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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. As Will stated easy fixes and solid builds. Currently sailing 121 which was an original year boat 1983, she is ugly but fast. Just replaced the forward bulkhead last year and did some chainplate core work, easy and fast. If interested I have 884 (1988, a good year) in my barn. Solid boat, needs some prettying up as former owner (only owner prior to me) had some one use a paint brush on her to cover some dock rash. All original boat that I think will be a rocket. Don't need two boats though.
  2. I would see what One Designs sail in your area and get on some boats to see if you like them. If you want to stretch your size a little you can't go wrong with a J22, perfect boat for a young family and it sails well not like some of the boats mentioned above.
  3. http://www.stjohnspice.com/spicecam/
  4. 54 Boats registered. Great forecast for the week
  5. Hello from beautiful sunny Michigan, I wanted to personally invite you to the 2015 Lightning Women's, Junior's & Master's North American Championships(WJMs). Tawas Bay Yacht Club(TBYC) is excited to host the WJMs and our plans and people are ready to welcome you with open arms. Some things to know about Tawas Bay. It is an incredible beautiful warm bay on the shores of Lake Huron. Our average temperatures in August is 79F and the water temp averages around 75F, great for sailing and swimming. Tawas Bay is a great sailing venue that has a very reliable sea breeze from the SE. If you are not familiar with sailing on the Bay, ask around I bet you know someone who has experienced one of their best days ever on the waters of Tawas Bay. Tawas Bay is a spectacular venue. This Bay is often referred to in conversation as some of the best sailing conditions in the world. Our water is fresh and very clean and we are surrounded by beautiful beaches in all directions. Tawas Bay has a very reliable sea breeze that kicks up some excellent sailing conditions combining steady breeze with some waves to surf down. This natural bay is a great viewing arena, there are many places from shore that you will be able to watch the racing action including right under the historic lighthouse. The State of Michigan also has a harbor on the Bay that includes a break wall reaching well into the Bay which is also a great place to watch. The towns of Tawas City and East Tawas line the Bay. The area is teeming with things to do and holds a quaint cottage town feel to it. The business districts are filled with unique shops that bring back the day when service with a smile was the norm and you can find hand crafted and one of a kinds that scream Yes Michigan! Strolling from the State Dock into downtown you will find great restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors including benches to enjoy your cone and look over the water. Motels and resort abound along US-23 and you are never too far away from the activities. TBYC is nestled out towards the end of Tawas Point. This sandy stretch of land is constantly changing and growing when the waters of Lake Huron add sand to the end. TBYC has a beautiful front lawn that is right on the Bay and it over looks East Tawas and Tawas City across the Bay to the west and makes for some very romantic sunsets just as the lights of town start to flicker on. You may choose to walk the beach at the State Park next door or along the nature trail that goes right by they lighthouse. Location, location, location. Pretty much sums it up from the sailors point of view. There is no slog out a river and no hour or two long sails out to the course. Once you leave the entrance of TBYC you are on Tawas Bay. A really nice sail out along the sand bar is relaxing and a great place to do any last minute bottom scrubbing. Of course at the end of the racing day you will be glad that the trip back was a close as the trip out. Shore side activities will follow racing each day. We will have good old fashioned fun on the front lawn, under the tent, under the stars and in the club house. TBYC members look forward to showing you a great time in our laid back little corner of the world. The event website is up and running and will be updated regularly you can find it at www.2015wjm.com. Soon we will have the events Facebook page available too. I look forward to seeing you in Tawas in August.
  6. Chris Doyle and team are great ambassadors of our sport, well done.
  7. Tack Tics are over priced crap. I would buy a Velocitek