Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tako Nation

Tako Nation

Tako Nation Tako Nation

Kanker Greenacres had vision so many years ago creator of the Flying Tako

Today in AC park we put the 3.3 Tako to task again dusting her of only to find still today this boat puts any BWind powered boats to task .

Roan Blackburns great idea last week to run the Tako today was vision as well .  One the great things about AC Park is we don't sell boats we race them . We don't promote one maker we promote all .

Today we did just that making a small but challenging course  we utilized the Lag free traffic free waters of the Seychelles Isles  Sailing sims that AC Park sits in .

What a day we had of laughs and close racing . Four races in all .  We ran a upwind down wind course a well as a downwind start and down wind finish.

Under the new Golden Gate Yacht Club In Second lifes banner our host Commodore Roan Blackburn ran a flawless regatta today .

I hope someone could mesh a Tako hull or even a Sculpt perhaps we could get Who Knew Anu to make one up .  who today seemed unbeatable . Silber was in the mix today as well casting gestures at us as we raced Moen Mon something like that it was Hilarious.

Me and Victor (NYC) seemed to have our daily personally match races in the back of the pack dueling at ever mark splits and gate splits were the order of the day .

Old friends and new sat on the sidelines and even sailed

Nikitali gave us a run for our money . New racer .

Steven LL grouped with me and Vic for some close splits and tactical racing first marks was great today none running each other over all giving room and sailing like pros .

I have to say AC Park is coming into its own now its has so many possibilities so nice to race with out helicopters and powerboats crashing over you or over zealous yachts cutting threw your course a really great practice and test area I believe .

SIlber Anu and xPaulx and new comer Nikitali lead the days racing after each downwind leg this where the Takos is brilliant .

Tako Nation was born again today and thank you Kanker in honor I handed and roan did as well Kanker glass for all . Thanks LIv for those so long ago she gave me when we brought racing back to the Adriatic .

If you don't have a Tako I suggest getting one soon , Ill take mine with extra guacamole..

Tako Racing

Glacis Isle

June 8, 2014

Race results

Race 1 Course: Tako E, wind 18, E

1: Anu Daviau IDAD -- 00:10:43

2: Silber Sands ID75 -- 00:12:00

3: xPaulx Paine ID99 -- 00:12:05

4: Nikitali Resident ID69 -- 00:12:46

5: SteveLL Resident ID08 -- 00:13:04

6: don Berithos ID05 -- 00:14:50

7: VitorCr Resident ID33 -- 00:14:54

Lap Times:

Anu Daviau IDAD -- Start: 00:00:15 -- Last lap: 00:10:28

Silber Sands ID75 -- Start: 00:00:06 -- Last lap: 00:11:54

xPaulx Paine ID99 -- Start: 00:00:03 -- Last lap: 00:12:02

Nikitali Resident ID69 -- Start: 00:00:13 -- Last lap: 00:12:33

SteveLL Resident ID08 -- Start: 00:00:12 -- Last lap: 00:12:52

don Berithos ID05 -- Start: 00:00:00 -- Last lap: 00:14:50

VitorCr Resident ID33 -- Start: 00:00:01 -- Last lap: 00:14:53

Race 2 Course: Tako E, wind 18, E

Race Results:

1: Anu Daviau IDAD -- 00:10:36

2: Nikitali Resident ID69 -- 00:11:51

3: SteveLL Resident ID08 -- 00:12:13

4: don Berithos ID05 -- 00:12:32

5: Silber Sands ID75 -- 00:12:49

6: xPaulx Paine ID99 -- not Finished

7: VitorCr Resident ID33 -- not Finished

Lap Times:

Anu Daviau IDAD -- Start: 00:00:07 -- Last lap: 00:10:29

Nikitali Resident ID69 -- Start: 00:00:21 -- Last lap: 00:11:30

SteveLL Resident ID08 -- Start: 00:00:13 -- Last lap: 00:12:00

don Berithos ID05 -- Start: 00:00:09 -- Last lap: 00:12:23

Silber Sands ID75 -- Start: 00:00:05 -- Last lap: 00:12:44

xPaulx Paine ID99 -- Start: 00:00:04 -- Last lap: not finished

VitorCr Resident ID33 -- Start: 00:00:11 -- Last lap: not finished

Race 3 Course Tako E - wind 18, W

ace Results:

1: Anu Daviau IDAD -- 00:10:46

2: xPaulx Paine ID99 -- 00:11:31

3: Nikitali Resident ID69 -- 00:11:42

4: Silber Sands ID75 -- 00:12:47

5: VitorCr Resident ID33 -- 00:13:04

6: SteveLL Resident ID08 -- 00:13:51

7: don Berithos ID05 -- 00:14:37

Lap Times:

Anu Daviau IDAD -- Start: 00:00:13 -- Last lap: 00:10:33

xPaulx Paine ID99 -- Start: 00:00:08 -- Last lap: 00:11:23

Nikitali Resident ID69 -- Start: 00:00:23 -- Last lap: 00:11:19

Silber Sands ID75 -- Start: 00:00:37 -- Last lap: 00:12:10

VitorCr Resident ID33 -- Start: 00:00:15 -- Last lap: 00:12:49

SteveLL Resident ID08 -- Start: 00:00:03 -- Last lap: 00:13:48

don Berithos ID05 -- Start: 00:00:09 -- Last lap: 00:14:28

Race 4 Course Tako E- wind 18, E

1: Anu Daviau IDAD -- 00:10:47

2: Nikitali Resident ID69 -- 00:11:11

3: Silber Sands ID75 -- 00:11:41

4: SteveLL Resident ID08 -- 00:11:57

5: VitorCr Resident ID33 -- 00:14:45

6: don Berithos ID05 -- 00:15:03

7: xPaulx Paine ID99 -- not Finished

Lap Times:

