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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. The Gunboat was "Lickety Split" not "Lucky..."
  2. More sad news from the Islands. Fair winds and calm seas...
  3. Only met him once when he was up here racing the Chi Mac on the Gunboat "Lucky somethingorother" (it was yellow). Had a most excellent time chatting it up and hearing all the stories of multihull sailing in the Caribbean. What a great person! Fair Winds D Randy! Will be keeping a good thought for all those who were close to you and knew you best.
  4. Cool vid! Thanks for that!
  5. Interesting.
  6. Papa Goucho especially are fun people and just good all around folk. Glad to hear they did so well!
  7. That's a lot of upwind sitting on the rail time. Glad the weather was decent.
  8. I was coming through that on my way down from TC, and wondered what the detour was all about. Sad news...
  9. First 2 boats are in. Close between Il Mostro and Arete' with the VO 70 finishing about 2 hrs ahead of ORMA for line honors. Sometimes just those kind of conditions. Congrads! Looking like Talisman will correct out to 1st.
  10. EV was first floated in 1991. Over the last 7 years or so, she has been sitting on the hard and was pretty much neglected. Since the arrival of Arete', the Howe's have worked hard and tirelessly to put EV back in sailing condition by replacing many aspects of the boat that soaked up water and froze, delaminated, were way outdated, cobbled together over the years, etc. This took great personal expense monetarily, as well as taking away from family and work time. The excitement to finally line up and race once again against a similar, though much updated and newer and professionally built and for a long time professionally maintained ORMA 60, was all the Howes ever wanted. Try as they may, EV's issues from all this time on the hard over the years could not hold up to the stress and strain delivering great distances, of racing the circuit, as well as including the great financial expense incurred. They, and many others, worked their collective arse's off to get to the line, etc. They are more than disappointed in the outcomes and all the issues that have surfaced, to say the least. Just sayin'...
  11. +1!
  12. Sunrise heading to Mackinac, Lake Michigan.
  13. Gotta love it!
  14. And of course, almost everyone's all time favorite!