By Fedor Matasov
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"e-regata" is an interactive real-time sailing races simulator with an addictive gameplay. It's intended for any player regardless of sailing and racing experience. Join the game if you dare!
In order to take part in the race, you should create an account on www.e-regata.com, download "e-regata" app and install it on your smartphone or PC with OS Windows. After that you get access to the game server if you have a stable Internet connection.
The winners are determined every week after a series of races and awarded with real prizes that are provided by our partners. At the close of the year we summarize the total rating and publish it.
The game engine contains the implementation of hydro- and aerodynamic laws, physics of sailing, wind shadows, environmental turbulence, wind oscillation and polar curves for J/70 yacht, that is a base model for the game. In the future we are going to expand the list of the yacht models. Except racing with real-world rivals, you can also train with virtual bots.
The regattas are conducted according the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. All decisions on appeals are submitted in real time.
Have you never taken part in sailing races? Have you missed the Olympic games? This virtual regatta will give you an opportunity to start from the scratch and to become a champion. If you're a regatta fan, if you dream about yacht racing, "e-regata" is your way to the world of sailing.
To get started and make the road to success a bit shorter, we recommend you to read "Start to Win" by Eric Twiname. This book will help you to resolve the most of questions about racing tactics.