Jean Claude Goudon beats over 100,000 competitors in NSR eSeries Race 1
After 5 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes and 36 seconds of racing through the Baltic Sea, Jean Claude Goudon, Nickname “tigrou26120”, was the first to cross the finish line in St. Petersburg in the evening of March 17. “When I came close to the arrival, felicitations of other players reached me. It was great, my colleagues from eSailing france followed live and we had a call when reaching the finish line. That was awesome.” The Frenchman is well-known in the eSailing community: Back in January, he won the Virtual Vendée Globe.
An exciting first race of the Nord Stream Race eSeries through the Baltic Sea came to an end. The route from Kiel to St. Petersburg was extremely challenging: Especially manoeuvring around the many islands took the sailors a lot of effort, strength, headaches and sleepless nights. The real weather conditions copied into the game brought further challenges. After a strong start, the wind calmed down, so endurance was demanded of everyone.
Even the real Nord Stream Race sailors played along and delivered spectacular duels in the virtual Baltic Sea. Among the NSR sailors, Michael Wahlroos from Finland made it to the top. He finished in 470th place in the overall ranking - a top performance considering the great competition.
There are a total of three races in the NSR eSeries. The winner of each race wins an iPad. The winner of the overall ranking of all three NSR eSeries races receives a prize money of 2,000 Euro and a place on board during one race of the Nord Stream Race later this year..
It's time to practice again, because the next race already starts on 9 April and takes the competitors from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg.
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