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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. Maybe it's in there but I didn't see what boat you have?
  2. I wasn't complaining. Just had hoped to sail in the same class as the O30. Same hull, very similar boat. Every other rating system has us basically even. I'm not sure how much speed that difference represents.
  3. My Olson 29 inboard rated 646.1 which puts me in a different class and a different course than the Olson 30 which rates 663.4. Most rating systems find the two pretty similar. IRC rates my 29 at .980 and the 30's I've found at .973 to .981.
  4. Did you just make this up? I spray Iso every day. It's in every bodyshop. It's sold at every autoparts supplier. Yes, use fresh air hood and spray outside or have enough exhaust to exchange the air in your booth 3x every 2 minutes.
  5. I'm not sure if I'm going to be allowed to race at all yet. The response from the races 'technical adviser' is not making me confident. First, a boat must have a minimum ORR stability index of 103 to enter the race unless it or a sister ship did the race in 2016 an has a good safety record. Your boat did the race last year and in prior years without incident so the Race Chair has the discretion, but not the obligation, to waive this requirement. I have not seen an ORR cert for an Olson 29 but I have seen one for an Olson 30 with an SI below 103.
  6. Interesting that they have hull measurements of an O30 on that ORC Cert. O29 LOA 29'8" Draft 5'7"
  7. I have an IRC rating from 2010 IRC Bolt09022017.pdf
  8. How does ORR calculate stability? I have an Olson 29 inboard and was notified by BYC Mac committee that my boat likely doesn't meet the 103 SI requirement. It may still be allowed to race as it has competed 4 or 5 times before. The O30 has a 100.9 SI with an inboard but according to the O29 specs I draw 6" deeper and have 100 lb additional ballast in the keel. Am I likely to be ok here?
  9. It's all a money grab. Really we've all been racing phrf for years so we obviously don't give a shit
  10. And the lead has been reduced from 72nm to 64nm. Next update will be very interesting. Edt: didn't realize there already was an update. Make that 58nm.
  11. Assuming the wind showing on http://gis.ee/vg/ is correct, why is AT reaching to the west? Seems to be adding unnecessary distance. Covering the other boats? Seeing different conditions than those showing on the map?
  12. Lol just making sure any booking I do isn't going to somehow not be legit once we arrive
  13. Saw the law change in NYC banning Airbnb rentals. Should I still use it to book accommodations?
  14. Are the speeds listed an average since the previous update or a snapshot at that moment?