RAFT Controls – How to Sail
Sailing uses the same controls as walking. You’ll also get some new icons on your HUD.
- Just below the minimap, you’ll see a speed indicator. There are multiple speeds: rowing (an oar/rudder icon), half sail, and full sail.
- Below that, you’ll see a boat icon in a ring with a puff of wind. To sail, you need to head away from the wind. This icon helps you do that — keep that puff of wind in the gold part of the ring to keep moving.
- To steer, move left or right with the same controls as walking. The rudder sticks wherever you leave it, so remember to straighten out or you’ll sail in circles.
- To lower and raise the sails, use forward and back with the same controls as walking. If you keep hitting back, you’ll paddle backward (slowly). This cycles through rowing in reverse, rowing forward, half sail, and full sail. The yellow chevrons above the steering wheel icon indicate how fast you’re currently going.