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19 MARCH 2020

Apps for sailing from home

 

To liven up the hours of confinement due to the health crisis we are experiencing, at Becharter we propose these 3 applications for you to continue sailing from home.


e-regata

It is an interactive real-time regata simulator. The game has hydro and aerodynamic laws implemented, wind shadows, etc. You can train with competitors from all over the world or with robots. The winners are announced each week after a series of races and are awarded real prizes provided by their partners. 

Becharter’s opinion: it is a very complete game for Inshore regattas, around buoys, what we call "canes" in which you can compete from the sofa home with a J/70. It has implemented a real-time judge who applies the Sailing Race Regulation. 

Free. Available for iPhone, android, PC and OS.


Virtual Regatta INSHORE y OFFSHORE

It is the official game determined by the World Sailing, the international sailing federation for its virtual championship. There are two versions, the OFFSHORE and the INSHORE. In the first one you can participate in the most famous ocean races in the world: Volvo Ocean Race, Vendée Globe, Transat Jacques Vabre, etc. You will compete against hundreds of thousands of rivals in real time, deciding the course and sails depending on the weather. In the INSHORE version you have the possibility to sail in "cane" regattas with different classes available, star, nacra, 49er... In short races of just 5 minutes. It is vital to control tactics, wind roles and regulation in order to win your rivals and compete for the official title of virtual sailing world champion.

BeCharter opinion:

  • The OFFSHORE version offers a good experience similar to the crossings, but from home, without getting cold or wet. Ideal to spend a few minutes every 4 or 5 hours to see the evolution of the part and change the sails or the course... How to make guards!
  • The INSHORE version offers the immediate pleasure of sailing and competing in real time with other people, also from the sofa at home. ¡ No neoprene, no getting wet! Ideal to get the worm out of navigation when you feel like sailing.

Free download, integrated shopping.  Available on Android and iPhone.


Let’s hope that with these apps you can pass the current situation more pleasantly and that, when it ends and the sun rises again, you will be more eager than ever to go sailing with Becharter.


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