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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. audience

    There would be no issue of ETNZ getting funding - rather the opposite in fact. It's the event itself ie team bases, getting half decent prices on International TV rights etc. There's rumour of Gulf Harbour being considered if the Viaduct can't get the space but the Viaduct or similar is so crucial really. Haven't been there for years so don't know what's changed.
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    Having actually been involved in raising event coin, it's a real tough number getting international corporate level event sponsorship for a gig in NZ. Its too remote, too small a market and sailings one of the hardest and expensive codes to attempt. It's far more effective to just send a reporter/crew V blogging, run the headline licensed footage when you know there is a story and most important of all, know what story you are running. It'll be interesting to see how it pans out holding the AC in Auckland and what sort of costs/logistics Auckland are up for. Getting funding for ETNZ (corporate plus a billionaire/millionaire or two) is not the same as AC funding especially when there may be conflicting sponsor interests and protection of their respective IP's.
  3. Control systems and technique. Rudder adjustments help control leach tension especially mid leach, a critical area. Same as other teams except ETNZ who instead use hydraulic jacks for the traveler. Others tried traveler jacks before. OK in light but not so in medium to heavy.
  4. Couple of others have similar wheel systems http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/140912-f1-on-the-water-how-ben -ainslie-and-land-rover-bar-plan-to-win-the-america-s-cup
  5. Thanks for that above. Puts the development to race cycle in better perspective with BAR moving up a knotch recently. Of course this 7 month foil development, 3 months building, 4 months learning how they work, means one wouldn't want to break one especially under the current rule system.
  6. Oracle have a wheel controlled - not button controlled foil system. Fore and aft movements via post control one item and ditto on the wheel for the other. Taken from F1 concepts and very efficient. Only one other team has something like this and too late for others to copy.This removes the need for a separate crew member monitoring foils for more efficient power generation. The boats take 4g in turns so pedestal grinding remains the most efficient.
  7. They can foil down to 6 knots
  8. Recently. BAR AC50 https://youtu.be/8RfVEz7gbb4
  9. works hola and windows 10
  10. T2 is to be launched next month
  11. If we're going to have a local commentator we need to resurrect Stan the Man https://youtu.be/Z7GBh5zqEwg
  12. Meanwhile ETNZ resolve accommodation issues under Daltons new team culture ethic with a revitalised Treka
  13. It's called character building. I've had two Landrovers and three Range Rovers and they might have given grief at times, well most of the time really, but they've always got me back and out of some pretty deep shit sometimes. If I needed a tough civi vehicle I'd always pick a LR along with Whitworth/AF/metric sockets, v large hammer and cold chisel, moss killer for the window sills, 10000 interior light bulbs, large nearby tree, welding kit, half shafts, rear wheel nuts that don't undo and drop off after half a day on corrugated tracks, endless fuel, f___ing heater that doesn't incinerate the passenger's right shin whilst leaving the driver freezing, a super efficient Air Con keeping the interior exactly the exterior air temp, carpet tacks for the drooping desert tent like roof fabric and an alarm system that doesn't go off every time I go downhill round a left hand corner in the rain forcing me to reverse back up the same route to stop the bugger and keep my long suffering passengers sane. I think BAR have done remarkably well over the last year and obviously now have cash, tech investment and some good people able to bring all the parts together, especially the control systems. More of a worry is ETNZ loosing top people including the designer not having a restraint of trade agreement in place.
  14. Glen Ashby and team recently with their hands full https://youtu.be/HMk37Ko9nJ8