In certain races, you can see the fleet of the real competitors sailing next to you.
The position data we received can sometimes have a slight delay (4 to 6 hours in certain cases), which can explain "jumps" in their position on the game map. On a given time, the position shown on the map can be delayed from a few hours.
The real time sailors are also affected by different weather conditions than those in the weather forecast on which the game relies. Not only are they influenced by a sea state that affects their performance, but also to marine currents, which is not the case on the game.
The skippers are top-level athletes that navigate using the latest technologies, and some of them sometimes surprise us with extraordinary performances. On Virtual Regatta, your boat's max speed is made to be as accurate as possible to those athletes.