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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. You would have to send me one as all the tinfoil in the world has been bought up by you paranoid nut jobs
  2. The big boys are showing their toys
  3. No doubt i have mixed feelings at this point in time . I like that the " US " has the cup but I hate what the cup has become . I like the NZ fans , mostly :), especially the true fans like i saw in the shed in AC34. I very much like the NZ sailors that I have had the pleasure to sail with and in some cases live with for brief periods of time . All were very professional , competent and most importantly down to earth ,even some of your heroes . Bottom line is that if either team wins I will be happy in some way and sad in others pretty much like I was after AC 34. I think if any team ,no matter who it was ,came out and said that if they won they would take it to high tech monos i would jump on that fan train in a heart beat . I care more about my personal vision , flawed as it may be , of the cup more than any one team at this point in time . Let the games begin !
  4. The new format is interesting and has a place in sailing but the Americas Cup is not it . The powers that be have sold their soul to the great " God " TV in the hopes of sustainability ( steady pay check ) and in doing so have abandoned a very large number of the former fan base in hopes of attracting a new and larger audience and when you go by the numbers have failed . The multitude of one design components, apparently RC wants more the next time around , 20 min races , 4 pumps and two sailors on board, push button sail handeling create more of a X-games situation . They call it F1 on the water , what a joke . It's not even NASCAR those races are a good bit longer . To look at this in a automotive racing analogy for those that follow the sport this is much more like Showroom Stock on the water Mostly the same cars , limits modifications and only discernible from the stands by the different decals . After reviewing this thread one more time I realize I have agreed with a bunch of Kiwis . FUCK
  5. The boys will have to be extra careful now taking their toys in and out of the base . It would be extra embarrassing to bump your multi million dollar boat into a even more expensive one
  6. Found this on skuttlebutt tonight Welcome to the Australia Cup Published on May 20th, 2017 Three of the teams competing for sailing’s greatest prize have Australian skippers, with plenty more Aussies behind the scenes. As Nick Vindin reports for The Guardian, Australia is set to dominate America’s Cup without even having a team. Oracle Team USA’s quest for an America’s Cup three-peat in Bermuda nwill begin with Australian Jimmy Spithill at the helm. Then there’s the Australian who claimed Olympic gold in London and backed it up four years later with a silver medal in Rio. Yet for the duration of the America’s Cup regatta in May and June, Lake Macquarie local Nathan Outteridge will be steering the hopes of the Swedish entry, Artemis Racing. Meanwhile Team New Zealand has another Australian, Victorian skipper Glenn Ashby. A world champion sailor, Ashby might hail from Bendigo, but is tilting towards trans-Tasman sailing in search of glory. With Australia failing to mount an America’s Cup challenger for the last three decades and an entrant for the last 17 years a generation of the nation’s finest sailors have long had no alternative other than to be flexible. “There is no Australian challenger, however there are a lot of Australians in the teams. Ironically out of the six teams – there are three Australian skippers and even more personnel manning the boats on and off the water,” says the Sydney born Spithill, a world champion sailor for Australia and, for Team USA, a two-time America’s Cup conqueror and the youngest ever America’s Cup winning skipper. “Probably a lot of people think back to 1983 and when Australia II Won. The next memory is Alan Bond going to jail and then followed by that is our boat, One Australia, sinking.” The oldest sporting trophy in the world, the Auld Mug, is also perhaps the most tightly held. Since the first edition in 1851 only four nations can lay claim to having captured the silverware: the US, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand. Australia famously shattered the stranglehold of the USA but since then support for another “boxing kangaroo” styled entrant has dwindled. Since the halcyon days there’s been a dip in public and corporate support for an Australian tilt. That has dented the hopes of homegrown talent. “The America’s Cup hasn’t been in the spotlight for a long time because Australia hasn’t had a team. This is the pinnacle of sailing. It is the Formula 1 of sailing. We are in the fastest boats of our sport and we are on the cutting edge,” says Tom Slingsby, yet another Aussie and the Oracle Team USA tactician. A proud Sydney sailing graduate, Slingsby has a yachting pedigree that is the envy of all six of the