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    0 miles sailed

    Dear all,
    My understanding of the auto navigate feature was that the ship continues to sail after I quit the game. I have set the mode to keep course (the 1st icon in the list of four), so that the ship tries to steer at the same heading regardless of AWA and TWA. In the options menu I have selected “Auto navigate, sheet sails, change sail size” (something like that).
    This is how it was when I quit the game last night. When I checked this morning, the boat was in the exact same location where I had signed off.

    Am I missing something?



    6040 miles sailed

    I have detected problems with the auto navigation options too, when i´m offline and login again. For example, sailing next to a friend´s boat at a distance lower of 0,1 nm with the same travel route, course and auto navigation option. I can see in my next login how the distance between boats is 50 nm. Can someone explain me it? This is a really problem for large duration oceanic regattas.


    6437 miles sailed

    Я пробовал оставлять в автоматическом режиме – только навигацию. Курс держит хорошо. Но в режиме соревнования Берингов пролив – скорость с 6 узлов когда я онлайн уменьшается до 3-4 когда я оффлайн. Причем впоследствии в сообщениях и скорость ветра в этом соревновании уменьшается хотя как только я захожу в игру она тут же растет. Надеюсь это исправят. В других соревнованиях на 3-4 часа после прокладки курса яхта идет как положено в любом варианте автопилота.

    I tried to leave in automatic mode – only navigation. The course keeps well. But in the competition mode Bering Strait – speed from 6 knots when I online decreases to 3-4 when I’m offline. And later in the reports and the speed of the wind in this competition is reduced although as soon as I enter the game it immediately grows. Hopefully this will be fixed. In other competitions for 3-4 hours after laying the course, the yacht as it should in any variant of the autopilot.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  Hornisse.
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    Richard Parker
    1106 miles sailed

    This is pretty frustrating.

    For the past week, I’ve been charting a course along the Gulf Coast from Galveston, TX to the Florida Keys without incident. Last night, I logged on and where my boat should have been traveling along my nav line in a southeasternly direction it was way off course, headed due west and about to run straight into the Everglades. I quickly changed course and reset the nav line to take it back out into the Gulf before turning southeast again in a line towards the Keys. Then I went to bed. This morning, I wake up and it’s about to crash into Cuba and cause an international incident.

    This is very strange to me because prior to yesterday, I’d had no issues with the offline navigation excepting minor deviations here and there from my nav line. I’m wondering if this is due to some mistake that I am making, the wind or a bug in the game.


    6437 miles sailed

    In the “Bering Breakthrough” task, I solved this problem in the following way: in the management we leave only the navigation, I expose the course before the offline output, adjust the sails for this course and the true wind is optimal and go out. Specifically in this task, the direction and speed of the wind changes insignificantly and this allows the yacht to go off-line relatively accurately in accordance with the course and the optimum speed. I think this should work and in a free mode, you need to take into account the forecast for the speed and direction of the wind for the period of absence and, taking this into account, choose the course.

    В задании “Берингов прорыв” я решил данную проблему следующим образом – в управлении оставляем только навигацию, курс перед выходом оффлайн выставляю сам, настраиваю паруса под данный курс и истинный ветер оптимально и выхожу. Конкретно в этом задании направление и скорость ветра меняется незначительно и это позволяет идти яхте в режиме оффлайн относительно точно в соответствии с курсом и оптимальной скоростью. Думаю это должно сработать и в свободном режиме, нужно учитывать прогноз по скорости и направлению ветра на период отсутствия и с учетом этого выбирать курс.

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