Weekend Races – Try out our new medium race around Toraigh Island in Northern Ireland

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races!

We’ve had a lot of requests for a medium-length race each week so this we have added exactly that! Let us know what you think in the comments.

Remember, if you don’t want to sail alone, you can look for a crew in the Multiplayer Forum, there are plenty of sailors looking for crew members or boats to sail with. Perhaps some of you more experienced sailors could team up with newbies and spread the knowledge?

 

Long Race

 

Belcher Islands Long Race

Saturday 1st July – 19:00 BST / 11:00 PDT / 20:00 CEST / 03:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 100NM
Est. Race Time: 20 hours
Boat: Sailaway Cruiser
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/8fij

Make your way around the famous Canadian Archipelago, will you head north or south?
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Medium Race

 

Toraigh Island Medium Race

Sunday 2nd July – 13:00 BST / 05:00 PDT / 14:00 CEST / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌦️ https://on.windy.com/8fka

A new format, this race is designed to take a 2-4 hours. This week it’s a race around Toraigh Island in Northern Ireland, which way will you go?

 

Short Race

 

Pulau Banda Short Race

Sunday 2nd July – 05:00 BST / 21:00 PDT (Saturday 1st) / 06:00 CEST / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌧️ https://on.windy.com/8flq

This week’s short race is in Indonesia, off the volcanic Banda Islands.

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Update V0.9009 – Catamarans are now playable in Sailaway!

Hello Pioneers!

We’re pleased to be able to share the first new boat to be added to Sailaway.

Starting today, you can take to the seas in style with the new Catamaran. Modelled perfectly on it’s real world counterpart, the Catamaran features the iconic double hull design for extra stability in the toughest waters.

Put the new boat to the test in a race or just see how far you can travel, don’t forget to share your screenshots and stats with us too!

This update also marks the point at which the game is no loner playable outside of Steam. If you still haven’t moved your account across, here’s a handy guide to help you: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/steam/

We hope you enjoy the new Sailaway Catamaran!

Happy sailing,

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – Maluku Long Race

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races! These races will appear in the main menu when you launch Sailaway.

Remember, if you don’t want to sail alone, you can look for a crew in the Multiplayer Forum, there are plenty of sailors looking for crew members or boats to sail with. Perhaps some of you more experienced sailors could team up with newbies and spread the knowledge?

Long Races

 

Maluku Long Race

Saturday 27th May – 03:00 BST /19:00 (Friday 26th) PDT / 04:00 CEST
Est. Race Distance: 100NM
Est. Race Time: 20 hours
Boat: Sailaway Cruiser
Weather report: 🌧️ https://on.windy.com/6ed9

Race from the Watubela Archipelago to the back of the Kai Islands, which route will you take through these Indonesian waters?
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Short Races

 

Galle Short Race

Sunday 18th June – 05:00 BST / 21:00 PDT (Sat 21st) / 06:00 CEST / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌦️ https://on.windy.com/6ei0

Do your best off the coast of this historic Sri Lankan town.

Santander Short Race

Sunday 28th May – 13:00 BST / 05:00 PDT / 14:00 CEST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/6em2

The wind is up off the coast of this famous city on the north coast of Spain.

Coral Harbour Short Race

Sunday 28th May – 21:00 BST / 13:00 PDT / 22:00 CEST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ⛅ https://on.windy.com/6emv

Not quite the barrier reef but a race off Southampton Island in northernmost Canada.

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Community Races – Mini Fastnet by Sailaway Communaute Francophone

Bonjour Pioneers,

The French Sailaway community have been very busy and have organised a gruelling 6-day solo race kicking off this Sunday!

This is a solo-only race using the Mini Transat. To take part, player’s will need to register with Sailaway Communaute Francophone via their site and join their discord group – instructions of how to do so and more about this race can be found here.
Community

Mini Fastnet

Sunday 18th June – 16:00 CEST / 15:00 BST / 07:00 PDT / 23:00 JST
Est. Race Distance:
600NM
Est. Race Time: 6 days
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/6d2h

Starting at Douarnenez in France, you will race past England and on to the south coast of Ireland, around Fastnet Rock and then back to to Douarnenez to finish.

This race is organised by a community group and hence is governed by their rules. There will not be a course laid out in Sailaway but rather your progress needs to be validated manually by yourself or a nearby competitor. See the race page using the link above for more information or ask someone from the community.

As it is managed and created by the community, please get in touch with the organisers here if you have any questions of problems.

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Update V.0.9008 – Surfing waves and wind shadows

Hello Pioneers,

In this weeks update we have rolled out some exciting improvements around sailing itself which will give sailors more to think about when racing in this weekends events!
In case you missed the announcement, here are this weekend’s races: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/2017/06/07/weekend-races-race-around-beautiful-island-bermuda-18-hour-long-race/

Patch V.0.9008

New Features

Surfing Waves
Waves can now be used to increase (and decrease) your boats speed! Your boats speed is now affected by the size of the waves so you are able to ‘surf’ down waves to gain more momentum.

