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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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  1. Kids with helmets...WTF

    I have two young boys that are learning to sail at home with dad. We wear PFDs, but no helmets. Skiing, snowboarding, biking and skateboarding, helmet without fail. We even have full face helmets for downhill or pump track biking. I've seen the head injuries first hand and have chosen to protect my kids in those sports. I have yet to witness a major head injury while sailing. PS: I wore a kayak helmet in two Key West races in 2003 or 04....blowing like hell on an F28.
  2. Thanks for the tip. I explored the calculator and it doesn't yield a workable number. Still looking... http://www.texelrating.org/site/filestore/algemeen/TR_Easy_Calculator.xls
  3. Agreed, hence the request for rating info. I wasn’t on the boat for that race, so I can’t speak to the provisional rating or the reasoning thereof. As for the Ft L to KW race, they were about 45 min behind the F31R (-30) and a solid 6.5 hours off the GB 62 (-51) with the GB 60 (-45) finishing about four hours ahead of them. I like the way you are thinking on the mono references, but we need to extrapolate a multi rating. I appreciate the; data, direction & feedback...all good. I reached out to Mr. Gibbs.
  4. Help! We are racing a Simpson 48 catamaran (13.7 m (44.936’)) that has been modified with 3' ama extensions aka sugar scoops. This boat is new to the owner and racing. It doesn’t have an established rating, short of a provisional PHRF 141.0 rating from the recent Fort Lauderdale to Key West race, in which it won the multihull division. In the name of fairness, transparency and the spirit of competition, we are looking for a sister ship with a racing history or documented rating. The boat was designed by Roger Simpson and I would suggest there may be a few racing in either Australia or New Zealand. I have researched race results and I contacted half a dozen multihull clubs in both countries with no luck so far. If anyone can post a link to this thread with a rating for a 13.7 Simpson with or without the sugar scoops or direct me to a sister ship that has a race record or result, I would be very grateful. Time is of essence, since the rating of this boat is to be ‘penciled in’ this coming Friday in preparation for the Miami to Havana race.