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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 am a 46 year old Cat4 racer in the US and 49er/cat sailor. An average racer type can do 1.5 hours easy at 220 watts or what is a Zone 2 basic endurance training. Top pro cycling time trial guys are doing 450 for one hour+. Top prop cycling sprinters peak at 1250 watts for 8-15 seconds. Highs of 1450 have been seen.
  2. Funny , looks like they are doing the old style jib/main Tornado "wild thing" hunting the boat around with the team all low...
  3. TP52 class rules require at least (1) and no more than (2) live dogs aboard at all times while racing. Dogs can be of any breed but must be alive at the start and finish of every race. (1) live dog may be carried as a spare to replace a dogs that happens to die during the course of a race. We found ours very helpful in the 2007 MEDCUP for turning on the the electric bilge pump on windy days, not so much for getting the sandwiches...
  4. Then we did not let the girl down, as we broke the SparCraft rig right at the beginning of the second season in the PNW... Thanks for small miracles we got a wonderful carbon rig out of the deal which turned out to be a very great solution for Rob and Zan for cruising as well.
  5. I guess a question is (and a bit sarcastic) if you have the 2015 World Champion Pursuit Team in NZL who were at peak at 1350w and average 650-700+W for four minutes or sprinters (or older sprinters) like Greipel who are turning 1250W sprint peak who can average of 450+w at 90% of one hour max for six hours, why would you train new guys how to ride bikes? Yes you have to sail but if it is important enough to go to leg pumps why would you train 4 guys how to ride bikes and not bring in two real motors..... Edit - forget it I see they have already recruited Van Velthooven the NZL 1K specialist.
  6. No need to, they have the pin and the boat in the box and they are getting a number showing meters to the line in the back of the boat. Time and distance coupled with that number should allow them to pull the trigger based on data and not some subjective call from the bow. Been a few years since I was on this circuit but our strategist used the box and the tactician called the boat to boat stuff. Think that is John Kostecki and Calafat.
  7. Glad to see this thread going so well.....
  8. If it is Kauri, then it must be at Oracle HQ. Maybe a place to sit and gaze at the big tri? Big Tri was still in Redwood as of Tuesday AM.....
  9. My wife and everyone standing on shore were loving the event and the shore was packed and great viewing was free today. Lots of ooohs and ahhhs. We were probably 400 feet from the leeward gate in race one with a view directly up the course. That said, the five sailors who knew/understood the sport standing around me we all frustrated and mumbling about the "course" as racing from lower Manhattan to Hoboken will never present a great race course. Breeze never settled in North/South. Foiling was limited, big sails were in limited use, tide was ripping, and each race kept getting shorter and shorter...
  10. Again... modified from when it was originally built, wow- what next. CJ, I think you're missing his sarcasm.... read it again. Complete sarcasm ..... Easy to win in 28KTS+ when you are the only boat going upwind since you are the only boat with a #4 built in the last decade...
  11. I heard with the E32 the trick was to move the inboard engine one inch, cut a hole in the boat and then modify the entire drive box and shaft by moving it forward one inch.... Heard that was super fast fast when sailing in Florida. OR you could just buy a number J2 and a number J4 and have the right sails for the right conditions and win that way...
  12. Mods will not make a 48 anywhere close to a 52. Our team has gone through 2 OD48s and 3 TP52s... After the owner sold his second TP52 to AUS he bought a OD48 to go PHRF racing while considering his options. Two races later, he bought another 52 and parked the 48.... A 2008 or 2009 generation TP52 will go upwind in Medium conditions at 9.1 and downwind at 24-27 in a breeze, the 48 is not even close to that unless it falls off the travel-lift.
  13. Rookie in the Super Series TP52 series... and there is a HUGE difference between how/what you sail in IRC/HP and what happens in that series at the top level. In 2007 we showed up for our first full season of the MEDCUP (we did several Big 52 events in 2006) and found out it was a game of inches and the difference between first and 22nd was just that, inches. Our cabin was designed to be a sistership to the 2006 champion with some updates. We sheeted headsails at 6.5 degrees, in the off season, most boats redesigned their cabin tops to sheet at 5.5 degrees. We were toast until we cut our cabin top to get us to a tighter sheeting angle and in 2007 most boats stood their rigs up by shortening headstay strops 9 inches and ran nearly 2000lbs more rig tension over the recommended settings from Southern Spars. You just don't roll into a new series and know all this until you spend some time there no matter what racing you are doing in IRC or on the 52s in the North East to get ready.
  14. My checks cleared.... Better talk to John.
  15. They did... mmmmm, big fractional rig should win it right, and if not that a boat geared to sub 8 knots....