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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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    Twin cities, minnesota
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    Fireball, Dinghies, foiling cats, cats, offshore racing, keel boat sailing

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  1. F18 world 2018

    Yes i will be there. Sailing my first F18 worlds this year coming from Minnesota. We will be racing in a new infusion Mk. 3 with the decksweeper. The boat comes in July and we will be learning the ropes of the decksweeper upon its arrival. Excited to sail the event.
  2. F18 world 2018

    Summer is soon approaching as is F18 worlds in Sarasota in October. Who will be there? What’s the scoop?
  3. RS Cat 14 Question

    Also, a knife is a great thing to have with you. While you may be on a less sporty boat then say a f18 it can still come in clutch and save the day.
  4. RS Cat 14 Question

    May not be the best idea to tie yourself to a runaway cat. Drowning is easy at even low speeds. Similar to why falling off a boat offshore and being teathered on is dangerous as you will quickly drown.
  5. RS Cat 14 Question

    Runaway boats is not a fun thing. Speaking from experience many things can happen to cause you to lose your boat. It can easily happen when righting a cat after a capsize and if you cannot get on quick enough you can be dragged and the boat will keep running. Now falling off your boat is not super likely it can happen. Since multihulls are generally extremely stable this is always a possibility and there is litter you can do. Now I can’t speak to the RS cat 14 but I know most will continue on. Edit: I just looked up the RS cat and it seems to have weighted Hulls like a hobie wave. Now it may eventually tip it may go for a nice long run before it does.
  6. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    My only real question is where is an 11 year old gonna come up with $1500
  7. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    I think I saw an ac50 on the market for a good price
  8. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    People have been saying laser 2 the whole time you troll. I’m serious though about sailing 420 and opti
  9. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    18 foot skiff, my buddy In Connecticut is selling his for $1,000. Fits perfect on any car and easy to launch
  10. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    I didn’t mean to say tf10
  11. Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    With the lighter weight epoxy nacra has been able to add more structural strength by adding more.
  12. Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    As of October 2018 (right in time for worlds) the epoxy style hull will be class legal.
  13. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    You know I thought about it a lot. I changed my mind. I’d look into a Tf10 superfoiler, quick multihull and perfect for your weight. My friend is selling his for $1,000.
  14. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    Idk I just see an overly ambitious “11 but nearly 12” year old kid.
  15. Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    what are your thoughts on the all new nacra f18 infusion mk3 and it’s multiple board kits? It has a z foil kit a curved board kit and its standard class legal straight boards. https://www.facebook.com/NacraSailing/videos/10156138443118554/