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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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    I got the finals on BT sport last night - thought I was gonna have to pay extra for that after the LV cup. Nice one BT - thanks!
  2. 6-8 knots
  3. Make yourself a mast support crutch/tripod that will stand about 6' tall behind the boat. Get the mast in at the the base and supported by this, get the rigging sorted out - its much easier to pop the mast up. If you are coming off of a trailer, take the boat off and put it in front of the trailer so that the hitch is under the back of the tramp - then you can use the mast support on the trailer for the same purpose.
  4. any word on the team fuBAR bodge up er repairs?
  5. By KR, do you mean Ken Read Vice President of North Sails? Bit disrespectful not to use his full name.
  6. Should be fine, gun the crap out of it!
  7. Since when do you crash gybe when 'going for' a competitor who is crossing almost ahead? ....you carry on on starboard and luff around their rudders and get a penalty.
  8. Agree. Its not a mark rounding - its a gate ...Artemis just had to stay out of the way. If NZ had gybed, carried on or even gone right, they wouldn't have hit Artemis
  9. If you look at the top of the BAR daggerboard against the horizon, they were heading up until about 26" before the start. They didn't have enough pressure/speed on the foil and at 26" to go, it stalls and the boat lurched to leeward into SBTJ. If BAR had headed up more vigorously, the stall would have happened sooner and been more certain. There wouldn't have been a collision if Deano hadn't pushed beyond this point Sir B was doing what he could. He shouldn't have got caught in this position but knew the limitations of the foils in trying to get out of it. BARKER DIDN'T
  10. It's the nature of foiling boats that the skippers are learning [at various speeds!] BAR were sailing high and slow to get up to the lay-line, they had little pressure on their foil. SBTJ came in fast and had much more pressure on their foil and therefore had a much more responsive boat
  11. Great Britain is the Island that includes the best part of England, Scotland and wales, excluding the outlying Islands like Wight and Mann. These Islands get included when the UK bit is added
  12. Which one would you rather ride out a storm on in the open ocean? Have they both got fixed keels?
  13. Set your offset for 28'[This assumes 40' boat] to allow for starboard starts at 45 degrees to the line Remember to start 17' shy of the line on port tack starts. Check your insurance cos' your gonna hit someone while watching the telly!
  14. better known as ENZA