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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. The rumors are still coming fast and hard, but no one will go on record so it is a non-story at the moment. Got a strange call from a Newport lawyer so maybe there is more to it, but until then, Jim has indeed put an end to the speculation. Alan, I was told you have reported that the Comanche program is being discontinued. You have bad information. Kristy and I are enjoying racing Comanche in St. Barts at the Voile de St Barts. Our next race is Bermuda, followed by a trans-Atlantic record attempt in August, then more racing through the end of the year — maybe even the Sydney-Hobart again this year. However, Kenny and the team are beginning to also focus on Hanuman and the J-class regatta in Bermuda in 2017 and the J-Class World Championships in Newport in late Summer. Following that, it's Comanche in 2017 for the Trans-pac and another Sydney-Hobart. Ken Read has been and continues to be instrumental to both programs. Kristy and I consider Ken, his wife and his daughter to be great friends. I hope this helps clarify the status of the program and our relationship with it and the team. All the best, Jim Clark Classy response. Not sure I could pen something like that to a group of people saying what they did.
  2. Including a pic of Jim and Ken standing next to each other.
  3. Part of the reason I referred back to the keel fairing incident is that Ken was convicted by the SA anono jury but cleared by the class. SA is great but as Scott said to Seahorse when the 1,000,000th SA post was made, “that’s a lot of bullshit.” I have no idea what did or did not happen but this whole crap about ooh, I know this rumor but I don’t want to repeat it so I am just gonna hint at it thing is BS. It also doesn’t help SA be a great forum. Just be careful what you propagate and the rumors you giddily pass on. If you are wrong, you are an asshole and even if you are right, you’re still not adding much value, just laughing at other's misery.
  4. No, it was the 6 cases of water in the cockpit sole... That too.
  5. About 4 SA incarnations ago Ken was hung out to dry by the anono-jury on SA after the 2003 Etchells worlds. Back then the forum was full on anonymous, you didn’t need to even register and could post just about anything - the pre Zog, pre-HWSNBN, pre-Lesbian Robot, pre-something from Teeky’s Desk era. The issue that time was if the keel fairing which had been done prior to the event contravened the rules (Ken destroyed the field at the event). Which of course brought hatch-gate back, etc. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Ken likes SA even less than ********** and Leweck combined.
  6. money wins!

    Bernie Sanders take over the front page or something? Some classes have controls over pros and sail allowances, some don't. Rules are clear. Don't like the rules, change classes.
  7. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    The part I never understood with GB was continually ditching developed models to start new ones long before the life cycle of that model was at an end. Yes, you need to keep pressing forward, but 60’, 62’, 66’, ’65 in just a few years. Tooling, etc costs are not inexpensive to say the least and retooling every few years seemed to be more like running a custom build business at a series built price. Not to mention all the QA issues and teething problems with new models. I also (as someone who generally sails on fast dinghies) don't get the foiling cruising cat/daysailer thing. Not a lot of people out there for that market, to say the least. I wish them the best of luck sorting it out and hope that their suppliers and staff can weather the storm.
  8. Artemis?

    "Sea-Fever" I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking. I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over. By John Masefield (1878-1967). (English Poet Laureate, 1930-1967.)
  9. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Forecast for the summer is about .5m below each month's long term mean. RCYC will be having serious depth issues by early Sept at this rate. By Last Mast Blast I would not be surprised if 50% of the boats will be having issues.