Leetle Cat Gets a Tune Up!
Three rather wondrous boats emerged late last summer from Trudeau Yacht Yard; the Twenty, the Knockabout, and the Leetle Cat. Each had distinctive features and responded to specific user requests.
The Leetle Cat was the last to hit the water, and like all Trudeau boats, it was modeled after a particular real-life [...]
Second Life Sailing Association: A Reappraisal
1. SLSA Group
I have been thinking about the Second Life Sailing Association (SLSA) recently, and what it means.
In RL, the International Sailing Federation has been around for a little over a hundred years. It began because there was a recognized need to set basic standards and policies for sa [...]
Yesterday I told you about a wonderful new boat, the Shelley Fizz, that was just released for beta testing. Although still in testing, the boat is a colossal hit already, with impromptu brown-bag beta-regattas recruiting sim-busting crowds of sailors. I suspect the Shelley will sustain that start-up steam for some time, as in [...]
Sometimes a picture is all you need. An image appears that sparks an idea, and everything changes.
Bri Hasp handed me a video this morning. It shows her sailing a boat designed by Owen Oyen. Pretty simple stuff: A a jug of wine, a book of verse, a loaf of bread… with Bri [cough, sorry].
Watch the video I linked below and catch the mes [...]
I started telling you about Mowry Sprints a few days ago; let’s pick up the story where we left off!
As I mentioned, there was a good deal of interest and excitement in the sailing community over the Regatta. The few week build up to the event saw a crescendo of practice sessions, qualifying races and the usual pre-race [...]
I have quite a bit to tell you about what went on, so I decided to break this article into two pieces. Today I’ll tell you about the buildup prior to race day, and then In Part II of this story I’ll tell you what happened on the water. I’ve also posted the Race Results and an Awards Ceremony transcript here.