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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. As an American, please allow me to be the first in this thread to offer my congratulations to all of New Zealand on an outstanding and very well earned victory. While I was hoping the cup would stay in the US, I cannot imagine a better place for it to go than back to New Zealand. Sadly, in my country I would be willing to bet that 90% or more of us didn't even know or care that we had the cup. It really is heartwarming to see a nation win it when that nation really cares and appreciates it. Well done New Zealand and I hope you enjoy your time as keepers of the Auld Mug for as long as that time lasts!!!
  2. Is Comanche being sold? I had not heard this before now.
  3. Okay, No problem. I thought I was missing something there. LOL
  4. Not really sure what you mean by that. I have no list of previous names.
  5. Thanks for the responses. How crowded does it tend to get at Castle Hill and how early should we show up to get a good spot there?
  6. My wife and I are planning to go to Newport this summer to watch the start of the N2B race. Does anyone have any advice on good vantage points from which to view the start? We were in Newport for our honeymoon in 2013 during the ACWS race that year so we are somewhat familiar with the area. However this will be the first time we've been to the N2B so I would think that areas that were great for the ACWS (The seawall by Ft Adams for example) might not be as good for the N2B. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Bradd
  7. Thanks very much for the info. Much appreciated!!
  8. Does anyone have any info as to when Rambler 88 will race next? I was hoping to see them on the Entry list for Les Voiles de St. Barth next month. So far she is not entered. It would be cool to see another dual between Rambler and Comanche.
  9. I was able to watch part of the replay of the races right up until the app froze just after the start of race 3 Now its back to not working once again. I really don't think its a problem on my end. This tablet that I'm using has been possibly the most trouble free electronic device I have ever owned. I have live streamed a great deal of different types of content on this thing and never had even a hint of trouble. I'm not at all sure what's going on here, but after paying $24 for the season pass, it's more than a little disappointing.
  10. Sorry about the late response, but it would have made no real difference.Always make sure location services (GPS) is activated and you have the latest update. ACEA had TWO updates this week, one just before the event. If you are not updated and the app can not access GPS location it will spin and spin and spin. Updates should be out at least a week before the event if they are going to take your money, poor planning and execution again. Thank you for the reponse. Location services was activated, and I just bought the app on Thursday and downloaded all the updates so I don't believe that was my problem. I appreciate the attempt to help though. Thanks.
  11. Is anyone else having problems with the AC+ app? When I try to watch live all I get is a message that says retrieving products like its trying to load something, but that is all it does. It NEVER stops trying to load whatever its trying to load and the live action never comes up. So far I'd have to say that this app is nothing but a big waste of money.
  12. They are all used. no new boats have been constructed since the first batch. Oh ok. I didn't know that. That's a shame that no more were built. They are certainly very cool boats.
  13. Is this a surprise or something? I'm certainly no sailing expert, but the fact that the mod 70s are faster than ANY monohull does not really seem all that newsworthy to me. Am I missing something?? always newsworthy when a brand new 30-million dollar monster gets eaten alive by a boat from the bargain bin A 4 million dollar boat is from the bargain bin? I don't know, its just my opinion but I find both types of boats to be impressive in their own ways and I enjoy both the by monohulls and the super fast multis. I don't find it to be a shortcoming when an high tech high dollar monohull gets outrun by a multihull. Both types of boats are awesome to me as a fan of sailing. 1) Phaedo cost less than half that. For a record-breaker, yeah - that's the bargain bin. 2) I find it hard to be impressed with a boat that isn't even close to the fastest one there when it costs an order of magnitude more and weighs as much as a hose. Comanche is quicker than a J Class Yacht, but to me she is just as obsolete. Cool looking and obviously fast for a monohull, but from an era when logic and efficiency was less important than power and grunt, befitting her septuagenarian owner. 3) Opinions vary, and plenty of guys like big curvy' girls. I happen to like 'em lean. I'm not sure when Phaedo was constructed, but according to this article, the first 5 mod70s were sold for $3.5 Million which was actually below cost, boats 6-9 sold for $4.25 Million and subsequent boats for $5 Million. None of those are less than half of the $4 Million figure I cited. Regardless, in my opinion they are awesome boats as are the big Maxi's like Comanche. http://www.sailingworld.com/sailboats/mod-squad
  14. Is this a surprise or something? I'm certainly no sailing expert, but the fact that the mod 70s are faster than ANY monohull does not really seem all that newsworthy to me. Am I missing something?? always newsworthy when a brand new 30-million dollar monster gets eaten alive by a boat from the bargain bin A 4 million dollar boat is from the bargain bin? I don't know, its just my opinion but I find both types of boats to be impressive in their own ways and I enjoy both the by monohulls and the super fast multis. I don't find it to be a shortcoming when an high tech high dollar monohull gets outrun by a multihull. Both types of boats are awesome to me as a fan of sailing. But anyway, to get back on topic, I just noticed on the tracker that they have ghost boats showing up now. What is the purpose of those? Are they there to show the position of the record holders were at the same time as the current boats are being shown?? I noticed that one of them shows Phaedo3 from last year and the other is showing Rambler 100 from 2011. Would they be the record holders for this race? If so it appears that Comanche is ahead of where Rambler was for the monohull record. Very cool if they can make a run at it this year.
  15. Is this a surprise or something? I'm certainly no sailing expert, but the fact that the mod 70s are faster than ANY monohull does not really seem all that newsworthy to me. Am I missing something??