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  • Summary: Create your tropical paradise and set sail. Marvel at the beauty of your creation and share it with friends or if you are feeling competitive race it online or over LAN. Race people from all over the world in online regattas, team or private races. Single player modes allows one-one-oneCreate your tropical paradise and set sail. Marvel at the beauty of your creation and share it with friends or if you are feeling competitive race it online or over LAN. Race people from all over the world in online regattas, team or private races. Single player modes allows one-one-one challenges or fleet racing with up to 8 other vessels. Participate in racing using approved International Racing Federation rules and regulations. State of the art graphics portray yachting like never before with realistic sailing conditions, water movements according to day and night transitions, realistic weather conditions, and sea behavior. Incredible representation of the sea, including water transparency showing the sea bed, gorgeous water surface reflections, beautifully integrated weather conditions including rain drops trickling down your screen. [Enlight] Expand
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  1. It may be a little lacking in depth for the real skippers, but for everyone else into sailing, there's some fun to be had. Probably.
  2. The graphics are amazing and the game does an absolutely phenomenal job of simulating (and teaching) the art of sailing.
  3. The physics are realistic even though they will probably turn off anyone who is not willing to put in a good deal of time. However, if you have ever dreamed of sailing, this is a good place to start.
  4. Virtual Skipper 3 truly is the Holy Grail of sailing sims, satisfying both hardcore and casual virtual helmsman. [Oct 2004, p.84]
  5. This game has some problems but is somewhat soothing. An accessible interface, the challenge of grabbing wind with the right sails, and dazzling sea effects make for a solid experience.
  6. A formidable simulation, but landlubbers are likely to run aground on its steep learning curve. [Oct 2004, p.90]
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  1. BillH
    Dec 24, 2009
    10
    After 49 years of sailing, I am impressed with what this program can produce. I'm still waitng for a spray can of blue salt water scent After 49 years of sailing, I am impressed with what this program can produce. I'm still waitng for a spray can of blue salt water scent but this does pretty swell without it. Expand
  2. MartinM
    Jul 2, 2004
    9
    This is an awesome detailed game which I have just received its a no miss!!!