Live Sailing enables you to explore the world of eSail exactly how you want to. Cruise the islands on your own or switch to multiplayer mode.
Sandbox provides a way of developing your skills in a controlled environment where you are in charge of the wind and waves.
Imagine chartering a yacht and then heading off to explore the canals of Little Venice or an active volcano (Mt. Mallory). Wherever you go there are points of interest (POIs) to discover.
Once you have collected the first POIS, a new level opens up with another chart and whole new areas to sail.
Some POIs are easy to find – others need a little more perseverance…
Multiplayer challenges are created by a small team of volunteers and are available to all players using the menu inside eSail.
Whichever challenge you choose, it is helpful to learn keyboard shortcuts and know a bit about trimming sails for optimum twist – see Advanced Tutorials.
To make a challenge you first need to create a course. This means sailing (or motoring) to your chosen area and dropping marker buoys from your stern into the water.
Each course can be used for multiple challenges – races, time trials or passages where participants use their sailing or navigational skills to follow your course.
Share your challenges with friends using a unique access code. Just paste it into the built in VHF chat or send by email, social media etc.
Using sandbox you can set wind speed, direction, wave height and see how your boat responds with different sail plans and trim. The readouts give you instant feedback to show how the lift and drag forces are working on your sails.
Sandbox also shows your heel as well as how your speed is being reduced by over-heeling. Working out how to reduce heel by adding sail twist is one of the most useful skills when racing.
eSail is available for Windows and Apple Mac.
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