international teams competing in Bermuda. A Sydney to Hobart victor, a World and Olympic champion and a former America’s Cup winner – the 32-year old dreams of one day being able to race for an entry bearing the flag of his country of birth. “I would love to compete for Australia in the America’s Cup. If anyone was curious about could we win the Americas Cup, you just have to look through these teams. They are littered with sailors from Australia,” Slingsby says. With global powerhouse companies such as BMW, Panerai and Airbus investing millions of dollars in sponsorship and engineering expertise to keep the international teams at the forefront, Slingsby fears it might be hard for Australian players to match the corporate outlay. Although he is less worried about the crewing talent who he insists are more than capable of propelling lesser-funded teams to the top. “We have to get an Australian team somehow, and we are working through trying to find ways to do that. When we do, we will win this thing eventually,” believes Slingsby. Australia did have a flutter of hope with an entry for this edition of the cup, a team championed by the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. The backers of Sydney to Hobart champion Wild Oats XI submitted a contender before financial pressures forced the syndicate to withdraw their bid in 2014. By many measures Oracle Team USA will be Australia’s unofficial entrant. Regatta rules stipulate only a quarter of the crew have to hail from the country where the yacht is registered, and of the six crew on board the star spangled banner’s entrant the skipper, tactician and at least one grinder will be from Australia. One of those likely to take on the powering duties for the foiling wing sailed catamaran is Ky Hurst, a former ironman and Olympic marathon swimmer. A sailing rookie by his own account the transitioning athlete and new father – his daughter Juliette was born less than three weeks out from the regatta – has made a huge impact to the defending champions quest for a third straight Auld Mug. “I was really nervous to come from an individual sport to a team environment but the team has made the transition comfortable for me from day one,” shares Hurst, “They’ve taught me a lot about sailing, but I’ve taught them a lot about endurance. The boat behind us is a completely different beast. It takes a lot of power and a lot of endurance to get them up and foiling.” Like his countryman aboard the almighty defender Oracle – nationality comes after winning says Hurst. “We’ve got one goal in mind and that’s to make sure we keep this Cup. There is not an Australian team, I give it a 110% no matter who I am representing. To do everything I can, to get the best out of myself.” To pretend nationality plays no factor belies the truth. For Australians like Spithill and Slingsby nothing beats defeating the New Zealanders. The Sydney duo did it aboard Oracle in San Francisco four years ago – winning eight straight races to defend their crown. In 2017 it would seem the Australian connections would love to inflict another defeat on one team more than any other. “I hope we race Team New Zealand in the final again. A lot of people don’t think we should have won the last one. They thought it was a fluke. I am an extremely competitive guy and I want to prove to everyone that we are the better team. So let’s have a rematch,” says Slingsby
  7. I figured you did when you picked up on the snell . I was just adding some clarification for the non two wheeler members of the forum . I'm going to leave the jokes to Barny B for the time being. The tortise joke was very good
  8. There are two organizations setting safety standards for motorcycle helmets in the United States, the Federal Government's Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Snell Memorial Foundation. DOT sets minimum standards that all helmets sold for motorcycling on public streets must meet. :)
  9. Shell not SNELL approved
  10. ^ two against one ? Unfair odds . you need more guys have a blessed day !
  11. As we all know how slow BAR is you cant even begin to think they were gaining on ET now can you? There were several mentions , even in this thread , of Pete slowing at the line and blocking Ben. Nothing illegal and a common technique but with these boats a different outcome. Guy crossing the street in the cross walk gets nailed by a truck. He was in the right but hes still dead .
  12. I'm not saying its not allowed , those are your words. He was fully in his right to make the maneuver he did and was hit wrongly from behind . My point was if you put yourself in a certain cituation bad things can happen , even if you are in the right . I am quite sure the next time this situation arises Ben might leave a bit more room and you know Pete will be looking over his shoulder .
  13. Just caught a Land Rover add on the tube featuring the BAR boys .
  14. Its a little like road rage on the water . If you brake check someone bad shit can happen to both cars . lesson learned , hopefully