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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. Thanks all for the info! Looked at the Cap Sante crane but it and the pier isn't rated big enough for my boat, and i don't have a single pick point. Scratching my head what to do...
  2. Well now it looks like Anacortes is our new home port, so we're keen to get involved in the local racing scene. It'll be a busy summer moving in, so we're wondering what the good regattas are to look forward to? The other major hitch is that we haven't found a place to dry sail (trailer launch) our boat from. Seems strange that a boatie town like Anacortes doesn't have a launch ramp and storage yard for small boats like ours. It's a shame that Cap Sante doesn't have more than that hoist. Just trying to avoid putting bottom paint on and leaving her in the water.
  3. Joke about a lee shore until your crawling on your hands and knees off one.
  4. Negative. I was on Azura. Fuijin was across the dock from us in Falmouth Hbr thought and chatted with us before the race.
  5. Sorry to see that, but I've seen how it could happen. We sailed by that bay in the early morning during the Carribean 600 in February. It is normally a leeward side anchorage, but that night and morning it was blowing NW 15-20 kts. There we a dozen boats in there that looked downright uncomfortable, and frankly in a dangerous situation with a lee shore a few hundred meters away. I don't think they had a good night's sleep. They say the trades have been weird this spring.
  6. So other than another 24' and a pipe-smoking guy standing up getting a saltwater douche in hs face, what's the difference from the 60' Motor Launch?
  7. Bob, I'll raise you one. The Tombolo 34' to get you out to the islands in a flash with style.
  8. Anyone know what yard in BC she headed for?
  9. Looking forward to getting some sun and warm saltwater to wash off this Seattle winter moss!
  10. What's up in the Anacortes, WA racing scene? Is is going or gone?
  11. Bruce Nelson falling ass drunk off the dock in '86 SORC.
  12. The first cell phones onboard were the size of a ham radio, but you could call your date and tell her to stay up, I'm com'in in!
  13. Kevlar when it first came out wasn't much better than wire. I've had a guy part next to my leg that left a hell of a burn. Rope makers were still figuring the safety factors out.
  14. Manitou Passage, Chi-Mac @ 0700. Surfing down 6-10'ers in a building smokey SW'er. I'm trimming the guy in the cockpit next to the wheel. Helmsman says maybe we should start thinking about peeling to the 1.5 oz. Just then a blast hits, the stern lifts and the boat starts turning into a Chinese jibe. Boat does a death roll, pole jams into the water, crew (including me) on the new leeward side start swimming. I reach up through the wheel spokes to the binnacle to pull my ass out of the water, just as the driver cranks the wheel to port. Something in my hand goes crunch. As the boat turns into the wind, the 3/4 oz. takes itself down. It takes about 30 minutes to clear the wreckage and count the crew. As we look around us, we see dozens of sails flogging and boats knocked down hard. We put up a #3 and have a coffee to clear the head.
  15. It's not about making me happy, it's the law of averages. If Sunday is a benchmark of success and only 47 of 137 boats finish (34%), then it's a low bar. If you admit the odds of having a more successful regatta happens only every other year, why bother on the off years? Just start motoring in the morning and beat the fleet to the bar! Increase the odds.