I saw AnaVictoria Morales’ model of the HMS Victory in-world a while ago and it got me into reading a little on it’s history. Of course I found information on it’s illustrious commander: Lord Nelson. That man had a uniform which was pretty spectacular for it’s time. Medals and orders not being so common as they are now, he had a bunch of custom-made medals and decorations, some of which are quite stunning.
This got me into making my own uniform for formal occasions in the world of Secondlife Sailing. I bought 2 uniforms for that, created a bicorn with a seashell as a brooch on it and bought golden boots, with high heels on them of course…
Today I added 3 more parts: 3 medals, which are totally out of place on the uniform, but that’s how I like it. You can see how it looks right now. I will add more details soon…
I will be brief.
After a weekend out of SL, visiting family, I found a whole lot of drama on the SLSailing forum, on Don’s iSail forum and inworld surrounding Bea Woodget and her using a certain device to monitor a racing event in Blake Sea. Apparently there was even a bunch of Abuse Reports filed against her, which resulted into an official warning by Linden Labs.
While I agree that the use of such a radar/weapon/spy-tool in Blake Sea is a bad idea, I think the reaction overall is over-the-top. Having read beforehand about the planned SLSA World Cup event the devices were attached to, I think it all simply comes down to a bad choice of equipment. There seems to be no other useful application for this tool within the context of SL Sailing. We all know this.
The subject of slandering and reporting a fellow sailor though, is another one. Instead of being simply helpful and getting rid of the item, a number of sailors apparently chose for the more dramatic option. Given the lenghty post on http://isailors.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?t=28 I have therefore decided the following:
Liv Leigh (and you can read Tradewinds Yacht Club here too) will cease to offer any support to the SLAC World Series from this moment onwards. More information can be obtained at the office. You know where to find me.
Becky’s Baby Sloop II will be launched friday March 2nd at 12PM.
Becca Moulliez will hold a speech on her great follow-up to her favourite free sailboat. There will be live music and we just might decide to all go out into the water in our new sloops!
You’ll find the boat.. and at 12PM on Friday the launch party here:
The coming weekend the SLSA World Cup Event in Quest 2M will be held at Tradewinds Yacht Club. This event will also count as TYC Winter Championships 2012. The race will be sailed in the wonderful Quest 2M, a Bwind-based racing keelboat.
The races will be held from the Siracusa line, in the SecondLife Sea known as ‘The Channel’. This line is accessible from Tradewinds Yacht Club: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dex/170/30/25
Information on the subscription procedure can be found here:
A list of competing teams in the SLSA World Cup is available here:
For the 3rd consecutive year Tradewinds Yacht Club is hosting a seaplane show. This edition is held one month later than the previous 2, marking the beginning of 2012, instead of the end of 2011.
The show features a nukber of planes already seen in the previous 2 shows and also lots of new planes by well-known and less well-known creators.
You can visit the show at TYC’s plot in Dex: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dex/202/28/21
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