1 million players already have their own boat! The application is free! Become a skipper and sail in the biggest offshore races in the world: the Volvo Ocean Race starting from Alicante, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the America’s Cup, the Vendée Globe, the Transat Jacques Vabre to Brazil, the Fastnet Race, the Route du Rhum, the Clipper RTW, and many more. Take on hundreds of thousands of competitors in real time.
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
You are about to make history! In this new version, Magellan’s caravelle will be waiting for you on an extraordinary journey around the world, in the wake of one of the greatest sailors in history.
For the occasion, we have an exceptional offer: an exclusive pack at the price of €9.99 from Wednesday, March 20 (6PM CET) to Friday, April 5 (6AM CET)!
This version also fixes some bugs and prepares the implementation of a brand new VSR ranking!
Ratings and Reviews
Realistic Engaging Navigation Simulation
There’s still room for improvement but I really enjoy the game. It makes following the races much more fun because you can really feel the challenges the racers face.
I’m still a newbie but my real world sailing & navigation experience is all relevant so I’m doing ok so far. To be competitive you really need to check in several times per day, and over a two or three week race like the Volvo it takes a commitment.
I don’t have a problem paying a few $ to get the gear I need to be competitive. Somebody needs to pay for all the software development and the servers, otherwise they’d need ads that would be really unpleasant. It is annoying that buying cards with real $ cannot buy the exact cards I need. The random card selection process is out of context for a simulation - when I go to the store for a piece of gear I get what I came for. Rolling the dice to maybe buy stuff I want but probably buy stuff I don’t want is a weakness of the design.
Scoring is absurdly inconsistent
Scoring is impossible, at any given moment you’re +200 or - 200 boats, it’s frustrating and makes tactical decisions next to impossible... please address this.
The Caribbean 600 was a nightmare, the lag was measured in minutes, making a course change well away from land only to come back and have your course change not registered and you’re on the rocks 20 min later is ridiculous- I was notified on screen that I’d finished, then 10 min later and 150 places I get notification I’m aground... then I get notification I’d finished again only this time I’d lost 150+ boats.
To spend the cash on sails/cards etc and be up front only to have software glitches and terrible lag ruin a good effort is frustrating at best. I will be deleting the app. I race for a living, this is what I do in reality. If I performed as poorly as this app, I’d be unemployed. Get your act together!
a game of follow the monkey and pay pay pay $
1st, a greedy company.
2nd, path finder doesnt actually correlate to real time ocean currents. dont be fooled into paying for a monthly subscription for it.
3rd, company makes changes without advance notice and will not refund your money if they take something away from the UI that was significant, you enjoyed and PAID for.
4th, Impossible to gain real advances in a race without purchasing extra boat components. a current race cost $23 to have a boat with full features.
5th, customer service is horrible. and wont provide any refunds for mishaps or for example #3 from above.
6th, I highly suggest not supporting this company. It’s a pathetic game of follow the monkey where there is always the same key skipper who is top ranked, whom is probably some how related to the company.
7th, the UI changes are a novice design. it takes more finger maneuvers to do what could be done prior, quicker and more efficient.
Finally, the 3D feature has become worse. terrible graphic stability. earlier version was better and simpler. it now looks like a cardboard cut out boat pasted on something like water. you never see land, and the sky fake stars are always the same. novice.
ps. Developer is trying hard to cash in and acquire advertising. Adverts pop up in the game.
Yes, the game had potential. Obviously I don’t like its design, ethics and well... thousands of follow the monkey players chasing the same tope skipper is boring.
- Virtual Regatta
- 153.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 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.