and take training sessions to get better on crossing the finish line in the best time possible. Besides the wind, make use of a sparring partner, a computer controlled skipper who will force you to become better; you can see your position in relation to him.

Tips: The standard program offers Tactical Tips,  a broad selection of very valuable tips – including basic rules for the right of way. The program includes a learning module with more than 40 tips to sail "Against the Wind" or "Boat Against Boat".

The Coach's Toolbox is an important extension for the complete program of "Tactical Sailing". Naturally, all other sailors wanting to perfect their knowledge in strategy and tactics in order to be optimally prepared for the coming regatta races, can also use it. See a description of all tools here.

Tactical Sailing offers:

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First steps for beginners:
> Steering a boat
> Sail against the wind - Tack and Jibe
> Speed up your boat - Bear away and Luff up
> Go on a first course around buoys
The Tracking Line System draws the way you go and visualizes all your maneuvers.

4 Excercises for beginners
1 Tack and Jibe
1 Luff up and Bear away
1 Sail upwind
1 Sail downwind

10 Game scenarios against the wind:
3 wind 1x1, 2x2, 3x3 (easy)
2 wind 4x4, 5x5 (medium)
2 wind 6x6, 7x7 (difficult)
1 chessboard wind 8x8 (complex)
1 squall and calm 8x8 (complex)
1 turbulent wind 8x8 (very complex)

2 Training scenarios play the Wind
1 Wind 1x1 manual setting
1 Wind 3x3 manual setting

6 Racing areas with classic courses:
1 Up-and-Down
1 Triangle
1 Trapeze
1 Coast line
2 Round the island

4 Racing courses to pass the buoys
1 Fleet Race
1 Match Race
1 Olympic courses
1 Long distance course

14 sail boats to play, practice, and sail regattas with:
Opti, Laser, Finn, 420er, 470er, Korsar, Kiel- and Centerboard-Zugvogel, H-boat, 29er, 49er, J/70, Fareast 31F and TP 52-yacht;
    all outfitted with:
1 Set of sail, depending upon which type of boat:
   mainsail, foresail, spinnaker or gennaker. 
1 Sail Simulator for setting to hoist, unrig, sheet out and sheet in

1 Set of polar diagram, curves for the best velocity in a 360° spectrum

1 control console for one sailor / boat with 1-click
   tacking, jibbing, luffing, and bearing away (Against the Wind)
1 control console for two sailors / boats with 1-click
   luffing up and bearing away (Boat Against Boat)

1 fine control 360° circle
1 autopilot; operating in different modes of navigation (Against the Wind)
1 compass (analog and digital) to show the direction you are sailing
1 speed log for boat velocity (Knots)
1 display for "velocity made good" [VMG] (Boat Against Boat)
1 anemometer (direction and strength of the wind)

Display options at boat
1 magic wind indicator (Gauge - Windex)
1 bearings line to buoy
2 lay lines to the wind

1 Tracking Line System, sailed path
   Line diagrams from start to finish
2 lay lines on the stern, adjustable length
1 way lines sailed
1 spotlight

1 Wind Simulator with:
64 wind regions and various scenarios:
   squalls, calms, turning, shifting, and oscillating winds
12 wind buoys on the playing and regatta field,
     additional wind buoys can be added
1 wind regions on/off
1 wind ladder adjustable rotation and contrast

Display options at raceing field
1 zone marker per buoy
1 starting line
1 finish line
2 lay lines per buoy, depending upon the wind and simulated on the starboard and port
2 lay lines windward
2 lay lines lee side

Game Against the Wind:
21 Tactical tips from starting to finish line, animated through computer simulation
     and presented in audio-visual form (Against the Wind):
1 starting line
5 upwind courses
5 downwind courses
7 wind shifts
1 fleet tactic
1 finish line
1 Speed

Game Boat Against Boat:
5 Jury Control options
1 On Course Side - control at starting line
1 Touching a buoy
1 Touching the other boat
1 Protest accounting with penalty counter
1 "Hit-me" and Miss-use of Rules - Action of sailors

7 Race officer control options
1 Information about the course to sail
1 Preparation signal, - time
1 Count Down Timer
1 Start time control (Timer)
1 Course control of sequence of buoys from start to finish
1 Control of passing the correct side of buoys on star board or port
1 Crossing the finish line and time stamp (Timer per boat)

16 tips - World Sailing Rules - Right of Way
1 Right of Way Boat
7 Wind on opposite tacks
4 Wind on same tack, overlapped - not overlapped
1 While tacking
1 Avoiding contact
Right of Way at Marks
1 Giving Mark-Room
1 Reaching the Zone

Help function with instruction online, including registration in the Tactical Sailor’s Lounge

Slalom Sailing - Endless Fun

Endless fun
Parallel-Slalom Sailing

Like the traditional Slalom in winter sport, the aim here is to reach the finish line first and win with the fastest time. What is unique as well as unusual about our " Slalom Sailing " on the PC is that you play with the wind, but the wind plays against you. This wind is the horror! It is unpredictable, can shift from second to second, oscillate or suddenly blow a gale. To begin our "Slalom Sailing", you will need to start with a course of 8 buoys. After that you can increase the difficulty level of the "slope" by making a course with 16, 24 or even 32 buoys at the start. You can have fun and sail "Slalom Sailing" alone against the computer, your fictitious sparring partner. You can also choose to sail against another boat. Here you can make a direct comparison to a sailing friend in a second boat. This enables you to check who is ahead in our "Parallel-Slalom" and have endless fun together!

Genre Mix:  Sport, Strategy and Simulation

"This genre of game refers to quality characteristics, and such games deliver higher game value. Genre Mix refers to constant or at least possible change between various genres. This means that several basic game ideas are interconnected. Players are required to act at a number of different levels. These differ in terms of game perspective, tasks, complexity, objective and difficulty. The diversity of this mixed genre means that it includes games from all age rating categories." See also: www.usk.de/en/classification/genres 

Approved without age restriction USK 0 (PEGI OK)

Approved without age restriction

Approved "without age restriction" (USK 0) in accordance with Art. 14 German Children and Young Persons Protection Act (JuSchG). Games without age restriction are games that are directly aimed at children and young persons as well as at an adult buyer group. USK 0 is equivalent to the European PEGI OK classification. USK is the German abbreviation for the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, an organization which has been voluntarily established by the computer games industry. It is responsible for the classification of computer games in Germany. At the end of a joint classification procedure, the relevant state representatives issue age rating symbols. This system ensures that computer games are only sold to children and young persons if the contents of the games have been approved as suitable. The categories used are based on the German Children and Young Persons Act. See also: www.usk.de/en/


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Recommended System requirements

Windows PC (XP, VISTA, Win 7, 8, or 10), Linux OS or Mac OS X (Version 10.6 or higher; Snow Leopard, Lion, Yosimite, El Captain, Sierra) with Java Standard Edition 6, Internet access for registration of license key required. Screen size: 1024x768 Pixel (4:3 Format), Graphics card 512 MB, Sound-mp3, Pentium-4, 1GB RAM, 290 MB disc space, CD/DVD drive (optional, but not required). Keyboard - or Mouse, Mouse-wheel recommended, Game Pad with programmable keys suitable.

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