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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. Swede 55

    The smaller version of the Swede 55 was called an S30. It was a modern version of a 30 square meter. I raced for 3 seasons on one in Detroit from 79 to 81. We placed 2nd in class in the 1980 Port Huron-Mackinaw race. "Windhover" was substantially modified. The fractional rig was converted to a masthead rig to improve light air performance (the predominant condition in the Great Lakes). As a result the boat was a killer off the wind. Upwind in light air it was still slow. The boat moved like a Cadillac, over the first wave and under the next two, but we finished near or at the top in everything those years. Our main competition was "Natalie J" which back then was a C&C 35 Mk II. The boat tracked beautifully but I do remember one Chinese jibe where we bent the spinnaker pole 90° around the mast - but the rig stayed up. It occurred halfway down a 10 mile leg. We still rounded the first mark in second carrying a full main and a "deeply reefed chute" (the spinnaker wrapped around the headstay and it took us part of the second leg to straighten everything out. We pegged on knotmeter at "12" (the days of analog instruments) for one 5 mile leg once passing boats like they were anchored with their crews standing and applauding us. "Windhover", though odd was a fine boat on which to race.