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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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    Offshore and coastal sailing and racing. Classic wooden boats.
  1. Great photo of beautiful ICON. It was fun following the trackers to check the exciting boat speeds and conditions. Fantastic finish times for many boats. : ) Lots of very popular races are no longer, (or minimally covered), on SA anymore. Perhaps because of countless trolls posting foolish crap. Thankfully, other social media and sailing sites have picked up and offer coverage which is better suited to sharing stories and photos. The best stories and great photos used to be shared on SA in the past. Not the case, anymore. TheFlash - lots of women race offshore and/or in coastal races, in all sorts of conditions. Nice, I can't find any results posted yet.
  2. Sophie is indeed an exquisite boat. I saw her a couple times when I was in Newport and she is very impressive on many levels. As kdh says, she is a Bruce King design and 90 feet of elegance. Built in 1991, at Renaissance Yachts and finished at Derecktors yard in Connecticut. Cold-moulded with hydraulic vertical lifting ballast keel in a fibreglass case. Full length photo taken by George Bekris. The fuzzy iPhone photo, I took, End hijack. Kim, fantastic photos of Francis Lee.
  3. Kim, we are looking forward to seeing pics when you get to see your boat again, soon.
  4. I agree, Rev. Ish. I very recently stayed at the Magnolia Hotel in Victoria and there or Parkside Hotel, would be my choice for accommodation over the Empress. High Tea at the White Heather Tea Room in Oak Bay was wonderful and the food was far fresher and half the price as at the Empress.
  5. Yes, I agree. Kim & Bob , it looks fantastic. So nice to see pics of it dipped into the water. It looks very much as it "belongs" there. It appears to be waiting patiently, longing to be given it's "wings", so it can fly stealthly through the water. Gorgeous design.
  6. Yeah, like the waiting room for a high-end dentist. I do not like that interior. The rest of the boat...meh. Ish, I agree. I dislike the hull color, and the interior looks sterile and generic. I do not care for the appearance of the interior. It lacks the warmth and richness of the older Hinckley's. It does look spacious, and I do like the rounded corners. The deck lay out looks functional. Knowing Hinckley's reputation for attention to detail and designing and building a boat that is "sailor" friendly, rather than just an attractive dock ornament, I am fairly certain it is performance oriented and less foo-foo than it appears. It's pretty hard to beat the solid, thoughtful construction and beautiful sailing experience of Cruisin Loser's 42 Sou'wester (I am sure kdh's is the same)
  7. We are on the same page, HB! ETNZ rocks!! As for that tiller .... I know that it will be a work of art, and I anxiously await the unveling of it. I met the gentleman making it, when I went to see the Sliver build the second time. He does amazing work with wood (I have seen the cabintry and some of the tables he has built for Kim and S., and it will no doubt be a fitting masterpiece.
  8. Great photos Brodie. I saw Maltese Falcon in Newport, RI and MirabellaV in Bermuuda. Mirabella was much prettier than MF and there is the Wow factor for the sheer size and engineering of MF. However, but not really impressive to me for the exact reason Kim stated. You feels so detached from the water and you can't dip your toes in water on the leeward side when the boat is heeled. However, the J Class boats are sensational! Yummm Trickypig, what kind of boats are you racing on in NYC? Have a blast.
  9. Kim & Bob ... it looks amazing. Lots happening quickly, and frequent check-ins are required to keep up. I like that there are a bunch of folks who have not commented on this thread until very recently, who are starting to chime in. The excitement is building. You both deserve to feel very proud.
  10. Gate, if you ever ventured beyond your litte nbyc, or if you raced elsewhere in a competitive fleet with others, you would begin to realize that what is "normal" practise in your home club is not necessarily typical for what goes on everywhere else all of the time. Most cruiser oriented boats and cruiser-race boats have ST winches. I have raced on Farr 40's, 1D35's, Melges 24's, J35's, ILC 40, CM 1200, R Boats, Dragons to name a few - and none of them have ST winches for the jib or spinn. To this day, I still prefer Non-ST winches. It is easy to see that ST winches are most suitable for Kim's boat for the sailing he will be doing, and doing a lot of it short-handed. Not to mention, that Kim has a TON of impressive sailing experience, a very solid knowledge base, with an impressive history of boat ownership to know what he prefers and wants on his beautiful Francis Lee. However, they are NOT what everyone prefers, wants or needs depending on the boat, and the type of sailing they do.
  11. Nice photos, Joe. Was sorry to miss the PTWBF, but after having gone for the last few years, thought I would give it a miss this time around. Played golf at a gorgeous course instead. I am certainly not going to miss it next year, when Francis Lee will be in attendance.
  12. I can not imagine the excitement and anticiaption you must be feeling. Wonderful updates
  13. Bob, you have designed a very beautiful boat for Kim. You fully deserve to feel proud, to pat yourself on the back, strut and smile as much as you see fit. Kim, it must be a delight to be able to easily visit your boat more often now, as this stage is moving quickly. It's wondeful to see it move from one highly skilled and talented group of craftsmen, to yet another group of equally skilled people. Your boat looks amazing with primer on. The photos are great. What I keep thinking about though, is the sound... which won't be captured in a photo. The soft, muted almost silent sound of her slipping through the water with virtually no wake and the only sound will be that of the sails in the wind and the grinding of a winch.
  14. I had to google that "Ontongeny recapitulates phylogeny", Reverend and delving into evolution could get you defrocked (possibly that cute strapless number). Reverend is a bright one, to say the least. He's had me scrambling for my Webster's and, or Google search a number of times. Me thinks if he has managed to remain "frocked" up 'til now, he has the ability to remain so a fair bit longer. He keeps us on our toes.
  15. I was walking the docks today with my Mom, after taking her out to brunch. I was thinking of wooden boats. As a result of this thread, with all the explanations and photos shared and having seen the progress of Kim's boat in person a couple times, I have a much deeper appreciation and more refined understanding of all that goes into the design and build of a wooden boat. I know that Kim's boat is exceptional. However, I will always think of all the precision, skill, time, perfection, experience and effort that the build demands because of what I have learned in here. For a private person, you sure have opened up a window to allow us to witness the build of an incredibly special boat. In 20 years I can see a few WLYDO Grand-children out sailing on her ... Violet for one, and Beau's grand-daughter right along side of her.