Australian Sailing have launched the Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge. Yes, it’s virtual sailing using a computer! This is a great opportunity to keep your sailing mind sharp and maybe even learn some new skills. Even if you do not wish to participate in the competition, it can be great fun and there is a sailing school to take you through the basic boat handling skills.
Working backwards, the State Titles are being held 22-24 May. SSCBC needs to nominate one Champion to represent the Club. We must submit our Champion prior to 18 May, so with that in mind and to give people the best opportunity to practise, we aim to run our SSCBC eSailing Championship over the weekend of 16-17 May. A NOR will go out shortly after we see the initial take up.
These are relatively uncharted waters and SSCBC wants our representative to win the overall Nationals on 28 May, which will be streamed live. SSCBC will run practise races and regattas commencing 29 April in the lead up to our eSailing Club Championship.
How do you get involved?
1. Set up an account with Virtual Inshore via this link: https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/
From there, you can learn the basics via the sailing school, and you can compete against other people online, organise races with friends etc.
2. Register your interest to compete at the SSCBC eSailing Club Championships: https://sscbc.com.au/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=frm_forms_preview&form=sscbcesailingform
3. Join our WhatsApp link for regular updates (practise races, regattas etc):https://chat.whatsapp.com/JiboQZktGlTBTYXgiUCre9
If you have any questions on how to get involved, please contact David: email@example.com
Full Australian Sailing Press release with much more information and links : https://www.sailing.org.au/e-sailing/esailing-national-challenge/