In the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) only seven teams participated and compete, on the other hand, there will be thousands more competing in the upcoming ultimate virtual sailing challenge: the Volvo Ocean Race Game (VOCRG).
The 2014-15 edition of the game saw more than 200,000 skippers test their skills online, charting a virtual course opposite the fleet of real-world as it raced around the world. The (VOR) Volvo Ocean Race is teaming up again with Virtual Regatta, which is a world leader with more than 1 million players participating in it annually, to deliver the realistic way of challenging the world’ better.
At stopover ports 11, the crews switch its gears from the offshore racing to the races off in-port races, which are short races around coastal race courses. This is for the first time that the players of the official game will get an opportunity to test their skill of sailing with an inshore version of the game also.
This game will be available on different online platforms, including android apps and iOS.
The first test leg for virtual racers and for the teams is the Prologue from Lisbon and it will conclude at the Volvo Ocean Race home port in Alicante, Spain. The race will start at 1350 local time on Sunday that is on the 8th of October, and the leg is anticipated to take up to four days of a sharp, short, taster, ahead of Leg One on 22nd October.
As a player, for each leg, the boats will sail around the clock, just like it happens in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). And it will be up to the sailors to pick the best sail configuration and also the course to finish line first, considering the real-life weather conditions.