Tactical Sailing tips is an app for iphone that offers racing sailors tactical advice on common racing situations. One thing about learning sailing tactics is that it will take a long time to build a knowledge base. To help speed this process up the tactical sailing tips app, has many of the situations you will encounter on the race course divided up into a searchable database,
The following are typical scenarios:
First steps for beginners:
> Steering a boat
> Sail against the wind – Tack and Jibe
> Speed up your boat – Bear away and Luff up
> Go on a first course around buoys
The Tracking Line System draws the way you go and visualizes all your maneuvers.
4 Excercises for beginners
1 Tack and Jibe
1 Luff up and Bear away
1 Sail upwind
1 Sail downwind
10 Game scenarios against the wind:
3 wind 1×1, 2×2, 3×3 (easy)
2 wind 4×4, 5×5 (medium)
2 wind 6×6, 7×7 (difficult)
1 chessboard wind 8×8 (complex)
1 squall and calm 8×8 (complex)
1 turbulent wind 8×8 (very complex)
2 Training scenarios play the Wind
1 Wind 1×1 manual setting
1 Wind 3×3 manual setting
6 Racing areas with classic courses:
1 Coast line
2 Round the island
4 Racing courses to pass the buoys
1 Fleet Race
1 Match Race
1 Olympic courses
1 Long distance course
Tactical Sailing tips
Sailing for beginner and advanced racers!
Coaching – Design exercises yourself.
Strategy, tactics and simulation!
Fun for everyone who wants more than just sailing!
Beginners can take their first steps in sailing, as we show how a boat can sail against the wind. Tactical Sailing developed a “Wind Simulator”, which offers to practice your skills. Is this your first time steering a boat? Tactical Sailing shows how you can “tack” against the wind to move your boat as fast as possible upwind. You´ll have twice the fun with Tactical Sailing:
Playing “Boat Against Boat” is the way to practice your tactical skills in a duell against an other skipper. You choose a boat and you can sail Match Race, Fleet Race or run on Olympic courses. Make sure to start on time, and watch your countdown timer, because if you cross over course side (OCS) or hit a buoy, you will be penalized. The penalties will be accumulated in a Penalty Account. Make use of the “Hit me” key, which indicates to the jury boat that you are protesting against the other skipper, e.g. hitting your boat or any other obstruction of the rules.
The game “Against the Wind” is an awesome opponent. It changes its direction and force and will pull out all tactical and strategic skills you can think of. This game is for beginners to practice how to sail, play against the wind for the first time and take training sessions to get better on crossing the finish line in the best time possible. Besides the wind, make use of a sparring partner, a computer controlled skipper who will force you to become better; you can see your position in relation to him.
Tips: The standard program offers Tactical Tips, a broad selection of very valuable tips – including basic rules for the right of way. The program includes a learning module with more than 40 tips to sail “Against the Wind” or “Boat Against Boat”.
The Coach’s Toolbox is an important extension for the complete program of “Tactical Sailing”. Naturally, all other sailors wanting to perfect their knowledge in strategy and tactics in order to be optimally prepared for the coming regatta races, can also use it. See a description of all tools here.