SYC is proud to announce that we will be conducting some of our beloved keelboat and Off the Beach series from the comfort of your own home! We will be introducing a number of different series in which our members can compete against one another on Virtual Sailing.
Virtual Regatta is a digital sailing platform that puts you at the helm of a range of inshore yachts including ultra-fast foiling catamarans, dinghies or cutting-edge monohulls. The short format of racing is identical to the one used for real life competitions, such as the America’s Cup or the Star Sailors League, with a unique virtual umpire who applies the official rules of sailing.
The SYC series, of which any member can enter one or more of, will include the following:
- Mercedes-Benz Brighton Wednesday Wonders eSailing Winter Series
Starting on Wednesday 6 May, SYC will be conducting weekly racing on a Wednesday afternoon with the first warning signal no earlier than 1330hrs. There will be six races sailed with three discards (we have to make sure we keep the 50% drops in!). Races will have a target time of 6 minutes and will be sailed in J/70’s.
- Mercedes-Benz Brighton Thursday Twilight eSailing Winter Series
Similar to the Wednesday Wonders series, our weekly “Thursday Twilight” series which will be sailed well after sunset and in a non-daylight savings period, will commence on Thursday 7 May with the first warning signal no earlier than 1930hrs. There will be five races sailed with two discards. Races will have a target time of 6 minutes and will be sailed in J/70’s.
- Saturday Aggregate eSailing Winter Series
Starting on Saturday 22 May, SYC will be conducting weekly racing on a Saturday afternoon with the first warning signal no earlier than 1500hrs. There will be six races sailed with two discards. Races will have a target time of 6 minutes and will be sailed in J/70’s.
- Off the Beach eSailing Winter Series
For our Off the Beach Series, racing will be held on Sunday afternoons commencing from Sunday 10 May with the first warning signal no earlier than 1400hrs. There will be five races sailed with two discards. Races will have a target time of 6 minutes and theme with Off the Beach sailing, will be sailed in the 49er class.
To begin your campaign, download the Virtual Regatta app from the App Store or Google Play. You can also choose to play online. For more information on Virtual Regatta or to start sailing online, click here.
- Mercedes-Benz Brighton Wednesday Wonders eSailing results
- Mercedes-Benz Brighton Thursday Twilight eSailing results
- Mercedes-Benz Brighton Saturday Aggregate eSailing results
- Off the Beach eSailing Series
- Australian eSailing National Challenge – SYC Qualifier
Online entry and race documents
|First Warning Signal||Number of Races Sailed Each Day||Number of Discards|
|Mercedes-Benz Brighton Wednesday Wonders Series||No earlier than 1330hrs||Six||Three|
|Mercedes-Benz Brighton Thursday Twilight Series||No earlier than 1930hrs||Five||Two|
|Mercedes-Benz Brighton Saturday Aggregate Series||No earlier than 1500hrs||Six||Two|
|SYC Off the Beach Winter Series||No earlier than 1400hrs||Five||Two|
Getting started on Virtual regatta
To get started, there are a number of ways you can play. You can download the app and play on your phone, iPad, tablet or play online on your computer. Below are some links to help get you started:
- To download ‘Virtual Regatta’ from the App Store, click here.
- To download ‘Virtual Regatta’ from the Play Store, click here.
- To play ‘Virtual Regatta’ online, click here.
For further information, please contact SYC Sailing Manager on James.Sly@syc.com.au or 0448 968 085.