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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. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    Both on AIS, check marine traffic, https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:174.195/centery:-35.239/zoom:12
  2. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    Latest update has Frank in front with about 12 Nm to go.
  3. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    The tracker is a bit painful, depending on when the positions update the leads change... but good seeing the 2 big tris zoom up the coast.
  4. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Wont be on the tiller anymore...
  5. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    Race is underway, here's a tracker, Div 6 for the big multis, http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/race/nzmyc
  6. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Warm night, more beer consumed, boat performance drops... probably a graph somewhere...
  7. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    Looks like a big fleet! would be a fun race.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    They even have R2D2 on the back as Tactician.
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Interesting, had a look through a number of events ORCV, Festival of sails etc and can't see one of them in the same Div, but Arcadia is pretty much the same as One for the Road which races against Bookmaker often, here's last night where Bookmaker was 2mins quicker around the course. http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/rycv/2017/summer/WTS/01RGrp5.htm I'd say Bookmaker is sailed better so One for the Road may not perform as well as expected, but.. have a look over last years results, they seem to mix it up a bit, http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/rycv/2016/summer/WTS2016/series.htm
  10. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Which ones? there's some races where they do the same course.
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Div 1 all on the one course (which includes PC and Beneteaus 40's, 45's, 50). There used to be Div 0 when there were enough boats to justify it and they would go to a different gate mark but that was several years ago. Div 2/3 is on a totally different course.
  12. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So the newly branded Nautilus Marine Series kicked off on the weekend, http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-10084-0-0-0&sID=303369 Primitive Cool sailing around by themselves nearly getting beaten by Beneteaus, Hartbreaker struggling and getting beaten by Beneteaus, at least the weather was nice.
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    So ex-Showgun ex-Itchybum now Envy Scooters. https://www.topyacht.com.au/mt/mt_pub.php?boid=10004&evid=776 Black Jack is on the move, so Comanche should be following soon...
  14. Biggest improvement to any boats IRC/AMS performance is having a regular crew who sail together a lot and get the boat going as well as they can.
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    The list you see there is the pretty website one for marketing etc, check out this "working" list for more detail, https://www.topyacht.com.au/db/aus/entrants_display.php?EventID=776 Comanche shows, Casey Smith, Stan Honey, James Spithill, among some other big names...