ACA32 Racer Sails Design Contest

ACA Custome

How to participate:
Submit a picture of your ACA32 sailboat design by sending an e-mail to fsanmartin@9th.com with subject “ACA32 Sails Design Contest”, include your avatar’s name.
Note: to participate you must have the “ACA 32” brand name on your main sail (not like in the picture above).

Deadline:
November 30th 2007

Awards:
Lindens $1.500 + sailboat dock at ACA’s marina for your ACA32 sailboat.

Florencia007 Csak
9th.com, President
ACA Management

SL group: AmericasCupAnywhere
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/aca32
Blog: http://aca32.wordpress.com

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Customize your ACA32 Racer Sails (by 9th.com)

These files are available for ACA32 owners only. If you own an ACA32 sailboat and haven’t received your copy, please IM Florencia007 Csak in SL or send her an e-mail to fsanmartin@9th.com specifying an e-mail address to forward the files.

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1. Instructions and support:
If you have questions, write a comment on this blog and I will reply ASAP or IM me inworld at Florencia007 Csak

2. Edit PSD file in Photoshop:
You will find 2 psd files in your ZIP:
– ACA32-main-9th.psd (main sail)
– ACA32-jib-9th.psd (jib sail)

  • Create your design in or bellow the layer named: “your design here”
  • You will also find a layer called “mask help” to create a new mask if needed.
  • Turn on guidelines and you will see where you need to cut the file to create 3 files of 1024×1024 for the main sail (top,mid,bot) and 2 files of 1024×1024 for the jib sail. (top,bot)
  • When you are done with your design, turn off comments layer, save the psd file with different files names like -top,-mid,-bottom at the end for the main sail and -top,-bot for the jib psd file.
  • Open the psd files and crop them using the guidelines to make the 1024×1024 size files
  • Save as .tga format with 32bit each file and you are ready to import into SL your textures.

3. Edit ACA32 sails in Second Life:
Please keep the ACA 32 brand on your new sails. Thank you!

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  • Import your new textures
  • Drop your ACA32 Racer on the floor. To see the sails, sit on the sklipper ball (the red one) and issue the /1 showsail chat command. Right click to edit.
  • Click “Select Texture” and touch only the side of the prim you want to replace with the new texture. Do not replace all the sides because the prim sides for the borders are transparent.
  • Select the texture and replace it with new one from your library
  • Do the same for all parts of the sails till you have your new sails design completed
  • Take a copy of your new ACA32 Racer back to your inventory and use this new copy from now on. (I suggest that you keep the original as a backup)

You can buy the ACA32 Racer from ACA sims in Second Life:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/AmericasCupAnywhere/128/128/0

ACA32 SAILS DESIGN CONTEST
How to participate:
Submit a picture of your ACA32 sailboat design by sending an e-mail to fsanmartin@9th.com with subject “ACA32 Sails Design Contest”, include your avatar’s name.
Note: to participate you must have the ACA32 brand name on your main sail.

Deadline:
November 30th 2007

Awards:
Lindens $1.500 + sailboat dock at ACA’s marina for your ACA32 sailboat.

Florencia007 Csak
9th.com, President
ACA Management

SL group: AmericasCupAnywhere
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/aca32
Blog: http://aca32.wordpress.com

Dallin Dominates, Kasoli Weighs In

Dallin Dominates, Kasoli Weighs In

October 24th, 2007 ·

I had a chance to watch part of yesterday’s ACA32 races at NYC. Cynthia Centaur is the Race Director for this weekly series, and the start gun usually goes off at 11:00am each Tuesday.

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This year’s ACA Cup contenders Cynthia Centaur and M1sha Dallin skippered their ACA32 racers. Epicurus Emmons, another contender from the 2007 ACA Cup, showed up at the helm of his new Larinda Schooner. Schnoogge Broome also joined in. Everyone knows Schnoogge from his long involvement with Tako racing, but this was his first effort at the helm of his Americas Cup one design boat.

