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.
Play against the Wind
Boat against Boat
Tips from experienced Coaches
You´ll have twice the fun with Tactical Sailing: Against the Wind and Boat Against Boat
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.
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 automatic "Hit me" detection, 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.
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".
"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!"