World Sailing will host its eSailing World Championship on November 7 ©World Sailing

The eSailing season is due to end on November 7 with a double-whammy of races – the finals of the eSailing World Championship and the eSailing Nations Cup.

After launching in February, the 2020 eSailing World Championship has seen a total of 76,470 eSailors compete from 230 nations and territories, with all vying for a spot in the final.

The top eight players from the final play-offs, plus the winner of the inaugural eSailGP Championship, will compete for the title at the live final.

In November, the 2020 world champion will be crowned and will receive a top prize of $10,000 (£7,800/€8,400), which has been donated by Virtual Regatta.

British eSailor Mike O'Donovan became the first competitor to book their place in the final after defeating pre-race favourite and Spain SailGP Team member Joan Cardona in the eSailGP Grand Final, becoming the first eSailGP champion.

Before the finals, the world rankings are set to end on September 25 and, after this, the eSailing World Championship playoffs will run from September 27 to October 3.

This tournament will determine the eight eSailors who will join O'Donovan in the final.

The upcoming eSailing schedule before the finals in November ©World Sailing
The upcoming eSailing schedule before the finals in November ©World Sailing

On September 30, the eSailing Nations Cup team announcement is due to be made, which is scheduled to commence in October.

In this competition, 12 nations which are currently running National Championships will select their teams.

Mass fleet races are due to take place from October 5 to 11, followed by first round matches from October 12 to 18 and the quarter-final from October 19 to 25.

The semi-final is scheduled to start on October 26 and will run until November 1, while the final will take place on November 7 – the same day as the final of the eSailing World Championship.

The regattas in each round will feature multiple formats such as match racing, five versus five and certified players going head-to-head.