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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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Everything posted by lydia

  1. Yacht Club Safety Review

    If you are going to mandate safety equipment remember the mouth guards.
  2. Yacht Club Safety Review

    You need to sail at the Lota fishing and Fighting Club. Zero drowning but three as a result of injuries sustained in beer can race collisions.
  3. Yacht Club Safety Review

    No doubt you will get your usual yacht club fuckwits who will not understand and want to mandate everything in a inch of it life.
  4. Yacht Club Safety Review

    Simple to do. Disregard every national federation guideline. Under no circumstance allow any administrator on any review panel. Do not specify any safety equipment ever. Under no circumstances do inspections or require inspections. Yacht are only required carry that equipment mandated by local law. You only need one rule. The master will ensure that the vessel is suitable for the voyage to be undertaken and that it is equipped and crewed to undertake such voyage. Otherwise known in some jurisdiction as the "Primary Safety Obligation". A master gets it wrong and the local authority will prosecute on that basis. Do not make a rod for the backs of owners or your club. You mandate you must ensure compliance and you fail it is your fault.
  5. Safety Gear versus Practice

    You are right of course. Now try to get your administrators to change. A few of us here on this site have been engaged in a pitch battle with local administrators about this very thing for some time now. Good training is the best solution. But good training is hard to police and does not easily fit on the check sheet. Further smart administrators should be running a million miles way from compulsory equipment as it creates a standard that then has to policed and enforced. Even AMSA (Australian Marine Rescue authority) has recently done a big about face on the issue because if you don't enforce you are liable. Once upon a time a good sailor had what was described a "body of knowledge and a body of experience", now you just need some toys apparently. Of course the perverse part of my nature through down a challenge to a overbearing administrator before an offshore race a while back saying "you swim the length of the marina in your wet weather gear then we can talk about epribs because you could not stay afloat long enough to turn in on". Conversely, the case of a recent local fatality where the boat was fitted with a mega buck survival MOB pod but the only guy who knew how to deploy it was the poor guy in the water. Never deployed. You see the point.
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    With that idea you get another member, well known long term owner just joined the 109 club after a keel modification. Maybe it is like the DRS in the cricket. Defaults to 109 like over the stumps.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Gotta love it. Jury convened and flown in for a video comment The Rumble in Rocky gets a protest committee were every member then resigns because it got hot in the kitchen!
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Think I will start a new thread. "Best Sailing Australia Fuck up of the Year" Could be a very long thread.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Another two victims of the voodoo physics that is AVS!
  10. Mind you, same regatta with TP52s and 100 foot canters would shake things up.
  11. And now we get the Hamilton Race week video, fashion shows and celebratory chefs. And no one sails in the dark! All show, no real go. No wonder we are faaaaaacked.
  12. Sailing a frac rig under jib only

    Headsail only is standard delivery mode on most race boats these days. Usually with motor ticking over. Less wear and tear and cheaper for the owner. Most importantly boat never gets away from a shorthanded crew.
  13. Simple, you can never make a fast sail out of shit cloth ever. You can however make a slow sail out of good cloth.
  14. Which three Asymmetrics?

    Take a Sydney 38 as opposed to a Fast 40 (A Ker 40 for instance) Very different stability and speed (read apparent wind)
  15. Which three Asymmetrics?

    Depends on the boat, so silly question really. With all respect.
  16. Sydney 38s come with a "grandma", problem solved!
  17. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So where is Simply Fun off too?
  18. Search Mark Hallett - solicitor in Brisbane


    1. mfw


      The owner? 


    2. lydia
  19. 2017 Rules Rule 69

    So what happens when the Protest Committee decide to investigate, appoint an investigator then all resign before deciding if a hearing should be held?
  20. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Tell him to move to Queensland, Lota Fishing and Fighting Club would bestow life time membership for an effort like that.
  21. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    What do you mean, in the news today there is a new casino on Keppel Island for the end of the Keppel Race. Bet you get free entry for fight night with your race entry!
  22. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    It is only floating because it is Waterloo bay and the mast is stuck in the mud holding it all up.
  23. Not seen everyday

    I thought there where rules about this place. And one rule was not Greasy Al on the front page! Faaarck, you get a 6 knot shitbox and this happens. What, is a Mac 26 next?
  24. Not seen everyday

    Just needs a decent yacht club and it would be sweet! And a few good referees so the fights go longer!
  25. Not seen everyday

    I figured forced to the right straight off the start line to get clear air and out into the tide on that track. That makes sense if the pic was taken from the start boat.