For sailing practice and instruction, these four programs come as close as you can get to sailing. They were created by sailor and designer Dennis Posey, and we think they're the best simulators. All simulators are designed so you'll be under way quickly. All use keyboard or mouse to operate your boat. No special devices are needed. Same CD-ROM runs on Windows 98 or better, including XP or Vista, and Macintosh OS X, Intel-based or earlier.
Coastal Cruising Simulator- 2009 Practice essential cruising skills as you enjoy up to a five-day cruise or passage in a wide variety of cruising grounds. Captain monohulls, multihulls, motorsailers, or trawler yachts. Includes NEW monohull and catamaran, both with bowsprit and asymmetrical spinnakers. Navigate using modern equipment or dead reckoning. Docking Practice Simulation included. Choose an idyllic passage or white knuckled mayhem!
Advanced Racing Simulator - 2014 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.
Sailing Tactics Simulator - 2014 Now with option to create your own Personal Race Area as well as 18 popular real world racing areas! One or two players can match wits against each other, the computer’s expert match racer, or a fleet of 30 aggressively sailed boats. 28 different boat types, including NEW Flying Scot, E-Scow, and Etchells keelboat. Easy to use simulator interface lets you concentrate on tactics and strategy! Interactive, animated tutorials teach the 2009-2012 Racing Rules, racing tactics and strategy.
Sailing Dynamics Instructor - 2014 Novice and intermediate sailors can learn the fundamentals of sailing, rules of the road, and fine points of sail trim. As you build skills, progress to racing basics. Practice sail shaping and boat handling techniques. Brush up on the 2009-2012 Racing Rules. Includes expanded interactive sailing skill and racing tutorials, sailing simulator, and racing simulator. Sail Optimists, catamarans, skiffs, dinghies, keelboats, cruising sloops, offshore racers, high performance offshore catamarans, and ultra light sport boats, plus NEW E-Scow.