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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. The rock hit was west of the Race (The crew member I talked to called it an "island") caused the keel trunk or pocket to split open in a couple of places and water "ingressed" rather rapidly. No word on repair-ability when I last asked. All I know.
  2. I would have to say its Alinghi
  3. Lemme see: "I hate motherf'ing Coutts, I hate motherf'ing Larry, I hate the motherf'ing format, I hate the motherf'ing location...but I also hated motherf'ing San Francisco....but where's my motherf'ing engraved invitation?
  4. FIFY. You're welcome.
  5. So you'd rather breathe LA air in the 60's, swim in Long Island Sound in the 70's, smell Gary, Indiana in the 80's, have arsenic dumped on your garden in Tacoma in the 90s, have heavy metals leach out of gold mines in the 00's or breathe coal smoke in Wyoming in the 2010's...oh, wait, that's still going on. If you really do, then you have absolutely no common sense or any understanding that we share this planet and its limited environment.
  6. Thanks for posting!
  7. Stupid, stupid, stupid man. Ignorant, arrogant, stupid. As David Brooks said: "It's not that he doesn't know things, he doesn't even know that there are things to know."
  8. No you wouldn't. You really, really wouldn't. You just like saying that in bars and chatrooms to get attention.
  9. 22 knots of breeze for us. Zip...right around the tapes. Poof. If you were lucky enough to grab the fabric, just sew on new tapes and have a smaller kite.
  10. Actually, I think fabric durability is improving. I just got 2.5 years out of a 3DL main that still had good shape, but the fabric was starting to degrade after a LOT of competitive racing use. Not Grand Prix perhaps, but regionally competitive. Now, the 3Di Raw is a different story, but that fabric is not for faint-hearted, thin-walleted or mass market (or me).
  11. According to a person on board....Terremoto hit a rock west of the Race. Stopped dead. One crew hurt. Bailing required. Victoria first then to Sydney.
  12. Yep. (But then didn't the owner occasionally buy one block at retail and have a local machine shop knock off a few more?) Days of 1 1/4" double-braid dacron to wire jib sheets. Death defying rigging.
  13. That is as crude a display of arrogance as I've seen. Even his smug face as he pushes to his front row position is painful. I wonder if he is imposing his "Droit de Seigneur" on the younger hotel staff-ettes. Making America Ugly Again.
  14. At the core of the case, it was 10-3 with 3 dissenting on some parts. But always ready for some spin.
  15. Some didn't like what the ORC formula said about their boat.