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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. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Don't worry. Everyone knows Lasers are better than RS Aeros, and Sunfish are better than Lasers. I read it on the Interwebs somewhere.
  2. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    ISCA might have something to say about that.
  3. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    I have an idea that has been blowing around in my mind since New Year's Eve. It is shaped just like a new blog for which I have been considering writing some posts. Hmmm!
  4. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    They say that all good things come to an end. But let's hope that Sunfish sailing will go on for ever.
  5. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    I wonder if the new sail from ISCA will have the Sunfish logo on it?
  6. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    It will also be a good test of how important the brand is. There was a lot of discussion during the Laser/Torch fiasco about how important the name "Laser" really is and whether people would rally around the same boat under a different name, with opinions on the question very divided. But in that case new Torches would have been an identical design to the Laser, supervised by the original Laser designer, and at least in the case of the Australian Torches built in the former Laser factory. I?CA seem to be making an even bolder move. Not only are they planning to attempt to perpetuate a class without the rights to use the name or logo of the existing boat, but they appear to planning to make it work without any access to new boats. Good luck to them. We live in interesting times!
  7. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    I plead guilty. It's genetic. One of my sons is a lawyer. I get it from him.
  8. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Sorry to keep being a nit-picker but aren't the 2018 ISCA Sunfish Worlds going to be in Wrightsville Beach? https://www.sunfishclass.org/news/article/carolina-yacht-club-to-host-2018-sunfish-world-championships
  9. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

  10. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Wouldn't it be nice?
  11. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Yes, the names on the ISCO website are ISCA regional reps. But they are not exactly the same names as those on the ISCA website. For example, when I click on the New England Region on the ISCA website it says Eric Woodman is the rep. But on the ISCO website it says the New England rep is Mark Stoughton. I know Mark has requested to have his name removed from ISCO but it's still there right now.
  12. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Correct me if I am wrong but, in reading the regulations of World Sailing, it appears that there is no such thing as an "International Class" any more. Apparently the correct term is now "World Sailing Class." See for example Regulation 10 in the World Sailing Regulations.
  13. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    They have listed regional reps. Click on names of US regions on this page.
  14. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Part of the rationale for LP's action seems to be an intention to make the Sunfish more of a truly global class with many more sales in Europe and Asia, specifically China. Is that a realistic possibility? Are those markets just ripe for a 60 year old board boat design? I read a lot about a huge and growing middle class in China with money to spend on leisure activities. Can we really see the Sunfish taking off there? (Asking for my friend Bill.)
  15. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Wait. Did I miss something? I though this thread was about ISCO. Is there even such a thing as ILCO? And since when did ILCA represent Sunfish sailors? I'm confused.