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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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  • Birthday 10/14/1965

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    Monnem, Germany/San Diego Ca
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    Sailing, Climbing, Drinking, Running....
  1. Doublehanding the Peterson/Eichenlaub 41 in the 95 Transpac I wasn't meant to feel this / Asleep at the wheel though we had a tiller and not a wheel.
  2. Just like sailing, the boat does all the work. We just sit on it.
  3. DC's Schock is Buttercup. That boat was always one of the best in the fleet. It's been a really long time but I remember finding it funny that everyone was being beat by a boat called Buttercup with that yellow deck and as I recall a crew of older but very good sailors. I guess that was the point of the name though.
  4. Cool, I was helping with race committee last weekend at our club for the German nationals, 52 boats from 6 country's and next year we will host the worlds. https://www.radiosailing.org/about/news/9-irsa/149-2018-world-championship-marblehead-tenrater-has-been-awarded-to-germany
  5. I'm not sure how much has changed with the 2017 rules but check this out: http://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/uploaded_files/ISAF_Racing_Rules_of_Sailing.pdf
  6. I'm really enjoying this thread, the first time I tried an RC sailboat was last year when my club hosted the Marbelhead German Nationals and I was race officer. We are hosting the Nationals again and the Marblehead and 10rater Worlds in 2018. I will be race officer again for the nationals and co race officer for the worlds, should be interesting. I guess I will get a chance to play with the boats again.
  7. Smoking a joint I mean "safety briefing"
  8. Was I there that time? I remember a number of Cabrillo races on the Gnat, some quite stormy.
  9. +1 and I'm sure that goes for many of us.
  10. http://www.dr.dk/sporten/oevrig/paul-elvstroem-er-doed
  11. My club certainly can't but we are on a tiny lake in the middle of Germany, our annual dues are 175€ plus 25 for boat storage. We have an 20 boat Finn fleet, maybe 12 active Lasers and a few A Cats and Windsurfers. We have 1 ex National Finn Champion who got second at the Masters a few years back and a couple of our Opti Grads are sailing 470's on the national team. One Ex Opti sailor is doing well in the Segeln Bundesliga.
  12. So Nico just annouced he will retire from F1: http://www.focus.de/sport/laureus/mit-sofortiger-wirkung-weltmeister-nico-rosberg-beendet-formel-1-karriere_id_6287277.html?utm_campaign=facebook-focus-online-finanzen&fbc=facebook-focus-online-finanzen&ts=201612021424 I wonder who will take his place.
  13. It's super cool that you are giving people that experiance.
  14. I don't think it has anything to do with generation. In my life I have taken a lot of people sailing, some get it most don't. I don't think this is a bad thing, who wants sailing to become a mainstream sport? An office mate of my dad took me out on his Hobie when I was 11, I never turned back. It was the same with climbing, a friend took me up a 7 pitch climb at Tahquitz and I was a climber from that day on. It's either for you or it's not, but you do need exposure to find that out. I once took the cousin of a girlfriend out sailing, We were kind of looking out for him as he was getting into trouble and heading down the wrong path. Though at the time our relationship was not so serious she and I stayed in contact for many years and we ended up getting back together and she became my second wife. Unfortunently she died unexpectedly 6 weeks after we got married and I met her cousin again as she was in the hospital in a coma. Well dispite our best intentions he ended up getting in a lot of trouble and had spent a fair bit of time in prison. It struck me though when he said that day sailing around Long Beach Harbor was the best day he ever had in his life, for me it was just a nice day on the water like many others.
  15. I drove my Opel Corsa 160-170 kmh almost everyday on my way to work. It's not a big deal.