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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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  1. Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Looking at winners of the last few years it's a mixed bag, Wild Rose to Giacomo, so I guess the Cookson 50 sits in the middle nicely so would be a safe bet. Or buy the latest Ichi Ban, he must be selling it soon...?
  2. Attach a thin line to the thick halyard and pull it away which would reduce windage and wear. Not sure if or why it is banned.
  3. WTF is actually going on here?
  4. NEED HELP !!!

    Pretty sure the one on the left.
  5. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    We're any of these people a dominatrix?
  6. Australian Yachting Championship 2019

    No because it is raced against IRC... like most other top level events.
  7. Australian Yachting Championship 2019

    What's the dates? after the Hobart should see a good entry list.
  8. what's wrong with this picture

    I like the in-line steering wheels...
  9. Australian Yachting Championship 2018

    Incident with Primitive unCool, held up the presentations for ages while the protest was on the go, and PC DSQ.

    Looking at the heli footage, doesn't look like a mayday situation, they set off the EPIRB at 8:45 am and rescue arrived at 1:30pm, if it was that urgent, wouldn't the liferafts be deployed and everyone getting ready to hop into them?
  11. One design is good for learning, you quickly see when you get it right or wrong, sailing around pursuit courses or phs events you're not going to sharpen skills and learn what makes a boat go fast.
  12. Australian Yachting Championship 2018

    Busy time with the Australian Yachting Championship and then Festival of Sails the week after but there's notably less entries in the IRC division of the later. Apparently Ichi Bum has swapped rigs from offshore to inshore, they will be odds on favourite I guess, Concubine might be up there and Shining Sea usually put in a good performance.
  13. Along with their support rib "Blow up Doll".
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That sucked, Melbourne not doing a good job of hosting, no information on the Pro Am either, some sort of twitface note or something would of been nice. Mapfre were out there doing joy rides, taking 6 or so guests at a time for a blast down the bay and back, good on them, keeping sponsors happy and giving boat fans something to watch at least. The best spot for them to pull in would probably in the river at Pier 35, don't have to contend with the low bridge, but it's a bit of a dead end there, and hotels etc a bit further up the road. Here's a shot of Mapfre today, they had a reef in and just rolled out a fractional heady (don't know what they call it).
  15. Anyone got details of the Pro Am race in Melbourne?