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Virtual Sailing World Championship - Round 1

by Amando Estela, SailX 9 May 2015 17:20 BST 4 May 2015

5 weeks of intense racing 24/7 - 1 overall winner

Last Monday (4th May) marked the start of Round 2 in the first ever Virtual Sailing World Championship.

In Round 1 over 1,000 competitors from 60+ countries signed up. Amongst them they completed 30,000 boat starts and 12,000hrs of racing between practice and official racing in the first week of this event (to put that in context it takes 36,000hrs to build a V65!)

With 87% of points still on the table in Round 2 and Round 3 there is still plenty up for grabs.

New competitors can join at any time, but best to get started as soon as possible as competition is intense.

Each day six Official Regattas take place and you only need to complete three regattas every fortnight to earn maximum points.

If you want to see what it's all about, then check the video above or get sailing right away by visiting

Entry is fully open and free. You can still make it!

Statistics So Far

Official Regattas Completed: 61
Races Completed: 395
Sailors racing so far: 1099
Boat starts: 11850
Total time in the water: 2765 hours, 0 minutes
Countries classified: 60

Practice Racing Statistics

Races Completed: 2370
Boat starts: 42660
Total time in the water: 16590 hours

Individual Leaderboard

1. James_S, Australia
2. Yahooz, United States of America
3. beer, United Kingdom
4. Luksen, Germany
5. flow, United States of America
6. krussa, Estonia
7. HKG1203, China
8. pixel, Uruguay
9. retorno, Spain
10. Carpovi, Spain

Leaderboard by Country

1. United States of America, 6188
2. Australia, 3907
3. United Kingdom, 3274
4. Spain, 2586
5. New Zealand, 1587
6. Canada, 1387
7. Germany, 1193
8. Estonia, 1016
9. Uruguay, 973
10. Argentina, 906

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