Your fleet of inshore yachts includes ultra-fast foiling catamarans, dinghies or cutting-edge monohulls. The short format of racing is identical to the one used for real life competitions, such as the America’s Cup and the Star Sailors League, with a unique virtual umpire who applies the official rules of sailing.
Upgrade your boats with the points earned in each regatta, and compete for the official virtual sailing world champion title, awarded by the World Sailing Association.
Virtual Regatta Inshore: the best online sailing simulation since Virtual Skipper!
THE VIRTUAL REGATTA COMMUNITY
When sailing with Virtual Regatta, you become part of the world’s largest sailing community with more than one million active players.
Sail against the best: Virtual Regatta games are recognized by the greatest international skippers!
The largest virtual races bring together hundreds of thousands players: Vendee Globe, Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Star Sailors League, Transat Jacques Vabre, Route du Rhum, Barcolana, Cowes Week, Sydney Hobart, Fastnet, Tour de France à la voile, Spi Ouest France, Giraglia, Key West Race Week, Extreme Sailing Series, RC44
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This is by far the best racing games (sailing) on the App Store. It hits on all of the key aspects of racing; fighting for a good start, wind shifts, wind shadow, vmg, etc. The only areas that could use some improvement are the rules and how a penalties are resolved. The basic rules are all there, port/starboard, windward/leeward. I think the rule accuracy at mark roundings could be improved. If I remember correctly a boat has no rights if they are head to wind until they have established at least a close hauled course. Also, (someone already mentioned this in a review but I agree) penalties are payed off immediately with a timed speed reduction. It works pretty well, but it kind of incentivizes sailors to force a penalty rather than sail their proper course. In real racing penalties can be fulfilled by doing circles at anytime between when they occur and when the offender crosses the finish line. I think this should be added into the game, at least for the non foiling boats.
My only other comment is that the game is on the verge of “pay to win”. There are certain advantages that you can buy with game tokens. The tokens can be purchased or won and it’s not to hard to win them. But, let’s be honest real life racing is also very much a pay to win sport so think what you want...
At the end of the day, if you have been racing for years, just learning to race or just learning to sail; this is a great game for you.
So I’m a actual person that sails irl, and I think there is some real potential in this game for teaching, and some may complain since even if you hit a boat or foul someone you don’t have to spin, you just kind of slow down and phases through whatever the foul was, but in reality it’s just making the game more fun and here’s an example why the phasing through can actually be funny. Also before I give you the reason you can make specific races just to race friends, and family. Let’s say you are playing with your family. And randomly you decide to just speed up and absolutely ram the judges boat and just slow down a lot, everybody will be laughing. I highly recommend this game for anybody that likes to do racing games or actually sails or teaches how to sail in irl. I really hope you enjoy this game to, chicken out( chicken out is not actually being afraid, but my sailboat name is Poisonous Chicken in irl, and I just thought it would be funny!