Irish eSailing National Championship

2020 eSailing Nations Cup – Join the Irish eSailing Team

Following on from the success of Virtual Regatta eSailing in Ireland, with almost 1000 Irish eSailors getting involved, Irish Sailing will be entering a team in the eSailing Nations Cup in October. The team will be comprised of a mix of the top professional and amateur Irish eSailors, up to four of which will be representatives from Irish clubs or classes. If your club or class ran an eSailing Championship over the summer or during lockdown, and you would like to nominate your champion for the Irish eSailing Team please contact Sarah-Louise at no later than Thursday 17th of September. Further detail and NOR available at 

Join Ireland's eSailing National Championship 

Irish Sailing have teamed up with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, to launch the Irish eSailing National Championship.

Virtual Regatta Inshore” is a free-to-play game available online or as an app, and on Wednesday 8th April we launch the Irish eSailing National Championship.

You can register as an Irish sailor and can now aim for the top of a new Irish Leader Board. You can play against friends, fellow sailors and members of the Irish Sailing Team including Olympians Annalise Murphy, Ryan Seaton and Finn Lynch. All Irish registered players will be automatically put into the Ireland rankings, and entered into the Irish eSailing National Championship. The top 10 ranked Irish sailors on 1 September 2020 will automatically represent Ireland at the eSailing World Championship Finals Playoff.

eSailing is a popular bad-weather alternative and a great way of keeping sailors entertained. eSailing can also help sailors to practice skills, demonstrate racing tactics or learn weather patterns in some of the most famous sailing venues in the world. We want to now broaden eSailing’s appeal to an even wider audience.

You don’t need to pay to use Virtual Regatta. It’s as simple as going to our LOGIN BELOW on PC or download the app on a smartphone or tablet and click ‘play now’ on either the inshore or offshore game. You can then enter the game and learn how to use it and compete against others all around the world. If you want to compete and keep your score, you’ll need to create a login and a user profile. You also have the option of entering the eSailing World & Irish National Championships.

App links


Play Now

For clubs, classes, training centres and other groups

Clubs, classes, training centres and groups up and down the country are already organising their own regattas through Virtual Regatta to keep their sailors active and the competition and social is a welcome distraction and entertainment. 

Organising private custom races

If you wish to organise races for your members, clients, squads, friends or other groups you can either buy coins or subscribe to a VIP pass so you can set up private 'custom' races. You can host private races for 200 coins. This is a cheaper option for just hosting a few races. If a club plans to host numerous races then it’s more cost-effective and easier to have a VIP pass.

The VIP pass provides:

  • Unlimited free private races
  • In-game special features – pro interface
  • In-game discount (purchases are worth more)
  • Premium support from VR

This will cost €9.99 for a month and allows you to run unlimited races for up to 20 people at a time.  Once you have your VIP pass, then please see World Sailing's easy guide to hosting private races.

How to purchase the VIP pass

You’ll need to log into your user profile. You will then need to take the following steps:-

  1. Go to the game store by clicking on the basket in the top right of the home screen.
  2. Select the 1 Month VIP Membership subscription.
  3. Confirm your choice by tapping the green button, then proceed to payment.

€ NB: The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

NB: You’ll only earn ranking points for the Irish eSailing National Championship on public challenges – these are the blue bannered races in the game.

Irish eSailing National Championship