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Coach's Highlights

Coach's Highlights - 20 exercises an introduction to 'tactics', 'right of way', America's Cup - 'foiling wings'

"The 'Coach's Highlights' are a selection of 20 tactical exercises from the overall program of the 'Coach's Toolbox' with over 100 exercises. In the overview you can select a 'keyword' and with a 'click' the exercise starts. You are automatically taken to the category in the menu item: TIPS TACTICS. In this menu item you can also use other tactical exercises, e.g. 'Field or regatta tactics'. If you would like to experience the “Fun of sailing” at the end of a practice session, choose a game 'for two or for fourth'.
- Overview of TIPS TACTICS: These are tactical exercises and situations that a trainer or experienced regatta sailor should know as an introduction to the topic of 'tactics'. This includes knowledge of:
Start and finish line, - Playing field, - Switch point, - Curry turn - Field tactics with 8 exercises - Regatta tactics for fleet, match and team races.
- America's Cup: With the new AC40 racing yachts, the excitement of fast sailing at up to 100 km/hour can be increased, the "foiling wings" make it possible.
- Fun of sailing: extra Sailing Games - Endless fun - fox hunting, chain of buoys, scooter or slalom.
Coach's Highlights Program requires a new special license key.
- Right of way: the essential rules of the right of way, e.g. leeward boat, wind from starboard, overlapping, and special tactical maneuvers at the gates: 'Chicago' and 'JK', a total of 17 situations are simulated and explained.

Foils act as wings

The foils act as wings and provide buoyancy, allowing the boat to float above the water. Thanks to the low friction loss, the racing yacht can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h. The AC40s are built at McConaghy's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Zealand on a 7-axis CNC machine.

Tactical Sailing PC Simulation for AC40 - Sailing incredibly fast, with almost 100 km on “foiling wings”!

Scenes from a regatta

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Tools for all levels of training

There are the Coach's Highlights and the large Coach's Toolbox. These have been proven to promote attention and concentration when using the various animations, whereby the individual processes can be changed individually as required. For the design of seminars, lectures and workshops, the highlights and the toolbox are very effective aids for all levels of training. 
Learn to sail while playing - 4 games are part of "Highlights" specially designed for young sailors. With the fox hunting, the chain of buoys , the slalom and scooter race, a lot of fun is guaranteed for two or four players!


Comment on HIGHLIGHTS:
Tactician Tilo Schnekenburger (GER): "The super quick introduction to the most important tactical topics. Ideal for training work."
Head state coach of Baden Württemberg Peter Ganzert (GER): "The coaching highlights are super handy and useful in tactics training - at every age group and performance level."
Coach Maxi Walkenbach (Berlin): "Tactical Sailing is the perfect visualisation of patterns and tactics on the water: circle, diamond, rectangle and square. Ideal for explaining and understanding the basics and actions."

Coach's Highlights - 20 exercises as an introduction to 'tactics', start with one click

With one "click", the coach can repeatedly call up the simulation of a regatta scene and discuss it with the sailors. Train the ability to make decisions on the regatta field:

  • Start phase, wind conditions, risk assessment, attack-defence, right of way and performance analysis. 

Strategic and tactical decisions in regatta sailing are made in a similar way to classic “risk management”. This starts right at the starting line. The sailor must choose the right or left side of the regatta field. Jochen Schuemann, one of the world's best sailors, also sees it this way: "The physics of sailing constantly force you to make a clear decision." 
Click to see examples as video clips here.

Coach's Toolbox - 100 exercises - Full version 'All in One'

Overview of features:

Tactical Sailing for Junior, Racing sailor and Expert

Basics of regatta sailing in different wind conditions - basic knowledge for optimal steering of a sailing boat, strategy and tactics against the wind
Tactical situations from start to finish - Starting line with preferred side - Starting line with early start control - On Course Side (OCS) - first beat - screwed course - windward and leeward marks - feld tactics upwind and downwind - zone and overlap - stretch bow and lashing line - speed and altitude - finish

Special tactical situations for experts - up to 10 boats
"Tactics against the wind" - Chance of a short cut - Risk of extension - Gain and loss 
"Tactic boat against boat" - Multi Player 10 boats - starting phase with 10 boats - windward buoy with 10 boats - lee buoys - gate - with 10 boats - right of way - protest and jury - Fleet Race - Match Race

Regatta training - four boats - four sailors at the start (multi-player 4 players): fleet, match and team race, sailing Bundesliga format. Several training levels Wind 1x1 to 4x4 - start phase with count down and "On Course side control(OCS)" - windward buoy - lee buoys - zone and overlap - course marker room - right of way - protest and jury - regatta training selectable at different wind speeds, - wind 1x1 to 8x8, constant or random, with gusts and calm. -
My regatta, set your own course, 6 buoys, 4 boats

"Team Race" for four boats - "Two against two" - course in "Q or S" form, as it is also usual for a world or national championship. Additional exercises for Team Race tactics.
"Sailing Champions league" - 4 boats - 4 clubs train for the league. The TS model of the J/70 was developed on the basis of the polar diagram belonging to the boat type and is therefore identical to a real J/70 in its sailing characteristics. Regattas can be started with 2 or 4 boats (game mode: "boat against boat"). 

Download the detailed list of feature description of the Coach's Toolbox here.
The Coach's Toolbox 'Full Version' is a "stand alone" or "All in One" package that is an important addition to the overall program of "Tactical Sailing - Games&Tips plus Toolbox".

Click here, visit the shop and order a licence key.

Recommended System requirements

Windows PC (XP, VISTA, Win 7, 8, 10 and 11), Linux OS or Mac OS X Version 10.7 or higher; Lion, El Captain, Sierra, up to Catalina with Java Standard Edition 6. See notes for Apple M1/2/3 chip and OS X 11/12/13 Big Sur/Monterey/Ventura or higher here. Internet connection only required for downloading the current software and to activate the license key, then the program can be started without Internet. Screen size: 1024x768 Pixel (4:3 Format), Graphics card 512 MB, Sound-mp3, Pentium-4, 1GB RAM, 290 MB disc space, Keyboard - or Mouse, Mouse-wheel recommended, Game Pad with programmable keys suitable.


"Your project has been voted: Best Media Didactic. Out of more than 60 applicants, Tactical Sailing is winner of the European Award for Technology Supported Learning - eureleA 2012!" This good news came in on 31.01.2012. Sailors would say: "We got Gold Medal!"


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