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About the Nations Cup

The Nations Cup is an international eSailing competition that brings together teams from different countries in virtual races. Each team comprises 10 players selected by their federation, representing their country’s colours in challenging IMOCA courses.


Players per team



COUNTRIES in the running

Join the Competition

The Nations Cup’s unique feature is that its races are open to all Virtual Regatta Offshore players. Although only the national teams’ scores are considered for the official rankings, this unique opportunity allows you to test your skills against the best eskippers in the world. The competition culminates in naming a winning team at the end of the final, celebrating the pinnacle of excellence in eSailing.

The Concept

The route to victory is divided into several phases. Start with the three qualifying legs, running from 6 to 20 April. Each team faces challenges on the high seas on courses estimated at 360 nautical miles. These decisive stages will determine which four teams advance to the grand final on 27 April. Experience the intensity of the competition, participate in the electrifying atmosphere, and measure yourself against the competitors.

Qualifying stages

There will be three challenges in the qualifying stages of the Nations Cup. The first leg starts on 13 April, sailing from Szczecin to Stockholm over 404.9 nautical miles. On 20 April, the second leg tests skills from Oita to Shingu over 347 nautical miles. The third and final qualifying leg on 27 April takes the teams from Calais to Hamburg throughout 340.1 nautical miles.

The teams are aiming for the best cumulative time to be among the top four who will qualify for the final.

The Grand Final

The critical moment of the Nations Cup arrives with the Grand Final on 27 April, where the four fastest nations choose three of their best sailors for this final regatta. From Palermo to Taranto, these elite teams will compete over 359.3 nautical miles in the Mediterranean, each aiming for the fastest combined time to claim victory, promising intense competition all the way to the finish line.