OPYC* is a worldwide sailing simulation using physics. The game runs locally on your mobile device, using laws of physics. In this sense it is different from most web regatta games, that run on a server, weather you are online or not. This allows the game to be more like real sailing, with waves, Chinese jibes, flapping sails. And out of control in strong winds.
Uses real wind forecasts from NOAA GFS and GSHHS charts. Interpolated real time winds.
VRTool chart tools are embedded. Download wind grids and perform weather routing optimizations. Draw routes and tracks. Add marks.
To participate, you have to register a boat name, skipper name, password and choose a port to start from. May be used in multiple devices, but one at a time. Uses boat name/password to login.
Earn OPYC coins by finding and crossing some of the gates around the world (currently gates only in North, South, Central Americas and Europe). You can also select a venue and create a race (triangle or linear course). Create a regatta and invite your friends to participate.
* OPYC = Old Pelican Yacht Club
Supports for regattas. Select a venue, create a new race and invite your friends to participate.
Wind induced waves
Other boats now show on the simulation
User interface improved
Ratings and Reviews
Great Sailing Simulator!!
This by far is the best simulator I've seen and it's free!. It gives you a choice of headsails and control of sheets. I've even managed to heave to and balance the boat quite accurately. Only comment I have is that it tends to oscillate a lot especially when on a close reach or close hauled. I guess the math is a little too exact and could use some buffering. Problem is solved by steering with the auto pilot. Great work, with a few more bells and whistles, especially in navigation, I would pay for it.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.