Virtual Regatta

SPORTS NAUTIQUES SABLAIS, MOST REPRESENTED YACHT CLUB

With 156 registered members, the St Malo Bay Nautical Society is third on the podium. Then come the Trinité sur Mer Nautical Society, the Virtual Regatta Yacht Club, the Glénans, the Cornwall Fouesnant Nautical Centre, the Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie’s Club, the Pornic’s Nautical Club, and, as 10th, the Marseille Nautical Society. This last one is the first club from the Mediterranean Sea. As for the foreign clubs, the Lega Navale Italiana ranks 12th with 88 registered members, ahead of the Geneva’s Nautical Society and its 71 members. Just behind it, being 19th, is the Brussels Royal Yacht Club with 68 players. Then come the Clube Nautico San Isidro in Argentina (40th), the Yacht Club of Poland (44th), the Argentino Yacht Club (58th), Havana Yacht Club (60th) in Cuba and the Geneva’s Yacht Club (68th). Very famous in the southern hemisphere, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia checks as 74th, ahead of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club with its 30 registered members. Finally the Caledonian Nautical Circle is the first overseas’ representative with 23 registered players.

Race Brief

Meanwhile the western sailors are gaining field northbound and are crunching the remaining miles to the finish line.  The first virtual player, Didflam, practically at the latitude of Cape Verde, is only 2,499 NM away from the finish line. On her way up north, she’s followed by mangina PYR and NZ Eligo IST. The 3 leaders are less than 4 miles apart and the fourth is already 14 miles behind. But that doesn’t mean than the route ahead is as clear as it should. They’ll have to find the good trajectory to gain up north and chose the right moment to incurve the course towards the Sables d’Olonne.

 

Atlantic Sprint Day+6 – Cape Verde in sights

The Atlantic Sprint’s leaders’ pack, presently in the southeast of the Cape Verde archipelago, is already facing a strategic choice: do they have to pass east or west of the archipelago? It seems the West option is more reasonable but the East one is not as closed as it looks. For the time being, the advantage goes to gestamp28160, which is leading the pack, 2,450 NM away from the finish line.

 Sailors words

Concept-Es

Hello, I’m on your starboard, few miles away from you. As I was 263,650th on the 7th day, I’m quite happy to find myself at this rank today. Have a nice day! Benoît on Concept-Es

Alexandre Junius

We’re crossing the Equator at the same time! But I think I’ll turn back, finally; I don’t want to come back to France.

metua

Hello and congratulation for this wonderful game. Would it be possible to have the Polynesian flag for the Polynesian boats?

 Kidomine (wusprevailing)

In the reign of uncertainty, it’s still impossible to know WUSPREVAILING, the wind, the sea, the boat or the man. Thanks for this fascinating game…

 Curcuvado from LA

Howdy! Best wishes to everybody! After a backward start, one grounding and Atlantic down slide with little strategy, I’ve gained 168,000 ranks back. Yess!

 leonard3

Hello! I’m Armel Lecléac’h’s nephew; the virtual race is very exciting! It’s complicated climbing back up the Atlantic Ocean but we like it!

 lologoud

Just by mere curiosity, I checked the game’s evolution one week after the start. The improvements have convinced me and I went into it at full tilt. We’re getting closer to the reality and it’s GREAT!!! Thanks. My goal is to finish ahead of VRNEWS. Fair winds and seas to you!

 Kenrouedad

Hello, it would be nice to have a screenshot of the whole fleet as you’ve done in the Southern Ocean. Thank you.

Picture of the day: Jan 9th at 11:05 a.m.

You’ve been asking for it since a long time; here is the 2016 Virtual Vendée Globe global satellite image. You’ll find it daily here and in your news.

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Thanks to you all for your messages. Embark for the virtual race around the world! Join us at: http://www.virtualregatta.com/

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