Rob Barendregt joined the project to bring much more realism to the sailing experience. His results to-date have been excitingly realistic. :-)
The Bounty is now completely driven by wind speed, wind direction, sails yard arms position, and sails deployed. No engine is used.
Sails have 10 positions from square, 5 to the port side, 5 to the starboard side, 11 degrees movement between positions. Sails and rigging are animated.
Positions are described as Close Hauled, Broad Reach, Beam Reach, and Running. The Ship heading and speeds, Sail positions, wind speeds, directions, atmospheric conditions are displayed on the Sail Management gauge.
Speed over the water depends on those factors. Crosswinds provide lateral movement/course diversions (yaw) and roll/leaning.
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