Weekend Races – Race round the South Korean island of Jeju

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this week’s races! We’re working on an update right now so look out for that in a few days time.

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


Jeju Island Long Race

Saturday 2nd September – 03:00 BST / 04:00 CEST / 19:00 (Friday 1st) PDT / 11:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 90NM
Est. Race Time: 24 hours
Weather report:☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the South Korean island of Jeju, make sure you go around the buoys the right way and keep an eye on the upcoming weather!
Badge:

Medium Race

 

Islas Bajas Medium Race

Sunday 3rd September – 21:00 BST / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 4th) 05:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Weather report: ⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A tricky trip around the islands of Maddalena, watch out if you take the route through the islands as it gets very tight half way through!

Short Race

 

Sharm El-Sheikh Short Race

Sunday 3rd September – 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: ☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re off the coast of the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

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 – Three tricky coastal races!

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this week’s races! Last week we focused on Island races, this week we’ve set up some tricky coastal routes. Let us know how you get on!

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

 

Amazon Estuary Long Race

Saturday 26th August – 19:00 BST / 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PDT / 03:00 (Sunday 27th) JST
Est. Race Distance: 80NM
Est. Race Time: 24 hours
Weather report:⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A different kind of long race this week – it’s shallow and there is there are some patches of low wind so plan your route carefully.
Badge:

Medium Race

 

Maddalena Island Medium Race

Sunday 27th August – 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Weather report: ☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A tricky trip around the islands of Maddalena, watch out if you take the route through the islands as it gets very tight half way through!

Short Race

 

Tasmania Short Race

Sunday 27th August – 05:00 BST / 06:00 CEST / 21:00 (Saturday 26th) PDT / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re in Adventure Bay off the coast of Tasmania

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

 


Unifying our forums

Hello Pioneers,

Sometime in the near future we will be making the Steam forums the only forums available to discuss the game and get feedback from the team. Running two separate forums makes life far more complicated than it should be and is leading to things getting missed or double information getting posted, having a single place for all this information should make the communication process between the Sailaway team and you (the players) far easier.

With everyone using Steam to play the game it makes sense to use the Steam forums, they also have less issues with spam and allow us much better moderation tools.

Apologies if this causes anyone any issues, please let us know in the comments below if it does.

Thanks,
The Sailaway Team


Weekend Races – Test your endurance in these three Island courses

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this week’s races! The medium race this week is a littler longer than usual, so it’s a good long race for those unable to take part in the long race on Saturday.

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

 

Faroe Islands Long Race

Saturday 19th August – 11:00 BST / 12:00 CEST / 03:00 (Friday 5th) PDT / 19:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 150NM
Est. Race Time: 30 hours
Weather report:⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A long trip around these famous islands, the wind is set to change mid-race so keep an eye on the forecast!
Badge:

Medium Race


Little Andaman Medium Race

Sunday 20th August – 05:00 BST / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 19th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 60NM
Est. Race Time: 12 Hours
Weather report: 🌦️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A there-and-back course across the smaller of the Andaman Islands.

Short Race

 

Kauai Island Short Race

Sunday 20th August – 21:00 BST / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 21st) 05:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: 🌦️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A short course off the northern most island of Hawaii

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

 


Sailaway Update V.0.9.012 – New Liveries!

Hello Pioneers,

In this weeks update we’ve got some new Liveries for you as well as some new features! This patch also addressees some of the issues you may have reported recently.

New Liveries!

6 new liveries have been added to the game that can be used on the Cruiser, Mini-Transat & Catamaran.

These liveries can be applied via: Main Menu > Boat > Edit boat appearance > Select Customization Pack. Here’s a preview:

New Features

Navigation Lights
These have been a highly requested feature for a while now so we are pleased to announce they are now available!  They will automatically turn on at night.

