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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 own a sailing school here in Aus. I can cut you a deal on our 'yacht racing for beginners' course if you are interested. That's OK. I wouldn't want to learn from someone that doesn't understand basic concepts of simple things. Like math.
  2. sailorgirl218 did a great interview with George David.., gave a nice nod to all the Kiwi crew he will have aboard. http://www.nicdougla...and-interviews/
  3. Really +1 - that gybe that Bill E Goat filmed.., clearly Rambler88 had their B-team on board.., no pace, no technique. Oats sent a message with her "jaunt" around the harbour. And Rambler88 showed us that bigger is not always better. Did they have more to give? Perhaps. And if they do it would be hard to bet against either silver bullet. So where is this film? Here you go.., sweet execution.., Rambler88 for the win in the Hobart.
  4. I dunno about "dispaching", I think when they luffed Rags, she lost her mojo from that point forward, and sailed into a slow speed traffic jam. I can't see Rags or Loyal making those mistakes in the Hobart.... R88 for 5th place me thinks... Makes it all worthwhile.., dodge some insults and extract positive exchanges about the race. Cheers.
  5. Italics = sarcasm. Also, context. Instead of attacking one post perhaps check my support of Rambler88 throughout the related threads. Or maybe just read through my entire post before pressing your "insult" button.
  6. Really +1 - that gybe that Bill E Goat filmed.., clearly Rambler88 had their B-team on board.., no pace, no technique. Oats sent a message with her "jaunt" around the harbour. And Rambler88 showed us that bigger is not always better. Did they have more to give? Perhaps. And if they do it would be hard to bet against either silver bullet.
  7. It would be interesting to see the total distance sailed by each of the boats. True indication of pace when looking at elapsed times. Me thinks Rambler88 is closer than some think to WOXI.
  8. Two silver boats to watch: the second best looking maxi and the 88% maxi, (the best looking). Rambler88 spent a fair bit of distance on the 1st run playing silly-bugger before finally dispatching with Rag100 and legging out. Of WOXI, always good to see a designer and campaign execute on their ideas. Hats off to their winter in the shed.
  9. Results: http://www.cyca.com.au/results/2016_summer/solas-big-boat-challenge-2015/2015-cyca-solas-big-boat-challenge/
  10. Yes..,
  11. This. Wild Oats will never beat Commanche if the conditions are as they were at the start of last year's Hobart. Oats did the smart play. They re-configured the boat to extend her sweet spot in her conditions. She will attempt to put miles on where she can to pad her lead or close a gap. I am sure they have run weather models that dictated the changes. Horses for courses. (That said, Rambler88 will sail around this rubber band duo and take line honours and the Tattersall's Cup. Commanche will then chop 12 feet off her draggy stern and Wild Oats will run charters out of San Diego.)
  12. I am trying to figure out why I can't see the .jpg.., Canadian censorship perhaps. .jpg shows fine here in IOS and OS X, both logged in and not. Shrug. Mozilla is the culprit. I can see them on my iPad. Cheers.
  13. I am trying to figure out why I can't see the .jpg.., Canadian censorship perhaps.
  14. Why, was she designed to be susceptible to breaking? (dictionary.com)
  15. What if Rambler88 has it right? I don't understand comparisons between her and the 100 footers. She was never designed to beat them. There was/is a very specific design brief that I am sure someone around here can find with the Google machine. From what I have read, George David is very pleased with his new boat and says it is the fastest Rambler he has owned in most conditions. So he has won already in his own eyes and with his own money. His money. He can build whatever he wants unlike most of us here. Rambler88 is my favorite new boat out there. It is a crisp design with a quiet presentation. And an underdog. As with any of the big boat boats out there, she has her conditions whereby she will be tough to hold off. Because of that she is certainly a contender for a handicap win. This is a race that sees a well prepared Cookson 50 finish in the top 10 boat-for-boat. Anything can happen. And that is why this is such a great race.