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NEWS: 12. December 2021 - Optimist South American Championship 2021 started with 163 participants

The Optimist South American Championship 2021 will start in Argentina with 163 participants. Matías Capizzano and Nicolás Benvenuto are the heads, the organisers who plan and take responsibility for everything. Matias is a world-renowned photographer, and his fabulous photos have been taken at many Optimist championships around the world. See further information here.

NEWS: 21. October 2021 - International German Optimist Championship 2021

Anne-Marie Hamm and Tina Lutz opened the 2021 Optimist Class Championship at the Chiemsee Yacht Club (CYC) in Prien (Bavaria). Tactical Sailing is a guest at the CYC and offers the participants the "Game Against the Wind - Boat Against Boat" to pass the time, in calm and in stormy weather. So, on the 1st day of racing, too much wind blew during the day with 8 Bft! The first start was delayed until late in the evening, before the race director Kai Schreiber and his team started a race for the almost 200 Optis.
So during the day Tactical Sailing was trained playing on the PC. See the kids playing in the "play tent at CYC" on facebook.
The results on the PC resulted in a 'ranking list' with the best 15 participants. Best 'Tactical Sailor' in gusty wind 4x4 in 16 regions was Matti Winkler from CYC. See more information about the championship at the club on www.cyc-prien.de and at the German Optimist Dinghy association DODV: www.dodv.org/regatta/IDJM-2021 .
See more information on our website 'Coachs Toolbox / Championship', click here.

Games & Tips

An interactive regatta simulation for playing and learning. Strategy, tactics and simulation! Fun for everyone who wants more than just sailing! Tactical Tips offer a broad selection of very valuable tips – including basic rules for the right of way.

Coach's Toolbox

With the toolbox, you receive over 30 prepared scenarios "ready to run", which you can use to practice as a beginner or expand your sailing capabilities at any time.


Order Tactical Sailing in Online shops. Payments can be made by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, etc. at the market places listed. Tactical Sailing Software runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Tactical tips are also available on iOS and andoid.

A "Game Against the Wind" and "Boat Against Boat". 
Sailing for beginner and advanced racers! 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.

Tips: The standard program offers Tactical Tips,  a broad selection of very valuable tips – including basic rules for the right of way as defined by „World Sailing (ISAF)“. The program includes a learning module with more than 40 tips to sail "Against the Wind" or "Boat Against Boat".

NEW! Exercises for "beginners, regatta sailors and experts". All exercises are now in one place - making them easier to find and operate. With 1-click operation, the most important tactical tips - from start to finish line - are summarized in a new category 'Tips-Tactics'.
Coach's Toolbox (Stand alone or All in One) is an important extension within the overall program of "Tactical Sailing - Games&Tips". Naturally, all other sailors wanting to perfect their knowledge in strategy and tactics in order to be optimally prepared for the coming regattas, can use it as well.

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Parlez-vous français ? Bienvenue à Tactical Sailing en français ! Télécharger les documents EN LANGUE FRANÇAISE !

Operating instructions available in several languages - FRA, ITA, POL, RUS

In addition to the standard versions in German, English and Spanish, the operating instructions and supplementary documents are available for free download in other languages, click here: (FRA, ITA, POL, RUS). Furthermore, a dictionary with 400 words in 12 languages has been compiled for "Tactical Sailing" by experienced coaches from all over the world.

ENG - Dictionary with nearly 400 words available in 12 languages!

A "Tactical Sailing - Dictionary" with nearly 400 words available in following languages:

  • German, English, Spanish, Argentinean, Italian, French, Swedish, Portugues, Polish, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian.

Download here!

Mac Big Sur and Monterey

Mac User Note on updating Mac OS X 11/12 "Big Sur" and "Monterey". TS runs on "Catalina"

Tactical Sailing (TS) does NOT run on Big Sur and Monterey,  TS requires "Catalina"  or earlier OS X versions! You can still use Tactical Sailing if you:

  • bought a NEW Mac with "Big Sur" or "Monterey",
  • upgraded to Big Sur or Monterey on your previous Mac.

Apple has published a note on how to use macOS "Big Sur" or "Monterey" and also install macOS "Catalina" on a 2nd volume. See more information here.

PCs with Windows 11

Windows User Note on updating to the new "Windows 11". TS runs perfectly on Windows 11.

The current version of Tactical Sailing (TS) has been tested with Windows 11, the new operating system from Microsoft. TS runs perfectly on Windows 11 and continues to run perfectly on "old PCs/laptops" with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10! Status 01.11.2021.

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