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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Whatever happened to the Classe 950?

    What happened to the Class 950 ? Very simple. : stillborn (if translation correct). The idea was interesting and came from ex Port Camargue's Harbour Master and 72 Ostar competitor Jean-Marie Vidal (Cap 33). As Jean-Marie was also a mini 6.50 competitor he wanted to go one step bigger without getting into the "pro level". So he came up with this idea that he putted up in front in the medias, unfortunately he was in opposition with what existed but still new : the Class Open 30. But why didn't it started... once again it looked like it was an other Franco-French thing (I don't know how, we Frenchmen, do managed to make things just for ourselves). But in France there is a very important point, which mustn't be forgotten, if you wish to create a new class of boats and especially if you are developing shorthanded racing : make sure you are allowed to race the Route du Rhum !!! And that wasn't the case for the class 9.50 as it was for the Class40 !!! So the idea of this class ended up with a good idea but no races. Now, I hope, this is not the definitive end of this class and that anglo-saxons countries will take over. Please forget about IRC rules for shorthanded and go for class rules such as the 9.50. In countries such as England, Ireland, Holland etc.... they should have good interrest in a shorthanded championship and I am sure French amateurs would join in. Races such as the RWYC's Round Britain and Ireland, Ostar and Twostar could be raced in a 9.50 class. In the USA, the Transpac should develop such a class (I think that one Akilaria 9.50 - #2 - took part in the last race still underway). Just a thought and a hope... PS : I am on the market to manage a new class as I did with the Multi50...
  2. Dick Carter design boats

    Let's talk big boat...