Take the helm of a maxi-multihull as part of the virtual Jules Verne Trophy
Course Au Large and LiveSkipper, the virtual racing simulator, are offering the unique experience of taking part in the Jules Verne Trophy to allow you to tackle the outright round the world record. Following in the footsteps of Bruno Peyron’s crew, you can try to break through the magic 50-day barrier from your computer or iPhone.
Take the helm of your maxi-multihull, study the weather and your boat’s polars, find the right sails (five different configurations are possible) and go into stand-by mode to the north of Ushant for the start marked by the Creac’h Lighthouse.
All you have to do then is set off around the world and try to be back at the Lizard in less than fifty days, 16 hours and 20 minutes in order to beat the record set by Bruno Peyron and the crew of Orange 2, which is still the outright record today.
All of the information you require for the adventure is supplied and updated in real time on the screen of your computer or iPhone: wind direction and speed, bearing and boat speed, compass directions, weather supplied by the American NOAA.
It is completely free to enter the game and in order to ensure that everyone is on an equal footing, there are no paying options. It is accessible directly from the websites courseaularge.com and liveskipper.com