SAILSTICE DAY IS OVER, BUT SOME EVENTS CONTINUE!
- The Nautical Exposition runs through Monday June 21.
- Malolo Island Marina has musical events with free berthing for your boat all day Sunday June 20.
- The breathtaking Gentle Breath of Scripts Photography Exhibit continues through June 30!
- PHOTOS from Summer Sailstice in Second Life 2021 on Flickr (more to come)
- VIDEOS from Summer Sailstice in Second Life 2021 on YouTube (just some raw stuff; WAY more to come)
Want to see what we did in 2020? Try these short videos:
- The promotional VIDEO on YouTube!
- Our winning entry to the 60-second 2020 Summer Sailstice Video Challenge
If you know what Second Life sailing is about and are here for information on this year’s event, start at our Summer Sailstice in SL 2021 basic information page!
AND if you are starting from Ground Zero on virtual sailing and the 21st Anniversary of Summer Sailstice in the real world, read on!
- 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.)
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/ !