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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. Olson 30 in the Pacific northwest in the 1980's Shoot the Moon - became- Shoot the Moron, and then the crew became known as the morons. They wore it with pride.
  2. Hey Soma, have you ever sailed in the Salish Sea?
  3. I'm really enjoying this thread. But, don't you think it is theoretically plausible that the Editor is actually a pleasant and sociable recreational sailor who is modest about his own skill level, but has recognized that pretending to be a whining child is irresistible click-bait for his worldwide audience?
  4. I would say yes. If you hold the main sheet in your hand, and ease as the boat rolls to weather, and trim when she rolls back, the flow might stay attached.
  5. Luff tape? Hanks? Roller furling? As musicman has pointed out, head stay tension is the issue.
  6. Tell me more about racing in Cow Bay. Is there a longer race coming up?We are looking to race the boat in the around Shaw and Northern Century. Just found out that this year the Northern Century is allowing human power! Said they were inspired by the R2AK. Two days of racing, on Saturday and Sunday, July 31, August 1 this year. Usually two or three races Saturday, one longer race Sunday. Pretty dependable thermal breeze if it's sunny. Big multihull fleet. Google cow bay regatta. You would need a PHRF NW rating.
  7. You should come to Cow Bay.
  8. It depends on how you define the effect. Take the following (theoretical) example: Wind is from the north steady in velocity and direction. You’re sailing an upwind leg (the weather mark is directly upwind of the leeward mark). A band of current from the west and steady in velocity and direction crosses the leg. Assume the width of the band is ¼ of the distance of the leg and the current direction is perpendicular to the wind direction. The balance of the leg is sailed in still water. Assuming that all other variables are constant, and that you have full knowledge of the location of the band of current, do you cross the band on port tack, or on starboard, or does it matter?
  9. More likely tired of having his ass beat. Had to suck hard or he wouldn't have hid by Dickson Island last night either. My take: He knows he's racing for the steak knives, the memories, and the scenery. Nobody's close, may as well climb out of the trench and look around a little. I get that 90% of the people left have more than likely decided to embrace the "Adventure" part more than the "Race" part. It's an amazing place to sail. More things than you could see in a lifetime. Shift over to Satellite mode and zoom in on things, nice round globs of land in the Google map are rent with fjords and canals in real life. Tiny remote bays and passes abound, it's a great place to get lost on purpose and never find your way back to that desk job... Is this the moment to remind the more senior among us about Bernard Moitessier's 180 at the Horn?
  10. If this is for real, then the organizers should get started now asking the many first nations governments on the route for permission and support when passing through their traditional waters.