Questions and answers

The most commonly asked question: Will this program run on my computer?
Yes, with Windows on your PC, Linux or Mac OS X and Java, see FAQ - Computer.

 
 

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No Sound on Tips

In most cases the sound system is not working. Test any mp3-music title to play and test your speakers.
You can turn the sound on/off in Tactical Sailing. Go to "Sound" under menu, turn it on, and raise the volume.  .
In other cases an older Java-Version is installed. The program requires Java-Version 21 or higher. See Technical/Java for details to update Java.

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Can we use Tactical Sailing (Training) to help train young sailors in our sailing club?

Yes, the Tactical Sailing Team especially supports youth directors and coaches. Send us an e-mail at: office@TacticalSailing.de

 

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Can I modify exercises to fit other conditions myself, as a trainer?

Yes, we offer a software extension pack to qualified coaches, trainers, and exercise leaders. Send us an e-mail at: office@TacticalSailing.de

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Sail the long tack first (long leg) - is this always true?

Yes. Almost always sail the long leg first, because this is the tack that is closest to your goal.
Examples: This is always true when the wind direction changes, the finish line does not exactly lie on the windward side, or when the wind comes from another direction than the windward mark is laid out.

But: Sometimes other tactical approaches could be more important. Just in front of the windward mark you might have to take the short leg towards wind, in order to be able to turn around this mark on the proper side.
 

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Boats jitter and Voice stutter

Boats jitter and Voice stutter is mentioned in some cases, if:

-  Window size larger than the standard size of 1024x768 pixels
-  too many windows are open
-  too many programs are running at the same time
-  Webcam is active
-  Video, film, or music are running at the same time

To do: Reduce Window size to 1024x768 pixels, shut down windows and programs AND restart your sytem. Every computer game needs all the resources of your system (graphics power and memory).

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No Sound

In most cases the sound system is not working. Test any mp3-music title to play and test your speakers.

In other cases an older Java-Version is installed. The program requires Java-Version 21 or higher. See Technical/Java for details to update Java.