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RYA and launch 'The Lockdown Cup'

by Emma Slater 9 Apr 15:16 BST 15 & 22 April 2020
The Lockdown Cup © Virtual Regatta /

Following the success of the RYA and eSailing Demonstration Event, the RYA and announce the launch of the 'Lockdown Cup', a Virtual Regatta Inshore competition like no other.

The Lockdown Cup will be a championship of two stages. The first stage will see racers from the eSailing Demonstration Event, that took place at the beginning of April, do battle once again to qualify for five positions available to them within the Lockdown Cup. Taking place on Wednesday 15 April at 16.00 the race will once again be live streamed with commentary and include three races with no discards. The sailors include top Olympic and amateur dinghy races from the UK sailing scene.

Another five entries will be open to the UK public via an online competition where applicants will be selected via their application on the following merits:

  • Experience and successes in playing the Virtual Regatta Inshore Game
  • Enthusiasm and love for the sport of sailing
  • Confidence and sense of humour
  • Motivation to beat the crème of the UK Olympic and amateur dinghy racing scene
Once selected, the top five from the first stage and the five 'challengers' selected from the online competition will do battle within a four race series with one discard, after which, the winner of the 'Lockdown Cup' will be announced. The Lockdown Cup event will take place on Wednesday 22 April at 16.00, so make sure you log in and follow all the action.

If you think you have what it takes to beat the best in British sailing, then we really want to hear from you!

The Lockdown Cup application form can be found at - All applications must be completed and submitted by Friday 17 April 2020.

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