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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. According to analyses of that incident, they were not on collision course though.
  2. They have some serious camber in those foils.
  3. What are your theories about what advantages the steel brings? A good high modulus carbon composite has higher strength and better modulus of elasticity than steel. Where is the steel used?
  4. Nice interview Where can I watch the previous with Martin Fischer that she mentions in the beginning?
  5. Apparent wind upwind is roughly boat speed + 70% of wind speed. So about 30-35 knots yesterday. A sitting cyclist has a cda of about 0.5 m2, which gives a drag of about 100N at that speed. Not totally insignificant in the equation actually. So I have to correct myself, I think it helps. Let's say the difference in crew aero drag makes a difference in boat speed of half a knot. That is a difference of 300m in 20 min of sailing. Maybe next time we will se the crew inside aero shaped "cockpits".
  6. I think foils and wing shape is the main factors of NZ performance, not the drag of the crew. The low profile of the crew is kind of unnecessary when the skipper exposes his full frontal area to the wind.
  7. The forecast is falling winds. And the latest observations on that site confirmso. But I assume the sea will be rough. But that is not taken into account, right?
  8. As Nathan said after the race, they "stole" the victory by giving Japan a penalty. Similar to when NZ stole a victory from Art on the last gate in their first match. In both cases the penalised boats could have avoided it by sailing with just slightly more margins and still won the race.
  9. Probably just a mistake on the website. In the pic the schedule looks normal.
  10. Hi all I would like to have some advice regarding buying a Macgregor 36 which I looked at the other day. It needs some work. *The trampoline is in bad shape and is removed. *Some pieces above the waterline are leaking so there is fresh water in the hulls. There is also a small hole in the hull above the outboard mount. *The electrical system is disconnected. All lights and instruments probably needs replacement. *There is quite a lot of growth under the hulls because it has been sitting in the water for at least a year. I think many. *I looked at the mainsail and it looked decent except some minor damage in the luff next to the batten pockets. Didn't take the other three sails out of their bags but looked OK from what I saw. *Some of the stays for the rig were very loose. *All wood needs sanding and varnish. Some plywood inside the hulls was flexing when stepping on it. The asked price is about 10k USD. I'm hoping to be able to buy it cheaper. It has been for sale for some months now. What do you think the value is? Also, does this boat need a crew when sailing? I have only owned a small keelboat and now recently a Hobie 14. I have single handed both of them. I don't know anyone who is interested in sailing. I thought the keelboat was slow and I think the Hobie lacks a bed. But very fun to sail when it's windy.
  11. I haven't seen anything dramatically bad regarding tactics. Maybe not top notch, but they have done some tactically good races. Also some bad. At least mid pack in that regard. Boat speed, maybe the best on small foils. On large foils in light winds we don't know yet. Large foils in medium winds against other boats with small foils, definitely slow, but that is not surprising. Maneuver mistakes might be high. They have fallen down during gybes. Don't know what that is about.
  12. I have a question about how much you think the skipper can compensate for the wrong choice of foils? Example 1) If they put large foils on the boat when it's windy, then the foils will have close to zero AoA at speed - draggy. I think that the skipper should be able to compensate somewhat by sailing at a smaller angle / lower speed. Then the foils will work closer to their intended speed region, so will be less draggy. Can this compensate enough to not simply loose the race from lack of speed? Example 2) If they put small foils on the boat when it's not very windy, then the foils will be at a high AoA / close to stalling / draggy, and may not provide enough lift for foiling. Then I think the skipper should be able to compensate by sailing at a wider angle / higher speed. The foils will work closer to their intended speed region, so will be less draggy. Will this result in the same VMG as the correct foils with the normal angle to the wind? 1) Would add the benefit of less tacks per leg. But I think it would also be harder/more risky to sail, because sailing that close to the wind, if the wind shifts forward, the skipper needs react to not loose drive and fall down. While in the normal case there 2) Would have the disadvantage of needing more tacks per leg. And since the foils are small, a non-perfect maneuver is more likely to cause the boat to fall down. So both these approaches seems to involves some risk when compensating for the wrong choice of foils.
  13. I think their original plan was 3-4 races per day. The first day was canceled due to weather conditions. So they had to schedule 6 races per day until they caught up.
  14. They must have chosen the wrong set of foils today.
  15. I don't see why you want all this information though. Isn't it more interesting while watching this to use your own mind to try to judge who is the faster boat to the mark, just like you would do out on the sea? At least, I think so. =)