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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. The last time N2E was on the Cinco de Mayo weekend was 1974. Previous year there were near riots, with the street in front of Hussong's getting firehosed. So that year they busted anyone that moved wrong. Over 600 arrests in Ensenada that year. Moved a week later the next year...
  2. Not new scheduling wrt Yachting Cup. Except for the year N2E was moved for Easter, N2E has been the week before Yachting Cup. (I think Yachting Cup was originally scheduled to take advantage of N2E returnees.) [Note: already entered.]
  3. Long ago, I had a 1964-ish Islander Bahama. Did some research and found that the hull mold was used for a number of boats around that time, with different decks and mast placements. The ones I know for sure are Islander 24, Islander Bahama (flush deck), Columbia 24, Columbia Challenger (flush deck), and the Del Rey 24. Boat was solid fiberglass. Installed a compass in the cabin wall at front of cockpit, and the glass was over a half-inch thick. Heard of someone putting a bolt in the bow on one for pulling onto a trailer, and it was 2" thick there. Builders weren't sure about how strong fiberglass was at that point, I guess.
  4. US Sailing Safety at Sea class is online now. http://www.boaterexam.com/sailing/safetyatsea/
  5. Earlier edition was the text at USNA back in the late 60's. Great book.
  6. Like a normal lead, you'l want to adjust it fore and aft. Different reach angles will call for different leads for the barber haul. Eg, almost beating, it'll be further aft than almost being able to set a chute. Keep looking at the leach of the sail as well as the top third.
  7. ^^^^ This!
  8. Sail on Dr. Dan.
  9. Short shorts in those days. OP's!
  10. And thanks for the link. I had most of the Bolitho books but lost them in a fire.
  11. The 'fetching' part of the new rule may open the door. If I tack from port to starboard in the zone, but I'm not fetching, say just short of the layline, 18.3 does not apply? So I can head up hard to make the mark and force the starboard boat as high as I want? (Obviously, going pretty slow by this point, but still...)
  12. The question is how many crew can get behind the helm in those conditions? Then how fast can they get forward when it all goes...
  13. Dave - That race was around for 30 years or so. Pretty successful event by most standards. I think it died because it required the crew to use up two full weekends for the Ensenada race instead of one and a delivery.