eSailing on Virtual Regatta - free to play

eSailing has been hugely successful and kept racing going for so many individuals and clubs around the UK. eSailing is a fantastic way to have some off-the-water fun with friends and fellow club members on the virtual race courses.

For individuals 

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

Clubs, classes, training centres and groups up and down the country have been organising successful virtual racing to engage members and customers. eSailing is a great way to connect off the water and socialise, especially during the colder months or periods when on water sailing isn't feasible.

Organising private custom races

If you wish to organise races for your members, clients, squads, friends or other groups you will need to make an account so you can set up private 'custom' races for up to 20 players. Once you have signed up, then please see World Sailing's easy guide to hosting private races. A VIP pass allows you to run unlimited races for €9.99 for a month.

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 screen

2. Select the 1 Month VIP Membership subscription.

3. Confirm 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.


 Get Started

Watch here to find out all about getting set up and how to start racing on Virtual Regatta.

Thank you to the RYA for setting up the links with Virtual Regatta. We have been racing each night around 7pm with a series running. It's kept us all racing at a time when we couldn't get out on the water.

Brading Haven Yacht Club

It's really great to see so much competition in eSailing in the UK and hopefully we can carry that competition forward into more events throughout the year

Mike O'Donovan, eSailing Winter Club Champion 20/21

Watch the eSailing coaching videos to help you get ahead on the virtual racecourse.

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