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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. +1 Incredible performance.
  2. Last year MAD Dog hit a log that did minor damage to one of the bows. This year P&W hit a log that broke thier rudder fuse. TPSR hit a log, damaged thier rudder. Broderna grounded. Bad Kitty grounded. Sistership grounded. This is just what i know of. Tough race.
  3. Not an expert in this, but I would think a multihull is more likely to hit something. Two or three hulls, multiple multiple dagerboards, multiple rudders. Multis have more dangling stuff in the water.
  4. A TP52 is far from the ultimate weapon for this race. A couple years ago we raced the M32 against a fleet of TP52s in the Santa Barbara to King Harbor race. Total horizon job. Put 2 hours on the fastest one in a 100 mile race. Would have be more with pedaling allowed. A Volvo 70 would probably only be faster in extreme conditions but would be stuck with no wind. And good luck getting in and out of Victoria. My ultimate weapon would be a 40' carbon trimaran with a quad prop drive system. I don't see a monohull that beats an M32 in R2AK.
  5. Any update on Rod Price Adventure?
  6. I don't think fun is necessarily the point of this race. If you have fun, good for you. But I think the creators organized this race to offer a personal challenge for those willing to take it. I see it as akin to climbing a mountain. Anybody can try and preparation, skill, and luck will determine whether you make it. Every step of the climb is miserable. Your legs and lungs burn. Half the party turns back, and you may question your own sanity. But you do it because it's there and for the 5 minutes of elation when you stand on the top. Then you snap a picture, trudge your tired ass back down the mountain, and ask yourself when you'll get to do it again.
  7. I guess I can pick a horse.
  8. Huge congrats to Team Pure&Wild/Freeburd! Can't wait to hear the report.
  9. Thx re Mama Tried. Looking forward to sailing her. The Burd Bros have about 740 more miles on her than I do. Re exposure, not being able to get out of the weather really wasn't problematic for us. I suspect it would be different on a Nacra 20, but on the M32 in a bivy sack up high on the racks, exposure just wasn't a problem. But yes, having to change sides every 20 min off watch was probably our biggest challenge during the race. Hard to make good tactical decisions, maintain situational awareness, push hard, etc when utterly sleep deprived. With a center pod for sleeping we would have been 4+ hours faster last year I'm certain.
  10. Ketch Me has made up 2/3 of what they gave up on West Coast. Easy pass if they can keep on without resting.
  11. Do I get a cookie?
  12. Last year we actually didn't have any issues with exposure with our drysuits and bivy sack. Lack of sleep was a much bigger challenge, at least for me. I think I got around 4 hours in 4 days. The other guys got more. I just had bad luck with my watches.
  13. Yup! Wasn't going to mention it but got too excited to keep quite. Planning on some PNW cruising and late season racing if I can find some. Then sailing down to SF Bay. I want to do all the coastal and shorthanded racing that I couldn't do with the M32. Can't commit to R2AK18 just yet, but going to try to make it happen. Excited for opportunities to exercise the frustrated engineer in me.
  14. Rumor true. I bought her a couple weeks before the R2AK and she's on loan to the Burd Brothers. Pretty stoked to have a horse in this race. Wish I was riding her myself. Next year... Go Pure&Wild/Freeburd!
  15. Finish line: https://webcamketchikan.com/mega-view-cam-6/