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The Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale, for everyone!
Many players are proud to announce that you will be able to cast of in the Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale, in the same time than the real skippers and in the same weather conditions, from your sofa !
A special emotion
Virtual Regatta’s adventure began in 2006 with the previous edition of La Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale. With 50,000 enrolled, it was a major success which has permitted the development of the game as we know it today, a real social phenomenon. Four years later, we are particularly pleased to let you live again the Virtual Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale.
The game will be available from the official website of the race: www.routedurhum-labanquepostale.com, www.france3.fr or www.virtualregatta.com, the first global portal dedicated to virtual ocean racing.
Many new features will be implemented especially for this virtual Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale. Here are few examples among others:
- Development of the community through a Facebook and Twitter page.
- An application for iPhone and iPad, to play anywhere and anytime.
- The "boat sitting", avatars or the “fashion your boat” feature
We have no doubts that the large community of virtual skippers will certainly be present on the starting line, trying to succeed to "Lemagnon" winner of the 2006 edition.
It is Many players who were selected to design and manage this course. Many Players, organizer of multiplayer sports competitions on internet, is the world's leader of online ocean racing. VirtualRegatta.com counts over 680,000 registered players in the world and has already hosted more than 26 virtual racing with the Vendée Globe, the last Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale, the Jules Verne Trophy in 2008 and 2009, the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE, La Solitaire du Figaro 2009 and 2010 ...
The technology and gaming features, which are both simple and realistic, will allow everybody to play and fight for victory.
• Free to play
• Race Start: Sunday, 31th October 2010 at 01:02 PM GMT+2 (it is always possible to join the fleet during the Transat)
• Approximate length: 2 weeks
MANY PLAYERS www.manyplayers.com
Contact : Philippe Guigné, Tel : 01 45 34 09 13