Race winds explained for the ACA 2.52

I was sailing in the Blake Sea the other day when Dutch flagged me down.. heres the convostation I had with him..

[10:58]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: i have a question
[10:58]  Quirky Torok: kk
[10:58]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: where am i supposed to see the hover text?
[10:58]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: i just accepted race wind and dont see it now
[10:58]  Quirky Torok: hehehe im just doing a blog about that
[10:58]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: ah ok
[10:59]  Quirky Torok: with the sails up you have to get close to the root prim (just above the keel)
[10:59]  Quirky Torok: the numbers come up in greeen
[10:59]  Quirky Torok: at the base of the sail
[11:00]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: inside the hull?
[11:00]  Quirky Torok: should be just above the hull
[11:00]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: i camera’d in and see the root prim as green
[11:00]  Quirky Torok: thats perfect you have race wind
[11:00]  Quirky Torok: can you se the numbers???
[11:01]  Quirky Torok: only when your sailing
[11:01]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: not in showsail
[11:01]  Quirky Torok: noooooo
[11:01]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: so a a maybe dumb question…..
[11:01]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: what’s that for exatly?
[11:01]  Quirky Torok: no such thing as a dumb question
[11:02]  Quirky Torok: its for race directors to see who is using race wind
[11:02]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: ah ok
[11:02]  Quirky Torok: it locks the wind so you cant change it mid race as well
[11:02]  Dutch Hoorenbeek: aye

One of the great new innovations on the new ACA 2.52 is the use of a race wind indicator, however  a few of the sailors are a little confused as to what it is and why its there. this blog is to explain it a little more. We have noticed how easy it could be for less honest sailors to enter races and to either increase the wind velocity or to stabalise the wind direction. We don’t think people have used this method, however better safe than sorry.

So heres how it works..

rezzing your ACA looks exactly the same

The root prim

Again this information shouldnt be too intrusive, and is there mainly for Race Directors to check for compliance with race rules. I hope this clears a few points up.

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