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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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      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. Hello Does anyone know if the Garmin GNX™ 120 7-inch can be used as mast Jumbos in a B&G Hercules System? Thanks in advance.
  2. A reminder to all RYCT members that there will be a Huon Aquaculture information evening tonight at 6.00pm in the Clubhouse. The evening has been scheduled for RYCT members focusing on Huon Aquaculture farms (Hideaway Bay and Macquarie Harbour), current practices and future plans and development. All RYCT Members are welcome to attend
  3. I'll bite. Whats your point?
  4. I agree, a mix of races to make up a series. The Australian IRC nationals are very good at this, 1 long race, 4 W/L 4 Mid-distance races
  5. is not going to make it to the start line unfortunately. Handicaps. http://dssinc-results.org/results/2016L2H/2016L2H/series.htm Almost enough boats for divisions with in handicaps. Big fleet for a Tassie race. It appears they have split divisions looking at the categories in the Race Tracker - http://yb.tl/l2h2016 PHS, AMS and IRC each have an overall division, division 1 and division 2. Good on the clubs for giving the sailors what they want. Good stuff!
  6. is not going to make it to the start line unfortunately. Handicaps. http://dssinc-results.org/results/2016L2H/2016L2H/series.htm Almost enough boats for divisions with in handicaps.
  7. Yeah it was epic, he ate salmon I had some cheese. There were some crackers involved.
  8. Tasmanian Aquaculture Industry Information Night October 19, 2016 http://www.sailing.org.au/tasmanian-aquaculture-industry-information-night/ On Monday November 7, representatives from the Tasmanian Salmon Farming Industry will be meeting with a number of officials from Tasmanian yacht clubs to discuss proposed developments within Storm Bay. As the gateway to the Derwent and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Storm Bay regularly sees large numbers of sailors passing through, whether they be racing, cruising or delivering yachts to and from Hobart and the Huon and Channel regions. With this in mind, Australian Sailing in conjunction with the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association have called a stakeholders meeting as part of the community consultation process for proposed salmon farm developments within Storm Bay. At this meeting officials and staff from southern Tasmanian yacht clubs will discuss the impact that the proposed developments may have on sailing activities in the area. It is hoped that the meeting between clubs and the salmon farming industry may lead to a better understanding of each others activities and enhance the on-water relationship between sailors and fish farm staff. Possible outcomes for sailors may include increased rescue capacity of fish-farm staff to help sailors in distress and improved navigation aids, including AIS transponders associated with the farms to mark their locations and easier to understand lighting systems to identify farms
  9. Huon Ronda is 78 m is not pilot exempt masters yet. This is ironic that the comments on this page are that yachties from "town" should keep their noses out of what happens in rural areas. But when a ship from the rural area comes up to town and blasts around the river on an exercise that could be done any time of the week at any time of the year on any part of the river we are all " dickhead recreational sailors interfering with commercial vessels". That skipper lined up that fleet 3/4 of a mile if not more up the river and went straight through the fleet. There was no need for it. There has never been an issue like this before on the river. Lydia your logic and arguments are suspect based on bitter\bial emotion and not common sense making your position weak reducing you to a ranting fool.
  10. That's correct mate. It's nothing to do with fish farms. But not necessarily to do with bad decisions being made on the water at the time. A board member of the DSS has asked on social media as to why the SBSC didn't contact Hobart Port Control in the morning to ascertain shipping movements as, he stated the DSS and RYCT do? TasPorts have released the media release as detailed above. Huon Aquaculture (lessees of the ship but not operators of it) have said it was a pilotage exemption exercise whereby the ship had to stick to an approved passage plan. Solvtrans, the Norwegian owners/operators of the ship have made no comment. So, with the information we have here: Now just maybe, for a ship visiting a port, on a pilotage exercise, with a pilot on board flying Code Flag H (as stated by TasPorts), or not on board (as alleged by observers) and restricted in manoeuverability, the skipper is unexpectedly faced with a fleet of sailing dinghies (Who was he to know they were kids? I know that many of them were adults). What does he do? Unexpectedly alter course and change his passage plan? Or assert his rights and responsibilities under the Colregs and authority of the pilotage flag, contact all stations on VHF, sound 5 short blasts and maintain course and speed (stand on)? What would you answer on your coxswain's exam? I have 9 students being examined by AMSA for Cowswains Grade 1 next week. They could be asked the same question. Pirate - I would exercise my responsibility to avoid a collision by making a timely judgement - you sound like you would assert you "right of way" and go for it. I know which position I would rather defend with a coroner. +1
  11. I was out there on Saturday on my way back to the pen. There was no flag on the boat that a pilot was on board, (the pilot boat was seen racing out to the Huon boat after its 2nd run). I have photos that support this. Irrespective of who had rights by the rules and col regs the over riding rule is good seamanship and safety. To drive a ship of that size through a fleet of small dinghies required a decision to be made at that point of time. That decision was a reckless and dangerous one. The Shipping channel is a large one and if the ship was 20 to 50 meters to the west he would have of missed the fleet completely. This has nothing to do with fish farms and everything to do with bad decisions being made on the water at the time.
  12. Your boat was conspicuous by it's absence, Snoopy, old boy. A moment of sanity on the Madness, perhaps? Yep. Too much wind for us the last two weeks. We have not done the miles yet as a new crew to go out and enjoy that wind. I hope that we get two drops in the long race series because this is one race i want to drop. There are some good photos on the BYC facebook page for the race.
  13. I've been rescued by handily on-the-spot fish farm boats twice. Either you always boat around fish farms (unhealthy fascination maybe?) or you aren't coming clean on how many times in total you have actually been rescued. Probably best to step away from the water now, and leave watery matters like fish farm/boat interactions to people that understand. Namely RYCT. This is where I sail and work. Each one of those red rectangles is a marine farm. Never run into one yet. The RYCT is 35 nautical miles away from my home club PESC, but of course the RYCT and you would know best wouldn't you? You know nothing mate. Leave the debate to locals who actually know these waters. No one gives a rat's about your WA, NT, FNQ experiences. Not relevant. OYF. missed the others on the Bruny shore . What is your evidence of RYCT meddling in the area? I have seen none. Except the usual using the area for events.