Launch of ‘Race for Change,’ a charity eSailing race within the Vendée Globe

Along with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta we are excited to announce the launch of the World Sailing Trust Challenge ‘Race for Change’ within the forthcoming Vendée Globe eSailing race.

The challenge, the first of its kind, will be held on Virtual Regatta Offshore for the duration of the real-life race, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the work of the World Sailing Trust.

Virtual Regatta is excited to extend the relationship with World Sailing to include the World Sailing Trust, in order to support safeguarding the planet and the future of the sport. Virtual Regatta have pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Trust, and hope that others will follow to promote and support the Trust and its work.

To find out more about the trust and opportunities to support, please click here.

Dee Caffari MBE, Chair of the World Sailing Trust commented, “The Vendée Globe is an incredible race, and I can say that as I’ve done it! It’s great that we can all vicariously take part through the Virtual Regatta version of this race.

“I’m all the more delighted that we at the World Sailing Trust are working together with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta on the ‘Race for Change’. We are looking forward to seeing people competing virtually in our custom boat.

“The race in Virtual Regatta allows you to compete against the actual sailors, taking part in this race starting on the 8th November. It’s a great way to test your tactics in the real wind conditions up against the professional sailors. So, fair winds, and I’ll see you on the racecourse.”

The race starts on Sunday 8 November at the same time as the real-life Vendée Globe race start, but players can login now.

The password to enter the race is ‘WST2020’. Using this will grant you access to a custom branded World Sailing Trust and World Sailing boat.

Details on how to enter are provided here:

 

In addition, there are prizes up for grabs from World Sailing and their partners. Virtual Regatta is offering a year-long VIP pass subscription for select achievements in the game. In addition to the bespoke boat you will receive, Virtual Regatta will be giving a limited number of full packs to the first 50 participants. This full pack provides loads of added features in the game to enhance the racing experience and is a must-have for all eSailors looking to aim for the podium.

With over a million players expected for the Vendée Globe, why not sign up now and get practicing.

To make a donation to the World Sailing Trust, please click here

You can play Virtual Regatta Inshore now on Desktop – iOS  and Android

Please contact esailing@sailing.org with any questions.