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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. German Coast Guard Would have been no help:
  2. Very helpful description. I've got a line on the Sausalito FP and am going to see if he will take me out. Top end speed isn't my concern. For the bay, it has to be stability, control, and some durability. The foil rake feature sounds like a good safety feature/ plan when you've had enough and want to get back to the barn. Nothing I've read tilts it decisively one way or the other. KEESW, where do you sail your FP?
  3. Thanks for the replies. To summarize, we've got one saying Phantom less stable and the other saying Nacra more twitchy. Another saying Nacra faster, and a video showing pretty even. I don't care about which one has ridiculous vs ludicrous speed- focused on ease of sailing and stability while foiling. We weigh 340 lbs (155kg) with my regular crew so neither light nor heavy. I also have a PM from a Phantom owner that I will call.
  4. I sail an F18 on the San Francisco Bay and want to foil before it's too late- don't want to look back with any regrets. I haven't sailed either of the 2 most obvious choices, Nacra 20 or Phantom, or any other foiler for that matter. It blows 15-20 pretty regularly April through September. Is there any consensus as to which of these is the more stable platform in more typical SF conditions? I will keep racing the F18, so this isn't about racing or flat out speed but which is "easier" to sail in the expected conditions. I'm interested in maxing out the fun factor. All the videos I've seen for both are in pretty tame conditions, flat water, 10-12 kts and they all look great. I'm comfortable on my F18 up to 20-23 when we usually head in to avoid breaking anything on the boat or ourselves. I would keep this mast up in Sausalito on beach wheels to maximize speed to water. When I'm starting out, I'll stick to the flood and lighter breezes, but I'm interested to hear from those who know one or both of these boats. What is upper end of wind and wave conditions that you are comfortable in? Is this a bad idea for the Bay? Most of the foiling I've seen on the Bay is by Artemis and Oracle. Only one regular guy that I know of has one- a French guy who also has an Extreme 40, so not totally "regular" guy. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Anyone have a more optimistic forecast than this? http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-122.39774&lat=37.97923#.VXCzUpPe9iY 7-9 kts makes for a slow run to Stockton
  6. We've got 6 F18s registered and one more locking down his crew before registering. They run us with a Texel rating system, won't run us with BAMA phrf rating. Hoping this weather settles into a more regular pattern by the 6th. A fast run is 4.5 hours and a slow run is just painful.
  7. Congrats on the plunge. There is an F18 regatta in your backyard on Sept 21-22, hosted by Richmond YC http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registrant_list.php?regatta_id=7264&custom_report_id=2