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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    As someone who is an hour behind you, this is my only hope!
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Fun watching the ranking go from 33,000 to 2400 in just a couple of hours. I imagine getting lower will be tough going as the northern group looks pretty tightly packed. I would have been well and truly f*$ked if wet hog hadnt told me about the frigate option after I fell asleep the first night before making my tack.
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    where do I find that Option?
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Unlimited programming yet still managed to fuck it up. I didnt want to program my tack at 1am last night and then proceeded to fall asleep. Woke up to the boat going the wrong way. I am toast for this leg. argh!
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Malamute 1218th 20d 10h 54m 13s 8308.4NM sailed
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I definitely took the long way around. Still at 43 degrees south. No one else around me cant be a good thing
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks guys. I was lonely! Just entered the roaring 40's
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Can I be added to the group. Boat name Malamute
  9. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    We have had the same problem numerous times while racing. We discovered that if we leave some backstay on we are usually fine. occasionally we have to overtension the halyard.
  10. I'm not yelling

    If you are teaching someone which way the sheet goes around the winch during a race then you have no business being out on the race course. Basics like that need to be taught when there is the time to allow them to fuck it up. There is too much pressure during a race to expect someone that new to sailing to get anything out of what you are saying. Take the time to teach on a weekend, or other weeknight. Take a season to properly train enough crew to run the boat, and then race. I find the best method to bring new inexperienced crew on, is to have enough space to have them sit on the rail for awhile.
  11. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    yes, race in phrf but pretty much in od config.
  12. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I'm looking for J111 polar tables in a form I can load on our bandg Hercules 5000 system. And thank you Blur for the many ours of entertainment/instruction for getting our boat going. After 2 seasons we finally got big wind in the thirty's, and planed at 18 knots Sog.
  13. Kids with helmets...WTF

    I am the father of agirl in her mid 20's that recieved a number of concussions when younger. The problems she has now because of those concussions is involved in her every day life. If i could put a helmet on her for those years that she competed without one I would gladly do so. For those who think it is somewhat of a joke, picture yourself in a hospital while your child is hooked up to IV's because they cant stop the pain in her head. Concussions are additive. Meaning just because there has been no seeming effect from a hit in the head while young, doesnt mean you have gotten away from damage. It could all come back to haunt you when your child is older and gets another concussion by way of a car accident as an example. Then all of those little bangs in the head that you think teaches a lesson become the seeds for major problems. If you dont want your kid to sail with a helmet...fine. But stop shaming those people that do , with these stupid excuses.
  14. Where will Trump golf this weekend?

    ROTFLMAO!! Trump couldn't do "subtle", if he had a Doctoral Degree in it!! He just wanted to play Golf