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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. I don't consider that there sailors are particularly better. The ones i have sailed with have been pretty useless. Its just that in more developed countries we tend to get real jobs etc etc...
  2. Is that a thing? I know the incident but is that what happened. Cool.
  3. Yep. Hurts the same when you pitchpole a Skiff and get knocked on the head. No chase boat though. These are Pros that are paid a massive amount of money to go sailing. I expect them to get out there and perform. If they are scared or tired then they are not up to the standard. It might be dangerous and i don't want anybody hurt but nobody has to sign up to do this.
  4. Yep. Same for everyone. That is why they get paid to go and get exhausted. A lot of us do it just for fun. Man up Kiwis.
  5. I think they need to grow up. They are at the Americas Cup. The point is that it has always favoured the defender. It was more wind than they are used to but you know it was not that dangerous. It was a mistake by the helm that made it dangerous but it is to late to get Barker back now huh.
  6. Fancy the tough outdoorsy Kiwis getting their knickers in a twist over 20kts of breeze. Come on lads. I thought you wrote the book on being a tough guy sailor. Was it because it rained as well.
  7. The problem with everything you say is that yesterdays conditions were not treacherous. They where good sailing conditions and they should race. SB and ART lost some fairings ripped off. BAR and ETZN raced. PB screwed it and dumped the boat as he was Racing. Nothing wrong and if it had been called off yesterday that would have been wrong.
  8. Big Sir Ben on the BT interview said as much. Something like "we haven't even sailed these boats in this wind strength before..."
  9. BOOM! I agree. This race is all about the smaller boats and the corinthian teams. And is IMHO the best in the world. Not so many years ago when i did my first the boats like Zeyphrus V and the saliors that drove them (Betrand) used to come and hang around the bars with the rest of us. That was cool, not just pushing off home.
  10. Ah. Right. I didnt look that close. 20% place penalty would have probably made us last so that would have been an achievement.
  11. Retired: Ran out of time - returning to Plymouth - all ok Apparently they were OCS and the current was flushing them out, and it took 4+ hours to get back to the right side of the starting line, while the fleet was riding the current out. Of course, then once they had finally started, the current was in their face again going out. They eventually caught up to the back end of the fleet, but I think they had crew members that had flights to catch or something along those lines, and did the math and retired. IIRC RORC SIs allow OCS boats to score with a penalty. Probably not worth taking 4 hours to recross the line. Yeah. But it is 20%. If it took you 5 days that is a whole extra day. 20% for straying into the TSS as well. I set every waypoint a half a mile further out as i knew our crew despite it being drummed into them that it was a mark of the course decide to sag inside all of them.
  12. The front page story on the Fastnet is so far from reality and typical of the reporting that wants to concentrate on the super maxis and professional set ups. This was a classic Fastnet and of the 3 I have done my favourite. Just because the big boats did not get breeze as they are so fast does not mean it was a faliure. And the CELTIC SEA was windy and very bumpy. We touched F7 on the way back and at times had a solid 6 both out and back. The race village was superb. RORC has really got their act together on that front. The change to using the TSS as a spreader rather than Pantenious Bouy meant that we saw quite a few big boats on their way back. They were really hammering along. So get a decent reporter that tells the full story or this site is just so much bull.
  13. Can we just get one thing straight with the Anti's that run this site. Its the Celtic sea. If you are in the Irish sea you will quite distance off course.
  14. The owner was running short of cash. Down to his last couple of bilion by all accounts so he is concentrating on his new business for a bit. Momo is a sister ship to Ran
  15. 2008? Nuff said. Its not a pommie rock. It belongs to the Irish Republic. We just kinda borrow it once ever 2 years. Pom Rock = British Isles The Rock = Fastnet Rock Ha yeah. Granted. But still 2008 must have been a lonly year?