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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. Help with a Vxone tour and demo near Portland or

    I think there are a lot more Vipers in the Seattle area than there are VXOnes.
  2. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Clearly a hostile takeover as per a read of the timeline on the "Fake Class" site created by LaserPerformance. Hopefully folks will resist it, and hopefully World Sailing will ignore it.
  3. Prestart ROW question

    It's a small issue of semantics, but one that is often misunderstood. We see a lot of port tackers fail to establish themselves on starboard tack and assume just because they are HTW that they have some sort of special rights or that they are on starboard when they aren't. So I don't like the phrase "once P is tacking" - I prefer "once P is on starboard tack" - otherwise there are a lot of steps in the act of tacking and there are those who think that just pushing the tiller over and going toward HTW is something special when again, P has no rights the entire time under Rule 13, other than the right to not get t-boned by S.
  4. Prestart ROW question

    Mambo, This is not a good read of the RRS unless I am misunderstanding what you're saying. P has to keep clear of S while tacking until P is on starboard tack. "Actually tacking" is not a thing in the rules. P is not a ROW boat while she is on port and has no rights under 16.1. 16.2 is not turned on during the prestart since 16.2 only refers to what happens "after the starting signal" - the "starting signal" is 0:00, not 4:00 to 0:01 of the prestart. If P is coming in hot prestart, she needs to keep clear of ROW boats while tacking under either Rule 10 or Rule 13, depending on whether she is past head to wind or not. P acquires no rights vs. S under P is actually on starboard tack. A lot of port tack boats get this wrong and just go head to wind and expect starboard boats to avoid them, which is bogus. P needs to establish herself on starboard tack (i.e., have the starboard side of its boat be the windward side) before S needs to avoid breaking Rule 14 initially, and then Rule 11.
  5. Trophy Vendors - Any Recommendations?

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  6. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

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  7. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    For anyone who is bored tomorrow and is in the greater Western Long Island Sound area, Larchmont YC is hosting a foiling demo day - Dave will be on hand with two UFOs and there will also be a Waszp around I believe. 1000 to 1600. Bring a PFD. Demos will be off the LYC work dock. No cost, no reservations needed, we'll have a couple of safety RHIBs around and a coach. Those are the details. Dress appropriately - whatever you're comfortable in when wet this time of year and if you want to ignore someone else's suggestion who has found something that works for him, that's up to you.
  8. 505 Worlds Annapolis 20-29 September 2017

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  13. Peter,

    I'm hoping to get verification that I'll be able to pick up my UFO before the HPOD regatta.  Is your boat someplace local to Larchmont where I can take a look at it and take a couple of measurements.



    1. wpbeardsley


      The boat is on Shelter Island presently.  It'll be back at LYC after Labor Day.

    2. Bill's Sock Puppet

      Bill's Sock Puppet

      cool, with any luck I'll have mine in a month or so

  14. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

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    Haven't been able to sail my boat yet due to other life commitments but I'm expecting that to change in the next couple of weeks. No promises on videos since I am not too slick with video editing - maybe if I can make it work on my wife's Mac...I'll at least be able to put some thoughts together at some point.