When virtual meets real with the LiveSkipper game on the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Since 2 November, the virtual skippers signed up to LiveSkipper, the official game of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, have been competing tirelessly with the real skippers taking part in the race.

Real and virtual, a close-run race!

Congratulations to Caktus, the virtual winner of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in the Ultime category, who finished the race a little more than 3 hours ahead of the great real performance of Loïc Peyron.

Caktus commented: “Bravo to Loïc Peyron for his great win (but also for having arrived first at buoy 2 in all the virtuals . . . it is normal that we go faster with our GPS at 0.5° spatial resolution, and no coastal effects for us).”  

At 3.00pm, 88 virtual skippers in the Ultime category had already reached Pointe-à-Pitre, out of the more than 50 000 virtual skippers signed up for the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe.

For the IMOCAs, the race is still in progress! The first virtual arrivals are expected at the end of the week, around Thursday.

“I salute the incredible record of Loïc Peyron and congratulate our player Caktus. The arrival of the real and virtual skippers within a hair’s breadth demonstrates the accuracy of the simulation model and the realism of LiveSkipper,” said Sylvie Clin, Director of BeTomorrow. 

When virtual becomes real

Since the start of the race, LiveSkipper has brought together a good number of diverse and varied initiatives to do with sailing, through the LiveSkipper forums but also in “real life”:

– creation of a grant for teams to find real skippers and crew,
– schoolchildren took part in the race as a learning tool to understand sailing,
– a LiveSkipper put on a video performance about the game, full of humour,
– thirty partners and supporters of Pierrick TOLLEMER, who took part in the real race, decided to take part by signing up to LiveSkipper,
– real encounters between players with a shared passion.

A torrent of air tickets for real transatlantic holidays!

Each day since the start of the race and until 16 November, Air Caraïbes organised LiveSkipper/the winning moment: air tickets offered to players who signed up to LiveSkipper. There are already several happy LiveSkipper winners who will have the chance to fly from Paris to Pointe-à-Pitre.

“I am delighted, it is incredible and I didn’t believe it! When I got the mail asking for my details I found it difficult to believe, but now that you have called me I have really taken it in! (. . .) I came to LiveSkipper on the occasion of the Route du Rhum, but this is not my first virtual crossing. I find that LiveSkipper is user friendly and easy to get used to, and it is really enjoyable,” wrote the first winner, Gaël Hazo

2 BeTomorrow applications ranked number 1 on the French AppStore

BeTomorrow has proved itself by taking first place in the AppStore rankings with the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe and its two dedicated applications: LiveSkipper and liveSailing.

Live Skipper > 1st paid-for application in all categories

Thanks to the LiveSkipper game, in partnership with Air Caraïbes, live the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe and see how you measure up to the real skippers in this legendary race.
It is not too late to start the race and try to win one air ticket per day with Air Caraïbes!
Sign up quickly at www.routedurhum.com/liveskipper. (available on Internet, iPhone and iPad)

LiveSailing> 1st free application in all categories

With more than 120 000 downloads already, the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe application allows you to follow all the race news and the progress of the skippers in real time.

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LiveSkipper, in partnership with Air Caraïbes, the official video game of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe 2014

Paris-Orly / Pointe-à-Pitre, le 13 octobre 2014 – Paris-Orly / Pointe-à-Pitre, 13 October 2014 – With BeTomorrow and Air Caraïbes, set off on the race on 2 November to see how you measure up against the real skippers of this most mythical of solo sailing races and live the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe 2014 with the LiveSkipper game.

A massively multi-player sailing game, LiveSkipper in partnership with Air Caraïbes combines real and virtual races, bringing together a community of 70 000 players. As from 2 November, each player can take the opportunity to confront the real skippers in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe 2014.

Liveskipper in partnership with Air Caraïbes allows players to use real navigation tools, with precise data based on weather conditions with 7-day forecasts, and the choice of racing with trimarans or Imocas. Every day for 15 days, Air Caraïbes is organising the winning moment by offering an air ticket for an on-line player.

Carine Vectol, Development Manager for France & Europe at Air Caraïbes, in charge of the partnership with Liveskipper, said: “From its roots and the positioning of its offer, Air Caraïbes is the specialist company for West Indies destinations and naturally wishes to accompany all sailing enthusiasts on the occasion of this mythical race. This partnership with Liveskipper shows our strong wish to allow all ocean lovers to experience the thrill of the race as if they were there.” »

Sign up now on iPhone, iPad and at sur http://www.routedurhum.com/liveskipper


EasySkipper, a sailing evening for Bordeaux Airport

Yesterday BeTomorrow took part in the organisation of a sailing themed evening for Bordeaux Airport at Darwin.

On this occasion, BeTomorrow hosted the evening and allowed guests to compete in 5 challenges: winch competition, knot competition, rigging a mast, sailing quiz and EasySkipper.



Stand BeTomorrow – EasySkipper

Philippe Barre, dirigeant d'Evolution qui assure la maîtrise d'ouvrage de Darwin

Philippe Barre, dirigeant d’Evolution qui assure la maîtrise d’ouvrage de Darwin

Clément Salzes, marin professionnel bordelais qui a navigué la solitaire du Figaro 2014 et renouvellera l'expérience en 2015.

Clément Salzes, marin professionnel bordelais qui a navigué la solitaire du Figaro 2014 et renouvellera l’expérience en 2015.

Pascal Personne, Président de l'aéroport de Bordeaux

Pascal Personne, Président de l’aéroport de Bordeaux