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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. Jaysus, you are a bit spoiled for choice! Have a look at http://www.wildatlanticway.com for plenty of ideas along the west coast. The Irish Times Saturday magazine has for years featured Walks: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/walks. It would help if you gave us an idea of when and where you will be. Sometimes, you simply need to follow your nose. Many years ago, on a fine summer's day, I took a bus to it's terminus at Rockbrook at the base of the Dublin Mountains. And started walking. Uphill. Through Mount Venus, to the Old Military Road, views down to Dublin, on to Glencree and the very moving German Cemetary of WW II victims, then downhill to Enniskerry, a pint or two in the Inn and the bus back to the city centre. Let us know your plans. Add: I see Dreaded offers a take on Dublin pub crawls. Many years ago my friend Seamus Martin of the Irish Times was commissioned by somebody to write a book on "the 25 best pubs in Dublin." One such pub is / was Mulligan's of Poolbeg Street, the local for journalists from the competing Irish Press. Seamus wrote; "Mulligan's welcomed it's first customer in 1854 and hasn't welcomed anyone since." He was promptly barred from the pub for life.
  2. I use this one on the trailer to raise and lower SB20 mast and a second to raise and lower the keel, webbing on the trailer winch, 8mm dyneema on the keel winch. http://www.autoandtrailer.com/al-ko-winch-compact-450/ The wonderful advantage is that they are somehow internally braked. That means you can let go of the handle when lowering, there are no ratchets. Thus, your wrist will not break if you accidentally let go. The same Al Ko German company manufactured my boat trailer.
  3. Annalise Murphy, Silver Medal, Laser Radial, Rio 2016. First Irish sailing medal in 30 years. BRILLIANT!
  4. Jean Conchaudron is a very happy man. It was his 1991 Mini 6.50 that lost its keel. Number 111, named "Mahi Mahi" ex-"Alibi." See the Facebook page of the Waterford-based Coast Guard helicopter rescue 117: https://www.facebook.com/Rescue117.Official/ You need to scroll down a bit to read: Jean Conchaudron I am Jean, the french skipper rescued by R117. I broken my keel and capsized, weather conditions was quite good. I want to thanks my heroes, the Irish Coastguards who saved my life and gave me a new chance. I was lucky and born again on 26 of july. To Anybody who do sailing: Give yourself a chance to stay alive, keep your PLB in the pocket of your trousers, not only have it in the boat, be a warrior to survive and be sure all will be done to save your life if you can send your mayday and can communicate your position. keep you out of water to not loose quickly your temperature and die. Stay calm and conscious, do not fall asleep, rescue will do all for you until giving their own live. Thanks again to these guys. My mini 6.50, Mahi Mahi, number 111, may be even adrift if not sunk, and i am looking for... May be should have news someday, from Ireland or Wales, but the principal is here, I am alive. --- History of the boat is here: http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire%20des%20Minis/111.htm --- The hull has not been recovered. btw LeoV: The buoy is called Coningbeg
  5. I can send you a British built Milanes & White centreboard... PM me for price...
  6. The wife's Fireball is named "Goodness Gracious" My SB20 is called "Smoke on the Water" because I gave up cigs to buy it.
  7. As said above, Steve Cockerill is yer only man https://www.roostersailing.com/ Your event is being hosted by my club. Any other questions?
  8. sail-world website has been down for over an hour, can't read Gladwell's reports. Anyone else with same problem?
  9. "should I convert money before I go or convert over there" Use an ATM when you arrive. Bank of Ireland ATMs are twenty paces away to the right in Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 Arrivals area, Look for pale blue terminals labelled "cash withdrawals." Similar at Shannon Airport. "Is there a preferred credit card" ATMs and shops accept Visa, Mastercard happily. American Express (AmEx) Diners Club, JCB, Discover, Uncle John's Bank and Trust etc are generally not accepted. Check with your bank / card issuer and tell them you will be an international traveler on such and such dates. Learn what are the exchange rates for using your debit card (cash card). Learn what are he exchange rates for using your credit card to withdraw cash. Some banks offer a better exchange rate if you pre-load your card with a minimum amount of cash. Remember that the Republic of 26 counties uses EURO currency. The North six counties are in the United Kingdom and use the pound sterling. Read this for more information: http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Travel-g186591-s601/Ireland:Banks.And.Money.html Have fun, visit Guinness Storehouse, spend lots of money.