WHAT IS VIRTUAL REGATTA OFFSHORE ?
Virtual Regatta Offshore is a free sailing game, an offshore racing simulation. Virtual Regatta Offshore is not like simple sailing games, by playing Virtual Regatta Offshore you become the skipper of your boat/sailboat against the "winds of the globes".
Race against hundreds of thousands of rivals in real time and compete against Vendée Globe skippers like Jérémie Beyou, Sam Davies and Alex Thomson from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES ON VIRTUAL REGATTA OFFSHORE!
An incomparable fleet of sailing boats: you will have more choice than in a boat rental! Indeed Virtual Regatta Offshore allows you to sail on many boats such as Class 40, Imoca, Figaro, Imoca, Ocean 50, Offshore Racer, mini 6,50, Super Maxi 100, Tara, Ultim, Caravelle...
In addition, several formats of offshore races are available to delight all e-sailors.
AS CLOSE TO REALITY AS POSSIBLE!
Virtual Regatta Offshore innovates day after day in order to bring e-sailors closer to the real conditions experienced by skippers on their boats at sea with features such as
• Energy management: Learn how to manage your energy like a strategist to stand out from your competitors, because depending on your state of fatigue, your manoeuvres are more or less fast as in reality.
• The one-minute engine: The position of your boat is now calculated every minute!
JOIN THE VIRTUAL REGATTA COMMUNITY!
Virtual Regatta is the biggest sailing community in the world and counts more than 1 million active e-skippers.
Virtual Regatta is an official partner of the FFVoile, the World Sailing Federation (World Sailing) and the Olympic Games with whom Virtual Regatta co-organizes all existing official eSailing events. Sail with the best !
Virtual Regatta Offshore is the official sailing simulation game of the biggest sailing races: Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, Solitaire Le Figaro, and the Olympic Virtual Series. Take the helm of your boat and compete with the biggest names in offshore racing in Virtual Regatta!
HOW TO PLAY VIRTUAL REGATTA OFFSHORE ?
• Give your boat a name.
• Start at the same time as the real skippers on your virtual boat.
• Use the real weather as a tactician.
• Adapt your sails to the weather conditions.
• Adjust your course according to the weather conditions.
• Follow your boat on your mobile or tablet.
• Track the position of other competitors.
• Plan a course change.
VIRTUAL REGATTA OFFSHORE VIP MEMBERSHIP
• The VIP membership is available for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months (automatically renewable).
• The VIP membership gives access to bonus features of the game.
• The payment will be debited from the iTunes account when the purchase is confirmed.
• Subscription renews automatically unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• The account will be billed for the renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and identifies the cost of the renewal.
• Subscriptions can be managed by the user and automatic renewal can be disabled by accessing the user's account settings after purchase.
Ahoy sailors ! Version 5.1.8 is coming and brings numerous changes : the map offset problem is fixed, the team rankings screen is displayed like it should, the trajectory line of the waypoints works again, the current coordinates can now be seen in game and many more improvements and upgrades await you in the app !
Ratings and Reviews
Great game... just like really sailing very price
I have been playing on and off from the first time the VR Volvo ran. It has been two or three years since last I played. Seems similar but a lot more expensive. As far as the game goes it is great. A few things I wish, when setting waypoints, i would like it to give me the true wind angle form point to point as it does with the timed course changes. it is vary hard to set course with out it. I keep ending up high or low. I like the time change cards better but those don’t get awarded very often in the 12 hour card barrels. Also how is there not a true wind angle auto pilot like the auto sail? Tactically some times you want to take a lift or header but can’t with out burning up a lot of waypoints.
I bought a subscription thinking that would get me waypoints and timed course changes. (Why can’t you us both at the the same time?) only to find out that I still had to pay for the cards. Or pay a fair large sum up front. I am two events in and have spent well over $60 bucks, which seems expensive for a VR game. You can accumulate points and cards in the game allowing you to play for cheaper. I in tend on doing the VG this summer. But that may deepened on how may credits I earn finishing the JV and great escape.
Great game, 3D interface could use some work
I’ve had the game for about two months now and love it. I’ve found that the credit system is very fair in that you can pay for good sails or race a few times to accumulate credits for better sails. Additionally, the dynamics and look of the game is among the best in the App Store. I’m in sailing for the nature and beauty so the only adjustments I want are in regard to the 3D interface, a relatively small yet important part of the game: 1) land masses do not ever appear even if you’ve literally run aground, so that takes a level of authenticity away from the game, 2) the graphics of the interaction between the water and the boat could use a little work, 3) the sails are completely static (they don’t blow in the wind) so again, takes away from authenticity, and 4) I would love to see more customization options with regard to the boat, such as pennants, ensigns and names. That being said, the developers regularly update the game and I’m sure they’ll eventually get around to the 3D interface, so I highly recommend this game and will certainly change this to a five star review when they fix the issues mentioned above!
There is an overall lack of resources for this game from the moment you first play it. The tutorial is bare bones and doesn’t really teach you anything about how to play, navigate, use certain features, etc. You can’t even get player support without paying, and why would you? The developers don't give the slightest appearance of being player friendly or try to help out in even the simplest of ways. You end up having to search and comb the internet for resources just to learn how to play the game and operate the interface, but most of the information is located on websites or message boards that are extremely out of date or no longer maintained. Even though it’s not much better, there are more resources available for the inshore version of the game, and it is less complex. For a game that seems to want to make its mark on a more global scale, there needs to be a much higher priority placed on player support and generating a useful info base/community for players to interact and learn. More effort needs to be put into the game, especially if the ultimate goal is to get players to pay for the subscription service. Until then, there’s no way this game is worth spending any money on, and it’ll be relegated to a time killer.
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- Virtual Regatta
- 666.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- Full option pack $13.99
- Full option pack $18.99
- Pack 1000 credits $4.99
- Full option pack $8.99
- Pack 2300 credits $9.99
- Full option pack $23.99
- Pack 400 credits $1.99
- Full option pack $24.99
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- VIP Membership Subscription $27.49