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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. Subjectively, no. It is exactly what I'd expect.
  2. nah, the last lawsuit worked out great for Tempesta, Clean, and SA. Not like they took it on the chin, paid, and issued an apology to Myers.
  3. looks like SWYC, is ok: 76.1 The organizing authority or the race committee may reject or cancel the entry of a boat or exclude a competitor, subject to rule 76.3, provided it does so before the start of the first race and states the reason for doing so. On request the boat shall promptly be given the reason in writing. The boat may request redress if she considers that the rejection or exclusion is improper. Did you miss the part where it is called the SCYA Midwinters, and SCYA is the organizing authority? SWYC is just the host facility. The entry is with SCYA not SWYC. I didn't miss it. No need to be snotty. The rule also includes "or the race committee." The letter is signed by the commodore and "sail fleet chairman." Looks like all the right authority is there
  4. looks like SWYC, is ok: 76.1 The organizing authority or the race committee may reject or cancel the entry of a boat or exclude a competitor, subject to rule 76.3, provided it does so before the start of the first race and states the reason for doing so. On request the boat shall promptly be given the reason in writing. The boat may request redress if she considers that the rejection or exclusion is improper.
  5. It is "Rasdal," not "Rasdale." Anyway, does someone have a link to the phrf minutes where the adjustment was made based on a letter? Guessing there is a disconnect on the reportage here. Did Friedes or Gardner write the letter?
  6. I may be the only person in the world who was in all three 2013 races where guys died. I was on the DH crew of Relentless during the Farralones race, took my boat in the Islands Race (1st in class), and the Ensenada race. My wife became rather fearful by May of that year everytime we set out - including a DH Pacific Cup. I'm sure most skippers test out their equipment, and am hopeful folks know how to reef, rig the emergency tiller, etc. Most crews have enough old salts who know not to put the engine in gear until all the lines are out of the water, and all that fun stuff. Before we left the dock on the Islands Race (and again as we rounded West End) we talked about not going, or heading for the Ithsmus. We had a similar discussion on Relentless before we went under the bridge. Ultimately, those discussions terminated with another safety talk, and the decision to press on. I'm not sure one can consider those races 'fun' in the conventional sense, but we learned something about ourselves, became better sailors, grew, and are better for it. I certainly had no intention of orphaning my kids, or widowing my wife, or losing my beloved Aimant de Fille on any of those days. The thoughts come to mind, but there is a certain amount of risk in everything. If some boats don't want to go at all, or don't want to round the islands, or whatever, good for them. If some do, good for them too. Just be sure to go into it with eyes open, and have a good discussion with the crew before you leave. Steve Ernest
  7. pretty sure Brad has two requirements for his crew: 1 - They are required to buy (from him) a crew t-shirt to wear while racing 2 - they are required to buy (from him) the sandwich which they eat for lunch while racing (he makes them at home) /wish I were kidding.