Anu Daviau IDAD -- Start: 00:00:06 -- Last lap: 00:10:41

Nikitali Resident ID69 -- Start: 00:00:17 -- Last lap: 00:10:54

Silber Sands ID75 -- Start: 00:00:05 -- Last lap: 00:11:36

SteveLL Resident ID08 -- Start: 00:00:12 -- Last lap: 00:11:45

VitorCr Resident ID33 -- Start: 00:01:13 -- Last lap: 00:13:32

don Berithos ID05 -- Start: 00:00:00 -- Last lap: 00:15:03

xPaulx Paine ID99 -- Start: 00:00:06 -- Last lap: not finished

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Art of Racing Fast ,

(c) Roanblackburn iSailimages
The Art of Racing Fast.

Wings are not sails something I had to explain to Jane Fossit many many times when we Beta tested the
The AC 45. Wildcat .  Soft sails on a catamaran most time's if you dump your main sail you will de power your boat .

(c) Roanblackburn iSailimages 
This is not true on a Wing Powered Cat . De powering down wind is a Art on a AC45 in RL and on Wildcat AC 45 in Second life . Wings also do something else on Up wind and reaches and even broad reaches they create there own wind . They accelerate the wind across their surfaces . A AC 45 and a AC72 will actually sail faster with out head sails head sails and are used mainly in light wind and to turn the boat .

Sailing at twice the speed of wind is truly a Art and in Second-life what we are learning is that these Wild Wind AC45 Wildcats have hidden speed inside them ..  They are no forgiving boat in Capsizes and Pitchpoling penalties to Wing adjustments and head sail choices .  Which allows for racers to always have a fighting chance to Catch there competitors .

Practice of course is always a added advantage in any type of vessel . But What we have seen first hand  is These Ac45 Wildcats seem to have a almost unlimited reward system  in them .. What does that mean? Well it means they never seem to bottom out in some sort of programmed Hull speed which like ACA boats  have the older [Version Five Lead Sleds] they are so well know to be called by there Past cup crews.

And unlike BWind engined in world boats that have a Pre programmed top hull speed . Some how Corry discovered a way for the boat to reward perfection . At any given day you will find in AC Park in Second life someone always practicing this Art . Studying the courses and doing lap after lap after lap . Why? because when you do finally become Competitive and this curve isnt big to be up front with the big boys its some if not the most adrenaline powered racing available in Virtual  Sailing.

The art of split second decisions like that those in Rl cant be compared to any boat in second-life today,flying a hull over the next mark at 25 knots is really something to see and experience . but doing so with three or four boats right next to you or right behind you even more hair raising ,

The term sweaty palms can be heard a lot at the end of our races . That just how intense it is . Races are won in seconds tenth of seconds in AC park ... A miss que racing with your wing tweaked to all she has at 44 degrees to the water your racing literally on the edge. the edge of victory the edge of hull speed edge of technology . in Real Word and SL Sailing both push the boundaries of what we have always taken for granted .

Ive been lucky enough to sail both in Real life and Actually the first was a AC45 in Plymouth England and with my countries Team, Oracle Team USA. Aboard Spithill boat four . I probly got one the wildest rides a Guest racer has ever had .. We defied gravity almost capsizing we were at the point of no return . The tiller Breaking  and taking my host skipper flying by me some how I grabbed the rudder arm and pushed the arm over into the wind . Like a slow motion thoroughbred  horse slowed down we miraculously started coming back up . And then with a great Slam we were back. Jimmy first comment to me mate you just saved us about 60'000 dollars .  A priceless day caught on so many high light reals and photographers it was at one time Americas cups Number one High light real .

The second America's cup  vessel came at this years America's cup  Super Yacht Races .  At the last minute I got phone call early in the morning two days before the start of the America's Cup Finals in San Francisco . It was my Australian friend the ex head of the failed Australian challenge  for this 34th America's cup PBaker. I had done a lot work on this campaign on again off again on again .  Then woking for Fox Sports AUS for the Vuitton with PB I was then offered the media spot on The Team Objective Australia Red bull Boat . I had covered them up till now for Fox now I was a Team member ..
Any way Pete explained to me if you can find crew I have Chartered the USA 77 version Five Oracle boat now owned by Team Member Brad Webb.. How would I like to Co Skipper .  WOW  would I .
I called my buddies Locke Peyron he was busy I called his press secretary he was busy. I called  my buddy the rear commodore at the Gold Gate Yacht club  they had full schedule for the day at the club .
I called my Norbert he as well was busy with tours up in Ac park .

Could this be i cant find crew , I called one last person Bruno Trouble as he thanked me he said he would be on the Adelle . But had I considered asking the Media desk they finally had a day of and they would just love it .

