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New season of the Canadian eSailing Championship to finally start Monday, March 7

by Sail Canada 6 Mar 2022 23:25 GMT From March 7, 2022
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The second season of the Canadian eSailing Championship will finally start Monday, March 7, and end on May 20th.

Sail Canada had to postpone the start of this new season to align with the postponement of the competition calendar of World Sailing.

For this second edition, participants will have two opportunities to qualify for the live finals which will showcase 20 participants:

1. Like last year, participants will be able to earn points through the different races held on the Virtual Regatta Inshore platform. The top 10 Canadians in the overall ranking on May 20th will move on to the Canadian eSailing Championship live finals. The championship will include five challenges from World Sailing, including the first one to start tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8, and to end Friday.

2. The community circuit is a new feature this year. Organizations that are part of the Sail Canada membership will each be invited to organize their own internal championship. By holding a minimum of five races with a minimum of five participants, organizations could send one, two or three participants to the Canadian eSailing Championship semi-final series, depending on the number of participants or number of races organized. From this semi-final series, 10 participants will join the 10 others for the live finals.

Dates for the Canadian eSailing Championship final as well as for the semi-final series will be communicated later.

The updated Notice of Race as well as details for the community circuit are available on Sail Canada's website at www.sailing.ca/esailing.

Great prizes from Helly Hansen

Once again this year, Helly Hansen, the official apparel partner and outfitter for the Canadian Sailing Team, is a Proud Supporter of the Canadian eSailing Championship.

Following the Final, Helly Hansen will prize the top 3 finishers with amazing kit valued at close to $2000 in total:

  • 1st place: a jacket and pant, total value up to $800;
  • 2nd place: a jacket and Duffle bag, total value up to $600;
  • 3rd place: a jacket, total value up to $400.
*subject to availability

Sign up to win one of the 20 VIP passes

Participants and anyone interested in taking part in the Canadian eSailing Championship can register:

Amongst all participants who registered through the mailing list (forms.gle/9t4HBEX7LfiNbC8y7) by March 11 at 12 pm (ET), Sail Canada will draw 20 VIP passes which will allow to the participants several benefits, especially for clubs to host their own virtual regattas. Additional information on the VIP passes can be found at: vrinshore.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012434379-What-are-the-benefits-of-a-VIP-subscription.

The sport of eSailing is gaining so much popularity that, last year, it was integrated to the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Virtual Series, the first-ever Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports, which include baseball, cycling, rowing and motor sport.

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