Muskmelon Race Training Centre
The Muskmelon Centre builds on our Sail Training School located in Strawberry.
Strawberry will focus on basic sailing instruction and as well as a set of select, more advanced topics.
We are all very excited at the prospect of a new centre that can help build sailing knowledge and skill in SL, and we hope it might play an important role building future standards for SL racing. However, our most important goal is really to get sailors on the water, having fun.
Both the Strawberry and Muskmelon locations have a relaxed style and approach, and we encourage sailors at any level to come visit when they have a free moment. Visitors will find a large number of self-study slideshows on different topics, covering multiple boats. The centres will also hold regular group classes and topic-specific meetings to review and practice tactics, logistics and race rules.
LdeWell Hawker had a central role developing the new facility, the racelines, and the teaching program, building on the huge effort started by Isis Rexie. Hawk will run classroom-based training courses and in-water instruction on Fruit Islands’ designated 8 sim L-shaped Race Training area. There are FOUR separate racelines installed in that area, and each sim has a WWC windsetter installed. There will always be default wind available in case you lose your puff!
We hope that many experienced SL sailors will take a look and test out the new waters, and we’d love their assistance and input as we develop courses, teaching, and plan events. You can contact any of us listed below.
We will be catering to all classes of boats and we’re already allocating time and resources to the T-One ONE WORLD event this January (Fruit Islands will host “ROUND TWO” again. Last year, Mango’s Commodore Isis Rexie finished a FULL THREE MINUTES ahead of the second-place boat… in a field of Fifteen crack race teams). (Editorial note: Liv and Momomos helped a bit 🙂 )
This year Mango believes T-ONE is a boat made for Fruit Island waters… Come give it a try, and see if you agree 🙂 !
Although we always have a big smile in Fruit’s tropical island setting, we admit we’re pretty serious about teaching. You want to learn racing tactics? Hawk ‘s set up a great program that uses Qyv Inshan’s Quest Match boats, fueled by Becca’s BWind engine. No matter what boat you eventually plan to race, we think a few hours playing at Mango with Hawk’s recommendations can put you into overdrive on the race circuit.
Come visit and rez a boat anywhere in Fruit Island’s 100+ sims of water, and please let us know if we missed anything or can do something that will promote sailing and get you laughing on Second Life’s waters.