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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. Broke their wing this afternoon against SBTJ... p.s they were blistering fast for the rest of the day.
  2. Bingo.
  3. BAR were blitzed by OR and then by SBTJ. Then they headed back to the base. SBTJ even gave them a head start in the second race by pooching the layline at the start.
  4. How do you hit the rudder on something and not the daggerboard?? They did it very early in their warmup, because they did not race against SBTJ in the second race like they were scheduled to - they said they were out of commission for a few hours at least before they then headed in. Assume they went back out.
  5. Soho - they are on UHF, so no comms unfortunately.
  6. Pretty sure they were leaving for the day, not returning.
  7. Or the plane will crash.
  8. Because IM wants to work out course lengths, setups, in different wind conditions. And you can't practice race in your ACC boat.
  9. Agree strongly. Whatever number people want to set for either average age of crew, or minimum age for each crew, etc., is fine with me, but it can't just be an older driver with two young bucks hiking hard and pulling all the lines. That's not going to work into Mambo's plans...
  10. That was shot March 13th, as you can look at Windguru stats and see that the breeze on Feb 13th was 20-30knots out of the west. The video shows breeze NNW at the 8knots range which is the strength and direction shown in the video. https://www.windguru.cz/station/302 OR and TJ were sailing their 45 test boats that day.
  11. That video looks like it is from last December during the Amlin Moth regatta. Could be (squinting on a phone here) but fwiw here are two more. Trust me. Those videos are from December. That is not the ACC boat.
  12. That video looks like it is from last December during the Amlin Moth regatta.
  13. If I didn't live here and wanted to come, I would be doing the cruise ship option.
  14. The Great Sound is a lot larger than the course boundaries they will need to stay within come race time - max course length 1.8NM and .6 width. I personally think that arm chair admirals are under estimating the maneuverability requirement, and being able to transition quickly while keeping your oil pressure high. Fitness of the crew is key, but choreography of maneuvers, timing and efficiency of grinding will be game winner. That and a bit of luck with the wind shifts. The thing that still strikes me after watching the AC50's is BAR's crew noticeably working harder (spinning handles faster) than everyone else while sailing. Maybe they are on a different gearing?? But they also went in "early" on Sunday at 2pm, while Oracle and SoftBank were out much longer and weren't spinning the handles as hard. This was on a "perfect" weather day so I found it odd that BAR would give up the ideal weather, unless they had no more crew gas left and had to go in. Or maybe it is all head games...
  15. One more of BAR. Sorry about the distance, but they never came close. What is noticeable is their grinding team working harder than everyone else on the downwind.