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Eight teams to go head-to-head in the eSailing Nations Cup Quarter Finals

by World Sailing 20 Oct 2020 17:36 BST 20-24 October 2020
RYA announces 2020 GBR eSailing Nations Cup team © RYA

The battle to crown the top eSailing nation is now down to just eight remaining teams, following an entertaining week of First Round matches in the eSailing Nations Cup.

Earlier this year, World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, launched the eSailing Nations Cup, a nation versus nation knockout challenge to crown the best eSailing nation in the world.

And Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands have all made the Quarter Finals, which are scheduled to take place between 20 - 24 October.

You can watch each match on World Sailing's YouTube channel via the links below:

DEN v SWE

ITA v NED

GBR v GER

JPN v ESP

The story so far

The fleet races for seeding took place on Saturday 10 October, which saw the top three teams progress straight through to the Quarter Final.

The competition was fierce from the very beginning, as Spain took the first spot with 96 points, followed by Great Britain with 103, and Italy with 105.

The remaining 10 teams went head-to-head in five knockout regattas during the last week, and after some intense racing, five more teams have now joined the trio in the Quarter Finals.

These First Round matches were incredibly close, often coming down to the final races to decide the winning team. You can watch each match in full on the eSailing Facebook page, or World Sailing's YouTube channel.

Watch a summary of the First Round

The results of the First Round races, as well as the seeding results for each nation, can be found below:

Four regattas will take place in the Quarter Final, following the same format of races as the First Round.

The schedule for the Quarter Final is as follows:

There will be 10 v 10 races, testing the ability of the teams to work together, as well as Match Races, 2 v 2, 3 v 3 and 5 v 5. A range of boats will be used during races, and the best eSailing nations will need to be versatile, balancing pace in the faster boats with tactical decision-making in the slower boats.

Don't miss a moment - stay tuned to Facebook and YouTube and catch all the action as the competition heats up!

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