Sailaway Update V1.0.12 – A new boat and some fixes!

Hey Pioneers!

It’s been awhile but hopefully what I have to share today is worth the wait. First off, big news, it’s a new boat! A beautiful 32′ Offshore Racer with hydrofoils, inspired by the Figaro Beneteau 3. 

We’ve also fixed a boatload of bugs and as some you may already noted we’ve made a change to leave the offline sailing penalty in the players hands. Now the organizer of the event is in control whether that penalty is on or off.

Full Patch notes

  • Added the new hydrofoil 32′ Offshore Racer.
  • Changed routines for particles, floatation, boat friction and boat stability to accommodate hydrofoils.
  • Boat names were sometimes partially occluded by the hull of the boat.
  • Small bugs in displaying lines that are being controlled.
  • The list of lines to be controlled with the Q/E keys no longer shows trim lines for sails that aren’t raised except their halyard or furl line).
  • Helping hand button no longer pulls lines of sails that aren’t raised.
  • Helping hand now says: Easing genoa halyard from 100 to 0% to make the genoa more round.
  • Improved autofocus feature.
  • Saving and restoring the size of the navigation window sometimes resulted in wrong sizes and wrong positions.
  • Extended the theoretical global sailing area from S80 – N80 degrees to S89 – N89 degrees.
  • The penalty for offline sailing in long distance races and challenges can now be set by the organizer of the event.
  • The color of foils were not copied onto the boat when a Steam workshop item was applied.

We are still working away hard on the map editor and we’ll giving you more information on how you can influence the direction of this in an upcoming update.

If you have a bug you’d like to report from this update, 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

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

Sailaway Update V.0.9.035 – Race creation is now open to everyone, Race Teams and some bug fixes!

Hello Pioneers!

Player Created Races has been a feature tested by a small group of dedicated players for a while now and they have been busy creating all manner of races for players to enjoy.

 

Player Created Races

From today we are opening up the system used to create these races to all Sailaway players to get as much feedback as possible before we exit Early Access, if you are interested in creating races for others please visit the following page on our website for instruction on how to get started: https://www.sailawaysimulator.com/player-created-races/

 

Race Teams

A new feature with this latest update is the ability for players to create a Race Team, these teams are a way for a group of sailors to make their racing teams more official.

Richard explains how this feature works below:

“Your current team is shown in your user profile just underneath your profile picture. If you are not a member of a team yet, you see the button “Show Teams”.
Clicking that ‘Show Teams” button will bring up a window with a list of all active teams.

Underneath that list is a button called “Add new team”. But, becoming a team captain does not come lightly. The button will only appear when you have won at least 3 races with 4 or more competitors.

Clicking the “Add new team” button will bring up a new window where you can enter the name of your team, a description and set the team logo. You will automatically be added as leader of this team. This should show in your user profile. After that you can invite other people to join your team. These people can be assigned a role. The Leader, Co-Leader and Manager can invite/uninvite sailors and edit the team data itself. The Senior can only invite/uninvite people. And the Sailor can just sail.

After you have set up your team, you can go to the main menu, to the boats section. In the right top corner there is a drop down called “Add extra boat”. By selecting one of the options that start with “Team:” a team boat is added. Only the original creator of the team can do this. But once a boat is added, it will show up in the boat menu of all members of your team. And all of them can jump on board by selecting the team boat. There is no need to invite them when you want to go sailing.

The leader, co-leader and manager can edit the appearance of the team boats.

Finally, the order of the tams in the window that shows all team is not random or alphabetical. Teams are ordered by their team rank. The best team will appear on top. Winning races will improve the rank of your team.”

There is a large amount of new player shared functionality with the inclusion of this feature so don’t be surprised if things don’t quite work as they should first time, please report any bugs with this feature in the usual way.

 

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where telltales on the Folkboat would remain visible when the sails were lowered.
  • Sailors who completed the recent Canary Islands Long race should now have the correct badge.
  • Fixed some issues with leaderboard waypoint distances.
  • Fixed an issue with deck anti slip and deck cabin textures not being loaded correct from the Workshop.
  • Seagull SFX should no longer play when the Sailaway window is not the focus.
  • Ctrl + Shift + U should now work again for all players to hide the UI.
  • The navigation window should now remember its last position and size.
  • Fixed the Windows 32 bit crash issue 32 bit users had been encountering.

As always 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 – 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

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