Once in the middle of the ocean in a small boat, do not fall into despair, but rather immediately take on the accumulation of important reserves. Collect colorful balls, and lifebuoys, until they are picked up by competitors.
On the game map, besides you, there will be the same adventurers who want to win in the clashes. The most vulnerable sides of your ship will be the lateral and aft part. Do not let opponents approach from these sides, attacking enemies with their bow. To get acceleration, fly on the obstacles, and overtake rivals unawares.