Posey Yacht Design Advanced Racing Simulator - 2014
New 2010 Edition! Now with option to create your own Personal Race Area as well as 15 popular real world racing areas! Experience high-level racing from the skipper’s perspective in an intelligent 20-boat fleet. 28 different boat types, including NEW Flying Scot, E-Scow, and Etchells keelboat. Very realistic boat response to your sail trim, weight placement, steering, and boatspeed adjustments. You’ll need to sail your boat well and be quick with tactics and strategy! Interactive, animated tutorials teach the 2009-2012 Racing Rules, racing tactics and strategy.
Now with eleven, popular real world racing areas, and more! A challenge for experts! Great practice for mid-fleet finishers! Experience high-level racing from the skipper's perspective in an aggressive, intelligent 20 boat fleet. Very realistic boat response to your sail trim, weight placement, and steering is enhanced by excellent 3D 360° "Roving Eye" graphics and highly accurate performance logic. You'll need to be quick with tactics and strategy and sail your boat well! Interactive tutorials teach 1997 - 2000 Racing Rules. All new, easy to use computer interface!
POSEY YACHT DESIGN
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Advanced Racing Simulator
New Release 2004 Edition! Additions include:
1. New classes: Star, A Class Catamaran, Racer-Cruiser, Cruising Canvas (no spinnaker), and Model Yacht, with realistic model boat steering and sheet control.
2. Classes updated (performance and graphics): Tornado Catamaran, Offshore Racer, Sport Boat, and America’s Cup.
3. Select design parameters for Sport (sprit) Boat, Racer-Cruiser, and Cruising Canvas.
4. All boats are identified by name. Display while racing and on results page. Name your boat!
5. New courses with downwind finish: Windward/Leeward once or twice around. Long first beat.
6. Option for a gate at the end of any run not ending at the finish for fleets of 15 boats or more.
7. Option to fine tune tacking downwind angles or pinching and footing when beating by up to 10º, using single key and button commands. Manual and click steering and Trim Mode steering adjustments are unchanged.
8. New control button/single key commands added for Simulator Speed control and Look Upwind view to scout for wind and competition!
9. Pre-start sound and flag signals are consistent with 2001-2004 Racing Rules.
10. Tactics And Strategy Tutorials have been added. Use them any time while racing!
11. New ebook Racing Suggestions gives expert advise on boatspeed, tactics, strategy, wind and weather patterns.
PURPOSE: A challenge for experts! Great practices for mid-fleet finishers! Experience high-level racing from the skipper’s perspective in an aggressive, intelligent 20 boat fleet. Very realistic boat response to your sail trim, weight placement, and steering is enhanced by excellent 3D 360º “Roving Eye” graphics and highly accurate performance logic. You’ll need to be quick with tactics and strategy and sail your boat well! Interactive tutorials teach 2001-2004 Racing Rules and racing tactics and strategy. Easy to use computer interface!
FLEET: Choose from Optimist, Laser, Boards (Windsurfer derivative), Snipe, JY15, 505, Skiff, Thistle, Lightning, Star, Tornado Catamaran, Non-Spinnaker Catamaran, A Class Catamaran, Keelboat, Sport (sprit) Boat, Offshore Racer, Racer-Cruiser, Cruising Canvas, America’s Cup, or Model Yacht classes. Boat behavior, sail inventory, and shape controls are extremely accurate for each class. Specify length, displacement, sail area, rig, tiller, or wheel for the Sport Boat, Racer-Cruiser, Cruising Canvas, Offshore Racer, and Keelboat. 20 boat fleet or match race the wily computer in any class!
OPPONENT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: All opponents know their pre-start maneuvers, tactics, strategy, 2001 Rules, how to give and avoid bad air, and how to sail the selected boat. Their expertise increases with the difficulty level you pick - up to world class performance! At higher difficulty levels your computer opponents are very smart and the match racer is formidable!
