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eSail Sailing Simulator

eSail sailing simulator V2 has numerous tutorials, sailing, mooring and anchoring modes, sailing challenges, races, Live Sailing mode, ‘Learn yachting with eSail’ training course and more.

Sail depth

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, and join challenges such as sailing races 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.” YACHTING MONTHLY

Languages: English, Deutsch, Française, Türkçe, Español, Português, Ελληνικά, Italiano, Nederlands

Sail depth

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

The eSail Pro Add-on features advanced sailing instruments, mooring sandbox, mooring under sail and more…

eSail is available for Windows and Apple Mac
Join the eSail community now!

Anchoring Challenge

Learn Yachting with eSail

17 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.

We also have 5 advanced tutorials covering sail twist, sail depth and more, 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 VHF Chat

Multiplayer Live Sailing

With Live Sailing you weigh anchor, set sail and explore the seas and ocean around the Shearwater islands! Your goal is to collect ‘Points of Interest’ (POIs). If you collect all 13 you achieve ‘Master Explorer’ status.

Constantly changing weather with hourly forecasts
‘VHF’ chat with other boats
Save your position
Multiplayer challenges

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.

Sailing through Venice

Sailing Challenges

15 challenges including Bear Island Race, Little Venice Treasure Hunt (sail through canals), collision avoidance and passage planning exercises and sailing games.


“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
Join the eSail community now!

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