Velux 5 Oceans launches Virtual Regatta sailing game

Sailing fans and armchair experts can now compete in their own Ultimate Solo Challenge from the comfort of their own homes with the Velux 5 Oceans Virtual Regatta game.
What’s more, there’s €10,000 of prize money up for grabs for the best virtual ocean racers over the course of the 30,000-mile solo yacht race.
The Velux 5 Oceans Virtual Regatta game allows players to race their virtual Eco 60 yachts against the Velux 5 Oceans skippers as they sail around the world solo. Players can control their virtual yacht’s heading and sail plan as well as which angle to the wind the yacht sails at.
Prizes will be given to the top three virtual skippers on each of the Velux 5 Oceans’ five ocean sprints. €10,000 of prize money will be given out over the course of the race. Players can also win a year-long professional subscription to Velux 5 Oceans race suppliers PredictWind, a marine weather forecasting tool, worth €500 as well as a year membership to Sailors for the Sea worth $500.
There will also be prizes for the top ten overall. Here’s how the prize money will be broken down:
Each ocean sprint:
1st: €700 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
2nd: €350 + 1 year Sailors for the Sea membership
3rd: €100 + Sailors for the Sea hat/newsletter
Overall:
1st: €900 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription + 1 year Sailors for the Sea full membership + Sailors for the Sea hat/newsletter
2nd: €800 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription + 1 year Sailors for the Sea full membership
3rd: €600 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
4th: €500 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
5th: €300 + 1 year PredictWind professional subscription
6th – 10th: €200
To sign up for the Velux 5 Oceans Virtual Regatta game, go to the race website www.velux5oceans.com and follow the link to the Virtual Regatta homepage.
The first ocean sprint starts in La Rochelle on October 17 at 4pm – make sure you join in the action!
Velux 5 Oceans launches Virtual Regatta sailing game Velux 5 Oceans launches Virtual Regatta sailing game Reviewed by Panos Douros on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Rating: 5

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