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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 think the Boat type matters. Cal 20s to ACC and anything in between, you have plenty of good racing. What I would like to see in the next Cup is the restoration of Country of Origin. Then the US will reign supreme again.
  2. go find something better to do than a 10 boat regatta. Tow Anarchy up to LA for a real race or start another sportboat only Regatta on the same weekend
  3. Ross 780. No Asym but self-tacking jib, drop keel (11" up, 6' down), huge cabin below. I've had mine since 09. Super easy for 2. Non-Overlapping jib, you can leave the pole up while racing upwind. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=92361&page=2&hl=%2Bross+%2B780+%2Bkava#entry2805467
  4. Profurl Continuous Furler
  5. Hand me your Sunglasses, we don't want to lose those!
  6. what should have been a catamaran
  7. Define a yacht club. Facilities, Slips, must sail? We think Kaneohe Yacht Club is pretty top shelf and unpretentious. Shorts, T-Shirts, Slippahs are good anywhere on-site. Maybe slightly exclusive as you have to know 2 people to 'sponsor" you in, no financial or criminal histories. But we own the place and it's cheap for 5 acres on the water in Kaneohe Bay Full amenities (Restaurant, Bar, Pool, BBQs, l9/'Tennis, plenty parking, 150 wet, 150 dry slips, ramps, and hoists). A very Family Oriented place with a membership from all walks of life and varies economic backgrounds. Scholarships for Junior Sailors in need.
  8. Waikiki Yacht Club not only has Adult Lessons but also a Fleet of 10 Wet Moored Cal 20s that can be rented. One night a week, they have races for that fleet. At Kaneohe, we have adult lessons by Appointment and occasionally an organized class. We also have 3 Club owned Cal 20s that are Dry Moored. We hope to expand our Adult Programs. If you have limited Mooring and a wait list like we do, it's a great way to get Members in Boats and alleviate pressure on the Wait Lists. If you don't like what you have, get on the Board of Directors and change it!
  9. BTW - I went with Forte' for my mast and although it is a good mast and they worked very closely with me, it came out way to stiff. I feel I should have gone with CST Composites. They have done a bunch of R780 Masts and know what to do. Not cheap either way.
  10. Been a loooong time since I've been on the forum. Let me know if you still need pics and what you're looking for.
  11. Maltese Falcon?
  12. A Wing and a Prayer!
  13. BTW, I just cut and pasted above, have no idea where the emogees came from
  14. You have plenty of ammunition, you just need a Protest Committee of Non-Involved Sailors who have the balls to do what is right. Rule 69 - Allegations of Gross Misconduct 69.1. Action by a Protest Committee(a) When a protest committee, from its own observation or a report received from any source, believes that a competitor may have committed a gross breach of a rule, good manners or sportsmanship, or may have brought the sport into disrepute, it may call a hearing. The protest committee shall promptly inform the competitor in writing of the alleged misconduct and of the time and place of the hearing. If the competitor provides good reason for being unable to attend the hearing, the protest committee shall reschedule it. ( A protest committee of at least three members shall conduct the hearing, following the procedures in rules 63.2, 63.3(a), 63.4 and 63.6. If it decides that the competitor committed the alleged misconduct it shall either (1) warn the competitor or (2) impose a penalty by excluding the competitor and, when appropriate, disqualifying a boat, from a race or the remaining races or all races of the series, or by taking other action within its jurisdiction. A disqualification under this rule shall not be excluded from the boat’s series score. © The protest committee shall promptly report a penalty, but not a warning, to the national authorities of the venue, of the com- petitor and of the boat owner. If the protest committee is an international jury appointed by the ISAF under rule 89.2(, it shall send a copy of the report to the ISAF. (d) If the competitor does not provide good reason for being unable to attend the hearing and does not come to it, the protest committee may conduct it without the competitor present. If the committee does so and penalizes the competitor, it shall include in the report it makes under rule 69.1© the facts found, the decision and the reasons for it. (e) If the protest committee chooses not to conduct the hearing without the competitor present or if the hearing cannot be scheduled for a time and place when it would be reasonable for the competitor to attend, the protest committee shall collect all available information and, if the allegation seems justified, make a report to the relevant national authorities. If the protest committee is an international jury appointed by the ISAF under rule 89.2(, it shall send a copy of the report to the ISAF. (f) When the protest committee has left the event and a report alleging misconduct is received, the race committee or organizing authority may appoint a new protest committee to proceed under this rule. 69.2. Action by a National Authority or Initial Action by the ISAF(a) When a national authority or the ISAF receives a report alleging a gross breach of a rule, good manners or sportsmanship, a report alleging conduct that has brought the sport into disrepute, or a report required by rule 69.1© or 69.1(e), it may conduct an investigation and, when appropriate, shall conduct a hearing. It may then take any disciplinary action within its jurisdiction it considers appropriate against the competitor or boat, or other person involved, including suspending eligibility, permanently or for a specified period of time, to compete in any event held within its jurisdiction, and suspending ISAF eligibility under ISAF Regulation 19. ( The national authority of a competitor shall also suspend the ISAF eligibility of the competitor as required in ISAF Regulation 19. © The national authority shall promptly report a suspension of eligibility under rule 69.2(a) to the ISAF, and to the national authorities of the person or the owner of the boat suspended if they are not members of the suspending national authority. 69.3. Subsequent Action by the ISAFUpon receipt of a report required by rule 69.2© or ISAF Regulation 19, or following its own action under rule 69.2(a), the ISAF shall inform all national authorities, which may also suspend eligibility for events held within their jurisdiction. The ISAF Executive Committee shall suspend the competitor’s ISAF eligibility as required in ISAF Regulation 19 if the competitor’s national authority does not do so.
  15. Finally re-checked this thread. I'll get some updated pics out. We're going to haul out soon so I'll be able to get some good ones of the rig off the Boat. The Boat hasn't changed much from the Pics earlier in the thread although I realize I haven't posted anything about the Rudder. You guys are going to be jealous. More soon!