SailX announces second Virtual Sailing World Championship

SailX is a multiplayer online racing simulation that enables sailors from all over the world to race against each other in real-time. It's used by total beginners right the way through to the world’s best sailors, coaches and teams who use it to train and teach the strategies and tactics of inshore sailboat racing.

While it’s no substitute for real sailing, SailX is a credible and highly competitive testing ground for the racing sailor: boat-speed and boat-handling are not worth a lot if you are sailing in the wrong direction!

Virtual Sailing World Champs 2016

SailX is delighted to announce the Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016. This Championship will start on Monday 4th April and conclude five weeks later on Sunday 8th May with a Grand Final – a single regatta between the Top-30. Winner-takes-all.

Entry is fully-open and free and importantly, scoring ramps up as the competition progresses, giving new players plenty of time to get up to speed.

Download the Notice of Race here

This is the second edition of a very successful regatta format.

Last year's event (the first-ever Virtual Sailing World Championship) featured competitors from 60 countries worldwide racing 204 Official Regattas, 1,294 races and 138,672 boat starts in over 32,000 hours of racing!

“SailX has tremendously improved my ability to think in terms of strategy around the course and tactics in the presence of other boats. Possibly the more important thing to me, it has improved my ability to anticipate situations as each real life race progresses. I am looking forward to bringing the tremendous amount that I have learned over these past months to bear on my real life racing,” said Bob Christensen, Winner, Virtual Sailing World Championship 2015.

SailX currently features

• A 12-person race every 6 minutes 24/7/365 on average
• Highly accurate rules engine (1.5m decisions / year)
• Human moderation for live chat, racing and protests
• Over 4.5 million boat-finishes to date
• A searchable database of over 20,000 ruled protests

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