I jumped on My bike flew down to AC village from Up town  probly one the wildest bike rides yet all down hill I think i did it in Five minutes a New record . first stop Iain Murrays Office .  I asked would it be ok to steal away half his family today to come crew with us . See half the media desk is his wife and Daughters as well as head of Ac operations daughter all internal Ac family really . He was like John Thats a great idea.  But first you better win and second you better bring them all home LOLO.

Now these college bound girls had grown up on probly some the most advanced yacht in the world Sallied the Sydney Hobart well in Harbor and had a pretty pedigree background as far as America's Cup goes .

I could go on and one about this but long story short We won we won the first race I had ever skippers a Version Five not at the Atlantic line of o on San Francisco Bay against some of the worlds most beautiful Yachts in the world we won ..Ill tell one thing I learned the ACA is second-life while about as good as its gonna get is missing on thing . The heavy weather helm these boats have . man was I tired at end of the race.

The third boat I got to helm America's cup class was the America her self not the original of course but the exact replica . Finally's day of the Super Yacht regatta.  And guess what we won that race I cant take credit for skippering that day my time at helm was brief but I did man the head sails most the race .

So my point Ive raced some AC Class boats and all where exciting in there own way . Unforunately I didnt get sail the AC72 after Andrew Simpsons death that was illuminated not be the safest idea.

I was on the top of list at OTU there even was a false alarm  one morning I got the call practice race your on in the south bay get down to Pier 80 . Going alway to gearing up . Learning the Air bottle and PFD drill the Proper use of the rig cutting knife even almost to the dunk tank. But cross up seemed Larry elisions nephew was in town and he had gotten the same call .  And then Sir Bens Boats one which I was going to ride on had a problem , Foil problem I was told . So they took only one boat out. That day . Maybe next time mate Jimmy said .

I did get to ride crew chase boat just in case a window opened it never did . Over 10 months last year i chased these Flying AC 72s sometime tied to the bow of a chase Rib so close we could reach out and touch it . Most time getting soaked in Foil spray There no way to explain it its just like chasing the space shuttle or something like that Ive ridden on Mod 70s I ve chased them and ths is just a complete different monster .

The Ac 72 Wild Wind demo was released not finishes not near complete but does give you a sense of what to come ..
Im happy to say also the AC72 we had been development and AC45 programs are back on track lead completely By Midi she has what i wold have to say the most realistic AC72 In World Yet , with Four working Flap elements realistic scale and animations the Wind script is still being tweeked . We were promised the Bwind 2 engine that seemed to take some kind of Political turn and only was re;eased to a certain few.  Mid not one to wait rewrote her own engine a engine that like the Windwind will reward Practice and perfection lets cross our fingers the AC 62 is being built . and when we have more specs she will be scaling the AC72 and our AC45 Into one boat.

Until then we race race The AC45 every friday and will start scoring for the Challenger series soon like the Rl will starting in 2015 that will use the AC45 some rumor foiling Ac45s that remains to seen .
I would remittent if I didn't thank many people here . from Corry for her great designs to Midi hours of coding as well . To supporters that race every week and practice for hours ,

To the support from GGYC in Rl the America's cup and Stan Honey sharing his Data with us to everyone that believed in iSail  But most I have to thank Bruno Trouble and Louis Vuitton for my Start . from  Second Life to screaming across Sf bay or the Canals of Venice to the Coast of England to the great historic Newport and NYC Yacht club . Him and one other person made alot this happen for me . And that would be My love Roan Blackburn . who with her financial support her personal support and love we would of never made it Out of the BOX we call Second-life  .

Also Irish Gent having had the same vision as me to bring the America's Cup to Second-life lots more to come like water lost and lots of water for AC Park and Pavilion and Seychelles Isles Sailing sims . So come grab your spot in SL Sailing History the best is yet to come .

We are taking candidates to be on our AC Committee lead by Roan Blackburn Kentrock Messimer mark tenders course makers Umpires  and Judges .

We also have a Sail for life Challenge coming up on the 17 this is a AC45 Bid to race Regatta that will kick of Sail fest a Sail for life Jazz fest in the estates all day . you can sign up here . Sign up Sheet

Monday, March 24, 2014

This Week In racing

AC Park from iSailimages on Vimeo.

AC 45 Wildwind Wildcat
Glacis Isle Line
Seychelle Isles
March 21, 2014


Race Results

Race 1

Race Results:
1: Destiny Wescott ID027 -- 00:16:24
2: don Berithos ID004 -- 00:17:44
3: Anu Daviau ID102 -- 00:19:35
4: Colin Nemeth ID070 -- 00:23:27
5: xPaulx Paine ID020 -- not Finished

Lap Times:
Destiny Wescott ID027 -- Start: 00:00:13 -- Last lap: 00:16:11
don Berithos ID004 -- Start: 00:00:05 -- Last lap: 00:17:39
Anu Daviau ID102 -- Start: 00:00:20 -- Last lap: 00:19:15
Colin Nemeth ID070 -- Start: 00:00:28 -- Last lap: 00:22:59
xPaulx Paine ID020 -- Start: 00:00:14 -- Last lap: not finished

Race 2

Race Results:
1: Destiny Wescott ID027 -- 00:17:08
2: Anu Daviau ID102 -- 00:17:25
3: don Berithos ID004 -- 00:17:25
4: xPaulx Paine ID021 -- not Finished

