Esailing World Championship
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Esailing World Championship (ESWC)

The Esailing World Championship is an annual esports competition, first held in 2018 and officially recognised by World Sailing the main sports governing body. The contract to run the event was given to a private company, Virtual Regatta that had amassed ten of thousand of sailors playing Offshore sailing routing game following major offshore races in real time.

Year Finals Location Winner 2nd 3rd Discipline Notes
2018 Sarasota, Florida  "L1" - Elouan Le coq (FRA)  "Epicure" - O. Chapuis (FRA)  Alessandro Merlino (ITA) Inshore Fleet Racing [1][2]
2019 Bermuda  "Velista71" - Filippo Lanfranchi (ITA)  "Asere" - Tristan Peron (FRA)  Luca Coslovich (ITA) [3][4]
2020 Virtual  Joan Cardona Méndez (ESP)  CNS - Ramón Parejo (ESP)  "Déjà Vu" - Mike O'Donovan (GBR) [5][6]
2021 Virtual  UOL Carlos Parejo (ESP)  "VIT Chico" - Francisco Pinheiro de Melo (POR)  "MCES Pepito" - Tim Carpentier (FRA) [7]

Olympics Virtual Series (OVS) Esailing Champions

During the Spring 2021, The Olympics Virtual Series where held. For the first time, 5 esports disciplines organized esport Competition under the Olympic realm.

Esailing being one of the 5 selected esport. the Inshore Series featured three action-fueled events which each crowned a winner and runner ups. The three events were split into three boat types; the 49’er, Laser and Nacra 17, and took place on the shores of Kiel, Rio de Janeiro and Marseille.[8][9]

Laser - 25 May 2021

Boat Winner 2nd 3rd Notes
Laser  "Havuc" - Kaan Mazlumca (TUR)  Mike O'Donovan (GBR)  Tim Carpentier (FRA) [10]

49er - 6 June 2021

Boat Winner 2nd 3rd Notes
49er  Lukas Mohr (DEN)  Arhur Farley (GBR)  Tangi Le Goff (FRA) [11]

Nacra - 23 June 2021

Boat Winner 2nd 3rd Notes
Nacra  Arhur Farley (GBR)  Bart Lambriex (NED)  Joan Cardona Méndez (ESP) [12][13]


  1. ^ "L1 wins eSailing World Championship title".
  2. ^ "eSailing World Championship 2018".
  3. ^ "Velista71 wins eSailing World Championship title".
  4. ^ "eSailing World Championship 2019".
  5. ^ "Spain's Joan Cardona clinches 2020 eSailing World Championship title". 2020-11-07. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  6. ^ "eSailing World Championship 2020".
  7. ^ "eSailing World Championship 2021".
  8. ^ "IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports by announcing first-ever Olympic Virtual Series".
  9. ^ "Olympic Virtual Series: Premiere for esports at the 2021 Olympics".
  11. ^ "OVS SAILING EVENT / 49er FINAL".
  12. ^ "OVS SAILING EVENT / Nacra 17 FINAL".
  13. ^ "Olympic Virtual Series: What a Grand Finale it was".