Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Products Direct 2023 - Calypso LEADERBOARD

First virtual-to-reality sailing contests introduced by SailX

by Amando Estela, SailX 21 Jul 2013 10:39 BST 21 July 2013

Following completion of the 2013 ISAF Virtual Youth Worlds (125,000 boat starts in just 6 weeks), SailX is proud to announce two new and very different events, with a range of exciting prizes and formats designed to bring the worlds of real and virtual sailing closer together than ever before.

Virtual GJW Direct SailFest 2013

The Virtual GJW Direct SailFest 2013 will take place over three-weeks starting Monday August 5th and concluding on Saturday and Sunday of SailFest 2013 (August 24th & 25th, Bank Holiday weekend in the UK). In an exciting blend of virtual and real worlds, SailRacer will host the final two days worth of racing in this virtual regatta, 'live' on the big screen in Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (site of the London 2012 Sailing Regatta in Weymouth, UK) in order to bring all parties racing the real and virtual events together online to decide the final ranking.

When racing is complete, the top ranked competitor on site at SailFest 2013 on the Sunday, shall be awarded with a SailRacer GPS tracking system so they can track and review their real world sailing.

See the Event Page and Notice of Race [PDF].

This virtual regatta is designed to promote GJW Direct SailFest 2013, a festival of sail organized by SailRacer over the August Bank Holiday in Weymouth, site of the 2012 Olympic Regatta. This will be a very special event with GPS tracking, live commentary for spectators, shore-side displays & workshops plus plenty of entertaining onshore activities for families. There will be something for everyone so why not come and join us! Enter the real event.

With big thanks to our friends at SailRacer.

EFG Pan-American Viper 640 Virtual Sport Boat Championship 2013/14

Mirroring the hugely successful motorsport "virtual-to-reality" racing format pioneered by Sony Playstation and Nissan Europe with the GT Academy, SailX (and our partners in this regatta) are now offering sailors a similar opportunity for the very first time: In this regatta South American sailors will compete virtually to win the opportunity to take part in the real-world "EFG Pan American Sport Boat Championship 2014" - including free charter of a brand new Viper 640 (worth approximately $4,500 including new sails) and free entry to the regatta.

In addition the overall winner of this event will win a Mauri Pro voucher worth US$400 and two competitors who are taking part in both real and virtual events will be awarded VIP passes to the Pan American Race Village in Miami sponsored by Bacardi.

The virtual event will be run on SailX.com in 6 short Stages (5-days only) with timings to match the following real-world Sport Boats events: Bacardi Newport Sailing Week, Cowes Week, Canadian Olympic Regatta, Viper North American Champs, Australian Viper National Championship. One day of each Stage will have only one Official Regatta (each other day will have four Official Regattas) - with all competitors racing together in a single big fleet (i.e. no splitting into multiple fleets). Racing will be held in Vipers only.

See the Event Page and Notice of Race.

With big thanks to our friends at the Viper 640 Class (especially long-time SailXer, ViperMamboKings) and to event partners EFG International, Rondar Raceboats and Mauri Pro Sailing.

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