Strategy and Tactic

Philipp and Julian Autenrieth: "The best tactic and strategy decide the outcome, while the boat and the conditions are more or less the same for everyone.  Whoever can make the best out of these conditions, wins."


Project Application


Tactical Sailing is an interactive tactical and strategic game, in which the entire course of a sailing regatta is simulated. Though the use of a beginner’s tutorial, the basic knowledge conveying learn modules, and a toolbox for trainers, is possible to explain such a complex topic as strategy and tactics systematically, but still clearly. The internationally recognized American sailor, tactician, and author David Dellenbaugh (America’s Cup) gave us access to twenty of his Top Tips, which we integrated in animated Form into our educational computer game. The specific tips that we choose and present in audio-visual form increase the attention of students. Our Coach's Toolbox, developed especially for trainers and educators, has already been successfully integrated into theory instruction for young people not only in Europe, but worldwide. Mark Rushall (GBR): "I'm excited about the possibilities with Tactical Sailing software."

It was our goal to create an action-packed "serious" game with a challenging topic but at the same time with a high educational and fun factor. We were able to take internationally recognized young sailors "on board" with us: The group of sailors who are enthusiastic about this game and its use in sailing includes Philipp and Julian Autenrieth, former Opti- World Champions, as well as Marvin Frisch, 5th place at the 2010 World Championships and 2011 German Champion in Opti.

Dedicated teamwork, professional project management, compelling designs and perfect simulation technology are the factors for success that this project needed in order to communicate this complex educational topic playfully and clearly. The simulation of strategy and tactics in the regatta is a substitute for other complex scenarios. The design and layout visualize the "invisible" wind and tactical rules for the user. Hidden behind the clear design is an extremely complex model and sophisticated technical concept. Through this simulation it is possible to make the meaning and the complexity of the wind in regatta sport convincing and comprehensible.

The product "Tactical Sailing-A Game Against the Wind" has been available on the market since April 2011 as both a CD- and download. We have been receiving positive feedback and the best references from sailors and trainers from all over the world- from Finland to Portugal to Australia. The tactical and education game is available in German and English.

A full description of the project is available in German. If interessed, send an e-mail to: