ACA33 Racer v3 proudly announce the ACA33 America’s Cup Class Racer for Second Life.

Using a physical vehicle, and artistically created sculpted prim architecture, the ACA33 Racer offers the best in-world sailing and up to 5 crew-members in a beautifully rendered, fully detailed model of the America’s Cup Class racing yacht.



ACA33 Racer v3.1 brings sculpted, flapping sails together with even more realism.

All 3 sails are now sculpted and flap with wind. Accompanying them, new related behaviors, including new spin slap and features like backwards drift from facing wind.

All the above added to the already available ACA v3.0 features:

  • Spinnaker;
  • Apparent wind;
  • SLSF and WWC racewind – wind, waves, current – standards compliant including local conditions;
  • Windshadow, capable of exchanging effects with boats of other classes / builders;
  • Top mast pennant light indicating race wind;
  • Leebowing
  • Real polars;
  • One prim per sail;
  • Can be sailed either solo or in collaboration with a crew.
  • Realistic sailing: floating state, swinging with waves, while floating, boat will slowly get aligned to current stream;
  • brand new sounds, through two independent audio channels;
  • Voice or HUD commands trim the sails, jib, spinnaker and main individually
    for optimal performance under sail.
  • Sails tack by the wind
  • Eject control;
  • Protest shouting
  • Heeling
  • Drifting
  • In irons
  • Up to date script technology, taking advantage of new LSL functions available from Second Life Server 1.38.* and up;
  • Ability to set and save user wind, waves and current;
  • Camera position defined at ACA33Settings notecard
  • Animated seats can be defined through “ACA33Settings” notecard
  • Negative, backwards, speed indication;



All the sailing fun and excitement — it’s in there.



— 3 Onscreen HUDs: The ACA33 comes with 3 sailing HUDs. 2 are full
featured – one vertically oriented, the other horizontal as per your
preference, designed with the look and feel of the digital
instrumentation of the real life America’s Cup Class boats, provides
button control for the common boat handling commands and display of
environmental conditions. The full featured HUD allows fine tuned
control over each sail, allowing the seasoned skipper access advanced
sailing concepts. ( A reminder: if you feel the HUD takes up too much
screen space, it can be rescaled down to nearly 1/2 of it’s default
size). The last HUD is the minimal info-only HUD, specifically geared
for the racers who wish to control the ACA33 racer with chat/gesture

— Customizable. Customize the look of the sails and hull.
Settings notecard for changing the default camera location and angle,
sit targets and degrees per click.
Independently adjustable poses so you can customize it to specifically
fit your crew’s avatars, even bringing your own animations to the
seats! Modify permissions allows you to make your ACA33 Racer truly
your own.

Custom detailed wind, waves and current settings can be saved
at the boat for leisure cruising.

SLSF and WWC racewind, including race subscription compatibility,
catches Race Wind automatically.

— Wind shadowing and leebowing: Your ACA33 will slow as a result of
your position in relation to other boats in the fleet and the position
of the wind. Windshadow can be exchanged with WWC compliant boats of
any builders. Removing yourself from your opponents wind shadow or the
dirty wind spilled off the back of their mainsail will allow you to
bring the boat back up to your optimum speed. Windshadowing reduces
the wind by varying amounts of speed and direction out to a range of
96 meters!

— Protest shouting: You are free to either say “protest” or to use a
gesture to say it for you. The ACA33 will listen for your call and
shout the protest out loud for all to hear as required under the
sailing rules.

— Accommodations for your crew in custom designed full motion
animations positioned about the cockpit and deck. Yes, of course we
don’t use those pesky poseballs anymore!

— Copy and modify permissions.



ACA Racer — The low prim boat is capable of solo or multi-crew
sailing, or just displaying the sails when docked, through the
“showsail” command. Note: The ACA33 Racer is a ridable, physical
vehicle. You cannot move around on the boat while underway!
ACA Racer Display Model — a non scripted no lag display boat for
showing off at home!



Contact Florencia007 Csak in Second Life
ACA Management

ACA Blog:

The Second Life America’s Cup ACA33 Class Boat and Racer is a collaborative project made possible by the efforts and talents of these Second Life Residents:
Project development and management: Florencia007 Csak
Project producers: Javier Merlin & Aca32 Barbosa
Vehicle and HUD scripting: Caf Binder
Boat sculpt modeling: Florencia007 Csak & Caf Binder
Full motion skipper and crew animations: Larinda Cordeaux

America’s Cup ACA33 Class Boat is sponsored by

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