Weekly Races – Landmarks!

Hello Pioneers,

To celebrate the end of early access and addition of some iconic landmarks, we’ve designed three races to make the most of them!

Note: All race descriptions start with this in game: “We’re celebrating leaving Early Access by revisiting our most popular long races with limited edition badges.

 

Sydney Harbour Short Race

Sunday 4th March – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 3rd) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 1 hours
Weather report:🌥 More detail[on.windy.com]

A tight race around Sydney Harbour finishing under the famous bridge. Keep an eye on where your next waypoint is as it is a twisty course.

 

New York Medium Race

Sunday 4th March – 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 5th) 05:00 JST
Est Distance: 20 NM
Est Time: 4 hours
Weather report: ☀ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race through Lower Bay and onto the Hudson in the most famous city in the World.

 

The Bosphorus Long Race

Saturday 3rd March – 10:00 UTC / 11:00 CET / 03:00 PDT / 19:00 JST
Est Distance: 60 NM
Est Time: 20 hours
Weather report: ☀ More detail[on.windy.com]

This is a race up and down the Bosphorus strait that runs between Europe and Asia.

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!

The Sailaway Team


Weekly Races – Win special badges by revisiting our top long races!

Hello Pioneers,

Here are the last weekend races for the Early Access version of Sailaway!

To celebrate we thought it’d be fun to revisit the three most popular weekend long races. Additionally, we have have special limited edition completion badges for you to win and pin on your boats.

These races overlap each other, but you can race in all three of them at once by using different boats in each and switch between them (you’ll need to use the waypoint system). Let us know if you manage to complete all three in the comments!

Note: All race descriptions start with this in game: “We’re celebrating leaving Early Access by revisiting our most popular long races with limited edition badges.

Greek Islands EA Long Race

Saturday 24th February – 10:00 UTC / 11:00 CET / 03:00 PDT / 19:00 JST
Est Distance: 115 NM
Est Time: 23 hours
Weather report: 🌦 More detail[on.windy.com]

This was a tricky course through the islands of the Aegean Sea with a wind direction change.

Falkland Islands EA Long Race

Saturday 24th February – 18:00 UTC / 19:00 CET / 11:00 PDT / (Sunday 25th) 03:00 JST
Est Distance: 150 NM
Est Time: 30 hours
Weather report:☀ More detail[on.windy.com]

This was a race across the length of the islands with strong winds – plan ahead!

Penghu Islands EA Long Race

Saturday 24th February – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Friday 23rd) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 100 NM
Est Time: 20 hours
Weather report: 🌥 More detail[on.windy.com]

This was a complex course across the islands in Taiwan, watch out for the stronger winds later 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?

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!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – Sail the waters between America and Russia

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this weekend’s races!
 

Diomede Islands Long Race

Saturday 17th February – 18:00 UTC / 19:00 CET / 11:00 PDT / (Sunday 18th) 03:00 JST
Est Distance: 110 NM
Est Time: 22 hours
Weather report: 🌦 More detail[on.windy.com]

We’re going back and forth between America and Russia via the Diomede Islands, watch out for the late storm winds!

 

Ibiza Medium Race

Sunday 18th February – 12:00 UTC / 13:00 CET / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report:⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the western edge of the party island

 

Suzaka Short Race

Sunday 18th February – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 17th) 21:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: ☁ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re at the Japanese city of Suzuka.

 

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!

The Sailaway Team


Weekend Races – A trio of races to test your sailing skills with

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races! If you’ve been creating your own races, post the name of your favourites in the comments so others can look for them.
 

Cyclades Long Race

Saturday 10th February – 10:00 UTC / 11:00 CET / 02:00 PST / 19:00 JST
Est Distance: 155 NM
Est Time: 31 hours
Weather report: 🌥 More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around these wonderful Greek islands – watch out for the wind direction change halfway through!

 

Vietnam Medium Race

Sunday 11th February – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 10th) 20:00 PST / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 20 NM
Est Time: 4 hours
Weather report:🌤 More detail[on.windy.com]

A there-and-back race with a tricky slalom in the East Sea near the Vietnamese island of Hon Phu Quy.

 

Caracas Short Race

Sunday 11th February – 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET / 12:00 PDT / (Monday 12th) 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 the Venezuelan Capital.

 

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!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – Three fun races to kick off February

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races! If you’ve been creating your own races, post the name of your favourites in the comments so others can look for them!
 

Stewart Island Long Race

Saturday 3rd February – 02:00 UTC / 03:00 CET / (Friday 2nd) 18:00 PST / 11:00 JST
Est Distance: 130 NM
Est Time: 33 hours
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A journey around Stewart Island, a southern New Zealand island also known as Raikura. The weather is set to change direction so choose your route carefully.

