eSailGP Championship returns with new innovations for 2021
With less than three weeks before the eight international teams meet on the water in Bermuda for the league’s return to racing, SailGP launched the 2021 eSailGP Championship.
Building on the success of the inaugural season, involving more than 146,000 unique players in 55,783 individual races, fans will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test piloting one of the world’s most innovative racing boats in a virtual environment on new tours. and with new-looking boats.
The championship winner will be rewarded with an all-inclusive package for a SailGP event in 2022 and a place in the final of the 2021 eSailing World Championship.
In partnership with Virtual Regatta and World Sailing, the championship will feature six qualifying events over the course of the first half of the season, with a spot in the eSailGP Grand Final on October 15 at stake for the winners. The eSailGP Grand Final will see the two players with the highest points after three fleet races square off in a single winner-take-all match race.
eSailGP Season 1 racked up 753,000 views on SailGP’s social platforms
ESailGP races last 5-6 minutes and feature up to 10 players per game. The championship is integrated into the Virtual Regatta Inshore platform, the world’s largest sailing community with more than 1.6 million players.
The first event of the season begins with the Bermuda eSailGP, April 17-18.
eSailGP can be played on Desktop, iOS and Android.
ESailGP 2021 Championship Schedule:
Qualifier | April 17-18
Qualifying semi-final | April 19th
Qualifying final | April, the 21st
Qualifier | May 29-30
Qualifying semi-final | may 31
Qualifying final | June 2nd
Qualifier | July 10-11
Qualifying semi-final | 12th of July
Qualifying final | July 14
Qualifier | August 14-15
Qualifying semi-final | August 16th
Qualifying final | August 18th
Qualifier | September 4-5
Qualifying semi-final | 6th of September
Qualifying final | September 8th
eSailGP Cádiz – Andalusia
Qualifier | October 2-3
Qualifying semi-final | Oct 4
Qualifying final | Oct 6
ESailGP Grand Final | Oct 15