Lap Times:
Destiny Wescott ID027 -- Start: 00:00:02 -- Last lap: 00:17:06
Anu Daviau ID102 -- Start: 00:00:18 -- Last lap: 00:17:07
don Berithos ID004 -- Start: 00:00:06 -- Last lap: 00:17:19
xPaulx Paine ID021 -- Start: 00:00:16 -- Last lap: not finished

Race 3

Race Results:
1: don Berithos ID004 -- 00:17:19
2: Anu Daviau ID102 -- 00:17:40
3: Destiny Wescott ID027 -- not Finished
4: xPaulx Paine ID021 -- not Finished
5: Colin Nemeth ID070 -- not Finished

Lap Times:
don Berithos ID004 -- Start: 00:00:17 -- Last lap: 00:17:02
Anu Daviau ID102 -- Start: 00:00:17 -- Last lap: 00:17:23
Destiny Wescott ID027 -- Start: 00:00:15 -- Last lap: not finished
xPaulx Paine ID021 -- Start: 00:00:17 -- Last lap: not finished
Colin Nemeth ID070 -- Start: 00:00:49 -- Last lap: not finished

NACRA 17 Racing
Glacis Isle, Seychelle Isles
March 23, 2014
Race Results
Race 1
1: xPaulx Paine IDBS4666 -- 00:20:17
2: yala74 Resident IDBSFA9B -- 00:20:50
3: don Berithos IDBSE593 -- 00:23:24
4: mjrsl Resident IDBSCC7B -- not Finished
5: Isobel Undercroft IDBS9021 -- not Finished

Lap Times:
xPaulx Paine IDBS4666 -- Start: 00:00:06 -- Last lap: 00:20:11
yala74 Resident IDBSFA9B -- Start: 00:00:24 -- Last lap: 00:20:26
don Berithos IDBSE593 -- Start: 00:00:07 -- Last lap: 00:23:17
mjrsl Resident IDBSCC7B -- Start: 00:00:31 -- Last lap: not finished
Isobel Undercroft IDBS9021 -- Start: 00:00:44 -- Last lap: not finished

Race 2
1: xPaulx Paine IDBS4666 -- 00:19:36
2: yala74 Resident IDBSFA9B -- 00:20:36
3: Isobel Undercroft IDBS9021 -- 00:27:01
4: don Berithos IDBSE593 -- not Finished
5: mjrsl Resident IDBSCC7B -- not Finished

Lap Times:
xPaulx Paine IDBS4666 -- Start: 00:00:02 -- Last lap: 00:19:34
yala74 Resident IDBSFA9B -- Start: 00:00:11 -- Last lap: 00:20:25
Isobel Undercroft IDBS9021 -- Start: 00:00:43 -- Last lap: 00:26:18
don Berithos IDBSE593 -- Start: 00:00:03 -- Last lap: not finished
mjrsl Resident IDBSCC7B -- Start: 00:00:08 -- Last lap: not finished

Race 3
1: xPaulx Paine IDBS4666 -- 00:19:08
2: Isobel Undercroft IDBS9021 -- 00:20:05
3: don Berithos IDBSE593 -- 00:20:55

Lap Times:
xPaulx Paine IDBS4666 -- Start: 00:00:10 -- Last lap: 00:18:58
Isobel Undercroft IDBS9021 -- Start: 00:00:17 -- Last lap: 00:19:48
don Berithos IDBSE593 -- Start: 00:00:09 -- Last lap: 00:20:46

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Escape from the Blake Weekend

Photos Roan Blackburn

We Raced we laughed We learned We Danced and most of all we had fun .
Racing this week with no distractions .  From AC45 America.s Cup Class cats to one design Dragons ,to rap up on one of the oldest oceans in SL Sailing History . To the new water's of the Seychilles Sailing Sims .

Saturday on the edges of the Blake Sea @SRYC
With a huge fleet of one design Dragons we battled in harmony to the first Mark  to the last all in great humor and great camaraderie. In fact it was a One Design Weekend   .

The SL Yacht &Sailing Clubs event today hosted the Free Adriatic Sailing Club a almost forgot little place on the Sea of Fables .
Eleven Nacra 17s lined up today for a Round the island course Sailor from all corners of the Secondlife came to home of SL Sailing the heart of it were it all began before the Super Clubs before the Blake Sea . Ah yes before why is it always the old ways we love to revise yet not interject to daily life . Well this weekend we did . From the AC Open to the Sailor of the year I even snuck a ACA race in and Nemo race . We Sailed with abandonment of politics of management we helped each other .

This Weekend proved another thing we don't' have to stay in the Blake Sea we can Sail outside of grievers outside of Military powers ,,Jets Sea monsters and of course  the propelling missiles of Miami Vice Cigar boats that flash before our bows .

The Sea of Fables or what we all who remember it as the Adriatic and like its namesake  we raced high performance cats today but its was somehow different I cant put my finger on it but it was . One thing we had a free of traffic sea . We had no drama look at me Queens . we had spectators I got several Im's from marina owners how wonderful it was see racing again here .

NO one came in Club colors but we had peace and quiet .  And what had happened ?
Inter-Club is what had happened as I looked around I realized we had someone from just about every Club in SL here . And as I look back at friday was the same and Saturday I just lost count .
Peace has come back to SL Sailing lets hope it stays .

Week in Racing from 45 new media on Vimeo.

Yacht & Sailing Clubs Interclub Racing
GGYC SL/Free Adriatic
Around the Islands
Arafura Line, Sea of Fables

February 23, 2014


Race Results

Race 1

Race Results:
 1: Destiny Wescott   IDBSADA1 -- 00:13:35
 2: Isis Rexie   IDBS6011 -- 00:14:48
 3: Colin Nemeth   IDBS554B -- 00:14:53
 4: Kentrock Messmer   IDBSE0D6 -- 00:15:42
 5: xPaulx Paine   IDBS4666 -- 00:15:46
 6: don Berithos   IDBSE593 -- 00:17:16
 7: VitorCr Resident   IDBS0351 -- not Finished
 8: Popow Horbaczewski   IDBSB5CB -- not Finished
 9: LucyInTheSky Afarensis   IDBS3536 -- not Finished
 10: IrishGent Resident   IDBSF9CC -- not Finished

Lap Times:
 Destiny Wescott   IDBSADA1 -- Start: 00:00:13  --  Last lap: 00:13:22
 Isis Rexie   IDBS6011 -- Start: 00:00:24  --  Last lap: 00:14:24
 Colin Nemeth   IDBS554B -- Start: 00:00:03  --  Last lap: 00:14:50
 Kentrock Messmer   IDBSE0D6 -- Start: 00:00:04  --  Last lap: 00:15:38
 xPaulx Paine   IDBS4666 -- Start: 00:00:03  --  Last lap: 00:15:43
 don Berithos   IDBSE593 -- Start: 00:00:17  --  Last lap: 00:16:59
 VitorCr Resident   IDBS0351 -- Start: 00:00:04  --  Last lap: not finished
 Popow Horbaczewski   IDBSB5CB -- Start: 00:00:13  --  Last lap: not finished
 LucyInTheSky Afarensis   IDBS3536 -- Start: 00:00:14  --  Last lap: not finished
 IrishGent Resident   IDBSF9CC -- Start: 00:00:27  --  Last lap: not finished

Race 2

Race Results

 1: Destiny Wescott   IDBSADA1 -- 00:13:07
 2: xPaulx Paine   IDBS4666 -- 00:13:50
 3: Isis Rexie   IDBS6011 -- 00:13:58
 4: Popow Horbaczewski   IDBSB5CB -- 00:13:59
 5: Kentrock Messmer   IDBSE0D6 -- 00:14:25
 6: Colin Nemeth   IDBS554B -- 00:18:17
 7: don Berithos   IDBSE593 -- 00:19:09
 8: IrishGent Resident   IDBSF9CC -- not Finished
 9: VitorCr Resident   IDBS0351 -- not Finished

Lap Times:
 Destiny Wescott   IDBSADA1 -- Start: 00:00:13  --  Last lap: 00:12:54
 xPaulx Paine   IDBS4666 -- Start: 00:00:01  --  Last lap: 00:13:49
 Isis Rexie   IDBS6011 -- Start: 00:00:07  --  Last lap: 00:13:51
 Popow Horbaczewski   IDBSB5CB -- Start: 00:00:33  --  Last lap: 00:13:26
 Kentrock Messmer   IDBSE0D6 -- Start: 00:00:01  --  Last lap: 00:14:24
 Colin Nemeth   IDBS554B -- Start: 00:00:58  --  Last lap: 00:17:19
 don Berithos   IDBSE593 -- Start: 00:00:13  --  Last lap: 00:18:56
 IrishGent Resident   IDBSF9CC -- Start: 00:00:20  --  Last lap: not finished
 VitorCr Resident   IDBS0351 -- Start: 00:00:40  --  Last lap: not finished

 Race 3

 Race Results:
 1: Destiny Wescott   IDBSADA1 -- 00:12:52
 2: Isis Rexie   IDBS6011 -- 00:13:15
 3: VitorCr Resident   IDBS0351 -- 00:16:16
 4: don Berithos   IDBSE593 -- 00:18:47
 5: IrishGent Resident   IDBSF9CC -- 00:18:57
 6: Popow Horbaczewski   IDBSB5CB -- not Finished
 7: Kentrock Messmer   IDBSE0D6 -- not Finished

Lap Times:
 Destiny Wescott   IDBSADA1 -- Start: 00:00:08  --  Last lap: 00:12:44
 Isis Rexie   IDBS6011 -- Start: 00:00:10  --  Last lap: 00:13:05
 VitorCr Resident   IDBS0351 -- Start: 00:00:06  --  Last lap: 00:16:10
 don Berithos   IDBSE593 -- Start: 00:00:42  --  Last lap: 00:18:05
 IrishGent Resident   IDBSF9CC -- Start: 00:00:33  --  Last lap: 00:18:24
 Popow Horbaczewski   IDBSB5CB -- Start: 00:00:04  --  Last lap: not finished
 Kentrock Messmer   IDBSE0D6 -- Start: 00:00:15  --  Last lap: not finished

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The GGYCsl @seychilles sailing estates like to invite all to a Party and race tomorrow [url][/url] SL Radio Live will be broadcasting play by play across the whole grid and in RL via there Blog . NOR ACJ 45 12:00 noon sl at GGYCSL line In AC Park rezz zone [url][/url]
Sailing Pro Kentrock will be doing play by play pre interviews at 11:30 lets see sailings stars of SL . Party
So like J Spithill and Team AUS lets dust those ACj 45 off and get racing ...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Clever Little Clever

Clever Little Clever
You Clever Little Clever Weekend
It all started with an idea last Saturday on the Ship Rat's dock.

