Olympic regattas now in eSailing world
Published on March 30th, 2020
As regattas around the globe have been cancelled or postponed due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, World Sailing and Virtual Regatta have launched several iconic Olympic class regattas in the eSailing world.
These events include:
• Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar – Palma, Spain
• Hempel World Cup Series – Genoa, Italy
• Kiel Week – Kiel, Germany
eSailors can compete at Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar on Virtual Regatta from March 30 until April 3, at the Hempel World Cup Series Genoa on April 11-18, and at Kiel Week on June 20-28, while other events will be launched at a later date.
At each regatta, the 49er and the Nacra 17 will be available for players to race at virtual replications of these real-life sailing venues.
The first few days of each event launch will consist of challenges. Ranked Medal Races will take place over the final two days, open to all players – no qualification for these races is necessary, but results will count towards World and National rankings for eSailors.
Additionally, Hempel World Cup Series Genoa will qualify as a ‘blue challenge,’ meaning the opening challenges will also count towards the official eSailing World Championship ranking.
These Medal Races for these challenges will also provide an opportunity for two eSailors (one from the 49er and one from the Nacra 17) to qualify for the eSailing World Championship Playoffs. This will give eSailors a chance at qualifying to the Live Final, where the 2020 eSailing World Champion will be crowned.
Existing eSailors and new players are invited to compete in these classic regattas for free from today!