eSail is a new sailing yacht simulator with numerous tutorials, sailing, mooring and anchoring modes, sailing challenges, races, Live Sailing mode, ‘Learn yachting with eSail’ training course and more.
For beginners you learn how to sail a 36′ sailing yacht including raising the sail, tacking, gybing, reefing, mooring and anchoring. For experts you can use the Quick Start tutorial then dive straight into the challenges.
Once you have learnt the ropes you set out into the open waters surrounding the Shearwater Islands and seek out features such as the wreck of the Princess Zara. You can also take on challenges such as sailing races, treasure hunts, passage planning and collision avoidance.
“There is a vast amount to explore and learn, the thought processes and actions required to sail your virtual boat are remarkably close to the real world”
Use eSail to practise your skills before skippering or crewing a real world boat. Or keep your sailing in the virtual world – it’s up to you!
NEW Version 1.5: Brand new sailing areas including Mt Mallory (with an active volcano) and 9 new POIs (points of interest) to discover!
20 learning modules providing a comprehensive training course, from using the eSail controls, through to raising the mainsail, tacking, gybing and more. Use to learn to sail alongside RYA, US Sailing or other certificated training schemes.
15 challenges including Bear Island Race, Little Venice Treasure Hunt (sail through canals), collision avoidance and passage planning exercises and sailing games. Plus with Live Sailing mode you have continually changing weather and sea conditions and sail around the islands finding points of interest (POIs) such as the wreck of the Princess Zara…
To the best of our knowledge eSail is the only yacht simulator to include a charting module which enables basic navigation such as plotting a course using dividers and other charting tools. Use the chart and the lights from buoys and lighthouses to navigate.
We now have 2 new tutorials covering sail twist and sail depth so you can squeeze every bit of speed from your virtual sailing boat. The tutorials are voiced by the amazing Hannah White, the Guinness Book of Records holder for the fastest sailing dinghy crossing of the English Channel.
eSail is available for Windows and Apple Mac
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“If you’re new to sailing this is a fantastic way to learn at home and brush up skills. If you’re an experienced sailor then it’s still great fun and adventures can be had navigating around using charts or sailing through challengingly tight spaces!”
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