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2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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(7 voters) [vote]
Primary Name
Race the Wind
Alternate Names
Race the Wind Sailing Cup
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Race the Wind, sailing cup, is a game by Ghenos faithfully reproducing a regatta (more than 2 boats) or a match race (2 boats) without cards or dice.

The race course extends on the longest side of the board, between the downwind gate, bounded by the mark and the Committee boat, and the upwind buoy.

The length of the course can be changed at will by the competitors. At the beginning the wind blows from the upwind buoy (North) towards the downwind gate (South).

The boats have to perform 7 electrifying starting moves, exit the downwind gate and sail 3 times upwards and 3 times downwind, moving thanks to the wind, but looking out for falls, gusts and changes of wind direction.

With a precise game strategy and applying the overlap rules and wind shadows’ tactics, the best player or players (it is possible to play forming crews) will be the first to cross the finishing line and win the yearned for sailing cup.

To learn to sail through its simple yet ingenious rules means to get on board, to hoist the sails and maneuver the boat as for real, experiencing a series of exciting and unforgettable challenges.

The alternative name listed, Velagiochiamo, was a prototype by Saverio Robberto and Domenico Troia, the authors. Ghenos games acquired the rights of the game and developed Race the Wind. Velagiochiamo does not exist anymore and the only official version of the game exists as Race the Wind.

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Race the Wind Sailing Cup
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Publisher: Ghenos Games
Year: 2007
Size: 14.57 x 11.02 x 1.97 inches
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2 Navigation Aid for Race the Wind
Navigation aid in English, Version 1 (Posted with permission from Ted Groth for his Spinnaker variant and from Roger Kirby for the background picture also from Ghenos games) This device allows you to dial the wind and boat directions and will then show the moves and manoeuvres you can make.
3 Mod: Player Aid - Movement Card - ITA
ENGLISH This MOD has two features: the cards, and the mini-map. The cards allow you to have at first glance the important rules of the game, the movements according to the positions of the boat, penalties, etc etc ... In addition, the mini-map of the movements, allows you to be placed on the board and rotate based on where the wind comes, to be able to see immediately if your boat movement is a bowline, beam reach, broad reach or running downwind. The mini-map can be turned over for use with different wind angles and having squares at 45 °. ---------------------------------------------------------- ITALIANO Questa MOD ha due funzionalità: le carte, e la mini-cartina. Le carte ti permettono di avere subito sott'occhio le regole importanti del gioco, i movimenti in base...
8 Quick Player Aid
Great updated player aids for RACE THE WIND which includes: Mono-hull sailing action chart Multi-hull (Catamaran) sailing sailing action chart Effective lull and puff placement and movement Layout for 2011 America's Cup Racing course. Miscellaneous information to enhance the game flow To get any more realistic you would have to throw water on the board. Enjoy!! Fair winds.
0 Race the Wind - regras em português.
Regras traduzidas e melhoradas, explicando com mais detalhes algumas funções do jogo ou do iatismo.
7 Movement and Maneuver Allowances
This aid displays all movement and maneuver allowances for all combinations of wind direction and yacht heading. Thanks to the posters of the original player aids without whose work this summary would not have been possible.
5 Race the Wind Player Aid.xls
Player aid shows all wind directions and your postion with respect to the the wind. Also, movement availability per position.
18 RtW Player Aid.jpg
Shows possible actions for a boat, based on wind direction (4 guides will fit a page)
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