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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. They would all definitely have some element of Ackeman - can't imagine turning a boat 30+ft wide without it, even on foils. Almost impossible to determine from the outside how much differential, or the ratios, but I also think it is a knowledgebase so far out of what we all think we know that anything is possible! Variable ratios would be interesting depending on rate of turn, but rake angle would also contribute to this balance. Certainly ETNZ looks pretty balanced by the amount of time the helm seems happy to be unattended when PB crosses the boat normally - not very often you see GA have to make corrections when they do a good one.
  2. Looking at the attempts by OR to do more NZ-like 'fast tacks', I wonder if the Ackerman geometry of the kiwi rudders is a bit different to expected when the helm is hard over. OR seems to be pushing the sterns of both hulls sideways in a tight manoeuvre (see also 'that' failed gybe), whereas NZ seems to turn tight effectively by accellerating the outer hull around an almost stationary pivot of the inner hull. Also seem to twist off the jib as the boat turns hard reducing the torque resistance out of the front of the boat at that moment. Maybe practicing without the jib was to work on these fast transitions without the interference of the jib and also appreciate what it adds to the process.
  3. And with hats off thinking, I wonder why we didn't see a handlebar solution tried on any of the boats? Because boats have steering wheels I guess?!!
  4. Had vegetable oil in my P79 for 4 years - stills works like the day it was installed and gives accurate readings. Checked it last year after reading somewhere about the oil 'going off' and Lo and behold it still looked exactly like vegetable oil!
  5. The side of me supporting NZ is happy with the forecast. The sailor in me was dreaming of at least one day of 20+ to see what these two teams could really do with these boats. We got a glimpse of what was possible in the semis, but seeing OR and NZ in the AC hanging on for life and limb would be truly amazing.
  6. Just watched race 1 & 2 again, and even though the jibs are one-design, it is surprising how different the two teams set and trim them. OR is nearly always set strapped harder than ETNZ, and much flatter in the foot. Not sure how or who on OR trim it, but they need to work in a bit more with the wing trim in the lighter conditions.
  7. The big problem, is they don't have a theme song to play on the chase boat on the way out to the start. 'I come from a land downunder' is probably still the song of choice, but not sure that would go down real well with Larry. Escpecially when Jimmy starts wearing his boxing kangaroo t-shirt...
  8. My 9yo asked this morning 'why don't they let Nathan steer with his goggles on?'. LOL. But seriously, Jimmy is the heart of the crew, and being the skipper is also going to shoulder the brunt of the racing to date. He is also proved he is the glue to the whole team, so if past form is any indicator, his crew will rally and get tighter over the next 5 days. If that doesn't happen, then it is a symptom of a change in the dynamic of the whole team and we won't see a miracle comeback. I'm not counting them out yet, but there are no miracles this time and it will be all about how well both teams go about the 5 days break and not trip over at the last hurdle. Changes might need to be made, but not all changes are good in isolation.
  9. I'm loving seeing two guys who are obviously excited to be there and enjoying the banter along the way. Hoping to see more ribbing and windups before it's all over.
  10. Sheet has always been there - they just don't pull on the end you can see.
  11. Ill-tempered mutated sea bass.
  12. Haven't seen that shot - will have to go back thru then all.
  13. Can you point to a thread on these boards that doesnt subscribe to that point of view?!! By race one of the Cup, the level of stupidity on this site will rival Trump.
  14. Add: go eagle on this one boyz more pressure on this side