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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 Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Found the book at the back of a bookshelf. The author stayed somewhere similar in early 1990's. Called FIPASS Falkland Intermediate Port and Storage System. Think it is the same? I think they were looking to stay in the Upland Goose instead!
  2. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Are the barges to the left of the picture the floating accomodation barges? I read a story from someone joining the British Antarctic Survey how they had spend a few nights staying in them en route to one of the Antarctic bases - and they were terrible. If they are the same, they certainley look horrid! Is that where the Vestas guys are staying? I'd rather a coral atoll in thew Indian Ocean...
  3. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Personally I prefer Android with the Microsoft RDP client. Low overhead OS, excellent RDP trackpad-like mouse control system.
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Sweet, thanks. Still looking for a decent tablet - since the expensive Toughpads can no longer cope with salt water.
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    What type of computer tablet are they using on Skally? Anyone make it out in the video?
  6. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    I get the impression that Libby is calling the shots and Witt is playing comedian - and reaping the benfits overall for the boat.
  7. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Anyone know if there is live coverage of the round the island race?
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I reckon the team on Vestas may be watching the Dong very closely. Better angle, TWD now equal. Dong probably need 2 ish kn boat speed out of a 8deg TWA delata over 10 ish hours. Close enough to be worried!
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Yes, it has killed all excitement. Hide the boats from each other - I get that. But hide them from the spectators? Went from "edge of the seat" to "who cares" pretty quickly. VOR management have not thought this through, and do not appear to be listening.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Not sure, sorry.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    There is an obscure bug in the 3d tracker. Looks like Scally is at 19 20, 123 47.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I have been involved in a rescue of someone offshore in not-so-great conditions. Light rain, overcast, 2m messy seaway, just offshore. The MOB was wearing a black jacket, but had put (not sure if before or after they went in) their bright yellow hood on. Stood out like the proverbial dogs balls. Would have been very hard to see without. Have been involved in other MOBs with all other colours of wet weather jackets and shirts - basicallly you can only see their water-drenched, black-appearing head. Obviously this are MOB's without lifejackets, or those that did not deploy lifejackets as we came back quickly. The message I pass on to crew is that if you go in, get your hood mostly on. All of the "fashionable" wet weather gear still seems to have fluro hoods - and this is the most visible part of your body. I'd suggest a fluro hood and sleeve tabs is about 90% as good as a 100% fluro jacket.
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Any more? Any from Ichi?
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Note you or your ilk, mofo, the Volvo peeps!
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Great to see the technical content that "race experts" are putting out - very educational and pretty unusual to see that level of discussion. A really good innovation this time around.