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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. ALC in good controlling position. AT on port. Looks like ~100nm distance when ALC finishes, barring mishaps.
  2. Is Beyou still without wind forecast?
  3. This brings me back to my old question. Will Alex break the boat in the fight for place one, or is 2nd good enough this round? Interesting question. Having given himself a real opportunity to win, I can't see Alex coasting to the finish, being satisfied with second. But I can see him pushing it to the absolute limit and beyond, if he gets another sniff. On the other hand, ALC will have to respond to any challenge to HIS leadership. Can't see him satisfied with second either. He's done it twice already! So, if it's to be a boat-breaking, all in assault for line honours, they'll both be going for it. Then the 'breaking' could go either way, no? Exiting to see if the coming days of staaarboard will be in good foiling conditions. What do you think? I'm guessing that Alex will catch up with Armel in 5 days +- 2
  4. Great course by Alex/HB. Going with The wind quitte a bit further north and east, turning back west to try and cash in. Looks right.
  5. Impressive. Extraordinary. Deserved.
  6. Interesting view, but loosing 800 nm to Paul Meilhat? Alex is in different weather than Armel, but so is Paul Meilhat compared to Alex. Don't see Alex getting even with Armel if things don't change. But can't see him loose that lead he has to nr 3 either. Nothing is certain, but if I had to pick one boat in this fleet to sail from Cape Horn to LsD on it would be Paul's boat. agree. Very interesting! Would you please explain?
  7. Yes, can you explain that for the 20st time please? "The files are mine" is not a reason.
  8. @geovoile Why did you encrypt your files? Why not share?
  9. Thank you for sharing this :-)
  10. I think this is more common - not revealing to public/competition what you're travails are. If two boats are sailing conservatively & one says he's in the midst of something major, the other could attempt to break away. Yes. I remember Mich Des. told nothing of a serious rudder issue 8 years ago, for this reason. The more serious the problem, the less likely we hear about it in this mindset. Perhaps it dependson whether the goal (winning) trumps the journey, for the sponsor and the skipper. For Armel, coming in second place twice, even a small percentage towards the winning may prevail. Best would be to do both. Winning and openness. And some more footage with forward facing camera.
  11. There was a pic of a semi submerged container directly in the path of Michel Desjoyeaux just a few miles from the finish in the last VG he won. Pic got pulled from the official site after a while. I downloaded the pic. know I have it somewhere but can't find it at the moment, maybe lost on an old laptop.
  12. Could be that the greater lift of HB's foil, while demonstratedly better in tradewind conditions, isn't as good in the nasty crossing seas of the Indian Ocean. good point. I think VPLP also made this point. Or have I dreamt it up
  13. When hearing that Armel is pushing to lead on his son's birthday (what a tribute of love!), I do get the feeling from Princess' Bride when Inigo and Wesley fence. "Why are you smiling? Because I know something you don't know: I am not left handed!" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v1m-t_AAVpQ Question is if Alex is not left handed either!
  14. I'd like to say thank you so much for the most valuable contributions on this forum. The tracker, the translations, the routing, the background stories, and shared understanding. Your efforts are making a difference. Thank you!