MarineVerse Cup




Release date:

Quest store:
February 24th, 2022

Steam Early Access:
August 2019


Meta Quest, SteamVR, PC ( Windows and Mac )


Store link:

Meta Quest


$19.99 USD
+ "Sailing Pass" for extra features.


MarineVerse Cup is an authentic and approachable competitive VR sailing game that brings multiplayer sailboat racing to every VR headset owner.

5 boats, 8 locations, tutorials and various game-modes make it the best VR sailing game.

Daily and weekly races, with varying wind conditions and courses will test the players sailing and racing skills. Players will battle their way up the racing leaderboards and make friends along the way as they compete for the monthly MarineVerse Cup.

Try sailing, learn how to sail in VR and test your skills racing!


MarineVerse Cup development started in February 2019. The team behind MarineVerse Cup is a small group of passionate sailors and technologists, who shipped award winning VR Regatta.

MarineVerse Cup is the product of years of research, development, design, and testing and has been created for both gamers who enjoy advanced simulations and sailors who want to sharpen their racing skills.

MarineVerse aims to democratize access to sailing and the Cup was designed for the latest generation of standalone VR headsets like Meta Quest, making it easy for a casual sailor to get into virtual reality sailing.

The first playable build of MarineVerse Cup was made available to a limited number of players in June 2019 and now, after various fixes and improvements the game enters a period of Early Access “open alpha” on Steam. The goal of “open alpha” is to create a great foundation for multiplayer yacht racing in collaboration with the community.

The game launched on SideQuest in late 2019, and PC (non VR) mode was added to the game in March 2020. In 2020, MarineVerse team added 2 new boats to the game - a Dinghy and Waszp.

In February 2021 MarineVerse Cup was among the first apps selected for Oculus/Meta Quest App Lab.

Throughout 2021 the game have seen many updates & improvements, including co-op multiplyaer, new tutorials and improved user experience.

In January 2022 the team announced that the game will be graduating from App Lab and coming to the official Quest store in Early Spring.

MarineVerse Cup released on Meta Quest store on 24th Feb 2022

In February 2024, Mac support was added to MarienVerse Cup.

For major updates & patch notes, see History page.


  • Interactive sailboats - controls designed for immersive gameplay in virtual reality
  • 5 unique boats - Yacht, Dinghy, Opti, Cat and Waszp.
  • 8 locations: Sydney, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Rio the Janeiro, Enoshima, Cape Town and Akalana Islands.
  • Daily practice races - varying wind conditions and courses. Daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards.
  • Leauges - Race with sailors at your skill level ( skill & location based leauges ).
  • Racing profile - represent your country and track your stats
  • Handicap system - the games becomes harder the more you play, keeping it challenging for new and veteran races.
  • “Ghost mode” - an ability to replay the previous race in practice mode - learn by observing how other sailors win the races and try to beat them.
  • Multiplayer racing in real-time ( individual and co-op mode )
  • Community - a thriving community discussing races, tactics and in general having good time - join our Discord and mailing list.
  • NauticEd Training Room - "Yacht Self Mastery", "Navigation Rules" and "Docking" modules designed for people who want to learn how to sail.

Feature suggestions


Trailer:  YouTubeRelaxing Catamaran Cruising in Akalana Islands:  YouTube
Sailing lesson - Upwind sailing:  YouTube
Sailing lesson - Racing:  YouTube
Tutorial - How to create an Avatar:  YouTube
Gameplay:  YouTube
Gameplay:  YouTube
Multiplayer lobby:  YouTube

Youtube playlist.


Try sailing:


Sail at home:



"Our goal with MarineVerse Cup is to develop a fun sailing game that is authentic and approachable."
    Greg Dziemidowicz, co-founder of MarineVerse

"We're taking everything we've learnt with VR Regatta we're and delivering a product that will be a foundation of eSports sailing for years to come."
    Greg Dziemidowicz, co-founder of MarineVerse

"WASZP is a perfect boat to showcase virtual reality and introduce gamers to sailing - WASZP is fast, fun & exciting. Not only do you get to sail, but you can fly in VR!"
    Greg Dziemidowicz, co-founder of MarineVerse

"MarineVerse Cup is a fantastic learning tool on sailing and tactical strategy."
    sanman66, MarineVerse Cup sailor

"All the fun of racing without getting wet or sore."
    Kona Kevin, MarineVerse Cup sailor

Additional links

About the developer

MarineVerse is an international team of creatives and advocates for sailing and emergent technology, with a mission to inspire, train, and connect sailors and to share the unique feeling of sailing with a global audience.

Monetization Permission

MarineVerse allows for the contents of MarineVerse Cup to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes by individuals and companies up to 10 people ( if you represent a bigger organisation, please get in touch ). Monetization of videos created containing assets from MarineVerse Cup is legally & explicitly allowed by MarineVerse.. This permission can be found in writing at

MarineVerse Cup Credits

Greg Dziemidowicz
Lead Developer & Producer

Kea Tokley-Higgs
UI designer

Cordula Hansen PhD

Antonio Grassi
3D for the club house

David Allan
3D for yacht & dinghy models

Mark Johnson

Pawel Janusz

Dave Syer

Kevin Powe
Voice Actor

Stephan Schütze
Sound effects

Veronique Lafargue

Mixed Reality Trailer

VR Regatta team
( MarineVerse Cup evolved from VR Regatta )