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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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  1. Why is the Abbreviated Rules still posted? Really, like no knows the rules abbreviated or not. Does Undermutt, still need some sort of accolades???
  2. "National Cleavage Day"

    Love big nipples
  3. J/35 Another Rule 18 Clarification

    You are out. PERIOD. Sea sock crew or not. You need to withdraw. I agree, that Tyson was reaching into the mark and had no rights what so ever.. You cannot over stand the mark and reach in expecting room. Read the rules.
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Is there not another thread that needs more attention?
  5. Malcolm Young DTS

    Yes very sad indeed. LOVE all ACDC and I knew it was over when Bon choked. ACDC was never the same, even though Brian Johnson tried hard. an end or an era indeed.
  6. Malcolm Young DTS

    He is partying with Bon Scott now.
  7. Bad Company

    The fleets stagger the start but you start with your fleet. That is really your race. Maybe the Barn Door is not a real race when Fleet starts are days apart?
  8. Bad Company

    Sorry, if boats do not start at the same time, it is not a race. It is a fun event but not a real race. I'd like to see the Transpac started this way and call it a race.
  9. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    And that makes sense to me. maybe after a bit of real racing and some finish results, you might ask for a rating review. My point is PHRF was never intended to rate the modern Planning boats or use Negative ratings.
  10. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    If the 33 were given a +33.9 then it would be 129.9, based on your statement. My little Zap is 135. I could never compete against you at that rating. The issue is all the new sprit/planing boats do not rate correctly under PHRF. PHRF was never intended for Negative Ratings. PHRF cannot adequately rate planing boats. PHRF struggled to rate ULDB's back in the 70's and 80's and that is about all it can handle. Solution: All new Maxi and smaller sprit/planing boats must be rated and sail under ORR.
  11. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    I forgot what Freight Train or Firelock rated back in the 80's, but 129 seems to be a gift. I see that Area C has the 33 at a base of 96 which rings a bell. In the SB2KH race 96 should be a good rating for that boat. Scot, is your local area adjustment handed down by the Rouge SD board or the new Local Board that just was approved by Regional? I've heard some stories about SD trying to separate from Regional. If I had a 33, I'd be anchored out at Santa Cruz Island an awful lot.
  12. It is a good article in Sea Horse. https://www.seahorsemagazine.com/current-issue/114-content/november-2017/548-no-optical-illusion But I have a hard time believing they could get a Patent for Vertical luff panels when windsurfing has been using that technique for almost 40 years. A heaver material in a vertical panel with some curvature will project. I learned this back in the 80's when I made my own custom windsurfer sails and experimented. It is cheaper to use small sails to learn things. Maybe I'm missing something but removing the luff cable/line and using vertical panels is not patent-able. IMHO the organizations regulating our sport need to get with it and start to deregulate it. One place I would start locally is with PHRF telling Sailmakers the dimensions of a sail rather than telling them the SQFT limit. So Cal PHRF Rule 7 should remove these lines and just give a calculation for the Aysm sqft max. Asymmetrical Spinnaker SLU shall not exceed 1.15 times the square root of (ISP² + SPL²) Asymmetrical Spinnaker SF shall not exceed 1.8 x SPL Asymmetrical Spinnaker ASMW shall not exceed 1.8 x SPL Asymmetrical Spinnaker ASMW/SF ratio shall be equal to or greater than 0.75 These design parameters might work good for a masthead rig but a 3/4 frac might need a different design. I'm not in favor limiting an owners options.
  13. Staysails

    We used to fly Spin Stay'sl on the SC27 and O30 all the time. Tacked to the windward rail when off the wind and center line for reaches. Only if there was enough breeze to not interfere with the kite. The make a good windfinder too when the wind dies. I'd like one, if I did more RLC courses.
  14. Sheet bag design

    I just bought some Harken bags that are rather nice. White mesh for drainage and air flow. Small and Large They tighten up real nice http://www.harkencanvas.com/productcategory.aspx?taxid=658
  15. Bad Company

    Isn't it a reverse start too? Not really a real race.