Wind Shadow
We have added wind shadow to Sailaway so smart sailors can use this to steal wind from others to get the advantage, this is an important feature of real world sailing so we are excited to see it being used in the game.

Players will be aware they are being affected by this technique by the relevant dials going from their normal colour to orange, and then red when it is at its strongest.

Ongoing Race Leaderboard
During a race there is now a leaderboard that displays current positions so you can see how you are doing compared to others in the race.

Other Additions

  • Your local time is now shown.
  • A persistent chat channel has been added for challenges which should help communication during the long challenges like the ‘Bering Hardship’.

Fixes
Thanks to the logs that many of you sent in regarding the crashes you experienced in last weekends races we believe we have fixed the memory error that was causing them.

If anyone still experiences a crash after this update could you please send us your log file, you can find this by following these instructions:

Where possible, please send an output log from Sailaway immediately after an error occurs, and before you reload Sailaway to play again. Otherwise, the error log will get overwritten and will not have the error information to help us find the source of your problem.

Here’s how to do this on PC:

  • Right click on Sailaway from your Steam Library
  • Select Properties from the drop down menu
  • Select Local Files tab and click on “Browse Local Files…”
  • Open the Sailaway_Data folder and locate the text file called “output_log.txt”

…and on Mac:

  • Open a Finder window
  • On the Menu bar, go to Go > Go to Folder
  • In the dialog that comes up, put in “~/Library/Logs/Unity/” and click Go
  • Locate the “Player.log” file in that folder

Please send this log file to [email protected] and let us know what was happening on-screen when you crashed.
Thanks for the continued support!

If you have a bug you’d like to report, please follow the guide for ‘how to report a bug’ and post a new thread in the Bug Reporting Forum.

Happy Sailing,

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – Race around the beautiful Island of Bermuda in this 18 hour Long Race!

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races! These races will appear in the main menu when you launch Sailaway.

This weekend the long race is taking you to Bermuda, where day 1 of the three-day Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs Finals are taking place!

Remember, if you don’t want to sail alone, you can look for a crew in the Multiplayer Forum, there are plenty of sailors looking for crew members or boats to sail with. Perhaps some of you more experienced sailors could team up with newbies and spread the knowledge?

 

Long Races

 

Bermuda Long Race

Saturday 10th June – 19:00 BST / 11:00 PDT / 20:00 CEST / 03:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 90NM
Est. Race Time: 18 hours
Boat: Sailaway Cruiser
Weather report: 🌦️ https://on.windy.com/5cs4

Race around the island of Bermuda where there’s a big sailing competition on this weekend!
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Short Races

 

Wellington Short Race

Sunday 11th June – 05:00 BST / 21:00 PDT (Sat 3rd) / 06:00 CEST / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/5da9

Get competitive in the New Zealand capital.

Gibraltar Short Race

Sunday 11th June – 13:00 BST / 05:00 PDT / 14:00 CEST / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌤️ https://on.windy.com/5d1g

Race where Europe almost meets Africa in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Hamilton Short Race

Sunday 11th June – 21:00 BST / 13:00 PDT / 22:00 CEST / 05:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌦️ https://on.windy.com/5ctb

Do your best in the bay of Bermuda where there’s the final of a very famous race this weekend.

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – The Howth Regatta Long Race

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races! These races will appear in the main menu when you launch Sailaway.

We’re delighted to announce that this week’s Long Race is the Howth Regatta Long Race which is taking place this weekend in the Irish Sea. The Howth Yacht Club have also been kind enough to let us use their official logo as the completion badge for this race!

Remember, if you don’t want to sail alone, you can look for a crew in the Multiplayer Forum, there are plenty of sailors looking for crew members or boats to sail with. Perhaps some of you more experienced sailors could team up with newbies and spread the knowledge?

 

Long Races

 

Howth Regatta Long Race

Saturday 3rd June – 11:00 BST / 03:00 PDT / 12:00 CEST / 19:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 121NM
Est. Race Time: 24 hours
Boat: Sailaway Cruiser
Weather report: ⛅ https://on.windy.com/43r7

Race across the Irish Sea from the Isle of Man, around Lambay Island (where the Howth Regatta is being held this weekend sponsored by Michael JF Wright) and finishing at Holyhead in Wales.
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Short Races

 

Laptev Strait Short Race

Sunday 4th June – 05:00 BST / 21:00 PDT (Sat 3rd) / 06:00 CEST / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌧️ https://on.windy.com/43tu

Race in sub-zero temperatures at the New Siberian Islands in the Russian Arctic Tundra.

 

Lambay Island Short Race

Sunday 4h June – 13:00 BST / 05:00 PDT / 14:00 CEST / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌧️ https://on.windy.com/43t5

Take on the competition off the coast of Ireland. The Howth Regatta sponsored by Michael JF Wright is at Lambay this weekend so pop over if you’re nearby!

 

Galapagos Islands Short Race

Sunday 4th June – 21:00 BST / 13:00 PDT / 22:00 CEST / 05:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 4NM
Est. Race Time: 30mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/46n9

Sail your hardest as you race around the famous Ecuadorian islands!

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and safe sailing!

The Sailaway Team