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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Rumors about Spithill returning to LR :-O http://www.giornaledellavela.com/news/2018/02/05/luna-rossa-james-spithill/
  2. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    ahahahahahahah this doesn't even deserve an answer, only a laugh
  3. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

  4. who won?

    AhahaHahahaha :))))
  5. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    http://www.lastampa.it/2017/09/18/societa/mare/sport/la-nostra-coppa-america-pi-leale-e-senza-catamarani-gTsTXhBIAbX9fWo8H1gT4J/pagina.html Worth a translation
  6. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    EB and LE bent and changed at will the rules well over the limit of sportsmanship. That's why they were thugs. There is no evidence that GD or P$B will be the same. In fact I'm sure of the contrary. Wait until the protocol will be released, then you will have the right to express your agreement or not, based on what you like in the sailing world. But even then, any moral judgement will be unfair, because it should be based on facts. Like the facts EB and LE did. IMHO
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  8. Team NZ

    Ahahahahahahah you've never been to Italy during a past AC then. People were really crazy, even people that knew nothing about sailing, and they did watch it live in the middle of the night! Expecially in 1992, Sandiego, with the Moro di Venezia and iin 2000 in Auckland, when the Italian boats were quite competitive.
  9. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Many people were hoping for a return to monohulls. "They will be very powerful boats, but technical details, for example if foils (the drifts that raise them from the water) or canting keels will be used, will be revealed at a later stage."
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  12. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    What is this? A random sequence of Italian words without any meaning? If you try to explain in English I can help you with the translation :)))
  13. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I'll put here any news I'll read on Italian media! First on the paper edition of "La Gazzetta", and then online ( http://www.gazzetta.it/vela/17-07-2017/vela-onorato-promessa-coppa-america-210363790740.shtml ) there was a quite long interview to Vincenzo Onorato (Mascalzone Latino) and when asked about a possible involvement in the next America's Cup he said: «Il discorso è complesso, dipende davvero da che cosa decideranno i neozelandesi. Se la disegnano sui monoscafi non enormi che privilegiano l’arte marinaresca farò di tutto per esserci». Arte marinaresca? «Nell’ultima Coppa America ho visto ciclisti, ma non una scotta, né manovre con lo spinnaker. Io, e forse non sono il solo, vorrei vedere anche altro. Marinai con le scotte in mano che manovrano le vele, questa è la vela nella quale sono cresciuto». "It's complex, it really depends on what the Newzealanders will decide. If they will choose monohulls (but not huge) and a return to seamanship I will do everything possible in order to compete." - seamanship? "In the last America's Cup I've seen cyclists, but not sheets or spinnaker maneuvers,. I, and I think I'm not alone, would like to see more. Sailors with sheets in their hands trimming sails, this is the yachting where I grew up."
  14. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Depending on the type of boat that will be chosen for the next Cup, it is even possible a second Italian Challenge! On the Italian sport newspaper "Gazzetta dello Sport" there were rumors about Mascalzone Latino coming back too.