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eSail Sailing Simulator

eSail sailing simulator has 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.

You can then explore the waters surrounding the Shearwater Islands and seek out features such as the wreck of the Princess Zara, join challenges such as sailing races, treasure hunts, passage planning and collision avoidance.

Languages: English, Deutsch, Française, русский

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 Man Overboard Add-on launched! Developed with Keith Colwell, author of the RYA Sea Survival Handbook the add on features tutorials, challenges and random triggering of MOB during normal sailing. More…

PC & Mac

Anchoring Challenge

Learn Yachting with eSail

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 RYAUS Sailing or other certificated training schemes.

eSail Sailing Sim exploring Little Venice

Challenges & Live Sailing

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…

Passage Planning

Charting & Night Sailing

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.

Backstay Tensioner


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 – The Sailing Simulator has raised the benchmark higher for comprehensive, fully detailed and exhaustively accurate Sailing education. Simply put the tutorials included here are brilliant!”


eSail is available for Windows and Apple Mac
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