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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. 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!
  2. 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 :-)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. Muskegon YC is a great choice. Good bar/restaurant, pool, floating docks, solid racing program and very reasonable cost. Full disclosure... I am the current Commodore!
  9. As a BUMP Last call for registration for the SAFETY at SEA seminar on May 6-7 in Muskegon. We only have a couple of slots left for the Hands on day 2 and will be establishing a waiting list . Still plenty of room for DAY 1 which will get you your certification. Click the above link for more information and to register
  10. As a point of reference, a new mast for a J35 is going to cost more than the boat is worth and will take you 3-6 months to obtain. If you bend them the wrong way they WILL break. You can disassemble and assemble the mast yourself in the yard and save a lot of the cost but I would highly recommend letting a professional pull and place the rig. The few hundred dollars it cost is cheap insurance.
  11. What I find really amusing is that ed apparently can't read and or understand a tax return. A lot of information their all indicating a well run, organization with modest staff and salaries. Only about 25% of revenue is from dues, and many people at US Sailing take no salary. Of course you have to read past the first page to see all that and ed's attention span is clearly limited. Don't like US sailing, fine, don't pay your dues and don't participate. or better yet Man up and get involved and work to improve it but. don't bitch about an event requiring you put $65 towards the organizing authority of your sport to compete in the events they sponsor. Fucking lame.
  12. Registration for the Trans Michigan Race that will start at NOON CDT from Milwaukee to Muskegon on Friday June 23rd is now OPEN HERE Skippers Meeting will be held at McKinely Marina which is immediately adjacent to the Milwaukee Yacht Club. Entry is only $75 regardless of boat size. Muskegon Yacht Club intends to run Bouy races on Saturday June 24th for those boats that want to stay and play (no additional fee). Tripp Memorial Cup will start in Holland, Wednesday Evening June 21st to Milwaukee. Skippers meeting will be held at Macatawa Bay YC Entry should be available on Yachtscoring soon. The Lake Michigan Clipper Cup will Start in Muskegon the morning of August 11th. Registration is OPEN HERE These three races (with the option of doing the Queens Cup instead of the Trans Michigan) will constitute the Trans Michigan Series , There is no additional charge to enter the series. More information on Muskegon Yacht Club events in the attachment MYC LMPHRF Stuffer.pdf 563.84KB 2 downloads
  13. Registration for the Trans Michigan Race that will start at NOON CDT from Milwaukee to Muskegon on Friday June 23rd is now OPEN HERE Skippers Meeting will be held at McKinely Marina which is immediately adjacent to the Milwaukee Yacht Club. Entry is only $75 regardless of boat size. Muskegon Yacht Club intends to run Bouy races on Saturday June 24th for those boats that want to stay and play (no additional fee). Tripp Memorial Cup will start in Holland, Wednesday Evening June 21st to Milwaukee. Skippers meeting will be held at Macatawa Bay YC Entry should be available on Yachtscoring soon. The Lake Michigan Clipper Cup will Start in Muskegon the morning of August 11th. Registration is OPEN HERE These three races (with the option of doing the Queens Cup instead of the Trans Michigan) will constitute the Trans Michigan Series , There is no additional charge to enter the series. More information on Muskegon Yacht Club events in the attachment MYC LMPHRF Stuffer.pdf
  14. Yes that is correct. The Chicago Mac will be included in the LMSRF Offshore Series as well as the ORR Great Lakes Offshore series. The Trans Mi series is for the drag races across the Lake.
  15. NOR for Muskegon Yacht Club's new Trans Michigan Race, Part of ORR Great Lakes Offshore series. Trans Mi NOR.pdf Also will be a Trans Michigan Series which will include Tripp Memorial Cup from Holland to Milwaukee June 21st, Trans Michigan Race (Milwaukee to Muskegon) OR Queens Cup (Milwaukee to South Haven) on June 23, and the Clipper Cup (Muskegon to Port Washington) on August 11. The series will also be scored in the ORR Great Lakes Championship. Entry should be up on Yachtscoring.com in the next few days