2017 HOBBIES: Sailing the virtual seas with Kayaker Magic and his advanced NAV

Sailing the virtual seas with Kayaker Magic and his advanced NAV Sailing the virtual seas is not as much fun as sailing the wet ones.  But the virtual seas are as near as your computer.  But a virtual boat costs only a few dollars and requires no upkeep.  Kayaker Magic makes sailboats that fit those strange terms that sailing fans use.   A bit of virtual sailing might be of interest to people who have limited access to wet-water sailing. Watch on YouTubeThe man who did not talk. A true storyAbout sailing (from this blog)Hud= “Head-up” display.  A head-up display or heads-up display,also known as a HUD, is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints.-In virtual worlds, the HUD appears on the screen with information about the local world and often with controls that you can use to take action about what you see.  *******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingCybalounge updated: now with voice!OSCC presentation videos availableCRASH! Site, the musical under development by people like usOSHG: Exploratory project by NMA: Future of Open-Source Virtual Worlds10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. March 29–April 1, 2017. Call for proposalsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewTry a browser-based virtual worldSelby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSDestination guide: OpenSimWorldOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersSign of the Kite WELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+In a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.*********************************A sailing community in Second Life speaks to the outworld, where the people are.Sailing the Seas of OpenSim. And ignoring the physics engineHobbies and communities in virtual worlds. SummarySailing the seas of OpensimBoating and sailing communities developing on the hypergrid Sailing the Blake Sea: Barbarosa infohubAdventure Bay Jetski Rezzer. Incidental entertainment    Sailing in Second Life    SL Sailing FunKayaker Magic explains what his HUD doesThe NAV HUD is an advanced sailing HUD available for several of my newest sailing boats. It has all the same controls for your sailboat: Raising, lowering and trimming sails. All the modes and settings for your boat. But instead of separate compass and speedometer, this HUD has a large integrated NAV compass.  The NAV Compass starts off with a “Card Compass” that has a fixed needle in the middle and the compass rose rotates around it. The needle represents your boat while the letter or numbers at the top (closest to the bow of the needle) show your heading. There is a wind direction arrow on the NAV compass that turns with the card to show you the direction that wind is flowing over your boat.  The key component is a pair of red “in irons bars” that show you how close you can sail into the wind with your current speed, heading and sail trim. Also integrated into the NAV Compass is a pair of speed gauges for wind speed and boat speed. When your boat is in “internal wind” mode clicking on the face of the NAV compass will set the wind. Clicking close to the center selects calm wind, clicking near the edges sets the wind to a little over 20 knots. The location around the compass selects the wind direction.Pre-made ready-to-use HUDs:If you have my Catamaran or one of my Pirate Gunboats, I sell versions of the NAV HUD that you can just wear instead of the default HUD the boats come with. The new HUDs will connect up and you can sail away with the new instruments.Sharing the HUD with others:Several people can wear copies of the HUD at once that are connected to the same boat. The NAV HUD, like most of my HUDs, are COPY TRANS so you can give copies to your crew-members. (I highly recommend that you change them to NOTRANS before giving out copies). This allows your crew to control the sails or the gun (in the case of the Gunboat) while you concentrate on navigation. The ability for several people to connect HUDs to the same boat also has a unique educational use: You can learn sailing from an expert by watching how they use the HUD. The in-irons bars are very helpful for teaching beginning sailors how to trim the sails to get the most out of the wind.**********************************************************************************News and Notes***********************The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress or recently completed. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby will be doing test video capture of presentations in voice.  These may be posted on YouTube.-Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.Next WIP showNext WIP show: Sun. Jan 22, Noon SLT Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.world.narasnook.com:8900Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TPAt Narasnook, use World Map to search for PandoraCookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Previous Articles from the WIP show Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) showWIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the futureWIP on Cookie II, Kitely, 9/20 Dolls, Discos, and DiscussionWIP August 23, A conversation about being creativeThe WIP show, 7/18/2015: Virtual mobile art by Lucy AfarensisWIP Show at Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II, KitelyWIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015Hypergrid WIP meeting. The creatives of the hypergrid************************************Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   HYPERGRID EVENTS   Hypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blogHG links– depending on your interests Use your head! They always tell you that. They never tell you howAbout  educationAbout artDinosaurSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout business  The incomplete works of Ann Tree PrenyourOutworldz One-Click Hypergrid  (Install your own HG)Binder’s OSWorlds Stats and Status (past week)Google Calendar tutorial (Used for notices of HG events)Hypergrid Tour 2016-01– 167

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