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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. In this case yes they did. There is an article about it on the Clipper website.
  2. Are you coming back down BJ?
  3. You are so wrong at so many levels Clean. First, there have been and will be way way more than 250 sailors in 2 editions. Remember that many only sail one or two of ten or so legs and there are probably ten per boat each leg and ten legs or so. Second, VOR has had a preventable grounding, a yacht sink in the middle of the Atlantic, lost people overboard and people die (RIP Hans). The navigator on Scallywag got hit in the head by the boom (the cause of death of one Clipper sailor last time). All of those were boats full of pros. Clipper goes on these races every couple of years (ie more frequently than VOR). They do an hell of a lot of work on safety and they take average people who still sign up having assessed the risks and the history. Sure there should probably be more professionals aboard but how many is the right number. In any event now is not an appropriate time to have this discussion. Let his family grieve.
  4. Jason, that is a good theory that never makes its way into practice in my experience.
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Pil, that is true but can all those around him do the same?
  6. QCYC Brisbane Going Broke?

    An horse and cart in the marina?
  7. Gitana Maxi 17

    I think he more meant that 200 or 300 litres wasn't the explanation for feeling sluggish and they then realised they had a second foil issue. But I agree, 300 kilos is plenty of weight.
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Will that make you related to Doug?
  9. Baldness anarchy.

    I feel your pain.
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    You want some logic for A4E? He never had any in AC and that just carried over to here. A weird obsession.