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RYA eSailing Winter Club Championship officially launched

by Susie NationGrainger, RYA 21 Nov 2020 19:08 GMT 21 November 2020
RYA eSailing Winter Club Championship © RYA

The RYA eSailing Winter Club Championship was officially launched today (21 November) by double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertston at the virtual RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference.

Following the success of the Spring Championship, the RYA is inviting clubs across the country to put forward their best eSailors to compete for the title of not only RYA eSailing Regional Winter Champion but also RYA eSailing Winter Club National Champion.

RYA Shows and Promotions Manager Celia Edgington said: "eSailing on the Virtual Regatta platform has seen a huge rise in popularity providing almost 45,000 sailing fans of all ages a fantastic opportunity to stay connected and keep racing in a variety of regattas from home.

"The standard of eSailing is improving all the time as eSailors practice their tactics, learn the rules and transfer their skills on water to the virtual racecourse. With so many competitive club players, we are really excited to see this event evolve in the coming months and hope to see even more clubs taking part".

Clubs will run their own club championship, with a maximum of 20 competitors per race which will need to be completed by 01 February 2020. If clubs receive more than 20 entries, the RYA will be providing guidance on how clubs can allow all competitors to compete using qualifying rounds and finals.

The club champion will then progress through to the Regional Finals in February with the chance to qualify for the RYA National eSailing Winter Club Championship Final which will be streamed live during the virtual RYA Dinghy Show (27 - 28 Feb 2021).

Registration is free and needs to be completed by 04 January.

For full details about the RYA eSailing Winter Club Championships and top tips on how to get into eSailing visit here.

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