Virtual Regatta registrations continue to build in debut year for the Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • By Ross Macdonald
  • 20 Dec 2017 14:26:25


With just days until the Boxing Day start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR), registrations have been mounting for what will be the blue water classic’s first year of partnership with Virtual Regatta, the world's leader in cutting edge sailing simulation games.

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The agreement between race organisers, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and Virtual Regatta will allow sailors all over the world to share the excitement and fun of racing against RSHYR competitors, among another outstanding international fleet, with registrations open

The game, which is available free online (Mac and PC), and on Android and iOS from any app store is fun to play, easy to learn, and challenging to master.

For the first time in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race history, new and experienced users can compete and test their skills alongside over one million sailing enthusiasts from all over the globe, in real time, with their favourite yachts, en route to Hobart.

The game allows users to customise their boat, select the sail configuration, choose the best tactical route and captain their virtual yacht to victory across the finish line in the infamous Derwent River. For fans of the RSHYR it’s easy to be part of the world's largest sailing community, whether a novice or an expert sailor.

The Virtual Regatta race starts at the same time as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (1300hrs AEDT), the game engine using the exact real-life weather conditions to power the virtual yachts into the Southern Ocean to Hobart

Be a part of history and come and join us at 1300hrs (AEDT) on 26 December to not only watch and spectate, but now to race and be a part of the action in one of the world’s most prestigious and toughest yacht races, all from the comfort of your home, or convenience of your device.



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