Under much pressure from all the ACA fans I have decided to release the version 1.9 even though the windshadow upgrades from Hans are not included in this version. So here it is the much awaited ACA v1.9.
Note: Coming soon on Nov 15th the 2.0 with windshadow upgrades and scripts saved in mono to reduce lag.


Florencia007 Csak


1st TOUCH Magazine

the Americas Cup races are heating up, I am staying up real late (although having a nap during the day) to watch the racing live in SL. That’s right live video feeds direct from inside SL.

Americas Cup business partner Alcatel-Lucent, who provide live video feeds from the sailing venues over the internet have also established an SL presence. Not only that but they have also developed an SL version of the AC boat.

click me! The Americas Cup Anywhere Sim in Second Life is a representation to the Americas Cup Port in Valencia Spain and house a marina for SL’s Flying Tayko fleet for Skippers taking part in the ACA Virtual Cup. Also on display is the AC fleet, a great race course and a number of places to view info about the Cup and a video wall showing the live video feeds from Alcatel-Lucent. I have been there for the Cup finals, and it’s great to be able to talk to like minded sailing buffs as it all takes place. The site was built by Florencia007 Csak and her team from who have built a superb sim.

via 1st TOUCH Magazine.

Alcatel-Lucent: Virtual presence latest addition to suite of new media services delivering enhanced coverage and content

Alcatel-Lucent: Virtual presence latest addition to suite of new media services delivering enhanced coverage and content

(M2 PressWIRE Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)


Valencia – As the official New Media Provider of the 32nd America’s

Cup, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced it

has expanded into the virtual realm with the opening of Port

AmericasCupAnywhere on Second Life , the 3D virtual world phenomena

entirely built and owned by its residents. Coinciding with the final

round of sailing competition beginning today in Valencia, Spain, the

announcement follows Alcatel-Lucent’s launch earlier this spring of

AmericasCupAnywhere, a unique suite of new media services which enable

sailing fans globally to enjoy all of the sailing action whenever and

wherever they want via the Internet and mobile devices.

At Port AmericasCupAnywhere, Second Life residents can watch live

animated coverage of the sailing competition and access daily archives

of racing action. Providing an exciting new venue for Second Life

residents to learn about the technology and tactics of America’s Cup

racing, Port AmericasCupAnywhere is also hosting a virtual regatta for

the Second Life sailing community, allowing residents to take the helm

of an America’s Cup class boat in virtual fleet and match racing.

via Alcatel-Lucent: Virtual presence latest addition to suite of new media services delivering enhanced coverage and content.

Zephyr (sail): The America’s Cup Goes Virtual in Second Life

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The America’s Cup Goes Virtual in Second Life

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I haven’t written about sailing and the virtual world Second Life much lately but I still go on (as avatar Lex Lian) and take the occasional virtual sail in the always perfectly placid waterways of SL. But recent news of the America’s Cup being extended into Second Life prompted today’s post…the photos above are of the not yet released ACA32 Racer. The dots in the cockpit are “poseballs” that allow the crew to get into position (mast, trim, grinding, bow, etc) and in the first shot you can see me posing up the mast. Needless to say the design and script work (code that makes the boats sail) have been developed by some of Second Life’s preeminent sailors and virtual yacht architects. There is a virtual regatta planned using widely available dinghy’s (called Takos) and the final eight winners of this regatta will match race the ACA32 Racers.

But that’s not all! Alcatel-Lucent, the official new media provider for the 32nd America’s Cup, has extended its new media coverage of the event to the virtual world. As part of its America’s Cup Anywhere program a “New Media Agency” called has been contracted to build a virtual presence named Port AmericasCupAnywhere in order to bring the 32nd America’s Cup to Second Life.

via Zephyr (sail): The America’s Cup Goes Virtual in Second Life.