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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. Live Racing Thread

    Get ready for the smack talk...
  2. Live Racing Thread

    Looks more even, sort of...
  3. Live Racing Thread

    Damn... that didn't work out so well
  4. Live Racing Thread

    Another Jimmy moment...
  5. Oracle Team USA

    Jack, you are a genius. That explains Jimmy's camouflage steering wheel!
  6. Hmm. The comeback. This is what will happen; the Kiwis will assemble a mostly national team, and build a very advanced boat. Then, in a regatta marred by cheating and the manipulation of rules, they get beaten. It is odious. It is soul destroying, but it isn't the end. Being a team representing their country, the whole nation will feel deeply about the result, and a new team will be assembled, much like the last, but this time they have a quietly white hot determination to set things right. They will set out to build a boat every bit as advanced as last time. The sailors will be motivated, everyone will be motivated because of national pride, because what happened last time around was just wrong on so many levels. The defenders won't know what hit them until it's too late. They'll defend as best they can, but they have no bile. Sure, they get pissed off at the cheating jibes, and can't really understand why people don't just drop it, it was just racing, right? But barring breakage, the Kiwi team will be looking not only to win, but to slay a certain monkey on their back. And many of us Kiwis are looking forward to a bush meat barbecue. I am for one, getting out my burger buns, and mango relish. Go Pete, Blair, Glen and the team.
  7. Don't over think it. They wrote the rules, they will be allowed their second boat.
  8. Team NZ look a bit weak in their personal aero. Ramp it up! I calculated that if all the team wear these helmets, they will shave 12.3 seconds off the time to the top mark! ...and the girls will go wild for them!
  9. Reading material. You've got to exercise your mind, as well as your body! Here's a book by a famous fellow American for inspiration!!
  10. Awesome effort, guys!! Don't forget the basics!! My son, who is 11, thought of sweat towels for Jimmy, plenty for when he's thinking about competing with NZ next time.
  11. As well all know, Jimmy and the boys are in a bit of a tight spot. To pass the time productively, use your know-how and DIY skills and post photos of ideas to help the ORACLE boys. Here's my first idea. I've actually made it, and it really works!! I reckon it will help Jimmy no-end at the pressers, where he has been lacking a bit of wind. It's a high-power cordless hair dryer! 1500W (more than a cyclor !!) of hot-air power for those TV interviews!
  12. Oracle Team USA

    I think we will see them sharpen up a bit by the next races, and if the wind is up, it could be more even. I actually think that the Austrailian team has more potential than they've shown so far.
  13. Race Replays

    Got up with my kids and their friends to watch this morning, but the prime channel was down got out the laptop, and the world was good again. Many thanks Rudder!
  14. Team NZ

    ...setting rules to suit themselves, all the underhand carry- on last time. Meh, there is a saying: the bigger they are, the harder they fall, and I don't think Peter, Blair, Glen or any of the rest of the crew came here to poodle around. "Its the last race result that matters " Damn right. Bring it on.