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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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    Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA
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    Streetwise - Viper 640 #195

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  4. J 121

    US Sailing members can download the current PHRF Fleets by Class document and see all the current National Reference Ratings, as well as compare regional data as reported to US Sailing. http://www.ussailing.org/racing/offshore-big-boats/phrf-handicaps J/111 NRR is 39
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    Sto Lat is at our club. As far as I know, the owner has taken good care of her. I think he wants to move to a different size boat. The broker, Jeff Hill, is also a member of our club, and should be able to give you all the answers you need. He is a very trustworthy guy and experienced racer. Give him a call. Cheers
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    Best of luck to all of you in the path of Irma, and those recovering in Texas. I had 4.5 feet of water in my Waterbury, VT apartment when Irene visited. In our case, it was was mountain rain that filled rivers and flood lands. The water receded in my town the next day, but not everywhere. I think the 2017 storms are worse. Just to share a piece of good news, I heard of a Vermont guy who drove down with a horse trailer, and rescued horses, dogs, and cats from Texas to dry places. He also brought down farm supplies, food, water, etc. He just kept running loops. I tried to find a posted story, but I guess this is anecdotal for now. Best wishes, Jason
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  13. J 121

    I am on the Lake Champlain PHRF Committee, so I look at a lot of PHRF numbers from around NA. We have also rated the J/120 (in two different configurations), and a J/122, both before my time. LC PHRF: 30 J/122 48 J/120 CF 51 J/-120 AL J/Boats provides rating suggestions, which help us rate J/Boats vs J/Boats, and give us reference points. http://www.jboats.com/resources/j-sailing-phrf-performance-sailing-analysis US Sailing is now providing National Reference Ratings for a couple of hundred boat models. I think this is a good development to help regional PHRF committees. 33 J/122 48 J/120 CF 51 J/-120 AL In PHRF NB, I see: 36 J/122 48 J/120 CF 51 J/120 AL
  14. J 121

    I didn't come here for an argument. That is not at 9 second difference. It is a an 18 second difference, or a 21 second difference to the J/120 ODR.
  15. J 121

    Not what I see: http://www.phrfne.org/page/handicapping/base_handicaps