Sail Simulator 5 is a well-designed sail simulator video game which characteristic feature is realistic weather system. This system has a significant influence on race’s circumstances. The player needs to adapt quickly or he loses proper control over boat.
The single-player campaign leads one through all preparations and gives handy clues how to steer a boat. However, there is no universal way to control yacht.
In the game player can choose between several types like Laser, Valk, Bavaria 36 or 470. Each one has own requirements that one must perform for effective racing.
The multiplayer mode is more difficult than single-player, because the player faces-off many professional gamers. Multiplayer offers various tournaments and competitions where one gains points and may raise in the world ranking. The game suggests player which technique he should correct for better results. One may also try free sailing in multiplayer.
The player sails on four water areas: Scheveningen, Cabrera, Koh Hong and Treasure Island.