Sails : Sails 28 October November 2014
NEWS IN BRIEF 70c new members There is no better time to be a full member of the CYCA – Entrance fee reduced to only 70 cents! As part of the Club’s 70th Anniversary celebrations the CYCA has significantly reduced the entrance fee for full membership from $500 to only 70 cents for all new membership applications received from 1 September until 31 December 2014. Furthermore, the CYCA member who introduces the most new full members will win four tickets on board the Club’s spectator vessel located inside the exclusion zone to watch the start of the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day. www.cyca.com.au/join-the-cyca/ membership-application/ Palma dates set The Superyacht Cup Palma 17 to 20 June 2015. Running since 1996, The Super- yacht Cup Palma is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe and attracts many of the most prestigious sailing yachts from all over the world. The regatta is a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the 4 day regatta. With warm early summer conditions and reliable sea breezes, the Bay of Palma offers some of the most idyllic racing conditions in the Mediterranean. The racing is run by the highly experienced international Race Officers and the team at Real Club Nautico de Palma. The participating superyachts are all moored together stern-to in the Superyacht Cup Regatta Village located at Muelle Viejo with the iconic Palma Cathedral and Palm tree lined Paseo Maritimo providing a stunning backdrop. Palma has something to offer everyone visiting this international yachting event from boutique hotels, first class restaurants, architecture, art galleries and museums just five minutes walk from the Regatta Village. www.thesuperyachtcup.com 007 mainsheet sailing news • Yachts to watch • Rising staRs • PRofiles • inteRviews • cultuRe • Books • oPinion VIctoRKoValENKo Two giants of ocean racing – one virtual and one very much reality – have joined forces to provide gamers with a double treat for the next nine months of the VOR. The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s leading round-the-world crewed event and Virtual Regatta boasts the world’s largest sailing gaming community with peaks of more than one million players. Together they are launching two games for the first time for the forthcoming race that will allow both serious gamers and casual players the chance to immerse themselves in the real action at sea. Virtual Regatta Offshore allows players to participate in all nine legs of the VOR, with a virtual boat. Your boat sails 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it’s up to the player to select the best heading and sails for the conditions. The game is available on all web platforms or from the Virtual Regatta apps (Android and IOS). A 3D arcade-style game will allow players to get to know the Volvo Ocean 65, the new one-design boat that is being used by all teams. The objective of the game is to complete a short, technical course – as fast as possible. For the nine months of the 38,739-nautical mile race, an online news program entitled “Virtual Regatta News” will feature interviews with players, advice and reports about the actual race. Virtual Regatta and the VOR are working with Save the Albatross Campaign to bring the Prologue of the race. The virtual fleet will depart from the Isle of Wight on September 15, onboard the new Volvo Ocean 65, and arriving in the port of Alicante. All profits from the race will go to the Save The Albatross campaign. This race is exclusively available on Virtual Regatta and will not count in the final ranking of the Virtual Volvo Ocean Race. Philippe Guigné, CEO of Virtual Regatta said: “We hope to have hundreds of thousands players from five continents taking part in the Virtual Volvo Ocean Race. The international reach of the Volvo Ocean Race aligns perfectly with our objectives, and we hope to have immense success with this project. Records are meant to be broken!” www.volvooceanrace.com VolVo ocEaN RacE Get onboard Virtual VOR Gamers are in for a treat during the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race with two games that recreate the on-sea action. MATCH ON The Virtual VOR will bring gamers as close to the action as possible.
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