A new players beginners guide - The Wind

Jack O'ConnerJack O'Conner (Forum Moderator)
edited January 20 in Guides
In order for sailing ships to move they must have wind. As you may have noticed when sailing around the Caribbean, wind only blows in one particular direction at a time. While this direction will change (usually about once every 15 minutes), the strength of the wind is always the same.

Sailing upwind (towards the direction the wind is blowing) is bad. However, depending on your ship sailing with the wind directly behind you (running) also may not be the best angle. Each ship sails differently, and checking the Wind Indicator is an easy way to see what angles will work best for your ship.

Surrounding your ship is a Wind Indicator, which shows you which direction the wind is coming from and how that affects your particular ship.

To show the Wind Indicator, on the Toolbar click on the Options button Options Button. The Options window will appear.
On the Options window click on the Preferences button. The Preferences window will appear.
Click on the Interface tab.
To show the Wind Indicator, click the Show Ship Wind Indicator button.
On the Wind Indicator are three colors: green, yellow, and red:

Wind Indicator around a ship
The Wind Indicator around your ship. Try to keep your ship pointed toward Green.

Green (fast)—if you point your ship toward the green part of the Wind Indicator, you will go much faster than if you were pointed toward the yellow or red part. In general you should try and keep your ship pointed toward this section. (Although, keep in mind that the green is broken up into sections.

Yellow (slow)—if you point your ship toward the yellow part of the Wind Indicator, you will go slower than if you were pointed toward the green part, but much faster than if you were pointed toward the red part.

Red (slowest)—if you point your ship toward the red part of the Wind Indicator, you will go much slower than if you were pointed toward the yellow or green part. If at all possible you should avoid pointing your ship into the red.

Depending on the ship, turning through the red might be considerably slower than simply turning a longer distance through the green.

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