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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.

Sailingkid

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    Moths, A-Cats, speed, efficiency
  1. Couple of new raw videos up on YouTube:
  2. I've worked in the marine industry since I finished school in 2011. I started off as an apprentice sailmaker for the first 2 years and learnt all sorts of good stuff there that still helps me today. Whilst doing that I volunteered as the test-sailor for a company building A class cats, another opportunity that caused me to learn a lot about foils and what goes into building a boat. I then decided I would like to try and work in a sales-type field, so I went and worked in a chandlery for a year and a bit, until a job with one of the hardware companies came along, where I still work two years later. I get to talk boats to customers every day and never wake up thinking "how long till the weekend?". Lots of opportunities to sail all sorts of boats come up too. I was told since I was 5 to stop obsessing about boats and to focus on getting a normal job as per above, but I didn't listen and it turned out better then I could have imagined.
  3. Great boats, I had mine out in some good breeze and it always handled it well. Very quick and light enough to handle on land easily. That seems really cheap for a boat that new too. Just use truckloads of Cunningham!
  4. http://www.ronstan.com/marine/product.asp?ProdNo=RF72100
  5. The drugs in Hobart must have been good. 😎 It's just been pestering me for a long time that this topic exists when we could be discussing things that could actually be useful to multihull sailing
  6. Think about the tactical options available if you could jump...come around the offset mark in a line of boats, initiate jump mode, glide for a few boatlengths in the air, taking full advantage of the complete lack of sideways resistance to gain a deeper line on your opposition. You'd have to jump high and far otherwise your just putting yourself in everyone's bad air. Then when it is time to gybe, gybe on top of the remaining boats that went around the top mark ahead of you, initiate jump, landing both ahead and to leeward. Go on to win the race. Seriously though, whilst the kitefoil and windfoil tricks they are starting to do (flat water backloops and those full 360 turns) are very cool, I'm not sure I can picture a situation where it would be fun to jump a foiler designed for VMG racing. Is it even legal to leave the water completely whilst racing?
  7. I wouldn't say the A class is a 1 on the fragility scale once you get used to them. Obviously don't crash them into a fence in the yard and be careful when you put the mast up but they are very easy to handle in the boat park since they're so light, so perhaps the 1 could be a 5?
  8. Sail-world reporting the Viper will have Z foils: www.sail-world.com/151078
  9. If you think about it from the point of view of designing something to an existing rule I think that is a pretty awesome soloution, even though a simple 21 foot trimaran would probably be faster. There's no point arguing against foiling monohulls, due to space constraints in most marinas there will continue to be more and more of them, provided the foils can be retracted most of the way in. I wonder what contribution the wing rig has? Does anyone know more about it?
  10. http://seasailsurf.com/seasailsurf/actu/9689-Gitana-Maxi-les-plans-en-3D-du-trimaran-foiler-de?utm_source=Sociallymap&utm_medium=Sociallymap&utm_campaign=Sociallymap〈=fr
  11. Latest Facebook video from Sodebo has a C board with a tip installed on on the ama foil: https://www.facebook.com/thomas.coville.9/posts/10210402549889695
  12. I'd be interested to see a translation of the Italian in the new video posted Maserati posted on Facebook an hour ago, looked like they were talking about the foils as the boat sailed along.
  13. It isn't a 2.4m in one piece?
  14. I've got a 2006 German Flyer I'm planning to convert soon, I'm hoping it should be stiff enough to be a semi-decent foiler. I figure it's going to have cost about 15k AUS by the time it's all done.