 

Falkland Islands Medium Race

Sunday 4th February – 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET / 12:00 PST / (Monday 5th) 05:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report:☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around an inlet at these beautiful islands.

 

Rome Short Race

Sunday 4th February – 12:00 UTC / 13:00 CET / 04:00 PST / 21:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: 🌦️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re near the ancient city of Rome in Italy.

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!

The Sailaway Team

Weekend Races – Team up for one of our weekend races or make your own!

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races!

If you missed yesterday’s update, we opened up the race creation system to EVERYONE! Why not give it a spin if the races below don’t take your interest? You can find everything you need to get started on our website here: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/player-created-races/

You can also race in teams now! Richard explains how this works here: (click the image!)

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!

 

Tobago Long Race

Saturday 27th January – 18:00 UTC / 19:00 CEST / 10:00 PST / (Sunday 28th) 03:00 JST
Est Distance: 140 NM
Est Time: 28 hours
Weather report: 🌧️ More detail[on.windy.com]

We’re racing to Tobago and there’s a couple of routes you can take – which one depends on how much you like tacking.

 

Île de Jerba Medium Race

Sunday 28th January – 12:00 UTC / 13:00 CEST / 05:00 PST / 21:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report:☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This race takes us twice through the strait between the island of Djerba and the Tunisian mainland.

 

Bohol Sea Short Race

Sunday 28th January – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CEST / (Saturday 27th) 22:00 PST / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: 🌧️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re in the middle of the Philippines in the beautiful Bohol Sea.

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 – 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 – Happy New Year!

Hello Pioneers!

Happy New Year! We hope you have a brilliant 2018 and celebrated the new year in style.

Here are the first weekend races of the year:

Bahamas Long Race

Saturday 6th January – 18:00 UTC / 19:00 CET / 10:00 PST / (Sunday 7th)03:00 JST
Est Distance: 150 NM
Est Time: 30 hours
Weather report: 🌦️ More detail[on.windy.com]

Happy New Year! To start 2018 we’re heading to the sunny Bahamas to race in the turquoise waters.

Çanakkale Medium Race

Sunday 7th January – 12:00 UTC / 13:00 CET / 04:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est Distance: 20 NM
Est Time: 4 hours
Weather report: ☀️ More detail[on.windy.com]

Start the new year in the deep end with this tricky upwind race through the Dardanelles Strait.

Line Islands Short Race

Sunday 7th January – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 6th) 20:00 PDT / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re at the first place that sees in the new year as the most easterly place on the map.

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 sailing!

The Sailaway Team

Sail Ho! Ho! Ho! – Sailaway Christmas Weekend Races!

Hello Pioneers!

Since this is the last set of weekend races for the year we though we’d make them a little more festive. 🎅 Just look at the image that’l appear on the in-game race menu!

De Kerstboom Long Race

Saturday 23rd December – 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET / 02:00 PST / 19:00 JST
Est Distance: 150 NM
Est Time: 30 hours
Weather report: 🌤️ More detail[on.windy.com]

Merry Christmas! As the last race of the year we thought we’d get festive with a big Christmas tree, except we’re using tacking rather than tinsel! 🎄

Christmas Island Medium Race

Sunday 24th December – 04:00 GMT / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 23rd) 20:00 PST / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report: 🌤️ More detail[on.windy.com]

Continuing the festive theme, we’re racing around a (sort of) crown at the aptly named Christmas Island.

Natal Short Race

Sunday 24th December – 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET / 12:00 PST / (Monday 25th) 05:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: 🌤️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re near the Brazilian city of Natal – which translates as Christmas in Portuguese!

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 trip around the Chinese Temple Islands

Hello Pioneers,

Here are this weekend’s races!

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


Changshan Islands Long Race

Saturday 16th December – 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CEST / (Friday 15th) 19:00 PDT / 11:00 JST
Est. Race Distance: 155NM
Est. Race Time: 31 Hours
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around these beautiful Chinese islands, known locally as the “Temple Islands”.

Medium Race

 

Alexander Selkirk Medium Race

Sunday 17th December – 20:00 UTC / 22:00 CEST / 13:00 PDT / (Monday 18th) 05:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report: 🌤️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the Chilean island where the Scottish sailor, and likely inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned in 1700’s.

Short Race

 

Den Haag Short Race

Sunday 17th December – 12:00 UTC / 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT / 21:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: 🌤️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re near the Dutch city of The Hague.

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


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