Just a little Chit Chat

Last night saw the practice races for the 33rd ACA Trophy sponsored by 9th.com. It was an interesting evening racing to say the least. please follow this link for details of the race. It’s clear that 12 fully charging ACA boats will not do much for the health of a sim.. so please note the last paragraph of the race results.

Bea Woodget has completed a great article on Sailing.Com about the speed and polars of the new ACA, it makes for great reading follow this link

Thirdly,  those of you at the MarkTwain White show last weekend will have seen the preliminary ACA Trophy video he made.. If you missed this follow this link

Lastly entries for the trophy have been enormous!!!! 42 boats at the last count. Many more than we were expecting. Please be patient whilst we organise and place you in slots for racing next sunday.

Quirky Torok

ACA MANAGEMENT by 9th.com

PS.. if you have a great photograph of an ACA please feel free to add it to our Flickr page.. all donations gratefully received!!!

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ACA TROPHY 2010

It’s here!!!!! Finally

In the run up to the real life America’s Cup We at ACA will be running our own version of the world renown event.

In charge of the racing will be Naeve Rossini who has worked hard to come up with a series of races that reflect the challenges of the event.

COMPETITORS

Competition is open to all residents of Second Life who wish to compete.

During registration, each competitor will submit a boat name and race ID.

The crew of each boat may range from 1 (solo) to 3 (multicrew).

EQUIPMENT

The official boat of the 33rd ACA is the ACA33 Racer v2.52. No other boats are allowed.

No modifications to the boat are allowed, except custom texturing (e.g.: sails and hulls).

COMMUNICATION

Each competitor is required to be a member of the 33rd ACA Competitors group. This is the official group for communicating with all competitors before and during the races.

SCHEDULING

The competition will be held over two dates, Saturday 30 January 2010 and Saturday 6 February 2010.

30 January – Four time slots with open fleet racing to determine four finalists.  These times are yet to be confirmed. We are looking for a spread of times during the day so as many people as possible can participate. However if you get through to the races on the 6th we will discuss a mutual time convenient to all.. this will not be easy so bare with us.

6 February – Match racing bracket to determine the winner. [3 races, 90-135 minutes] [4 races, 120-180 minutes]

COURSES

The competition will be run on two courses, Course A and Course B.

Course A – Pacific Start, Flotsam CW, Crows Nest CW, Flotsam CW, Pacific Finish

Course B – Pacific Start, Hawser CW, Swam CW, Pacific Finish

The courses will alternate during fleet racing. During match racing, the first race will be Course A, the second race will be Course B, and the third race will be Course A, if necessary.

Charts will be issued very soon to competitors.

RULES

The competition will follow the rules set forth in the RRSSL (vhttp://www.slsailing.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2226).

PRIZES

One prize will be presented to the winner, provided by ACA RACER. The current belief is that this prize will be an in-world replica of the America’s Cup trophy.

In the first instance please contact Naeve so we have an idea on numbers. Of course we will require Judges and support staff.

This is going to be a short sharp set of races.. but it should be imensly fun. A full Notice of Race will be issued in due course.

May I take this early opportunity to thank Naeve for all her hard work.

Quirky Torok and Florencia007 Csak

ACA Management Team

The ACA gets an update….. again

Just as you were getting used to the 2.52 ACA along comes another..

ACA management proudly presents the ACA 2.53!!!! looking identical to the 2.52 the 2.53 has important changes to the sailing engine. Caf Binder our resident genius states. ‘Basically a quick “polars remedy” fix , v 2.53 is to be enforced at ACA SL Cup:

– boat will not sail for TWA under 15 degrees
– boat speed will fall for TWA under 22 degrees

So to update all you need to do is to rezz your 2.52 and a brand new 2.53 will be delivered to you.. postage free!!!

This of course means the official boat of the 33rd ACA trophy, sponsored by 9th.com is the 2.53. no other boats will be acceptable. Checks will be made on the start line.

Many thanks

Quirky Torok

ACA MANAGEMENT by 9th.com

ACA Trophy 2010

It’s here!!!!! Finally

In the run up to the real life America’s Cup We at ACA will be running our own version of the world renown event.

In charge of the racing will be Naeve Rossini who has worked hard to come up with a series of races that reflect the challenges of the event.

What I can tell you is this…

COMPETITORS

Competition is open to all residents of Second Life who wish to compete.

During registration, each competitor will submit a boat name and race ID.

The crew of each boat may range from 1 (solo) to 3 (multicrew).

EQUIPMENT

The official boat of the 33rd ACA is the ACA33 Racer v2.52. No other boats are allowed.

No modifications to the boat are allowed, except custom texturing (e.g.: sails and hulls).

COMMUNICATION

Each competitor is required to be a member of the 33rd ACA Competitors group. This is the official group for communicating with all competitors before and during the races.

SCHEDULING

The competition will be held over two dates, Saturday 30 January 2010 and Saturday 6 February 2010.

30 January – Four time slots with open fleet racing to determine four finalists.  These times are yet to be confirmed. We are looking for a spread of times during the day so as many people as possible can participate. However if you get through to the races on the 6th we will discuss a mutual time convenient to all.. this will not be easy so bare with us.

6 February – Match racing bracket to determine the winner. [3 races, 90-135 minutes] [4 races, 120-180 minutes]

COURSES

The competition will be run on two courses, Course A and Course B.

Course A – Pacific Start, Flotsam CW, Crows Nest CW, Flotsam CW, Pacific Finish

Course B – Pacific Start, Hawser CW, Swam CW, Pacific Finish

The courses will alternate during fleet racing. During match racing, the first race will be Course A, the second race will be Course B, and the third race will be Course A, if necessary.

Charts will be issued very soon to competitors.

RULES

The competition will follow the rules set forth in the RRSSL (vhttp://www.slsailing.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2226).

PRIZES

One prize will be presented to the winner, provided by ACA RACER. The current belief is that this prize will be an in-world replica of the America’s Cup trophy.

In the first instance please contact Naeve so we have an idea on numbers. Of course we will require Judges and support staff.

This is going to be a short sharp set of races.. but it should be imensly fun. A full Notice of Race will be issued in due course.

May I take this early opportunity to thank Naeve for all her hard work.

Quirky Torok

ACA Management Team