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SLCC 2011

Postby Rj Kikuchiyo » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:45 am

hiyas! *hugz* need help! SLCC is taking ideas for builds to coincide with this year's Oakland CA location- I suggested SAILING in SL - need a general broad stroke sentence or two on why the SL Community Convention should showcase the SL Sailing Community
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Re: SLCC 2011

Postby Nomad Zamani » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:06 am

The sailing community in SL is long-established, diverse, and very active. It was the community that Linden Lab approached to form the original Community Partnership Program. Sailing in SL is grid-wide: there are private and Linden oceans, yacht clubs, boat races, cruises, boat builders, training facilities, social events, etc. It's amazingly like a sailing community in real life, and all are welcome, from rank beginner to yacht master.
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Re: SLCC 2011

Postby Rj Kikuchiyo » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:06 pm

Some early responses:

Elbag Gable of Fruit Islands(200 sims and growing)::
"In a virtual world where often people drift about aimlessly, sailing offers the SL inhabitant a direction, an interest and a social networking facility that yeilds a rich harvest of personal enjoyment an an opportunity to exercises their creative skills and tecnical dexterity."

Surfwidow Beaumont of SWB Films and WOOT!::
"Well the community makes up a huge part of sl
theyd be idiots to ignore that alone
this world is about traffic and the sea is the greatest utapped resource we have in life as well as here
what more do you want ;)P"

Tig Spijkers of SL Coast Guard (Public Water Safety Information who provide stations for sailors to rez their boats on all Mainland Continents)
second life is about doing those things you don't do or can't do in real life for many people
including sailing
sailing is about having fun

MarkTwain White of United Sailing Sims::
1. Both the world famous Americ'a Cup and the "world famous" SLCC are in the SF Bay area this year.
2. SF Bay is one of the most famous sailing sites in the whole world. What better theme to have for SLCC

Lizzo Dreamscape - Event Coordinator::
One of the most immersive experiences in Second Life is the act of sailing! The real world physics and virtual world commeradarie allow enthusiasts to feel the wind in their faces and the salt spray on their cheeks!

Weston Lane (Weston's Marina)::
Linden Labs has invented a fantasti virtual world with many features. So many in fact that for the first time visitor it can be overwhelming and confusing. In such cases as has been evident in the media people who can only view SL by teleportation usually revert to seeking out the easiest and lowest common denominators of the human condition: Sex.
Sailing however is an entirely different means of seeing SL, much more like real life in the way you move from place to place. Sailing embodies and showcases all of the best attributes of our virtual world.
High end content creation using the very latest in building techniques and LSL Scripting.
Sportsmanship and community built around sailing that people from all over the world have come together to celebrate a common theme. Love of the ocean and sailing.
Showcasing sailing highlights many of the best elements available in SecondLife in terms of both what can be done by residents and what has been done by Linden Labs with their Physics Engine and the development of the spaces for Linden Oceans made available to all SL residents to enjoy.

Tasha Kostolany (Tradewinds Yacht Club)::
SL Sailing connects the Grid with a "Sense of Place" and a community of neighbors like none other

Becca Horsforth::
The sailing community should be showcased because it simply embodies all that a community can be. Camaraderie,fairplay, teamwork, family values are just a few charachteristics you will find in this small area of second life. Amazingly these communities as they are, are made up of people from every area of the globe creating a universal community.

Nomad Zamani (Builder, Nantucket Yacht Club)
The sailing community in SL is long-established, diverse, and very active. It was the community that Linden Lab approached to form the original Community Partnership Program. Sailing in SL is grid-wide: there are private and Linden oceans, yacht clubs, boat races, cruises, boat builders, training facilities, social events, etc. It's amazingly like a sailing community in real life, and all are welcome, from rank beginner to yacht master.

Don Berithos, Golden Gate Yacht Club and America's Cup RL correspondent
One where having the americas cup world series here
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