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Professionals Join In Virtual Offshore Race Across Atlantic

23rd March 2020
Screenshot from the Virtual Regatta esailing MMO game Screenshot from the Virtual Regatta esailing MMO game

Professional offshore sailors Sam Davies, Armel Le Cléac’h, Boris Hermann and Jérémie Beyou will join amateur enthusiasts in a virtual sailing race from La Rochelle to Curaçao from today, Monday 23 March.

Online game platform Virtual Regatta will host the esailing event, which kicks off just after 11am Irish time — and has also unlocked VIP status for all registered players who can join the fleet via their web browser, wherever they are in the connected world.

Players can choose from four popular offshore classes — IMOCA, Class 40, Figaro 3 and Ultim — and weather conditions within the game will replicate the real-life conditions of the route across the week-long race.

For more on the virtual race and how to watch or take part, see VirtualRegatta.com

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MacDara Conroy

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