Live Skipper was launched in 2007. Live Skipper is a free-to-play (asynchronous) multiplayer game that allows hundreds of thousands of fans to compete against the racers in real-time over days, weeks, even months. Competitors are provided with the same meteorological information provided to the real racers (in particular, forecast strength and direction of wind) and have to make exactly the same strategic routing decisions.
In addition to making money for the organisers, Live Skipper has been shown to engage fans more deeply in the real race, because gamers are placed in competition with the real racers. As a result, Live Skipper has been chosen as the Official Race by the organisers of some of the biggest sailing events in the world – including the Route du Rhum, Barcelona World Race, Solitaire du Figaro, Transat AG2R, etc.
In November 2014, Live Skipper was the No. 1 Game on the French App Store.
Live Skipper is available on iPhone, iPad and on the web at www.liveskipper.com.