With the start of the Barcelona World Race just 100 days away, the race organizers have opened their virtual race game for a test regatta starting on September 25th. You can enter the race at the Barcelona World Race Game website, which is almost entirely in Spanish. However, an English language version of the game client is available, as well as apps for Android (image below) and Apple mobile devices.
Later this month, on the 25th, the double-handed Global Ocean Race for Class40 boats begins in Palma, Mallorca in Spain. And like any self-respecting yacht race nowadays, the organization is running a virtual race along with it.
Sadly, the race organizers decided to enter into an undoubtedly lucrative partnership with UnitedGames, a Dutch company specializing in mediocre online simulation games. UnitedGames also hosted the virtual game during the previous Volvo Ocean Race, and they will again this year.