There was very little strategic planning, no month-long invasions of races. There were no behind the dark curtain Calendar Changes. No Yacht Clubs were threatened. A simple "hey what boat we racing next week"? Raif asked. Someone shouted out the Laser. There were few takers, then next the NACRA. Nah, we've done that.

Then that word surfaced "Clever." Who? Clever, who's Clever? Then some German words and then Rene Marine. Rene, her Day Sailor the Clever.

This was a week a week where we had just sailed the Patch - some had to buy, some had to update. We had had the J-class races at Inter-Club. People's pocket books were getting light. Thank God this is virtual sailing, the bill would be somewhat a burden to even Oracle or Team New Zealand with the programs we have been sailing of late.

Then the idea came: let's ask Renee for a demo rezzer. OK its the Clever if we can get a rezzer and even better, more can sail.

It took only one day,,and there it was -a rezzer by Monday. It had race wind in it and a gesture pack . All in just two days we had accomplished a simple idea.

That Sunday we saw the return of the J-class boat at Sl Yacht and Sailing Club's Challenge, the America's Cup vessel of the likes of the Lipton'and Herreshoffs and the Vanderbuilts,

By Monday we were back and the rezzer was ready this time a short race with the Lasers for a quick Olympics and again well attended . And after the Awards we started the Clever trip to Saturday and Sunday.

Thinking of saving everyone some money I thought "why not get one these rezzers at GGYC?" A instant message call and Renee was at the dock with not one but two boats. The Clever and her RM 12 that had not seen a lot attention but is a great build of a boat, a racer's dream.
The Sim is Popping
Saturday arrives and we are again faced with overlapping events . At the last minute, ten minutes before our start, another race is dropped in group. We are now getting used to this bonzi scheduling. Looking around we wondered who would sail that event as there were now 23 boats rezzed here. What - 23 that's the same length of the Clever.

We had one the greatest races this past Saturday again from beginners to the polished sailor. I was a foul happy I was fouling badly, twice, but we raced on. The third race I broke from the pack and tried short tacks to first windward mark. I was alone I had beat the pack up wind - its a runaway I thought. But just as I was patting my self on the backI saw to my lee in the distance a spinnaker. where did this come from? I don't know who it was but they where there having taken the northern route around Crows Nest.

Time to concentrate but I was losing wind around Crows southern route and there seemed to be a wind glitch over there in the sims. (Extreme) 90 degree switch suddenly. Damn. OK back on track. Finishing fourth I was happy but still had the feeling I had sailed a different course. The Clever is a WWC wind driven boat what with all these Bwind go karts out there these days. An enjoyment to sail . A challenge yet easy at the sane time. You can find alot speed in these boats. I didn't even get to the reefing sails.

The Ship Rats Sixth Year
After racing, all enjoyed endless fireworks and dance party at SRYC - what a great bunch of people: no topless, no slobs, no attention taking antics - just real sailors enjoying a well deserved party for their members and all.

Escape the Blake Sunday
As the title states the SL Yacht and Sailing Clubs escaped the Blake again this week visiting the great expanse of a club, the Danshire Yacht Club of Jane Fosset fame and estate owner Elbag Gable.
Clever's sails,, still wet from Saturday were again showing up to take on the coastal waterway down to TYC straight past Rene Marine and into the Dire Strait, back north to our old stomping grounds. Then on to the Bones and into the channel to DYC ,a pretty long course and ambitious for a Sunday.

Sailors from all clubs showed up and I was pleased even with another attempt to overlap events and take sailors away from our event. some 15 sailors and boats showed up. We got ten across the line and a sad five finishing but thatwas pretty good odds.
Peter the Sailor came in first and with a demo boat finishing second Lez had IM'd me during the whole race for instructions of how to sail the Clever and after every instruction she relayed thanks.
Irish Gent had offered a month's slip at The GGYCSL @SechillesIsles sailing estates to the winner and Rene donated a free Clever.

Peter the Sailor offered his winnings to the second place finisher, Lez (she coming in with a demo boat) and we awarded his grand gesture with the slip. No Coast Guard was used for these event,s no seas were shut down, no events overlapped other than the one dropped on ours and guess what else NO DRAMA.

The Sailor of the Year and SL Yachting and Sailing Clubs challenges are a great mix of fun racing, sailors tall stories and great memories.

Made up of a simple agenda" make sailing fun again make sailing free make sailing strong in all waters of the grid." Still some from the outside try to detract it, not support it, disrupt it and even denounce us.

To them we say Shut up and Sail. To those we say Build you programs the old fashioned way - earn it. To those we say sit back and enjoy the wind . Enjoy it before profit, before schemes, before the hate.

Enjoy because one thing like the wind you can't control even though you try to plan to and even spend thousand two.
You can't control free spirited fun, friends and open minded friendship. Our agenda is simple: have fun.

Results below all weekend .

