World Sailing, the World Sailing Trust and Virtual Regatta 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 the World Sailing Trust.
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.
Read the full story on the World Sailing Trust website.