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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. Sailing With Legends...

    Captain Ron
  2. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Results are here, http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/fos/index.htm Passage race pics (Steb) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.969935593076476.1073741940.148680458535331&type=3 Monday pics (Saltwater) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1254384081255491.1073741842.272840082743234&type=3 Feedback survey of the event (go nuts) http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2545942/Festival-of-Sails-2016
  3. 2015 Sydney to Hobart

    I reckon this could be a record breaking race, Wild Oats slowest elapsed time?
  4. Rolex Wild Oats XI

    Chinese Whisper takes the win, http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/2016_summer/SOLAS_BBC/01RGrp56.htm
  5. 2015 Sydney to Hobart

    Painful racing the big boats around a small circuit, Oats did well, was a bit painful watching Rags try and sail angles and just losing out to Loyal who went deep and avoided extra manouveres. Good to see them out anyway, should be a few more pictures of Oats and Rambler now for us to look at.
  6. 2015 Sydney to Hobart

    Bummer no big C, but at least Rags is having a go, they have typically skipped this one. Can see why some boats skip it, having to get crew together for a sprint race, but most of these teams would have all there crew there anyway training. So Oats line honours and Hollywood for handicap...
  7. Rolex Wild Oats XI

    Is this a multi-hull now...?
  8. 2015 Sydney to Hobart

    They should allow private jets to enter, they are faster than monos and multis. Or how about cruise ships, they are fast. Oh wait it's a race for monos 30 to 100 foot, that's it.
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Pretty good expression of interest list for Osaka 2018, http://www.orcv.org.au/index.php/expression-of-interest
  10. Need info on 16ft Australian Corsair

    In Aus their yardstick (handicap) is 119.5, which is based on kite and 3 crew, for comparison a Laser full rig is 113, 4.7 rig is 122. Still see a few Corsairs getting around.
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Super 11 sounds like a good idea, scoop up a few boats that are not quiet fitting in with current divisions, bigger than a sports boat but not really a big heavy keel boat. Maybe the bow chopped off Wild Oats could compete, it is 10m with a fixed sprit...
  12. 2015 Sydney to Hobart

    It's the 2016 thread because it is well into 2016 before you sober up in Hobart...
  13. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Coming into the summer season is a good time to pick up a regular spot, there should be a few crew wanted ads pop up on YC websites and there's a meetup group called "Melbourne Sailing" which could be a good way to make some contacts. Twilight racing starts in October, just turn up with a 6pack of beer and you're bound to find a ride!
  14. ACWS live, without the awful app

    Although it was a PITA I did manage to watch the replays which I enjoyed and just got this email telling me I get the next round as a credit,