Entry open for Virtual Offshore Race
Published on March 22nd, 2020
Professional and recreational sailors will face off against each other on March 23 in Virtual Regatta’s The Great Escape, a virtual race from La Rochelle, France to Curaçao in the Caribbean.
Professional offshore sailors such as Sam Davies, Armel Le Cléac’h, Boris Hermann, and Jérémie Beyou will participate in the race and millions more will have the opportunity to race against them.
eSailors will be able to choose from one of four well known offshore boats – the Ultim, IMOCA, Class 40, and the Figaro 3. The weather conditions within the game will replicate the real-life conditions across the route and the estimated time of arrival for the first boat is March 31.
Following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), millions are encouraged to stay at home and there is no better way for sailors and fans to get their sailing fix than with a 4,000-mile virtual race.
Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, has offered all players the VIP status. This will grant the eSailors with extended weather trajectory forecasts over 120 hours, the ability to display 100 friendly boats instead of 50 and customization of the base map.
Registration must be completed prior to the 12:02 UTC (08:02 EDT) start time on March 23: https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/offshore-game/