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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Some guys recently did a Montreal to Quebec City on a Nacra 17. Downstream obviously. They called it "Le Grand Raid." I'd be interested to do this in my 49er or Waszp...
  2. Yep, recommend Marlow Excel Racing. You probably only need 4mm though! Dyneema fibres have come a long way in the past 10 years!
  3. ^ I DEFINITELY don't think Rob is "organic." But he definitely is gluten free.
  4. While short on details for obvious reasons, that's an extremely fascinating paper from MHI. Would love to find that documentary somewhere! I'll ask my Wing Nut C Class friends to look for it... As others have said in this topic, about 10-20 years and we should/could be seeing this technology being applied to boat building. (Certainly already being applied to build rigs, spars, etc!)
  5. Clean, Good interview with Mal. It would be interesting if you could have a follow-up chat with him in a set time frame... like 3, 6 or 12 months from now. Just to see what progress has been made...
  6. Have you tried asking Fogh Marine in Toronto, ON, Canada? Or maybe there's a dealer in Ireland who can replace the spreader for you...
  7. Hey, does anybody remember the leadup to AC33 and the lawsuit between Ellison / Bertarelli where Oracle argued that it was unfair for the defender to compete in the LV Cup? That was a major point of contention and they argued a possible breach of fiduciary duty. ACEA just launched the schedule today (https://americascup-images.s3.amazonaws.com/original/m2287_2017-louis-vuitton-america-s-cup-schedule.jpg ) and it just totally irks me that they are the first race. I'm not a fan of them having argued on principles but then going around and contradicting themselves. Sorry, just need to vent. I'll still watch the race on their shitty ass app that doesn't work.
  8. Been sailing in shark-infested waters for the past 10 to 15 years. San Fran, Fremantle, Miami, etc... Only once have I seen a shark. It was the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami in the north part of Biscayne Bay, saw an 8' Bull Shark finning for about 8-10". At first thought it was a dolphin, but as we got closer could see that the dorsal was indeed that of a Tiger Shark. That's it. Even though we sailed in the Perth 2011 Worlds with the angry Great White trying to eat men..!
  9. I think I was one of those guys out that day. I got to try the Waszp in NPT during foiling week and clearly got stung. I went home and made the $1,000 deposit online. I'm in Canada - any other Canuckistanians get stung? Let's go race next summer!
  10. Agree - you lucky Yanks will have online coverage on NBC! Bastards! http://www.ussailing.org/olympics/rio2016guide/ Lucky yanks will have daily live online coverage! Here's hoping that someone can figure out how to trick the NBC website into thinking you're from the US.
  11. Well put, Steve. I've seen LOTS and LOTS of 49er guys put a huge emphasis on centering boards, mast steps, chainplates, etc. Whole lot of good it's done them! I've had conversations with medalists who essentially say what you're saying - if you think you need it done to be fast, then you need it. So if you're a younger sailor wondering whether to do this or not, I'd say No! Just go sailing instead.
  12. Agree - you lucky Yanks will have online coverage on NBC! Bastards!
  13. Oh yes, in all the major Olympic sailing nations, So are we going to need Ex Pat Shield to watch on BBC again?
  14. Anyone have anything for Chicago??
  15. Anyone find a link to watch Sunday after the fact (not live)? The French channel (Canal+) claims to have it, but it's actually saturday's broadcast