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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. South Coast Corinthian http://sccyc.org/ is the dinghy focused club in Marina del Rey. They have a Coronado 15 fleet (trap, no spin). SCCYC lost their lease but may be up and running soon in new location. Cal Yacht club has Star and Martin 242 one design fleets. Sunset / Beer can racing wraps this week.
  2. I searched the forums and came up empty. What are the best sail boat racing games out there? I want to improve my understanding of racing tactics and rules. Ideal game could be played stand alone on laptop or android and also against online competition.
  3. Sailing and particularly racing is the best way I know of to develop the habits of situation awareness and decision making in a relatively benign but still kinetic environment. Sailors learn how to observe, orient, decide and act (google OODA) and get immediate and unambiguous feedback on their decisions from boats lost or gained or swimming after a capsize. Paying attention, making good decisions and taking timely action are important in diverse environments including driving a car, getting an education and finding and keeping a job. Sailing teaches life skills.
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  5. Does anyone have recent experience with any of the west coast J/World schools? I am thinking about an advanced racing class in April 2014. Next season I will be trimming main on a J/92 sailing PHRF. I would like to get up to speed on handling this type of boat before the season starts.