Holy crap, it works and my head just exploded!
So for anybody looking for this in the future, this is what made it work. The sprite does its thing pointing right, but in the output to the screen (Text object) I make an action like this: (Text Object) Set text to "Sailboat angle:" & (Player_Sailboat.Angle+90)%360
Didnt know that was what % does!? I consider this solved. How do I tag it solved btw?
Thanks a bunch for the help, really appreciate it.