eSailing- Virtual Regatta
For Clubs, Classes and Other Groups
Gameplay and Top Tips
RYA eSailing Spring Club Championships
GBR National Championships
Perfect time to start eSailing on Virtual Regatta - free to play
is the perfect time to start eSailing, especially with the temporary closure of
so many clubs and centres and everyone having to stay at home. It’s a fantastic way to stay in touch and continue racing and practice your
racing tactics from your own home.
You don’t need to pay to use Virtual Regatta. It’s as simple as visiting their website from a laptop or PC or downloading the app on a smartphone or iPad and clicking ‘play now’ on either the inshore or offshore game. You can then enter the game and learn how to use it and compete against others all around the world. If you want to compete and keep your score, you’ll need to create a login and a user profile. You also have the option of entering the eSailing World & GBR National Championships.
For clubs, classes, training centres and other groups
Throughout these challenging
times, we’re aware that clubs, classes, training centres and groups up and down the country are
undoubtedly thinking of ways to keep their members and customers engaged whilst adhering to
the Government guidelines and staying at home.
Many of you have already been in
touch seeking advice on how eSailing might be able to provide some online fun
whilst other organised activity may have been cancelled.
Organising private custom races
if you wish to organise races for your members, clients, squads, friends or other groups you need will need to subscribe
to a VIP pass so you can set up private 'custom' races. This will cost €9.99 for a month and allows you to run unlimited races for up to 20 people at a time. Once you have your VIP pass, then please see World Sailing's easy guide to hosting private races. There is also another guide to getting started here.
Keeping safe online
We hope and trust that everyone will enjoy eSailing with
Virtual Regatta safely and responsibly, treating other competitors of all ages
with respect. If a young person aged under 18 feels uncomfortable or
intimidated by any message received via Virtual Regatta, they can find useful
contact details, advice and information here.
Advice for clubs on keeping young people safe online is available
in our Club
Guide to Social Media Use.
How to purchase the VIP pass
You’ll need to visit the Virtual
Regatta website or download the app and create a user profile.
You will then need to take the following steps:-
1. Go to
the game store by clicking on the basket in the top right of the home
the 1 Month VIP Membership subscription.
your choice by tapping the green button, then proceed to payment.
Note: The subscription
automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before
the end of the current period.
Take a look at our simple guide to getting started with eSailing:
Gameplay & Top Tips
RYA eSailing Spring Club Championships
With the racing proving extremely
popular the RYA has decided to introduce the 'RYA eSailing Spring Club
Championship' that will allow all competitors the chance to compete for the
title of not only RYA eSailing Regional Spring Club Champion but also RYA eSailing
Spring Club National Champion over the next few weeks.
Clubs will need to run their own
Club Championships, with a maximum of 20 competitors per race which will need
to be completed by 30 April 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 guidance will be published
here as soon as completed.
Winners from the Club Championships
will go forward to a Regional Final. The
top competitor from each RYA Region will go forward to a National Final. To enter the Club Championships, a
representative from a club needs to enter their club’s details here:-
If your club would like to participate in the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championships then please register your club here by the 10 April 2020.
Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race:
Please find sailing instructions and Notice of Race here.
It is worth clubs familiarising
themselves with World Sailing Racing Rules of eSailing here.
Please find a guide to holding private 'custom' races here.
Club Champion who has qualified for the Regional Final - details submitted here:
On completion of your eSailing Club Championships, please submit details of your Club Champion here.
Please send any questions to eSailing@rya.org.uk;
GBR eSailing National Championships
The RYA are pleased to be partnering once again with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, for the GBR eSailing National Championship 2020. The free-to-play online game provides players with the opportunity to race against friends, fellow sailors and real-world Olympic Champions.
The eSailing season was launched on the 29th Febrauary at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace.
All players from the United Kingdom will automatically be entered into the exclusive GBR eSailing National Championship, racing the same challenges, seasons and playoffs as the eSailing World Championship and ranking both nationally and globally.
The season will end on 01 September 2020. We are hoping to run a live final with the top ten ranking British eSailors on Saturday 19th September 2020 in Southampton where the 2020 GBR eSailing National Champion will be crowned.
Could you be crowned champion? Simply visit www.virtualregatta.com or download the ‘Virtual Regatta Inshore’ App from the App Store or Google Play. The top ten ranked GBR eSailors will automatically qualify for the eSailing World Championship Finals Playoff taking place in early September, with the top eight advancing to the 2020 eSailing World Championship Final.
Governed by the World Sailing Virtual Rules of Sailing, the eSailing World Championship closely matches the real-world rules and formats that govern on-the-water racing. The in-game ‘Sailing School’ provides a clear explanation of the sport and a new and effective learning tool to familiarise players with the strategies, tactics and terminology of sailing.