Weekend Races – Design a new boat livery and come race with us this weekend!

Hello Pioneers!

Here are this weekend’s races!

You’ll see from the update yesterday that we’ve fixed some issues with the Livery system, so why not dress your boat in one of the great designs in the Steam Workshop or make your own to race in!


Canary Islands Long Race

Saturday 20th January – 10:00 UTC / 11:00 CET / 02:00 PST / 19:00 JST
Est Distance: 170 NM
Est Time: 34 hours
Weather report: ⛅ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the beautiful islands of the Canarias.


Ostrova Chastyye Medium Race

Sunday 21st January – 04:00 UTC / 05:00 CET / (Saturday 20th) 22:00 PST / 13:00 JST
Est Distance: 15 NM
Est Time: 3 hours
Weather report: 🌧️ More detail[on.windy.com]

A race around the shallow waters of the Chastye Islands, be careful cutting the corners or risk running aground!


Cayenne Short Race

Sunday 21st January – 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET / 12:00 PST / (Monday 22nd) 05:00 JST
Est Distance: 5 NM
Est Time: 50 mins
Weather report: ☁️ More detail[on.windy.com]

This week we’re off the coast of Cayenne in French Guiana.


Remember, if you don’t want to sail alone, you can look for a crew in the Multiplayer Forum, there are plenty of sailors looking for crew members or boats to sail with. Perhaps some of you more experienced sailors could team up with newbies and spread the knowledge?

Share your progress on Twitter and Facebook, and the Steam Forums – we’d love to hear what you think and how you got on!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

The Sailaway Team

Sailaway Update V.0.9.028 – New Boat & Steam Workshop support for boat customisation is live!

Hello Pioneers!

This update brings two big new features to the world of Sailaway, the first is a brand new boat and the second is integration of Steam Workshop to allow players to create and share their boat customisation with others.

New Boat – Nordic Folkboat

The goal with this new boat was to create something which was easier to learn to sail in, with only the one line to worry about the Nordic Folkboat had all the character the team wanted from such a boat.

In the near future this boat will replace the cruiser that exists in the tutorials so that learning to sail in Sailaway becomes even more straightforward.
As always with new boats feedback is appreciated, if you come across any issues with this please let us know in the forums.

Steam Workshop – Boat Customisation

It is now possible to save your boat customisation options out to Steam Workshop so that you can share them with other skippers and we have also added the option for you to upload your own textures on various parts of the boat for additional creative control!

Boat customisation is in the same place as before: Main Menu > Boat > Edit boat customisation. In the new Steam Workshop menu on the left you can select a new boat livery from any published on the Workshop or save your current configuration to a new item on the Workshop to share with others.

All current liveries previously made by the Sailaway Team are already in place on the workshop so they are still available to use.

Integrating Steam Workshop into an online game such as Sailaway was no easy task and while we have been testing this internally we would appreciate any feedback from yourselves on any issues you come across so we can improve this feature as we move forward, this should be treated as the initial integration of the this feature.

Here’s one we made earlier!

Here’s a quick video to show you how to add your own images. It only shows the sails but ALL the textures on all available boats are editable! Enjoy! We can’t wait to see your creations!

Additional Changes
  • Tips should now only display for lines you actually have on the boat you are sailing.
  • Fixed an issue where reflections would flash on the boat hull.
  • Made some adjustments on how wind animations are handled on the world map.
  • Made some additional adjustments to a few hotkeys that had issues.
  • Custom images can now be uploaded for Player Created Races.

As always If you have a bug you’d like to report, please follow the guide for ‘how to report a bug’and post a new thread in the Bug Reporting Forum.

Happy Sailing,

The Sailaway Team