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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. Build risers on the trailer and stack them like they do for Vipers.
  2. 5 speed was in Norfolk for a while. Was replaced by a Melges 24
  3. Fuck off Newb!! Show us your girlfriend's tits
  4. 44' boat, crew of 14 with a shore guy, delivery, housing, food, dockage, rental car, trailer delivery, fuel, return delivery, $700 flights, parts and labor was close to 80k this year. 30k on flights and housing alone. Hell, we spent $800 on friggen bike rentals... But the weather was awesome and I had a blast. Edit: and everyone's $700 flight was in some way shape or form delayed, cancelled, or proper fucked.
  5. Finished in 13:45 around midnight. Awesome race complete with a tacking duel against the other xp44 under the cover of darkness. 120 miles and they got us by 36 seconds I think. Incredibly frustrating but glad we didn't get stuck out there on anchor all night.
  6. And the iron couple is back again this year on their Melges 24 doing it again. those fuckers on Irie beat us by about 45 minutes. Pissed that they decided to go "for a cruise" that day, would have had the record in our pocket. Should be fun tomorrow, but I don't get my hopes up until the gun goes off. See you out there.
  7. Sux. Glad I got in on the last one
  8. I'll add proper stretching before sailing to the mix. 10 minutes of stretching would have saved me from 6 months of tendinitis a few years ago. Get an exercise bend and get some blood flowing to the muscles and joints you are gonna use before you go out in the morning. We have a PT on the boat, I'm convinced we are gonna look like Chinese prisoners all lined up doing morning calistenics soon.
  9. Next step, Screwpile ORC class? I think that would be a hard sell... the bay seems to be pretty committed to PHRF for the moment; even though some Annapolis races have held an or multiple ORC classes. I might ask around and see if it could be in the cards for Screwpile, they might consider it if some other regattas on the bay hop on the wagon like for example Southern Bay Race Week. It seems that right now PHRF has all the controlling interest on the bay and it will be interesting to see how they start handling the data that is being collected and demonstrated by ORC classes, or if they even recognize it. Only time will tell! I think that SBRW is a little too close on the calender to get all the PHRF boats measured and weighed for ORC. The PHRF nazis would have a fit if they couldn't cling to their rating. So far the ORC thing has been great for us on the XP, it just seems to make better sense. Maybe someone close to Solomons could lean on the RC to make a change by mid July. Golly gee, I wonder if there's anyone close by......
  10. Buy a Farr 30 or Melges 32
  11. You need them. When you dial the rig up and tension the halyards, it tries to shove the rig down into the boat. BOD and Strap keep the whole thing in one tensioned plane and keep it all the right shape. Boats without them can't get enough jib halyard tension and the rig gets all wonky in breeze. Building a new mast base that spreads the load over all 4 stringers is also a huge help.
  12. Anything new? leaving today SA roll call
  13. Bump for updates
  14. I figured somebody would give me grief for that. The Olson is actually a great boat for what the OP posted. Good in light air, can be single point lifted, not complicated with only a few strings to pull and regularly beats a lot of bigger boats. Also has the extra footage for distance races.
  15. Olson 30. And we have a great one for sale down here in Baltimore. Come on down and check it out. Ready to race. https://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/6075298569.html