The 2021 eSailing World Championship was launched on 21 January 2021 and the race to win this year's title - and a prize of USD $10,000 has begun.
Launched in partnership between World Sailing, the International Federation for the sport, and Virtual Regatta, the world-leading digital sailing platform, this year will be the fourth season following the launch of the inaugural Championship in 2018.
In 2021, eSailors will experience new venues, more popular boats to sail, and fresh challenges, with extra ways to reach the Final and qualify for the PlayOffs now available.
The number of players in the Final will be increased to 10, reflecting the additional in-game challenges which will now offer a space in the eSailing World Championship Final (date TBC) as a reward.
Three special eSailing event series - the PRADA Cup, SailGP and an Olympic Regatta Series - will run as multiple week-long regattas. Each series champion will be given a place in the Final.
In addition, the number-one player after the end of the rankings in September will win a ticket straight to the Final.
These four finalists will then be joined by the top six players from the PlayOffs (date TBC) - meaning the battle for the USD $10,000 prize will be more competitive than ever!
There's also a brand new exciting path to PlayOffs qualification through Weekly Challenges, the latest addition to the World Championship season.
The winner of each of these weekly regattas will sail straight into the PlayOffs.
The remaining PlayOff places will be taken by eSailors who are ranked in the top 800 by the end of September.