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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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    Auckland, NZ via Austin, TX, USA
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    trapezing, sailing while trapezing, catching up to the fleet while trapezing, passing the fleet while trapezing, sheeting the spinnaker while trapezing, steering while trapezing, dodging other boats while trapezing, rounding the mark while trapezing, catching beer cans which were thrown at me from other boats while trapezing, showing off to the ladies while trapezing, running aground while trapezing, pitch poling while trapezing, teaching others how to trapeze...you guessed it... while trapezing.

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  1. Worrell 1000...it's back.

    Wanting to crew for this if anybody needs crew. Wouldn't miss this for the world!
  2. How's the scene in Newcastle? I've heard there are lots of F18s in NSW, but I don't know where they are.
  3. Growing a fleet with realistic goals

    Yes Hobie 16 Lots of old boats around. We think if we could mobilize the older models (and have older boats just race against eachother) it would increase the numbers quickly. Like an A-fleet B-fleet (moreover, new boats vs new boats, old boats vs old boats) thing.
  4. Have you taken your fleet numbers from zero to hero? My fleet has 5 active boats in all NZ. After a casual meeting the other day, there is renewed enthusiasm in getting our numbers back up to previous historic levels. Would like to get some tips, ideas, etc. on how to get it going. How to use social media properly. How to throw proper promo events. Interesting regatta/fun ideas which other fleets do. How to target both the older and younger generations. How to do joint events with other similar fleets. etc. What goals are realistic? Any pointers?
  5. Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Ah rats, I was thinking that this would be Aussie equivalent to the Great Texas 300 or the Florida 300.
  6. Brisbane to Gladstone 2018

    Is this a beach cat race or a larger multihull race?
  7. 2019 Worrell 1000 Reunion Race

    I'll fly back to the US from NZ for this... wouldn't miss something like this for the world! If anybody wants crew, PM me, I've got lots of beach cat (Hobie 16, F18, various Nacras, never foiled though) experience both on salt and freshwater, good with wind shifts and coastal sailing, degree in fluid dynamics, mid 20s, 75kgs. Have sailed Ruff Riders (race around South Padre Island), the Matakana Raid (race around Matakana Island, near Tauranga, NZ) and the Dash (the last leg of the GT300), but not the GT300 itself. Regrettably left Texas too soon to do it Cheers!
  8. What a money pit!

    Really well spoken
  9. What a money pit!

    I know sailing costs a lot of money, no matter what scale you sail on. Big boats, small boats, high performance boats, or repairing old boats they all cost a lot. I also know sailors also have other hobbies which can be money pits. So, I wanted to hear your stories. What is your money pit (sailing or not), how much goes into it, and why do you keep spending irrational amounts of money on it? Yes, your ex (or current) girlfriend story is also eligible. GO!
  10. Is the Swan River in Perth more an estuary or a river? Wondering if you guys who sail there wash your boats down after a sail or not to get the salt off.
  11. Anybody looking for crew? I'm flying in from New Zealand. I race hobie 16s in NZ currently and used to race them in the US. I also have a lot of F18 experience too.
  12. Auckland multihulls

    Is the yellow traimaran in Cox's bay?
  13. Auckland multihulls

    Hobie 16 fleet is doing a raid race around Kawau island this weekend. If any other beach cat fleets may be interested in joining us for a similar event in the future please feel free to reach out!
  14. Help me name my boat!

    Hi all, Looking for a name for my boat. Thinking of going with a superman theme given the sail coloration. I know a guy who can get graphics done. Since people only see the hull stickers when the hull is flying, was thinking of naming it "superfly" and having a superman logo printed on the sail somewhere. What do y'all think?
  15. Auckland multihulls

    The banana ahmas look like someone stuck a keel boat between a hobie 16's hulls.