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Virtual Regatta enter the J/70 into the Inshore Game – EN & FR

June 17th, 2020 news

J Boats and J Composites have engaged a partnership with Virtual Regatta to integrate the J/70 into the platform’s Inshore game. With more than 300,000 worldwide players, Virtual Regatta is the undisputed leader in e-sailing. It was natural that the J/70 could exist in the game, being the market leader monotype with more than 1600 units produced in less than 8 years.

Fred Bouvier, sales manager of J Composites:Beyond the visibility that Virtual Regatta brings us, the interest has also been to offer to our owners an activity as close to reality as possible during this difficult period which has just taken place. This has been reinforced over the months with dedicated J/70 events in many countries organized by clubs, national federations and national J/70 classes. The J/70 World Championship, scheduled in California in September and which unfortunately had to be canceled for the reasons we know, can therefore still organised in virtual. We are of course planning a VIP status for owners and their team members. The owners are getting caught up in the game. Also, the success of this model has made it possible to organise regattas with 40 sailing boats which transcribe in a “bluffing” way the tactics and strategies to be adopted during fleet regattas.”

Philippe Guigné, founder of Virtual Regatta:I have been sailing on J for 15 years in J/80 and now in J/70. This is a yard that I greatly appreciate for the intelligence of its sailboats, the perfect construction of the boats and its ability to bring together a beautiful fleet. I am very happy to have integrated the J/70 as a reference in our Inshore game. The J/70 is the small one-design most used in the world in regattas while on our side we are the undisputed world leaders in the e-sailing market. The J/70 is regularly chosen by our users. Virtual Regatta is almost a victim of its current success with no less than 200,000 unique visitors in May. The confinement period accelerated our development, but we felt a real craze before the health crisis. Finally, even great regatta enthusiasts like me don’t sail much during the year. Our game is a good way to brush up on board J/70 by being as close as possible to reality.


Virtual Regatta intègre le J/70 dans le jeu Inshore 

J Boats et J Composites ont conclu un partenariat avec Virtual Regatta afin d’intégrer le J/70 au jeu Inshore de la plateforme.
Avec plus de 300 000 joueurs dans le Monde, Virtual Regatta est le leader incontesté du e-sailing. Il était donc naturel que le J/70 puisse exister dans le jeu étant le monotype leader sur le marché avec plus de 1600 unités produites en moins de 8 ans.

Fred Bouvier, responsable commercial de J Composites : « Au-delà de la visibilité que Virtual Regatta nous apporte, l’intérêt a aussi été de proposer à nos propriétaires une occupation la plus proche de la réalité possible durant la période compliquée qui vient de se dérouler. Cela s’est renforcé au fil des mois avec des événements dédiés en J/70 dans de nombreux pays organisés par des clubs, des fédérations nationales et des classes nationales J/70. Le championnat du Monde J/70, prévu en Californie en septembre et qui a malheureusement dû être annulé pour les raisons que l’on connait, pourra donc quand même se dérouler en virtuel. Nous prévoyons bien entendu un statut VIP pour les propriétaires et leurs équipiers. Les propriétaires se prennent au jeu. Le succès de ce modèle a même déjà permis de réaliser des régates en flotte à 40 bateaux qui retranscrivent de façon « bluffante » les tactiques et stratégies à adopter lors des régates en flotte ».

Philippe Guigné, fondateur de Virtual Regatta : « Je navigue sur des J depuis 15 ans en J/80 et maintenant en J/70. C’est un chantier que j’apprécie beaucoup pour l’intelligence de ses voiliers, une parfaite construction des bateaux et sa capacité à réunir de belle flotte. Je suis très content d’avoir intégré le J/70 comme bateau de référence dans notre jeu Inshore. Le J/70 est le petit monotype le plus utilisé dans le Monde en régate alors que de notre côté nous sommes les leaders mondiaux incontestés du marché de la voile e-sailing. Le J/70 est beaucoup choisi par nos utilisateurs. Virtual Regatta est quasiment victime de son succès actuellement avec pas moins de 200 000 visiteurs uniques en Mai. La période de confinement a accéléré notre développement mais nous sentions avant la crise sanitaire un vrai engouement. Pour finir, même les grands passionnés de régates comme moi ne naviguent pas beaucoup dans l’année. Notre jeu est un bon moyen de réviser ses gammes à bord de J/70 en étant le plus proche possible de la réalité. »



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