Virtual Regatta and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia are teaming up for a fifth consecutive year to bring the excitement of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2021 to fans around the world.
Get involved in the annual online race as you virtually sail the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart in real time, using current weather data and your navigational skills to compete in the race from the comfort of your home.
The Virtual Regatta is proving increasingly popular as the rise of eSports continues, with a record virtual fleet of around 175,000 eSailors making the trip south to Hobart in 2020.
The simulation game provides the platform for anyone with a passion for sailing – and a PC, Mac or mobile – to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, without getting wet!
The latest Virtual Regatta updates have increased the accuracy of the game’s engine and made it more realistic.
Users can now enjoy crisper graphics, faster weather updates, improved routing programs and a new autopilot.
Just like the real thing, the Virtual Regatta Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is fast and fun, but a tactically tricky race, which makes it stand out from other world class yacht races.
Conditions are always changing and the Southern Ocean can be unpredictable and shifty.
If you want to be at the head of the pack, be prepared to welcome any change to conditions and strategies.
Or, you could point south, set your sails and have fun competing with friends!
The virtual race starts at the same time as the real race – Sunday 26 December at 1300hrs (AEDT).
Visit the Virtual Regatta website to register for FREE. Enter as an individual, or join a team.
Sign up, set up your boat, select your sails and you’re ready to go.
Visit virtualregatta.com for more information.
Prizes are on offer for the participants in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's Virtual Regatta.
- 1st place overall - Official 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Sardinia BR1 Jacket (valued at $299.90)
- 2nd place overall - Official 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Commuter Backpack (valued at $159.90)
- 3rd place overall - Official 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Essential Tee (valued at $69.90)
The highest-placed Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Member will take home a prize pack valued at more than $400, which includes:
- Sardinia BR1 Jacket
- Small Carryall
- Evolution Race Visor