BOAT HANDLING AND BOATSPEED: Upwind, steer to follow telltales, heel angle, or target speed (large boats). Downwind, steer to mainsail telltales, spinnaker breaks, or target wind angles (large boats). Trim and shape the mainsail by adjusting mainsheet, outhaul, luff tension, vang, mast bend, or traveler. Fine tune the jib sheet and use jib shaping, forestay, and jib luff tension controls. On large boats, set different headsails. You have a lot of control of weight - position skipper and crew precisely - In, out, back, forward, leeward, trapeze, etc. Also, traveler controls have been expanded and extensive refinements made in tacking downwind logic and off wind boat control to accommodate the catamaran classes.
Boat behavior is realistic in response to your steering, sail trim, and weight placement as well as wind and waves. Behavior is based on extremely accurate performance calculation models that determine leeway, speed through the water, heel angle, etc.
Use the TRIM MODE to fine-tune sail trim, sail selection, and weight placement, and generate speed polars.
COMPLETELY NEW COMPUTER INTERFACE: Whole new screen layout! Includes easy to use Control Buttons and new commands. Optional refined steering with the mouse. Very intuitive. Buttons are context sensitive and change depending on what you are doing with the boat. Buttons are color coded to give quick status updates on your boat controls.
REALISTIC 3D 360° "ROVING EYE" GRAPHICS: In the zoomable 3D Sailing View, you see your boat and all sails in fine detail, responding to adjustments and steering. You see the competition, the shore, marks, committee boat, white caps, puffs of wind on the water, etc. A great deal of geographic variety has been added. 500% more detail in graphics. In the 3D Wide Angle and Sailing Views, you can look at your boat from any angle and look in any direction up to a full 360o, to keep an eye on the fleet. Optional windows include sizeable, zoomable overhead views for quick grasp of tactical situations and a race course chart.
RACE SCENARIOS AND CONDITIONS YOU CAN SELECT:
Courses – Triangle, windward/leeward, downwind finish windward/leeward with long first beat, or Gold Cup. Select once or twice around, marks to port or starboard. Option for a gate at the end of any run not ending at the finish for fleets of 15 boats or more.
Starting – Option for 5 minute or 10 minute pre-start periods, or no pre-start period with a perfect start.
Conditions and Racing Areas – Select tide or not tide, shoreline and wind directions, nearby shore options with major effects on wind and current behavior. Five lakes and rivers racing areas add strategic challenge with shoreline affected winds. Southern hemisphere sailors can set the earth’s rotation effects in the simulator to match conditions in their hemisphere.
Wind Strength - Selection impacts forecast, which differs every race and gives information about weather systems, sea breezes, and wind history prior to the start.
Three Race Series Option - Gives finish positions and 3 race series points for the entire fleet. Your skill score is based on difficulty selected and finish.
FEATURES THAT HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR RACING & ENJOYMENT:
Continued improvements in simulator speed and graphics detail control to take advantage of newer, faster computers while still being fully useable on older Pentium and Power PC computers.
Sound Effects give you feedback on sail trim (luffing sails), boatspeed (rushing water), etc.
Coach, if asked, critiques your tactics, boatspeed, and sail trim while racing and after the finish. Continued refinements to coaching model. Expanded help screens give tips to improve your racing. Use interactive Tactics and Strategy Tutorials at any time during or after racing to learn more.
Instant Justice Protest Committee penalizes all offenders, tells the 2001-2004 Racing Rule violated and its number. Use the interactive Racing Rules Tutorials to learn more. Options for automatic warning and simulator slow-down if your boat is likely to foul.
Option to Replay a Leg in progress or just completed.
Racing Suggestions ebook gives expert advice on boatspeed, tactics, strategy, wind and weather patterns.
Ease of Use Features - Optional, easy mouse click steering. Quick-Click Mainsheet Control Bar. Optional tack, jibe, and sail closehauled commands. Many hot keys and control buttons. Help Screens. Options to give some jobs to the computer: Tracking headers and lifts, mainsheet trim, upwind steering, or steering and tactics while you adjust sails and crew! It's up to you!
Option Selections in the Windows version are saved when you quit the simulator for easy repeatability. Additional easy to use on-screen help features.
15 Levels of Difficulty keep you on the learning curve and having fun! Difficulty impacts sailing conditions and determines opponent abilities so that even the best racers will be challenged race after race!
Move up from mid-fleet finishes with Advanced Racing Simulator !!