Finalists set for 2020 eSailing titles
Published on November 4th, 2020
World Sailing’s 2020 eSailing World Championship Final and the eSailing Nations Cup Final will be broadcast live on the Olympic Channel and across World Sailing’s channels on November 6 and 7.
On November 6, Great Britain and Spain will go head-to-head in the inaugural eSailing Nations Cup Final starting at 21:00 UTC (16:00 EST).
Great Britain captain Mike O’Donovan and Spain captain Carlos Paz will lead their teams of ten in a best-of-nine race series. Different classes, fleet sizes, and racecourses will be used to test the teams’ depth and performance, with the best all-round team claiming the title of best eSailing nation.
The third eSailing World Championship Final will commence at 21:00 UTC (16:00 EST) on November 7. The top eight qualifiers plus the eSailGP champion will compete in a seven-race format, which concludes with a deciding Medal Race.
Both Finals will be streamed live on the Olympic Channel and across World Sailing’s channels.
“We are delighted to receive the support of the Olympic Channel to broadcast two huge eSailing events this coming weekend,” notes Scott Over, World Sailing’s Commercial Director. “Participation and engagement within the eSailing community continues to grow.
“We believe we are the first eSport to be broadcast live on the Olympic Channel and their support marks another positive step forward for the global awareness of eSailing.”