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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. But we've see drone footage during the actual races last weekend....so was this ban rescinded?
  2. Hmmm...seems a cyclist on a Nordic ski trail would not be as fast a the Nordic skier!
  3. What about a stair-stepper type of device? Pulling handles while also pumping legs...easy to get on/off when needed for tacking/gybing...kinda vertical and windagie, but good power output.
  4. Really? I'm one too...so that makes you "a bike building sailor", EH?!
  5. Sounds reasonable. But my point was could a team build a much higher capacity pressure storage system under current rules....such that 2x, 10x, 100x or more capacity was available, pre-loaded prior to racing by shore crew/non-human powered system, then just use a few humans to dribble in a bit during races? When I first heard of cyclors being used, I immediately thought that meant they could get away with one or two less crewmen...saving huge on weight (and salaries!). But we see them using the same numbers of bodies...so advantage is likely having more oil pressure capacity on tap, thus maneuvers not as limited by pressure consumption. Have we seen any obvious tendency for NZL to make more maneuvers than non-cyclor boats?
  6. Problem with that idea is that the people making these design concept decisions are not the grunts on the grinders....so no direct impact to them for making such a dramatic change. There's a reason why we see multiple week long cycling races vs any corresponding arm-powered marathons. Being able to sustain power output over the race lengths 2 to 4 times per day, several days in a row is paramount. Just look at the heart rates cyclors vs grinders.... How is the oil pressure stored in the boats? Do rules allow different capacity storage? Could someone cheat by pre-storing pressure before racing and then just topping up during race?
  7. Thx Sir! That's the guy...Pete M. Wow...watching the monohull stuff again is just painful...slow-mo ballet ;-)
  8. Yup...or even if they actually stated "Velocity Made Good" would be helpful to newbies.... I've never like Ken Read as a broadcast person...very dreary to listen to. I recall when NZ hosted the cup many moons ago, they had a fantastic broadcaster....very excitable indeed! Hope someone can point us to a clip of those days...
  9. Not trying to discourage....just making a joke on modern realities....
  10. Should we be kick-starting some sort of legal defense funding for Mr. Rudder?? ;-)
  11. All races for the day were in the torrent, except race #1 which failed to record shortly after the race start. Review earlier messages in the this thread for tips on how to download a freeware Torrent application like MicroTorrent etc. Install it, then download the linked torrent file...open it with your freshly installed Torrent app, it will proceed to download all the race files for the day as *.ts format video files and places them in your default downloads folder. The torrent app will also automatically start providing uploads of your newly downloaded files to other global Torrent users looking for the files. You can turn that off if you don't want to share out b/c of internet bandwidth limits on your account or you just like to be called a leech ;-)
  12. In displacement cat sailing, wave piercers seem better suited in lighter to moderate air where smaller waves may tend to cause minor fore/aft pitching in "V" bows....less pitching means more efficient forward motion. better air flow over the sail plan...that is where they are better off.
  13. Yes the faster you go, the less you can do to prevent "lawn darting" the bows...regardless of fancy shaping. In "traditional" catamaran displacement sailing wave piercing can help to resist pitching moment up to a point, but then the angles/drag forces take over and you are done. The Tornado suffers the same fate...but may do better in certain sea states then pierces and vis versa. It's all a compromise.
  14. The "inverted" bow shapes are a fairly recent innovation in modern catamarans. Known as "wave piercing" the concept is to better shed water off the forward bow sections when burying in waves and to reduce hobby-horsing the boat in even smaller waves. And on these super high speed foilers, you get added benefits of lower windage from the bows. The classic design of the Tornado hull (from 1968) has an almost flat forward deck....with a pretty big "V" wedge cross sectional shape to maximize forward volume....the concept being to keep the deck above the water line as much as possible. Basically the opposite compared to wave-piercing hulls. Obviously, inverted bows are no guarantee for preventing pitch poles.
  15. Great thanks, do we develop a national health policy based on your theory? You willing to back that up with increased exposure? Please rookie. Take that shit to the minor leagues. I've worked on molecular biology of Adeno, Paramyxo and Hanta viruses, so i do know a wee bit about the field. How about you? Name me one virus that has ever wiped out its normal host species? Never been observed. All virus species in their normal/natural hosts do not create serious diseases in that host. That's basic evolution at work. Why don't you learn some basic biology before making criticisms?