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Second Life™ Racing Site

Posted by Atashi at 2016.04.12 18.17 in News

Second Life™ Racing is a new site that Kim Link has set up, as a one-stop source for all news and information about racing in Second Life!

There’s pages set up for numerous auto racing venues, a calendar of events, and a blog, as well as links to other racing sites and several virtual-racing youtube channels.

It looks like a great resource for anyone interested in virtual racing of any kind.

Series Seven Ended

Posted by Atashi at 2016.04.06 18.11 in News, Racing

Series Seven has come to an end, with our 24th Regatta today.

Once again, Kim has taken the top spot.

The final scores are as follows:

Series Seven Final Scores

For now, we’ll have some casual races, or maybe we’ll take a break. Either way the pressure is off and we’re in between seasons.

Looking ahead, a completely new boat design is in the works, and perhaps a complete overhaul of our Regatta system.

Thank you everyone who joined us to race over the past couple months, and congratulations to Kim for her win!

Series 7 Trophy

Season Seven Changes

Posted by Atashi at 2016.01.04 17.47 in News, Racing

Just a heads-up on some changes we are making for our seventh series.

First, we’re not going to do the qualifications round any more, and we’re not going to use the starting gates any more.

The idea behind the starting gates, was to try and avoid the ‘first turn pile-up’ when all the boats try and squeeze through the first turn or gate at once and inevitably end up in a big crash.

We still had the big pile-ups even using starting gates, so they did not solve the problem they were meant to. And without starting gates, there’s no need for qualifications.

Second, rather than 6 or 8 separate races, we’re cutting it down to just three races.

The first two will be shorter, being 5 to 10 laps. The third race will be a longer one, between 20 and 40 laps.

And finally, the points allocations will be adjusted slightly to account for the difference between long- and short- races. The short races will maintain our 4-3-2-1 points breakdown, but the long race will earn double points, eg. 8-6-4-2 points.

There will be two additional points awarded to the winner of the gold medallion for each race. In the event of a tie in the points after the three races are over, a tie-breaking race will be run and the winner of that race will get the extra 2 points and the medallion.

The Official Rules have been updated accordingly to reflect these changes.

New Season Starts Wednesday January 6th

Posted by Atashi at 2015.12.29 19.42 in News

After a month of hiatus, we’re getting ready to begin Series Seven, on Wednesday January 6th!

Be there at the Waikiti Wharf at 2pmPST (5pm Eastern) when we kick off our seventh season of virtual airboat racing!

Stay tuned for more info to follow soon.