[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Race Results:
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 1: Silber Sands - +00:24:58
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 2: Peacy Cortes - +00:25:17
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 3: SteveLL Resident - +00:25:49
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 4: Anu Daviau - +00:26:06
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 5: don Berithos - +00:26:38
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 6: GingerHenderson Resident - +00:26:41
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: 7: PeterSailor Resident - +00:28:26
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Lap Times:
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: don Berithos-- lap 0: +00:00:06
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: PeterSailor Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:07
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: SteveLL Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:10
[13:29] LucyInTheSky Afarensis is offline.
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Peacy Cortes-- lap 0: +00:00:14
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Silber Sands-- lap 0: +00:00:18
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:26
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: GingerHenderson Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:30
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Anu Daviau-- lap 0: +00:00:35
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Silber Sands-- lap 1: +00:24:58
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Peacy Cortes-- lap 1: +00:25:17
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: SteveLL Resident-- lap 1: +00:25:49
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: Anu Daviau-- lap 1: +00:26:06
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: don Berithos-- lap 1: +00:26:38
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: GingerHenderson Resident-- lap 1: +00:26:41
[13:29] SRYC Race Line shouts: PeterSailor Resident-- lap 1: +00:28:26
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: 3 MINUTES to the start
[12:48] don Berithos shouts: there lot boats down in syc why i dnt knwo never are
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Race Results:
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: 1: Rene Underby - +00:24:02
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: 2: Peacy Cortes - +00:24:38
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: 3: GingerHenderson Resident - +00:25:35
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: 4: don Berithos - +00:27:55
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Lap Times:
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: don Berithos-- lap 0: +00:00:03
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:04
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: PeterSailor Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:04
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Silber Sands-- lap 0: +00:00:08
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: SteveLL Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:13
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Peacy Cortes-- lap 0: +00:00:14
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:25
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: GingerHenderson Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:28
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 1: +00:24:02
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: Peacy Cortes-- lap 1: +00:24:38
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: GingerHenderson Resident-- lap 1: +00:25:35
[12:48] SRYC Race Line shouts: don Berithos-- lap 1: +00:27:55

12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Race Results:
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 1: Silber Sands - +00:25:03
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 2: Kentrock Messmer - +00:27:00
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 3: Anu Daviau - +00:27:36
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 4: SteveLL Resident - +00:28:36
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 5: don Berithos - +00:29:31
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 6: Rene Underby - +00:29:32
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 7: PeterSailor Resident - +00:29:44
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 8: Rene Underby - +00:29:54
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 9: LucyInTheSky Afarensis - +00:30:17
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: 10: Goku Barbosa - +00:30:37
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Lap Times:
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Silber Sands-- lap 0: +00:00:04
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: PeterSailor Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:05
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: don Berithos-- lap 0: +00:00:05
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: SteveLL Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:13
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: LucyInTheSky Afarensis-- lap 0: +00:00:16
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Peacy Cortes-- lap 0: +00:00:21
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Kentrock Messmer-- lap 0: +00:00:26
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:28
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:29
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Anu Daviau-- lap 0: +00:00:29
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: GingerHenderson Resident-- lap 0: +00:00:35
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:36
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 0: +00:00:47
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Goku Barbosa-- lap 0: +00:00:56
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Silber Sands-- lap 1: +00:25:03
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Kentrock Messmer-- lap 1: +00:27:00
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Anu Daviau-- lap 1: +00:27:36
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: SteveLL Resident-- lap 1: +00:28:36
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: don Berithos-- lap 1: +00:29:31
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 1: +00:29:32
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: PeterSailor Resident-- lap 1: +00:29:44
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Rene Underby-- lap 1: +00:29:54
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: LucyInTheSky Afarensis-- lap 1: +00:30:17
[12:12] SRYC Race Line shouts: Goku Barbosa-- lap 1: +00:30:37

SL Yacht &Sailing Clubs

Race Results:
 1: PeterSailor Resident   ID228 -- 00:40:52
 2: ID003 -- 00:46:43
 3: David Wetherby   ID2310 -- 00:50:07
 4: don Berithos   IDUS17 -- 00:56:05
 5: IDXPX -- not Finished
 6: GingerHenderson Resident   IDGHR12 -- not Finished
 7: ID024 -- not Finished
 8: nil1965 Resident   ID65 -- not Finished
 9: SteveLL Resident   IDJB08 -- not Finished
 10: Fearless Freenote   ID222 -- not Finished
 11: ID666 -- not Finished

[12:10]  (Unnamed)
Lap Times:
 PeterSailor Resident   ID228 -- Start: 00:00:17  --  Last lap: 00:40:35
 ID003 -- Start: 00:01:37  --  Last lap: 00:45:06
 David Wetherby   ID2310 -- Start: 00:01:02  --  Last lap: 00:49:05
 don Berithos   IDUS17 -- Start: 00:00:45  --  Last lap: 00:55:20
 IDXPX -- Start: 00:00:05  --  Last lap: not finished
 GingerHenderson Resident   IDGHR12 -- Start: 00:00:07  --  Last lap: not finished
 ID024 -- Start: 00:00:07  --  Last lap: not finished
 nil1965 Resident   ID65 -- Start: 00:00:10  --  Last lap: not finished
 SteveLL Resident   IDJB08 -- Start: 00:00:24  --  Last lap: not finished
 Fearless Freenote   ID222 -- Start: 00:01:14  --  Last lap: not finished
 ID666 -- Start: 00:02:32  --  Last lap: not finished
GGYC SL Seychelle Isles
RM Clever Race - Glacis Isle to Danshire YC
February 16, 2014

Race Results

Race 1

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Everyones a Shiprat

Sailor of the Year . 

