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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. I would say that leg and lower core would take a minimum of 18months to even start creating muscle memory and numb the twitch fiber. You will not find one cyclist with a and FTP of 3.5Watt/Kg in their first year or 2 of real pro training, and this even after raising through the ranks of amateur and semi-pro racing.
  2. It is well documented that a good cyclist (i.e.TDF level) can sustain between 4.5-6W/Kg for about 45-55min. Lance at is peak was 6.7w/Kg. I would really be surprised if a regular grinder can deliver anything over 3.5W/Kg over 45-55min. I understand that these numbers might look like too low but it is many training sites and training camps have for their FTPs.
  3. Pretty cool tech https://youtu.be/SGReqIwKKDM
  4. Not minimizing what it is going on ANY boat! I was told by a good coach sailing is like chess with no checkerboards and all the pieces changing personality. I would say that sailing is the most challenging sport out there.
  5. Now this an F1 wheel for 2013, adjusting while in 2-6Gs
  6. Within training sessions, let alone every day. but they cant do that during races on the same day correct? or they can start a day with a one team and finish with another? sorry for my ignorance.
  7. Maybe I am wrong... but if these boys can put that much power they should signup for the TDF and clean the field. There is no data supporting that one cyclist puts more than 6.8-7.2W/Kg for more than 5 minutes. BTW I like NZ so not trying to troll, just passing along what I have found and like to research on as a hobby. Are they changing crew/"grinders" every day? Do you know if each grinding post has its own generator or is it a tandem setup? that would make a huge difference too. if it is a tandem then one cyclist will have to move one large generator which is less efficient when not running at capacity. I hope on day we get to see it.I do not know enough to make a pro-con besides the basic. If they have gearing, does each grinder have assigned its post all the time, if so then earing can be optimized, how many speeds do they have?
  8. I think you are very optimistic saying that they can do 450w for an hour. A more relevant measurement of a cyclist is Watts per Kilogram. Lance did a max of 6.1W/Kg (about 390W when his weight was 64Kg) for half an hour at Hautacam, and he could not stand up... Nibali did 5.8W/Kg @ 63Kg in his best TDF. granted that there is altitude against these metrics, but then non of these sailors are built for biking or have been training for years. Also unless TNZ has a unique generator for each "grinder" you need to slash about about 13-15% from the inefficiency of a tandem setup, and then there is gearing... a good reading here https://cyclingtips.com/2009/07/just-how-good-are-these-guys/
  9. I have it from a pretty reliable resource, the data generated in a team is between 4 and 8 TB a practice day, about a 1/8th of that is live streamed for "online" processing. One of the things I would like to understand better, is why the boards are so tall? With this level of automation I would think that they could have cut in weight, drag by making the boards shorter and not leaking so much energy going up and down. I kind of see the point of having tall foils in places where choppy water or waves are a factor. Does it all have to do with giving a margin of error? Or with leveraging less turbulent air?
  10. Doesn't Predict wind offer 1km???? I am pretty sure they do.
  11. I guess that fore-crew will have to learn how to work on the high side now.