Update from Nala

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Hi All

It has truly been a long time since i have posted here or even been signed into SL. I have not left sl, but sadly my dad had a stroke and that made me focus my time elsewhere. Still hope to be back soon, but for now family first.

Love Nala

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The ”Eagle” has landed

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If you cruise with the various yacht clubs, you might have seen this large beautiful ship on the water. It’s called “The Eagle”, it’s big, but a dream to sail. I thought she would be a little hard to handle, taking her size into consideration, but I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to sail her, and make her go, even at low wind speeds.

The version is was sailing was kindly provided by ZZ Bottom, who tells me that the boat is not ready for the market just yet, but they hope to have her done within a week or so, so please check back here, and I will update the post as soon as I have a release date.

Besides her beautiful lines, and wonderful and amazing rig, you will be stunned when you go below deck and find a fully furnished lower deck with everything you need for a nice long cruise, even if thigs get a little heated ( Use your imagination )

One of the things that made it fun to sail, was sim crossing, I thought she would make on of the larger jumps, when parsing the line, but it went smoooooooth and didn’t have any glitches or crashes during the 1 hour I spend on the water this morning.

 

Come back for a release date

 

Nala Kristina

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Airships at Tradewind

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If you are out sailing, flying or just simhopping and have a chance to stop by Dex and the Tradewind Yacht Club, you have the chance to see some of the wonderful creations made in SL. This time it’s Airships in all shapes and sizes. So worth a visit, and who knows – You might just get inspired.

Nala Kristina

Tradewind Yacht Club – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dex/158/66/22

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Code name “Ushuaia” Ver 3

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Today i had the chance to take the new Ushuaia out for a test run on Blake. This is not the final version, still bugs to be found and things to be adjusted, but she is still a great boat to sail, and almost ready for launch and release party later this week. ( keep an eye open for the launch party in the TMS Group)

I had her for about 4 hours today, and it’s a dream to sail. Easy to trim, with a few new features. You can either trim both sails individually or lock them togehter and trim them  both at the same time. Nice when you are just out for a cruice with friends.

The usual detail from TMS is great, ropes, animations, poses both single and couples ( and plenty of naughtyones too )

I have added a few pictures in the bottom, but it’s hard to give the boat any justice with a few pictures, you really need to  see it for you self.

The boat will come with the standard TMS pack . Textures, flags, race and gesture packs.

As something completly new to me i have tried to catch some of the action on video, please bare with me, it’s my very first try to record my self sailing, but it does give a pretty good idea of whats in store.

 

Nala Kristina

The Mesh Shop at Dutch Harbor – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dutch%20Harbor/138/138/25

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Code name “Ushuaia” Ver 2

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I have posted about the “Ushuaia” from The Mesh Shop before, read about it here

Today I had the chance to see it with textures and sails up. It still needs all the scripting done, but with a bit of luck it should be out within the next couple of weeks.

So what’s in store for us

  • 3 bedroom
  • Will hold 4 people
  • Luxurious cruiser / racer ( when needed )
  • Animated doors and hatches
  • Info screens with all needed information
  • Lot’s of great animations ( Dutch promised me )
  • Will be a little faster than the Bandit 55 and 60
  • 3 sails – Main, Jib and spinnaker
  • Lots of details

I’m already in love with it, and can’t wait for it to be released. Dutch told me the base scripts will be the same as the ones we know from the Bandit IF, but still with a different feel to it. After all it’s a luxurious cruiser and we don’t need to break a sweat sailing it.

I took a few pictures, please bare with the quality, but caught Dutch wearing a shirt 🙂

Nala Kristina

 

The Mesh Shop at Dutch Harbor – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dutch%20Harbor/138/138/25

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Announcing The F3 2016 Bandit F Tri-Club Series

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EDIT – Sadly i heard today that this will not happen at this moment. I do hope those involved will reschedulle  since i loved the concept of 3 large Clubs racing each other.

F3 2016 will be a “best of the best” series and the first incorporating the Bandit F, the
racing version of the Bandit IF.

At it’s core, this series is a competition. However, the concept is to provide a platform
for friendly and sportsmanlike competition, as well as a chance for racers to meet and
compete against skippers from other clubs. The overall goal is to make it fun, fair and
challenging.

Read the full story here ( Login may be required )

http://www.virtualworldsailing.com/index.php?/topic/1297-announcing-the-f3-2016-bandit-f-tri-club-series/

Nala Kristina

 

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Bandit IF – 4 new colors

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This weekend the weather really has been bad, so plenty of time to create few things for my boats. So I made 4 new colours for the Bandit IF. The light blue and the green one I really love, and the red and deep blue are actually ok. No names on them yet, but that will come I’m sure 🙂 Any suggestions leave them in the comments. If you like any of them, I’ll try to have them packed and shipped off to the market place during the week.

Nala Kristina

Bandit at Dutch Harbor – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dutch%20Harbor/138/138/25

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