The old bat is back to racing! And I suppose she’s just as bad as she ever was.
Dutch hosts Nacra races twice a week now at Tradewinds Yacht Club and I decided I would not be much of a ‘commodore’ if I’d not at least show my support once and have a look. Naturally that would include actually unpacking my Nacra catamaran and getting it ready to race.
After ignoring the instructions I was ready!
Enjoying my race win in the Nacra
In race 1 I crashed in pre-start, trying to tack the boat on the point where 4 Secondlife regions come together. I had to relog and watch Dutch, the maker of the Nacra 17, win the race. In race 2 I was lucky though: in my second Nacra-race ever nearly everyone else crashed and I won it! This was despite being over the startline early and having to reround the start marker. Joly, who also had serious problems and was unable to sail at her usual level, was second.
In race 3, there was less chaos and I finished 2nd behind Dutch, just before Joly.
I can feel the adrenaline rushing through my body now. I think I want to race a lot more in 2013 than I did in 2012! The next Nacra race will be at TYC this friday, at 6AM PDT.
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:
Thanks to Tradewinds Yacht Club’s Tasha Kostolany, fanatic Liv Leigh spotters now can enjoy their own cabin. The simple wooden shed contains some information about Liv Leigh and a couple of warnings for the unknowing. A one metre tall fence offers the needed protection against sudden attacks.
The stand provides some information about Liv Leigh’s usual habitat, the ‘race director’s chair’ and habits (sitting AFK, with or without sign above it’s head). A pair of binoculars is included for a better view, but not necessary as the cabin brings spotters right in the middle of Liv’s territory.
Visitors are kindly requested not to feed the animals, as they might get sick. Visitors are advised to not stand at or lean on the fence as this might result into them becoming food for the wildlife.
The cabin can be visited at Tradewinds Yacht Club: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dex/172/28/25