User Created Races
In the Races menu there is now an option to show races created by players, we have had lots of volunteers (thank you!) to help us test creation of these and invites will be going out as soon as we have completed work on the back end to support them. Races these testers create will appear in this new area.

Telltale Customisation
You can now adjust the color of the telltales on your sails.

Bug Fixes

  • Sheets are now automatically pulled in beginner mode
  • Main sail was too transparent on the Cruiser
  • Some hotkey names were incorrect
  • Hotkeys were interfering with certain text input fields
  • Deck and cabin are no longer too ‘glossy’ when using a dark colour

 

Known Issues we are currently working on:

  • Race Buoys not appearing and race times glitching (we suspect these are linked)
  • Issue where other boats in your fleet sometimes stop sailing while you are online

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 – Enjoy what looks like three sunny races this weekend!

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this week’s races! We’ve changed up the structure of the long race this week, we hope you like it!

Thank you to all of you that signed up to test our new in-game race building tools last week. We’ll get in touch soon.

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

 

Penghu Islands Long Race

Saturday 12th August – 03:00 BST / 04:00 CEST / 19:00 (Friday 5th) PDT / 11:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 100NM
Est. Race Time: 20 hours
Weather report:⛅ https://on.windy.com/e0mu

We’re off the coast of Taiwan this week with a bit more of a complex long course, let us know if you prefer it!
Badge:

 

Medium Race

 

San Esteban Island Medium Race

Sunday 13th August – 21:00 BST / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / 05:00 (Monday 14th) JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/e0nd

A quick back-and-forth around this small island off the Mexican coast.

 

Short Race

 

Corfu Short Race

Sunday 13th August – 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/e0nq

Europe is in the middle of a heatwave! Cool off in the crystal clear seas of Greece.

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 – Pick up a new race badge in this 30hour trip around the Falkland Islands!

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this week’s races! How are you finding the new medium race format? Let us know 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

 

Falkland Islands Long Race

Saturday 5th August – 19:00 BST / 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PDT / 03:00 (Sunday 6th) JST
Est. Race Distance: 150NM
Est. Race Time: 30 hours
Weather report:🌧️ https://on.windy.com/dipu

Race across the length of the islands as a storm changes the direction of the wind over 24 hours – plan ahead!
Badge:

Medium Race

 

Formentera Medium Race

Sunday 6th August – 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: ☀️ https://on.windy.com/dj3o

Which way will you go around Ibiza’s little brother? Keep an eye on the wind as the shortest distance isn’t always the fastest.

Short Race

 

Honiara Short Race

Sunday 6th August – 05:00 BST / 06:00 CEST / 21:00 (Saturday 5th) PDT / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Boat: Mini Transat
Weather report: 🌦️ https://on.windy.com/dj4n

This week’s short race is off the coast of the Soloman Island’s Capital, Honiara.

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.0.9011 – Bug fixes and a call out for budding race makers

Hello Pioneers,

In this weeks update we’ve focused on bug fixes! This patch addressees some of the issues you may have reported recently.

We need testers

Some of you may have seen the latest community race we announced earlier today. We’d love for you to be able to create and share your own Sailaway races in-game, so we’re working to expand race-making options!

To do that we require a number of budding race creators to help us test our race creation tools! If you are interested in testing these new features for us, please let us know but completing this short Google Form. We only need a handful of testers so not all applications will be successful.

Patch V.0.9011

New Features
Hot Key customisation has been enabled in this patch but is still a work in progress. You can find this in Options > Gameplay. Let us know what you think!

 

Bug Fixes

  • Water droplets now cover the whole screen for wide screen users
  • Fixed the issue where boat hulls became transparent in certain situations
  • Improved saving of boat customisations
  • Fixed the issue where boat/port names copied onto other boats
  • Adjusted lights on lighthouses and buoys
  • Catamaran windows no longer overlap the water
  • Fixed US flag colours
  • Added ‘Red Ensign’ UK flag
  • Various improvements to stop various reported game crashes

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