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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 Race has had a few withdrawal's with just over a month to go. Fujin and Timeshaver are among them, and we wish them the best and hope they can participate in 2019 (50th anniversary). Classes are shaping up, hosts are being selected for participants, slip assignments, etc. are all being sorted. Hopefully we'll get some better weather this year than the previous years. It has been a slow race for some time (for the Thursday Starters). Cheers, opusone
  2. The 60' Tri LoeReal - the owner is Australian
  3. Transpac is up to 60 boats now, with international entries from Australia, Japan, Canada, Norway, Italy and Great Britain. March 1 is last day to pay standard entry fee, and May 30 is the last day to sign up. Invisible Hand just signed up last night, and Phaedo 3 is scheduled to sign up in the next day or so. Cheers, opusone
  4. Hitch - spoke to your owner today - and he had alot of fun. Was great sailing next to you after rounding Catalina - the boat looked great. On Varuna, we wanted to get right as well as the wind was 230 TWD. Normally, it is around 270 and you can fetch the West End. The wind was light and shifty, and after reviewing the tracker, it is clear that Triumph went the right way in pressure and received a huge lift that got them to arrow point. It was interesting also that we had a 1 knot current pushing us towards Catalina for a little while. We were second around the West End behind Triumph, set our code zero and made dinner preparations. The conditions suited waterline, so we watched the 70's sail away from us, but we were able to sail away from the J125's. After we peeled to the A1.5, we were able to get some more leverage on the fleet behind us and stayed near the exclusion zone, did a few jibes and proceeded to SD. It was a beautiful evening, stars everywhere, dry decks. We got a bit of a header, peeled back to the code zero and lived in the 9+ knots BS for a couple hours in 7+ knots of breeze. At that time, we were catching the 70's and leaving the fleet behind, but we really had no idea how well we were doing as the SC52's were on our tail most of the way.....and we owe them alot of time. Than we found the hole, and the 70's found the hole 4- 5 miles ahead of us, and we all parked. Then, the 70's got into some 10+ knots of breeze and just disappeared. We sat for more there for 5+ hours. We DNF'd as one of the crew's family had a medical issue that required their presence. Fun Race - Cheers, opusone
  5. than you'll be 3 hours ahead of us..... freaking J125's......
  6. I am OK losing to Tim - he seems to beat us every Transpac by 1 place. Now with him carrying a little extra weight (bodies) to Hawaii - we may have a chance... Seadon is our good luck charm for the Islands Race - see you soon. opusone
  7. There are also 9 SC 50/52's, with Flaca and Allure possibly entering in the next couple weeks making 11 for the class. In addition to the 4 - J125's, there is talk of the Farr 400 entering with the Andrews 40 which is currently under going some mods. there should be around 60 entries by the end of this month (March 1 deadline for regular fees)... Are you going on another J boat? Cheers, opusone
  8. Reminder that March 1 is the deadline for fully paid standard entry fee. The price goes up a fair bit after that. Currently at 43 boats registered with about 10 more in the wings. Cheers, opusone
  9. There are now 41 boats entered - about 13 more at this point than in 2015. There are a few inquiries from crews looking for boats to charter - so if you guys know of some capable boats available on the West Coast - please send the information to the Transpac Board. Cheers, opusone And rough numbers for shipping a TP52 from Australia to LA is about $40k plus $1500 for 20' container. This does not include clearance charges. Got the numbers from a Yacht Broker Friend.
  10. You can not go wrong buying a boat that Jens previously owned.... they do a fantastic job with the program and their boats...
  11. Varuna is over a knot faster at the moment. Only 56'... Varuna going 19.9 knots now - staying pace with the leaders.... Go Jens!!!
  12. We are "reading", and trying to get more J125's. Timeshaver says they are going.... but have not entered. If they do, that makes 4 J125's, and perhaps we could find a few more. Cheers, opusone
  13. Transpac has 34 entries now, about 13 more than we had 2 years ago at this point. Still have a few 70's out there, plus one J125 that we know about, and quite a few others in cruising/aloha class that expressed interest. Cheers, opusone
  14. Update - 25 boats now entered, with more showing interest. J125's - could have a class - and arguably one of the best rides to Hawaii for its size. Timeshaver - is going... RAISIN CANE! - entered CAN'T TOUCH THIS - entered Reinrag - said they were going..... Resolute - raced the last few Transpacs - will not sit on the sidelines with this many J125's.... Looks like a great turnout so far with over 9 months to go. Cheers, opusone
  15. Excellent write up - and great effort. Congrats!