Fourteen Virtual Sailors showed up today on the water of the Blake Sea on the mouth of the Coastal waterway . Fourteen willing and able Sailors from all walks of life here . Don't let the Title fool you .

This is a Sailor event there are grandiose race directors no calm of super powers no super teams . 
Just raw fun . 

The completive edge comes out on the water . Fourteen Sailors with one goal, lets sail . Sailor of the years is open to all Sailors you don't need a club a team a guru to get you on the water .  There n implemented conflicts no favorite boat class , In fact the boat changes every week . 

Fourteen Sailors and not one protest not one argument just the wind and friends . Even with other new to the sailing schedule and one that has been trying everything in there Gurus power to disturb this and many other events in Second-life Sailing. Via Over lapping there events trying to pull this tight group of real Sailors apart . No fourteen people said nay to the hip gurus the to kool for school event busters and foot soldiers of the local land barons and Sailed there hearts out in the Patchogue II

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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A New J Class


Story by Roan Blackburn for iWinds photos iSailimages/Don Beritos
Today if you missed the launch of the New J Class to enter the grid of SL Sailing here in the Builders own words is todays christening in the Fruit Islands.
Craig Ktaba: Thank you - thank you all for coming.

Thank you all for coming today. I am grateful for your interest in my work. I can't possibly name every one who has assisted at some point along the way to make this happen, but there are a few people who deserve special mention: Joy, Isis, Maria, Trever, Tod, and IrishGent, Brendan, Drak, and Noodle. I am deeply grateful to all of you, the best team of beta testers in Second Life.

The J-Class, as most of you know, may be the most iconic racing yacht ever built. If you ask any sailor about "classic America's Cup yacht", the image in their mind is probably a J-Class. So, when I decided that my next project was to be a J-class, I knew that I would be contending with that reputation, and that whatever I did, it would be measured against that high standard.

My goals were simple... to bring an icon to the sailors of Second Life, and make them believe. I know sailors are free spirits, and dreamers, and the sailors of SL are no different, and in many ways even bigger dreamers than rl sailors. I know it's not just the boat, but we like to look good, and feel good when we're on the water. We swell with pride when other skippers hail us to admire our yachts, and salute us with their horns.

: The Ktaba J-Class, "Vanya", is built for sailors, to be sailed, and to be raced, but most importantly, that the skipper crew *feel* good, and feel *free* when at the helm. From the beginning, I wanted Vanya to be an immersive sailing experience that brings the freedom and bliss of a real sailboat to the sailors of SL.
We all know that SL was made so that people could build dreams. However, we also know that Second Life places restrictions on the dreams we build, and it's not always straightforward, or easy to bring a dream to life in SL. The difference between a good build, a great build, and a real, living dream is almost always in the details. So, let me walk you through a few of the many details you will find in Vanya...

Beginning with the skipper, to help you find your sea legs, your pose when heeled over is from an iconic photograph of Captain Charles Nicholson at the helm of Candida, peering out over the waves beneath the boom. Imagine yourself as a real J-Class captain would, defending your prize from challengers, or seeking to take it from a defender. Your crew also has a variety of custom-made animations, from sitting in the topmost spreaders, to "rail meat" on the windward beam, and mermaids lounging on the bow.

Everything about the way this boat sails is designed to bring you the real life experience of sailing the J-Class. A great example of this is the fact that the boom gybes on apparent wind, not when the stern passes through the wind.

You may also notice that Vanya is lavishly fitted with authentic hardware... a tall ship's binnacle and helm, a variety of cleats, blocks, chocks, and winches, deck lines, winch lines, and running stays. All the sailing hardware you see is not there merely for decoration - it all works! The lines are tied off at the cleats, coil around the winches, and hold fast, or let loose as they would on a real J-Class. The leeward stays gently flex as the boom is let out, and the windward jib sheets hang loosely around the mast. The jibs are tied with sailor's hitches, and the mainsheet reeves its way through a fiddle-block, which glides along its traveler.

On Vanya, you will notice many "firsts" in SL. As you raise the sails and begin your journey, you will see a real bow wave forming along the length of the boat. Your sonar will also come alive, helping you find your way through the shallow seas of SL. The sheets and stays respond to every motion of the boom and sails. As you gather speed, Vanya begins to roll, pitch, and yaw as the waves slam into her hull. When you raise the spinnaker, you will be able to trim her on both axes, with the pole and the sheet, just like a real spinnaker. Most of all, you will notice that Vanya sails as smooth as silk, crashes are rare, you should experience very little lag.

For every "first" you do see on Vanya, there is a "first" you don't see as well. If you could look into Vanya's engine, you would see a number of algorithms and logic that will not be found anywhere else ion SL. The wave algorithm I just mentioned is mathematically modeled after real wave motions. The frequency, force, and effects of waves depends on your speed, heading, and the direction of the wind and currents. The polars are dynamic, and also change according to the wind speed, and the sail plan. Vanya rewards clear-thinking skippers and crews.

.............:but her engine is still one of the smallest, most efficient, and most powerful. You might sail all day before you notice that you haven't crashed, and barely hiccuped as you crossed 100 sims.

I am only scratching the surface, and there is so much more to see, to do, and to feel on a Vanya. Thank you again for coming today - I am grateful for your interest. SAIL! Enjoy life! Have fun! Be FREE!!! And fair winds!!!