Weekend Races – Norwegian Fjords

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races – as requested we’ve made the long and medium start and finish lines twice the width to fit you all in, let us know what you think!

Long Race

Nesoya Island Long Race

Saturday 30th September – 10:00 UTC / 12:00 CEST / 03:00 PDT / 19:00 JST

Est Distance: 115 NM

Est Time: 23hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A race along the coastal archipelagos of Norway. Watch out for the wind changing, the fastest route will change as time moves on.

 

Medium Race

Îles Kerguelen Medium Race

Sunday 1st October – 04:00 UTC / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 30th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST

Est Distance: 15 NM

Est Time: 3 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A tricky race through the islands surrounding the Kerguelen Islands, one of the most isolated places on the planet.

Short Race

Vancouver Short Race

Sunday 1st October – 20:00 UTC / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 2nd) 05:00 JST

Est Distance: 5 NM

Est Time: 50 mins

Weather report (on Windy.com)

This week we’re in the famous Canadian city of Vancouver.

 

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 – A trip through the Spratly Islands

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races – and a shout out to all our community race creators who are making great events, if you’ve not already had a look at the Player Created Races already then take a look in the Races section of Activities.

Long Race

Spratly Islands Long Race

Saturday 23rd September – 02:00 UTC / 04:00 CEST / (Friday 22nd) 19:00 PDT / 11:00 JST

Est Distance: 155 NM

Est Time: 31 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A race in variable winds though these beautiful yet contentious atolls.

 

Medium Race

Isla Alta Medium Race

Sunday 24th September – 20:00 UTC / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 17th) 05:00 JST

Est Distance: 20 NM

Est Time: 4 hours

Weather report (on Windy.com)

A there-and-back race in strong winds around a small island in the south Chilean archipelago.

 

Short Race

Antsiranana Short Race

Sunday 24th September – 12:00 UTC / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST

Est Distance: 5 NM

Est Time: 50 mins

Weather report (on Windy.com)

This week we’re at the northern tip of Madagascar.

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.0.9.018 – Bug fixes for multi-crew issues

Hello Pioneers,

There have been some wonderfully detailed posts on issues found while trying to multi-crew a boat in Sailaway, these have enabled us to narrow down what is causing them and deploy some fixes. Thank you as always, we have a wonderful community.

This update makes the following changes/fixes:
  • When the boat owner logs off another member of the crew should now seize control of the boat faster.
  • Boats would continue to steer towards the heading set first but they should now update according to any subsequent adjustments from other crew members.
  • Teleporting a boat should no longer leave the crew behind at the previous position.
  • During a race marks should no longer only detect the owner of the boat, it should detect all crew members.
  • All crew members now get mentioned in chat announcements regarding that boat.
  • All crew members will now receive the badge for the race or challenge they are completing.
In addition to these multi-crew fixes we have also adjusted:
  • The previous boat speed restrictions in high wind have been revised.

Any kind of networking related issue is hard to track down so please do report back to us on the forums regarding multi-crew performance since this update.

If you have a bug you would 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

 


Sailaway Update V.0.9.017 – New music, audio and gennaker customisation plus some bug fixes!

Hello Pioneers,

Today we are adding more music to the game along with some new audio and customisation options plussome bug fixes.

Gameplay Music!

Created by Francisco Perez (who also created the main menu music) we now have music for when you are sailing. There are currently six tracks that play depending on the type of weather you are sailing in, from calm sunny days to exciting high winds!
We would love to hear your feedback on having music in the game, would you like more?
If music isn’t your thing or you prefer to listen to your own then you can turn this off by reducing the music volume to 0 in the audio settings menu.

New Audio

We have recorded some new audio for a few effects, there is new audio for the water, sails flapping and ropes being eased and pulled.

Dual Gennaker Colours

There are 4 new customisation packs that allow you to use 2 different colours on the gennaker like so:



Bug Fixes

  • Adjusted navigation lights to increase their visibility at longer ranges.
  • Other boats in your fleet should now travel again while you are online.
  • Adjusted the way map images are loaded to hopefully reduce the chance of them turning white.
  • The missing horn sound when completing a race is restored!
  • The large trench of water behind the boat has been smoothed out.
  • Dolphins no longer appear when anchored.
  • Boat speeds in massive storms were too high so have been reduced.
  • Foam near the boat was affected by boat shadow too much.
  • The Main traveler was operated from the wrong side of the 50′ cruiser.

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 to Grise Fiord in Canada

Good day Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races, we hope you’re enjoying the new 50’ Performance Cruiser and using it to post fastest times in the Challenges!

 

Long Race

Grise Fiord Long Race

Saturday 16th September – 18:00 UTC / 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PDT / 03:00 (Sunday 17th) JST
Est. Race Distance: 80NM
Est. Race Time: 20 hours
Weather report:
 More detail[on.windy.com]
A race to the largest Inuit settlement on Ellesmere Island. You’re going against a nasty storm, find your way around the worst of it and head for the safety of the inlet.
Badge:

 

Medium Race

Punta de Gando Medium Race

Sunday 17th September – 12:00 UTC / 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 race off the coast of Gran Canaria in the shape of a flag.

 

Short Race

Port Blair Short Race

Sunday 17th September – 04:00 UTC / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 16th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: ☀
 More detail[on.windy.com]
This week’s is off the capital of the Andaman 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

 


Sailaway Update V.0.9.016 – Racing marks hot fix

Hello Pioneers,

We know there have been some issues with passing marks in races for a while now and we have been trying to get to the bottom of the issue. This update has made some changes to the way passing race markers is detected so we are hopeful to see some improvements but only more race testing will tell.

Please report any feedback and bugs in the Bug Reporting Forum.

In addition, we would like to remind players that if they experience a crash during gameplay to please send us the log file that is generated before you start the game again as these files usually provide us the cause of the issue so we can fix it. Details of how to find this file can be found HERE
Please email this log file to [email protected]

This update also fixes the Jib Furl not appearing in the Q/E line cycle of the 50′ Performance Cruiser.

Happy Sailing,

The Sailaway Team

Sailaway Update V.0.9.014 – New boat, new tutorials, steam achievements and a few secrets….

Hello Pioneers,

This week’s update brings a whole host of new features!

New Boat

Introducing the new 50′ performance cruiser! This high-performance sailing boat is ideal for long range trips and racing at speed. It’s now available to sail in Sailaway!

New Features

You can now earn Steam Achievements! Some of them are retroactive too so make sure to start up the game and see what unlocks.

We’ve created 6 new sail trimming tutorials, these cover the following topics:

  • Curve depth – The theory behind having a flat or deeply curved sail
  • Curve position – The theory behind having the deepest curve at the front of your sail or more towards the centre
  • Top of the sail – The theory behind pulling the top of the sail closed or making it more open
  • Controlling the depth of the sail – Which trim lines to use to change the depth of the sail curve
  • Positioning the sail curve – Which trim lines should you pull to move the shape of the sail towards the front or the centre
  • Opening/closing the top – Which trim lines will open or close the top section of the sail

You might spot a few more additions, but you’ll have to find them for yourselves 😉

Bug Fixes

We’ve been fixing localisation mistakes over the last week so most reported errors should now be addressed.

Known Issues we are currently working on:

  • Race Buoys not appearing and race times glitching (we suspect these are linked). This one is taking a while to fix but we’re working hard to identify the cause.
  • 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