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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. http://www.westsystem.com/ss/assets/HowTo-Publications/GougeonBook%20061205.pdf The Gougeon brothers book seems to be available free from West as a pdf
  2. It is quite a thing
  3. I usually used a dod of wood as a drift, so I could gently set about things with a hammer without risking hammering a hole in the deck or tank. if access and circumstances allow you could get someone else with another dod of wood and another hammer on the other corner of the hatch too.
  4. OTA I wondered if they made them or it was just a sponsorship deal. Makes sense to utilise all of that composites manufacturing experience they have. /OTA Edit: Just checked, looks like they made them
  5. I stand errr... counter corrected...
  6. The official decision calls it a board, and mostly refers to the competitors rather than the craft. The rules refer to 360 Degree Turn Penalties
  7. http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/Rio2016ER060816-[20655].pdfeverything you never wanted to know....
  8. I'll bite, if there is a possible bigger scandal going on, any big city news agency will have some investigative reporting that would eat this up. If not, the video alone would generate plenty of traffic onto their social media, perhaps garnering a larger piece. Worst case, they don't do anything and you're out ten minutes of work and nothing changes. This would fall into the give it a shot category for me. Surely just the sort of thing the 'MSM' want to report to the 'sheeple' to draw attention to what's REALLY 'going on'... Did I do that right? It feels as if it 'needs' more 'quotes'...
  9. Probably a smaller sail to reduce drag
  10. should you not use the kicker to control leech tension, and the mainsheet for in and out?
  11. Not as an Australian sailor? Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M* Lars Kleppich Mistral 9 12 10 4 13 2 8 6 6 31 14 84 8 Anthony Nossiter Finn 18 8 4 7 8 13 1 8 20 6 25 93 6 Malcolm Page Nathan Wilmot 470 12 DSQ 3 3 19 3 4 18 3 26 OCS 119 12 Colin Beashel David Giles Star 9 7 OCS 5 4 13 11 16 14 6 13 98 15 Women Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M* Jessica Crisp Mistral 4 11 13 5 7 6 7 7 9 5 13 74 6 Sarah Blanck Europe 3 7 2 11 9 2 13 8 12 8 24 75 4 Jenny Armstrong Belinda Stowell 470 14 12 6 14 11 11 10 8 13 9 19 108 14 Nicky Bethwaite Karyn Gojnich Kristen Kosmala Yngling 11 11 12 10 8 16 5 2 13 10 10 92 13 Open Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M* Michael Blackburn Laser 18 2 10 19 5 6 2 20 13 17 N/A 32 112 9 Gary Boyd Chris Nicholson 49er 13 6 15 1 17 18 10 1 7 3 1 17 2 1 20 11 105 7 Darren Bundock John Forbes Tornado 9 7 12 11 1 2 3 4 12 1 N/A 14 62 6 Sorry, I was talking about Barker, didn't notice Spithill had snuck in there. I take it all back. Carry on...
  12. He went to the 'lympics.... 2004...
  13. Has the Elliot not been ditched too?
  14. I just love that whacking great mainsail, piece of cooked spaghetti instead of a mast...
  15. I'm just enjoying seeing Stars sploshing around. There's something majestic about them.