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.
An example on how communities should be allowed to create activities. This group of residents are experimenting powerboating races at ACA water sims. They have style, they are creative and they respect other water sport lovers.
9th.com continues to support Second Life sailing fans by sponsoring the 2007 Tako Cup Act III on September 15 — Fleet Regatta at AmericasCupAnywhere complex.
The 2007 TAKO CUP is a sailing competition open to all SL skippers which will be raced in TAKO 4.0 sailboats in the United Sailing Sims of Second Life (USS-SL) and related venues. The event will be sponsored by the USS-SL and others. Those interested in sponsorship information should contact MarkTwain White in-world.
Saturday, September 1 to Saturday, October 20, 2007
Fleet racing will take place at split times: 10am and 5pm SLT. Skippers have their choice of times to race.
Match races will take place at an agreed upon time between the competitors in a time window between 12:01am the day after the prior race event is concluded and midnight of the Last Day to Race (LDR) listed for the event in the calendar
Event – Date
September 1 — Act I – Fleet Regatta at Nantucket Yacht Club
September 8 — Act II – Fleet Regatta at Tradewinds Yacht Club
September 15 — Act III – Fleet Regatta at AmericasCupAnywhere complex
September 22 — Act IV – Fleet Regatta at Starboards Yacht Club
LDR September 29 – Round of 16
LDR October 6 – Quarter-Finals
LDR October 13 – Semi-finals
LDR October 20 – Finals
All Acts are of equal weight and will be run at split times: 10AM SLT and 5PM SLT. Each skipper is allowed one throw-out among the four regattas.
9th.com keeps its support to the sailing community by offering the racing waters of the AmericasCupAnywhere sims for the “Big Cat Racing”.
Hans is organising races for large catamarans such as the Zinnemann 40. The races will take place each Thursday with three races per day and eight days in a series. There are four series each year (“spring”, “summer”, “autumn” and “winter”). The winner of each series will receive the Big Cat Cup (as seen on the right) which will be theirs to keep as well as a Zinnemann Power boat.
The venues will alternate with each week between the scenic yet challenging open waters of Sailor’s Cove and the next in the closed off specialist racing waters of AmericasCupAnywhere.