Get involved – RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

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Our sailing team has been hard at work to ensure you can continue to hone your sailing skills from the comfort of your home during lockdown. Whether you’re a spectator, or a sailor, our new eSailing Lockdown Series is here for club racers to get involved!

You can play from your laptop via the ‘Virtual Regatta Inshore’ website HERE or on your phone/tablet by downloading the ‘Virtual Regatta Inshore’ App.

Series/Divisions

You can register to compete in your usual sailing series and get competitive from the sofa! Please note you have to have competed in the at least one race of the actual series (as a skipper or crew) to sign-up for any of the corresponding eSailing series. 

1.         Stewart34 RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Monday 6th, 13th & 20th April  2pm start time

2.         Coast Etchells RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Tuesday 7th ,14th & 21st April – 2pm start time

3.         Barfoot and Thompson Ladies RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Tuesday 7th ,14th & 21st April – 2pm start time

4.         Club Marine Wednesday RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Wednesday 1st ,8th, 15th, 22nd April – 2pm start time

5.         Nespresso E7 Sprint RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Thursday 2nd, 9th,16th April – 2pm start time

6.         North Sails Y88 Sprints RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Thursday 2nd, 9th,16th April – 2pm start time

7.         Havana Club Rum Race RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Friday 3rd, 10th ,17th April – 2pm start time

8.         Mastercard Youth Training Programme RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th April – 2pm start time

9.         RNZYS Learn to Sail RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series

– Dates: Sunday 5th,12th, 19th April – 2pm start time

Other divisions:

Other divisions will be added where required – e.g. Club Marine Cruising or 36 Degree Brokers Commodores Cup Series’. If you would like these added, please tick the box on the sign up form HERE

RNZYS Open eSailing Lockdown Series

For those of you who are not eligible for any of the RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series’ – please sign up for our Open eSailing Lockdown Series by ticking the box on our sign up form HERE

Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions

Please see full Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions HERE for more series information 

Sign Up for RNZYS eSaiing Lockdown Series

Step One: Visit the Virtual Regatta website HERE or download the ‘Virtual Regatta In-Shore’ app.

Step Two: Once you’re on the ‘Virtual Regatta Inshore’ homepage, you will need to ‘Create an Account’. It’s important to load your ‘name’ and account details so we know who you are for prizes!

Step Three: Please register for our RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series HERE (Make sure you are registered 24 hours before your series is set to commence.)

Step Four: Read the Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions HERE

Step Five: Once you have entered, the series referee will be in touch to add you to the corresponding series Facebook group. This is where results and further series information, including race codes, will be added and discussed.

Step Six: Be ready to race on your allocated days!

Further information

Spectators: If you aren’t competing in a series, you can still tune into watch via the spectator feature in the ‘Virtual Regatta Inshore’ Website or App.

Sailing School: One of the best features on Virtual Regatta is the ‘Sailing School’. You don’t have to register for a race to have a go at navigating your boat. This is brilliant for anyone learning to sail or thinking about doing a RNZYS Learn to Sail course once we’re out of lockdown. You can practice tacking and gybing from the sofa! You might like to check out the wind diagrams or practice selecting and hoisting a sail to see how it affects your speed.

Prizes/Competition: The competition is no doubt going to be fierce and we will be running a scoreboard so you can follow the action. Just like our regular regattas, there will be prizes for individual regattas, prizes for series winners and prizes for each day’s winners. The top two overall from each series will go into a Grand Final. We will be holding the Grand Final at the club once lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

For all the information you need in one place, please visit our RNZYS eSailing Lockdown Series page on our website HERE

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