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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. Too late.. They needed to be nominated by 12/12...... or am I being single minded, dipping in Any ways sorry to be a kill joy if I am....... Some bleddy race though.
  2. Race experts are more interesting than the commentators (though even they can slip into BS - ref Dongf catching Mapf towards the end of leg two blah blah). I like the idea of them working from the info we see which may coincidently provide for the tracker moving up the priority list. Re the F1 analogy those teams are in a position to analyse the performance of their competitors as they stand alongside the track unlike this race. My view - Broadly don't change anything right now. We have a fantastic spectacle of two top teams going head to head although one is possibly better resourced when it comes to experience across the whole crew. Come the end if it goes to the wire I like to think they would both feel like winners especially if they remain a step ahead of the other five.
  3. Tactic for Charles. Open up the ingress points to keep the OBR busy bailing... Leading to a VOR/ VCA sanctioned boat mod - fitting Elvstrom bailers.......... Sorry
  4. Dongf n Mapf can't have done full stacks on the series of short gybes. Not enough time if 40+ mins is correct.
  5. They must be doing something like that bearing in mind 40+ mins was quoted up thread to execute a gybe. Settled down a bit now for the boats up front.
  6. Good stuff - any chance you can post a link with a full translation to English. As an aside interesting prog on BBC R4 yesterday and the language of the WWW. English about 60% followed by Chinese then Spanish. It also highlighted how much we miss because of our own language limitations. The French being very high profile in sailing is a case in point.
  7. Anomalies ongoing so we just gotta roll with it. It's a tool. A bit like don't blindly believe a boats instruments (not on the Sunbeam Laser) no matter how good your calibration. Always question.
  8. I got one taker. Any more? I thought if the cure took the first time they had a good chance of getting right back into it. Tough now. No AKZO DFL but I'd be happy to eat my hat.
  9. Mast break and track coming adrift (twice IIRC). Less luff curve on the 2017 mainsails so less mast bend required to flatten them.
  10. If Dongf are complaining about the analysis give by the race experts it adds nothing to what the teams are able to do for themselves with the resources they have available. Therefore I conclude Dongf are unhappy about the raw feed, the data that is coming off the boats and it's general availability. Difficult one as that is part of what makes the race far more interesting for us.
  11. Re 13.00 update looks like Dongf n Mapf might be getting a little rest. Some 60 NM without a gybe!