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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. So, the difference in performance was the crew? I would like to hear from them. Yes, I have spoken to Phil and know Andraz as well. The SSC27 likes to reach and run hard. The Mac race was more off the wind than up and down. The Mac is under ORR rules, measurement based and CRW uses PHRF or performance based. Obviously a very good crew for the Mac, but they did not have a shabby crew for CRW. With that said, the PHRF rating out of the box was incorrect at 96. That is the same rating in most areas for the M24. Even though the SA/D is comparable, the 27 has a hard time competing at that rating. Particularly going up and down. The 27 has more wetted surface with a stiffer platform and two rudders. The boat acts more like a light displacement hull and needs a true running chute. Atleast up til about 10 knots of breeze. The rating in the GYA, USA 18, is getting close with a 111 rating. More in the range of a J29. But we will see what the new season will bring.
  2. FWIW, one of the J/88's had never been rigged or launched before Charleston, and the crew had never sailed together. I was there, the Seascape was very slow, conditions were light to moderate. OTOH, in the 2014 CYC Race to Mackinac though in different divisions, the Seascape 27 edged out the J/88 boat for boat (not on corrected though, which makes no sense to me) - that race was almost entirely off/downwind. I gather the Mac doublehanded crew on the Seascape are world-class sailors (eg, bonafide rock stars). http://www.philsharpracing.com/ Yes, Phil Sharp, Vendee Globe sailor and Andraz Mihelin, 2 time Mini Transat sailor and Seascape designer/owner
  3. Ya'll must be from the Left Coast....it's in NY.
  4. where is the third one? New Orleans, Canada and one on the way to Seawanhaka.
  5. Closest one to you is Lake Champlain, but there is one coming in February to Seawanhaka. If your down south for Mardi Gras, give me a PM.
  6. I have actually been in 28knt puffs with the wrong chute up(full hoist runner). And she was well under control. Hit 15.7knts!
  7. The Seascape is more like my sister in law. Hot with a nice rear.
  8. No, it actually moves fairly well in light air. The boat is still light enough to move the weight forward and get the ass end out of the water.
  9. It is pretty close in size and measurements. The SSC27 is a big 27' boat. The foot print just seems bigger and has more wetted surface than the A27. They rate pretty close 96(SSC) to 93(A27) on the gulf coast. The A27 has an inboard and a couple other tweaks to it, so it may be the slowest rated A27 in the country. And is currently for sale. We have done a couple of beer can races against her and have beaten her boat for boat in the the lighter stuff. Hope to see more of them in the future to see how it all fairs out. There are a couple of coast races that we will do, 50 and 100 mi in the future. Should be fun.
  10. There are two in North America. One on Lake Champlain(CAN 17) north of the border and the second one, down on the Gulf Coast in New Orleans(USA18). Send me a PM if you are really interested.
  11. A couple of things. Yes, the boat does fit in a 40'HC container but it does need to be canted on the trailer to fit into the box. The boat is actually 254cm wide. But it is pretty simple to get her in and out of the box. Try the website www.thinkseascape.com as the boat has changed a bit from the conceptual PDF in the link that you supplied.
  12. As Andraz mentioned, he will be in New Orleans for the Juby Wynne Regatta at Southern Yacht Club this Memorial Day weekend. There will be a Seascape18 to view and available to sail for the the week. Come and see the modern day Flying Scot, that is comprised of both comfort and performance. In addition to the 18, I will have my 27 available as well at the club. Any interests or questions please PM so we can set something up. www.thinkseascape.com
  13. SSC18 and SSC27 now in the deep south.
  14. That is one of the events being discussed. Hopefully we will have more on US soil by that point.
  15. Very valid points on the keel designs.