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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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    The Hague, Netherlands
  1. DH has grown tremendously in Holland -- we had 92 boats entered in at least one of the 2015 season series, and about 20 teams entered 3 or more races. These include a mix of longer offshore races like the 180 mile RORC North Sea Race, 100 Mile Bruine Bank Race, and Round North Holland, and a variety of middle distance races on the North Sea and on the Dutch inland seas. The top 8 boats include a J-120, J-122, and a J-133, and the top boat, a J-111, is changing to a customized J-122e for the coming season. We also compete in the UK RORC Series (all offshore races), and last year 97 boats entered at least one race and about 30 had at least 3 races. Two J-120s cracked the top 10, with other big Js doing well but further down due to less races. All of the bigger Js are competitive when well sailed and adapted for short handing in our feisty sailing conditions. On J-120 Maverick we converted to non-overlapping hank-on headsails and removed the furler and tuff-luff (jibs then cut lower to the deck and benefiting from horizontal battens). Most of the bigger DH boats have converted to ATN socks -- we were later converts after some first-season handling woes. A good, well-set up autopilot is a must, NKE is our preference and others do fine with B&G and more recent Raymarines. The J-133 can also compete shorthanded when set up and sailed appropriately -- and tends to be an early finisher and popular choice for hosting post-race gatherings.
  2. Hi All - Our old kicker kicked the bucket today, of course in the middle of a key winter series race. We're looking for recommendations for a replacement. Many Thanks, Chris
  3. Hi Azimuth - Given your sailing venue you might also consider the X-332 -- sturdy, very high quality build, good cockpit for kids and heavier conditions, holding its value, easy to shorthand, and very competitive under IRC.
  4. These are great videos Blur, both in quality, how they were edited, and especially the subject matter (and scenery). It looks like the J-111 class had a great competition.