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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. umm, isn't the time to appeal to US Sailing long since expired (and don't you hate them anyway, except now, when you want them to do something)? hiring a lawyer. Outstanding! Take them to court. Your last foray (with the "Grifter") went super well for you. Do it again!
  2. Subjectively, no. It is exactly what I'd expect.
  3. 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.
  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. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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.