Second Life Sailing

ARCHIVING IN PROGRESS

HELLO EVERYONE! Summer Sailstice in Second Life 2020 is over, and was far beyond expectations.

Over the summer, the information on this site will gradually transition to the next event! Some of the Sailstice pages will be archved, but please be prepared for some dead ends and broken links.

Coming to this site not knowing what this is all about?  Here you go:

  • What is Second Life?
    Second Life is an online virtual world, developed and owned by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003. (Wikipedia). Second Life is NOT an online game, in that nearly everything in it–avatars, buildings, objects, movements, sounds, environments–is created by its users (called “residents”), not by the company.
  • What is Summer Sailstice?
    Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice. (Summer Sailstice Website) Although very much a real world event, the Covid-19 pandemic may be keeping many sailors in their homes in June, leading to a real need for a quality virtual experience.
  • What is sailing like in Second Life?
    Second Life sailboats obey the rules of physics; there are standards for behavior in response to winds, waves and currents. The boats (all of which are created by SL residents) range from tiny dinghies to multi-masted galleons. Sailors gather in yacht clubs, at marinas, and on miles of open ocean. (There may be the occasional need to dodge a mermaid.)
One of Dale’s own boats Sirena with a customized hull

Where can I learn a lot more?

  • We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. There are lots of great resources out there, and an excellent Website that links to a lot of them. Go take a look at https://sailinginsl.wordpress.com/ !