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Top ten advance to eSailing Worlds

Published on December 21st, 2022

The 2022 eSailing World Championship has advanced the top ten players for the Finals to be held January 7, 2023. The event will be held in front of a live crowd alongside the entrants for The Ocean Race 2023 in Alicante, Spain.

A total of 40 sailors began the Semi-Finals in October, and now the top ten sailors will vie for a shot at the prize pool of $10,000 USD courtesy of Virtual Regatta.

Player Name, Display Name
1. Arthur Farley (GBR), Arthur Farley
2. Hidde Schraffordt (NED), Hidde – RS
3. Bart Lambriex (NED), Bart Lambriex
4. Alexandre Kowalski, (FRA), TRAP-AlexK
5. Jonathan Koch (GER), UOL Roxyjoni
6. Gaétan de Kat (FRA), gadeĸ
7. Alberto Carraro (ITA), MCES-Alberto
8. Yannis Kok (GRE), GRE-9 LDLN
9. Amos Di Benedetto (ITA), AmosDB
10. Filippo Lanfranchi (ITA), Velista 71 LDLN

The winner will be decided in races using Star, Nacra 1, Laser, J/70, 49er, and F50 boats. The final medal race will be a winner-takes-all battle on the J/70 worth double points.

Fresh from winning the 2022 eSailing Nations Cup, members of Team France Alexandre Kowalski (TRAP-AlexK) and Gaétan de Kat (gadek) will look to add to their trophy haul.

Also involved will be 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominee Bart Lambriex of The Netherlands and former eNations champion Arthur Farley from Great Britain in the custom-built eSports centre at Ocean Live Park, the race village for The Ocean Race.

“Now in its fifth year, eSailing has grown year on year to be one of the most exciting online sports events in the world,” said Scott Over, World Sailing Commercial Director. “This year has seen more national championships than any year before and we have seen more professional sailors joining the ranks.”

The recent eSailing Nations Cup and World Championships has had over 70,000 players worldwide take part.

The Finals will be broadcast live from 3pm UTC on the World Sailing YouTube Channel.

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