Official game of the Vendée Globe 2020/2021, Virtual Regatta is the largest nautical community in the world with more than 1 million active players!
Virtual Regatta is a free online sailing and regatta sailing simulation video game where you can become the skipper of your boat facing the "winds of the globes". Race against hundreds of thousands of rivals in real time and compete against Vendée Globe skippers like Boris Herrmann, Sam Davies and Alex Thomson from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Virtual Regatta is an official partner of the World Sailing Federation with whom Virtual Regatta co-organizes all existing official eSailing events.
Official game of the greatest sailing races: Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, Solitaire Le Figaro, take the helm of your boat and compete with the most famous offshore racing in Virtual Regatta!
HOW TO PLAY:
• Give your boat a name and fit your boat!
• Start the race at the same time as the real skippers on your virtual boat.
• Use the real weather forecast to plan your strategy
• Adapt your sails to the weather conditions
• Adjust your heading according to the weather conditions
• Follow your boat on your smartphone or tablet
• Find the position of other competitors
• Schedule a course change
THE VIRTUAL REGATTA COMMUNITY
By sailing the seas of Virtual Regatta, you are now part of the world's largest sailing community, with more than one million active players.
The biggest virtual races bring together hundreds of thousands of players!
The game is recognized by the world's top international skippers.
Sail with the best!
• VIP membership is a subscription available for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months (autorenewable)
• VIP membership gives access to bonus features ingame
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase
• In case of subscription cancelation, the package will still be available until the end of the paid period
Here is a long-awaited update: This version, lighter and less consuming, will make your life easier by not abusing the battery and the processors of your equipment! Great efforts of optimization have also been made on the behavior of Automatic Sails and Waypoints, as well as small graphical adjustments of the interface, and an improvement of the management of the team’s members for coaches!
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!
Headed on every tack
I’m to poor to pay attention every minute of a leg and keep getting headed but shifty winds near landfall should be expected. I’ve only been playing for about two hours now but it’s fairly simple to use and it’s fun. I stole the wind from my nearest competitor and expect to finish in the top 10,000. If you know how to sail this is a game for you, and if you don’t know how you’ll gain a bit of the sailing experience. It’s been said sailing is ninety-nine percent boredom followed by one percent of shear and utter panic. This app keeps you safe and dry, with racing others adding more excitement.
It’s been a about a week now and I can honestly say that in my opinion this is the best game for your phone pad or tablet.
I started off a little shaky being to hard on the tiller but I have improved somewhat and now the only complaint I have would be is with the sail configuration. When on a port tack whether beating reaching or running the headsails remain fixed on starboard, this is purely aesthetic and doesn’t make a hill of beans difference in playability, it just looks weird.
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- Virtual Regatta
- 299.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Virtual Regatta
- In-App Purchases
- Full option pack $13.99
- Pack 1000 credits $4.99
- Full option pack $8.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.