Weekend Races – Design a new boat livery and come race with us this weekend!

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races!

You’ll see from the update yesterday that we’ve fixed some issues with the Livery system, so why not dress your boat in one of the great designs in the Steam Workshop or make your own to race in!

 

Canary Islands Long Race

Saturday 20th January – 10:00 UTC / 11:00 CET / 02:00 PST / 19:00 JST
Est Distance: 170 NM
Est Time: 34 hours
Weather report: ⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the beautiful islands of the Canarias.

 

Ostrova Chastyye Medium Race

Sunday 21st January – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 20th) 22:00 PST / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report: 🌧️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the shallow waters of the Chastye Islands, be careful cutting the corners or risk running aground!

 

Cayenne Short Race

Sunday 21st January – 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET / 12:00 PST / (Monday 22nd) 05:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re off the coast of Cayenne in French Guiana.

 

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?

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 Happy Holidays!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – A race down the Estonian coast

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this weekend’s races! Don’t forget that in addition to these three races, the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is taking place in Sailaway too!

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

 

Kihnu Island Long Race

Saturday 21st October – 10:00 UTC / 12:00 CEST / 03:00 PDT / 19:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 120NM
Est. Race Time: 24 hours
Weather report:⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race down the Estonian coast from the island of Osmussaar to the island of Kihnu. The weather is very changeable so keep an eye on the forecast!
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Medium Race

 

Karaginsky Island Medium Race

Sunday 22nd October – 04:00 UTC / 06:00 CEST / (Saturday 21st) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 15NM
Est. Race Time: 3 Hours
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A loop around the northern peninsula of this protected island.

Short Race

 

Toronto Short Race

Sunday 22nd October – 20:00 UTC / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 23rd) 05:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 5NM
Est. Race Time: 50mins
Weather report: ☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re near the Canadian city of Toronto.

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


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

 


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