Please select your home edition
Edition
Craftinsure 2023 LEADERBOARD

SailX Virtual Championships launched in build-up to ISAF Youth Worlds 2013

by John McKenna, SailX 16 May 2013 21:52 BST 16 May 2013

For the second year in a row, the award-winning sailboat racing simulator SailX.com will be running the 'Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships'. After last years' successful collaboration with ISAF and the team in Dublin, this years' virtual event will take place from 20th May – 30th June 2013, to provide a fun and beneficial build-up to the main regatta to be held in Limassol, Cyprus from 13th – 20th July.

Unlike the real-world competition where spaces are naturally limited to the few that qualify and can afford to attend, the virtual event is open to every sailor that may want to take part – even including non-youth sailors in fact, who will have a separate ranking.

In this innovative competition ISAF Youth Worlds competitors will battle against some of the smartest minds in inshore sailboat racing, including top-level coaches and sailors, sharpening their mental game and readying themselves for battle in the real world as they do so. With mental performance being such a vitally important aspect of inshore sailboat racing, the use of simulation has now become a core part of a sailor's training - as much as it has become so for pilots, medics, soldiers, etc.

Click HERE to register.

Results will be categorised by age and the winning individual in the 'Youth' classification will be awarded with the 'ISAF Youth Virtual Sailing World Championships Trophy'.

Yiannos Photiou, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, commented, "The SailX racing environment and social tools will help us bring the young sailors who are coming to Cyprus together before July, plus it will also help us engage many more sailors young and old from all over the world. Hopefully we will be able to make them feel part of this great event."

SailX creator Amando Estela commented "It will be fascinating to watch the top youth sailing talent from all over the world battle it out. Of course no simulation could never test all of the skills involved in sailing, but this "Virtual Youth Worlds' will quickly show us those competitors who really understand racing strategy and rules – both vital areas for success in our sport. More important however, I'm 100% sure that SailX will help every competitor to emerge 'hot' and ready to race in Cyprus come July!"

Racing in last year's Virtual ISAF Youth Worlds

Steve Hunt (S1D Coach of the Year) using SailX (the 2D version) to provide some top racing tips

Related Articles

Virtual Sailing World Championship 2017
Five weeks of sailing starting on 17th April SailX is delighted to announce the Virtual Sailing World Championship 2017. This Championship will start on Monday 17th April and conclude five weeks later on Sunday 14th May with a Grand Final - a single regatta between the Top-30. Winner-takes-all. Posted on 9 Apr 2017
Foiling Cats now on SailX
Together with a new foiling course Foiling has exploded in popularity over these past few years so we thought it was about time we implemented a foiling boat into SailX in order to provide the 99% of the sailing world who have never foiled the chance to experience this new form of racing. Posted on 30 Oct 2016
Brawn v Brain? The Bar or The Room?
Interesting questions raised by playing SailX! Interesting questions and can they possibly be linked in any way. Is it just the one connection, or could there indeed be several ways to address this conundrum? Posted on 6 Jul 2016
10 ways to improve your sailing
Recharge your enthusiasm with these suggestions If you need to recharge your enthusiasm for sailing here are 10 things you can do that will help. Posted on 3 Jun 2016
Virtual Sailing World Championships
2016 Round One Complete Round One of the 2016 Virtual Sailing World Championships on SailX.com is now complete after a competitive seven solid days of racing. Posted on 15 Apr 2016
2nd Virtual Sailing World Championship
Five weeks of intense racing 24/7, 1 overall winner SailX is a high-quality multiplayer online racing simulation that enables sailors from all over the world to race against each other in real-time. Posted on 18 Mar 2016
SailX Club Night at Queen Mary Sailing Club
In aid of Sport Relief 2016 SailX, the leading online virtual sailing game, is teaming up with Queen Mary Sailing Club on Wednesday 16th March for a special training and racing club night. Posted on 21 Feb 2016
Bart's Virtual Sailing Championships launched!
In aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation We are proud to announce an exciting collaboration between ASSF and SailX to run a new virtual fleet racing series. This new event is to be called "Bart's Virtual Sailing Championship". Posted on 28 Aug 2015
Virtual Sailing World Championship Grand Final
After 1,294 races we have a winner Finally - after 4 Rounds, 5 weeks, 204 Official Regattas, 1,294 races, 32,356 hours and 138,672 boat starts - we have a winner of the first-ever Virtual Sailing World Championship: Bob Christensen from Canada! Posted on 4 Jun 2015
Live streaming of Grand Final this Sunday
Virtual Sailing World Championship on SailX.com On 26th April 2015, the first-ever Virtual Sailing World Championship kicked off on SailX.com. For the last 5 weeks this event has seen 2,000+ competitors from 70+ countries competing 24/7 and amassing over 130,000 starts between them. Posted on 30 May 2015