St. Helier Yacht Club eSailing Virtual Racing
With yacht racing suspended for the foreseeable future, we know that you will be missing the competitive and social engagement with fellow members. Never fear, we have the perfect solution!
The yacht club in partnership with the Royal Yachting Association will be utilising the online virtual e-Sailing platform, Virtual Regatta Inshore.
This online sailing simulator is affiliated with World Sailing as well as Sail GP. Virtual Regatta delivers high-intensity online racing, that is not only compliant with the Racing Rules of Sailing, but is also free!
Within the App, there is a Sailing School section for you to practice your boat handling and understand the game features before entering your first race.
The Virtual Regatta Inshore App is free to play and is available on PC, Apple and Android devices.
Get involved....the latest overall results are published below:
|eSailing - Sunday Series||eSailing - Alex Bleasby Retired Gents Series||eSailing - Evening Series|
|Overall Series Results||Overall Series Results||Overall Series Results|
|Sunday 19th April||Tuesday 21st April||Wednesday 22nd April|
|Sunday 26th April||Tuesday 28th April||Wednesday 29th April|
|Sunday 3rd May||Tuesday 5th May||Wednesday 6th May|
|Sunday 10th May||Tuesday 12th May||Wednesday 13th May|
|Sunday 17th May||Tuesday 19th May||Wednesday 20th May|
|Sunday 24th May||Thursday 28th May||Wednesday 27th May|
How to Enter
The regattas are open to members of the SHYC and their crew.
Entry should be made by emailing the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Title: eSailing Regatta Entry
Virtual Regatta profile name:
Your mobile number:
Regatta(s) you wish to enter:
We are planning on having three race regattas each week on:
Sunday mornings at 10:00
Wednesday evenings at 20:00
Retired gents (non spinnaker) racing on Tuesday afternoons at 15:00. To enter please contact Rhys - email@example.com
Each regatta will consist of five back to back races taking a total of approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Open the Game
For phone and tablet users, download the VR Inshore App.
Create an Account
Select the green button I create my account to create a new account.
Enter a Race
To enter a SHYC race, select the Custom Race button on the main window.
Click anywhere on the screen avoiding the account upgrade advert. Our races are free.
Select the padlock button at the bottom of the screen.
Enter the race code that you received in the yacht club email then click the green button to enter.
The Virtual Regatta App has a basic sailing school which we recommend you use to familiarise yourself with the handing of a virtual yacht.
Here is a quick video tutorial for creating a Virtual Regatta account.