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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. Harder to sell the 10-20 year old esoteric cool fast boats than you imply There is always a market for a one-design. You can always find an owner at the right price for a 15 year old Viper 640 or a 15 year old Melges 24 but if you get an esoteric, make sure that it is something you want to own for a very long time. That said.....there are some very cool esoteric boats out there if you are ready to depreciate to zero.
  2. Wrong on so many counts. Coutts brought the AC into this century. Exciting boats. Real tactics. Brilliant location. Never thought I'd see the day when Clean would join the official ranks of old farts who like to see pre start manoevures in slow motion. Is it true that Mer had to wait outside Brooks Brothers while Clean picked out a blazer?
  3. J Boats are impressive and beautiful to sail in a Rolls Royce/Bentley kind of way. It is also fun to race them once in a while, like it is fun to race the Bentley once in a while. But the enjoyment is for the participants and the racing is for amateur sportsman of independent means (in both J boats and Bentleys) it is not a sport for the professional athlete and it is not a spectator sport. The AC foiling cats demanded the outstanding skills of professional sailor/athletes and they provided spectacular racing.
  4. Spithill has mental toughness and is a natural leader in a competitive environment. There may be helms as good as or even better than JS but it is too late to put them in. He is the one who will focus everyone on "one race". They may lose that one race but their best chance is probably JS. I think that JS will make the final call. He will decide whether he is the guy to win one race....or whether he can motivate the team to win one race without him at the helm. At this stage JS doesnt care about AC 36, he doesnt even care about AC 35, he just cares about winning the next race. I would hire him in a heartbeat to run a company. How you lose is as important as how you win.
  5. The key to winning in one design is boat speed.
  6. And because they have bought homes there and enrolled their kids in the schools......
  7. Tripp has a serious case of perma-grin. Its easy to see that there was huge respect and bond between those two boats
  8. sail in sight gun out
  9. yup fantastic
  10. but hopefully we see them come though the harbor mouth on 6
  11. so tney are just pics not a video feed?
  12. the cams seem to be just historic images...have to figure out how to make the live feed work!
  13. i am texting them.......but i doubt they are looking at their cell phones. They are going to be over the moon about this.
  14. Link?