Spring sailing classics go virtual
Bart Lambriex world top virtual and for real
One of the eSailors that will appear on the starting line on June 4 is Olympic 49er sailor Bart Lambriex. This Dutch sailor is on his way to Tokyo 202One in the 49er but he also qualified for the final of the 2019 eSailing World Championship in Bermuda where he finished 4th.
Lambriex is looking forward to the first Virtual Medemblik Regatta: “It is of course very unfortunate that all sailing competitions have been canceled, but that is why it is very cool to sail a number of those competitions virtually. You will come across familiar names in the pots. That way I still sail against my competitors from the 49er!”
For 2021 Lambriex still prefers the real water of Medemblik: “I am jumping to be able to compete in the 49er again. So, I also hope that the next Medemblik Regatta can continue as usual!”
Winners qualify for eSailing World Chapionships
The first “Medemblik Challenge” will start 4 June at 8am Central European Time (CET) and will last 44hours. It will be virtually sailed on the Nacra 17. The second “Medemblik Challenge” will start June 6th at 4am CET and will end 44h later on 7 June at midnight Paris Time. This challenge will be virtually raced on a 49ers.
Both Challenges are open to all players – no qualification is required. The results do count towards the world and national rankings of eSailors. Each Challenge will qualify the top player to the eSailing World Championship Finals PlayOff.
Challenges are now available and can be played on Virtual Regatta Inshore on Desktop – iOS – Android www.virtualregatta.com/inshore