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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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    Grand Rapids MI/ Muskegon MI
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  1. Busy next few days, MBYC Commodores Regatta this weekend, Tripp Cup on Wed, Trans Michigan on Friday, buoy races in Muskegon on Saturday. Then only two weeks to the Mac, Season seems very concentrated on the calendar this year!! Trans Michigan is just shy of 30 entries, Registration remains open!. SI out today. Looking to be a bunch of fun as MYC is staying open until 2am Friday night as the boats come in.. Pretty pleased with the turnout for the first year!
  2. Okay, that is the same thing they have been doing with us in Chicago Mac for the last 3 years. I was just wondering if they had taken a different approach. ORR is willing to work with us next year to maybe come up with an average rating or something but just too late to get it done this year. ORR is a more accurate handicap in my mind at least for the J35 on Lake Mi but then again we rate 69 over here on the West side instead of 72 like everywhere else in the country.
  3. 4-3 ART
  4. Agreed, ART would have been slow with the button hook turn. There was no need to make it that close
  5. :08 with a split at the bottom
  6. How did they handle it for the Level 35"s Highest ORR to everyone?
  7. Great to have you back Boat seriously goes downwind, especially with a little breeze! The Wind was pretty whacky but still a great time.
  8. Bump off of page two. Trans Mi is up to 20 entries including Stripes and Details. More rolling in. Looks like 30 plus is still a possibility.
  9. Your hull number is 285 based on that info making it one of the later J/35's built probably in the early 1990's (91 or 92) would be my guess. Congrats it is a great boat. Would love to know how it made it down to Chile?! this forum is not always that active but lots of GREAT J35 experience on here and new owners always get lots of input if they want it. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
  10. Sending them to the back is not the proper procedure per RRS unless it is specifically altered in the NOR for i SI's At least that is what they taught us in the Advanced RC course :-)
  11. A lot of money to spend to find out you are in the middle. One boat has had theirs since the dawn of time. Another boat will probably hire the quantum bros again. A third boat will come from the Midwest who fits the same category as boat one. The rest will play for scraps. My first year of J35 ownership (97) I went to the NA's in Chicago. 27 boats on the line, America's Cup Pro's on many boats (JJ and Peter Isler, Lowell North, John Bertrand, Kolius, etc etc.) We were DFL most of the races but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Learned a ton and gradually got better. All the competitors were really supportive and I keep in touch with many of them still today. Competed in several NA's since and it is always a hoot and I have even won a few races against some NA Champs. You don't get better by beating up the local guys and never challenging yourself. The top boats are prepared and practiced and make the fewest mistakes full stop., J35 OD racing is just about the most fun I have had with pants on ever. If you are within reasonable distance to an NA regatta or can get access to a trailer, don't miss the opportunity.
  12. For anyone who is still looking for a Safety at Sea Seminar, there is one being held in Muskegon MI on May 6th Registration deadline is Monday May 1st info and online registration HERE Hotels are cheap in Muskegon and it is an easy drive around the lake or the Lake Express begins operation on Friday.
  13. Trans Michigan Race is getting interesting GL70 "Details" is now registered and word is "Stripes" will also be heading to Muskegon on 6/23 too. Better logistics with the Lake Express, deeper harbor, and Torresen Marine to haul at until the Mac Race.
  14. LAST call for Safety at Sea Seminar in Muskegon May 6. Day two "hands on" is sold out unless we get at least 10 on the waiting list and we will bring in another moderator. Registration closes Monday May 1st and you MUST pre-register HERE
  15. What is the new majic? I have heard two separate rumors. One has a -30 to -40 PHRF and the other has a O PHRF. Can't wait to see which one!