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rogcox

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Simulator
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:15:50 AM »

Hi

As I've still to decide which model plane to sell and which 'first' model yacht to buy, I'd like to take the opportunity to seek out a model sailing simulator - if there is such a thing ?

Thanks

Roger
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mikgo

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Re: Simulator
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 02:47:27 PM »

There is a program called Virtual Skipper, I  have version 4 which is very good and enjoyable to play. It is about 20.00 in the shops. :-))
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papa

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Re: Simulator
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 03:47:27 PM »

Use this program while there is not something else.
It is possible to learn by him.

Salvation Elf Daddy :-)

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/volvooceanrace/interactives/sailing/index.html
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Re: Simulator
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 04:34:05 PM »

You can download a demo of Virtual Skipper 5 from here http://www.virtualskipper-game.com/en/

I don't know of any model sailing simulator available but VSK 5 is good fun with a crew and sail changes

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rogcox

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Re: Simulator
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 08:54:25 AM »

thanks for the info, amazon had vs 4 which should arrive today  %%
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rogcox

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Re: Simulator
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 05:36:52 PM »

managed to get VSK 5 for less than 10 - still in the original packaging

it's good if for no other reason than to show me how sailing is good also - if you know how to sail  {:-{

thanks
roger
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Re: Simulator
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 07:47:14 AM »

Simulators may be good tools to teach people how a boat will behave. You can learn how to drive one without crashing.

But will not IMHO give a feel for modelling.

Sailing a boat is very different to flying a plane.
Easier
Less stressful.

Most people who switch enjoy the more relaxed pace.
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Re: Simulator
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 11:23:37 PM »

Sailing a boat is very different to flying a plane.
Easier
Less stressful.

Most people who switch enjoy the more relaxed pace.

Amen to that TT.   :-)) I have all but given up flying now, preferring to have a relaxing sail instead. Another advantage of sailing is, if you need to stop for any reason, you can just stop your boat in the middle of the lake - I always found it quite difficult to stop an aeroplane in mid air, for any length of time  {-)

Peter.
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AndyT

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Re: Simulator
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 02:06:55 PM »

Nicely said Peter
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Re: Simulator
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 07:58:12 PM »

Don't you just put on the air brakes  {-)
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NielsdB

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Re: Simulator
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 04:15:51 PM »

You only had to google sail simulator http://www.sailsimulator.com/

With a free demo under downloads ;)
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