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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. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    42 day to be broken with another large margin, 35 days ? Who is the first to break a month sailing
  2. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Cant fix a bolt, you should limit yourself to coastal sailing Cant enter a harbour, Kiribati, you should not even sail coastal, go back to pond sailing (or start there).
  3. Socialism without capitalism = communism Capitalism without socialism= back to slavery Extreme capitalism = extreme communism (North Korea, one family owns all) But: Youre partly right here, if you change it to this its better; If it stayed as a trade organisation I'm sure a lot of people would still be happy with it. Give it 50 yrs and then make a conclusion, its still has not reached puberty. Pano, Cali and Texas has groups that want independence. Take it to PA, I am out.
  4. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Impressive is his speed; 27.2 knots average.....
  5. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Double click on that number.. next page is updated. Sometimes in sync, sometimes the through click is the better one.
  6. ...unk rigged, look angle foremast and hoops aft mast.
  7. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    From macif page; finish info https://macifcourseaularge.com/actus/suivez-larrivee-trimaran-macif-temps-reel/
  8. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    The slow down bit for pr reasons, do no buy it, he wants to finish, but safe. He is now in busy waters, is tired, and pumped of course. He can finish at night, and sail it slowly to Brest.
  9. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Last 1000 miles and a serious slowdown to 4 knots, as expected according their twitter. 30 minutes ago: Dernier obstacle pour le #trimaranMACIF : franchir cette fameuse dorsale positionnée sur sa route, avant de rejoindre Ouessant
  10. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Becalmed.. this monster boat can make its own wind ...
  11. Block with carbon sheave

    SY Subday when do you start selling : KISS Blocks. SHOP NOW. RAB100. € 229.00. © 2017
  12. Mini Transat 2017

    It is always, and seems like it in this case. The boat survived Ophelia.
  13. Safety Gear versus Practice

    The Guy Cotton one is more suited for sailors, look loose mittens and boots, improved harnass, etc http://www.guycottenusa.com/t-p-s-manoeuvring-suit/
  14. Safety Gear versus Practice

    PS, lessons learned; manoeuvring heavy raft is very difficult; we placed the liferaft at stern Trying to inflate with a tug on the line, you need a lot of power, at least we know that now. Finding the knife to cut yourself loose took a while, we placed a floating knife with the liferaft.
  15. Safety Gear versus Practice

    It was too my yearly cleaning and checking of my survival suit, next time I will put on underwear over it to make it even more superman like It does however not make you look trim and fit. I have one because on Mini races you need one. Not because I am a safety nut. photo from guy cotton.