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Speaking of One Design, a new skipper joined the fleet in his modified ACA32. Please welcome Kasolai Nighbor!! Kasoli wasn’t happy with the spare appearance of the 186-prim production line ACA32, so he modified the attachment portion. His boat unquestionably retains the line and style of the ACA32, but his additional detailing brings a new level of beauty, nuance… and even dignity to the old blank ACA hull. Everyone should take a careful look at Kasolai’s artisanship at the next race.

Kasoli was appropriately concerned his modifications may eliminate him from racing. However, the underlying boat physics are the same, and the extra prim weight he’s added can’t give him any advantage. The boat he sailed for this race weighed in at 355 prim!

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The boats took off for an exciting series of races with many big surprises. One thing was no surprise: M1sha Dallin showed she is still the unquestioned champion in this class on the water today.

I’ll let Cynthia Centaur tell you the rest later!

via Dallin Dominates, Kasoli Weighs In.

The Sailors Cove Boat Show Oct 14 – 20th

9th.com will be participating at the Sailors Cove Boat Show from the Oct 14 to the 20th with the ACA32 Racer boat.

Come and visit us at the boat show.

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This will be a MAJOR show and attraction to all sailboat lovers.

The show will be held in the entire marina of Sailors Cove
— home of Tradewinds Yacht Club
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anchor%20Cove/195/186/25

See you there 😉
Florencia Csak

Free ACA32 Gestures by Cory

Users can get Cory’s ACA32 free gestures at Port AmericasCupAnywhere SIMs.
Just right click on the box and buy for L$0 lindens.

Cory gestures

These gestures will speed your sail trimming and increase your sailing precision. Once you have confidence in using them, you will not need to use time consuming keyboard commands or the HUD.

Before you activate the gestures you must assign them to function keys. To assign a gesture to a function key, right click on it and select open. In the gesture window select a shortcut key which you want to use for that gesture.

To activate these gestures, right click on each gesture and click activate. Once active, your function keys F2 through F10 will send silent chat commands to your boat. I strongly suggest writing the list of gestures down on a piece of paper for quick reference while you are sailing. They will quickly become second nature.

Cory Copeland

More Sailing Races

More activities for our sailing friends.

The Big Cat Race Autumn series starts on Thursday 4th October:

The Autumn Series
  Time Date Club
Race 1 12:00 SLT Thursday 4 October 2007 TYC
Race 2 12:00 SLT Thursday 11 October 2007 ACA
Race 3 12:00 SLT Thursday 18 October 2007 TYC
Race 4 12:00 SLT Thursday 25 October 2007 ACA
Race 5 12:00 SLT Thursday 1 November 2007 TYC
Race 6 12:00 SLT Thursday 8 November 2007 ACA
Race 7 12:00 SLT Thursday 15 November 2007 TYC
Race 8 12:00 SLT Thursday 22 November 2007 ACA

Race times are entered into the database immediately after each race. Click on the race above to view the race times.

Total Points for Autumn Series
The sailor with the least total points wins the cup at the end of the series.
Abella Beck
0
2
0
2
4
BeeJee Boucher
9
8
15
11
43
Damb Writer
20
18
20
12
70
Ella Larsen
5
30
8
4
47
Francois Jacques
30
30
30
30
120
Jenss Carter
30
30
30
30
120
Kix Jannings
30
30
30
30
120
Patadx Pessoa
30
18
30
30
108
Skipper Nikolaidis
10
2
5
6
23
YumYum Divisadero
11
20
30
30
91

Big Cut Races :: Summer Cup Won by Abella

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Abella Beck won the first ever Big Cat Cup by a huge margin and is back for more in the Autumn cup.

CONGRATULATIONS!! from ACA

Total Points for Summer Series
The sailor with the least total points wins the cup at the end of the series.
Abella Beck
4
5
0
0
0
2
0
0
11
Damb Writer
9
15
12
7
4
8
6
9
70
JeanCarlo Kepler
11
20
14
20
20
6
20
7
118
Jerimiah Bertolucci
13
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
153
Krew Kazan
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
160
Rhianna Arkin
0
0
2
4
20
20
20
20
86
RoDen Kilian
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
160
Schnoogge Broome
3
4
20
4
20
20
2
4
77
Skipper Nikolaidis
6
3
6
13
20
0
20
3
71