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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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    Somerset, UK
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    Building boats, sailing them, tweaking them, building new ones
  1. Second biggest, no?
  2. Jealous - This was something I was planning on getting to this year, but somethings come up that I can't miss out on! Always next year eh?
  3. I think the sail/mast combo thing is being approached a bit weird. Can't help but wonder why we aren't just looking at a maximum dimension for the mainsail. The rule is to keep aspect ratio down, so why not just measure sails as is, ditch the band altogether and say the mainsail can't be longer than 5185 in any dimension?
  4. Think that's Paul Goodison with the Artemis branded Exocet.
  5. I use a garmin 500 series cycling gps, only problem is it won't do knots so I've had to recalibrate for km/h! Small, light, no problems with waterproofing so far and pretty cheap. Had mine on a swivel on the deck so it rotates with gravity/heel.
  6. Rules are pretty much all maximums - if it fits, you're in. Theres a few people kicking around with smaller sails on Moths - most recent being Charlotte Dobson (49er FX helm).
  7. Sort of, everything's a bit up in the air with version 2 of the Raccoon - Would love to be there, just kinda missed the whole season so far...
  8. Anything other than DNS will be a victory for me!
  9. I remember the days when I didn't have a current Moth and turned up to the Tide Ride in Em's Fat Bottom boat on Ninja foils, completely un tested and went pretty damn well. Pretty sure a well sailed Wazp will do fine. Just maybe not win stuff. And theres only 2 people winning stuff anyway isn't there?
  10. No idea, although with the camera tracking the first boat there could easily have been a couple of latecomers.
  11. There's usually loads of port tacking going on at Moth events as you can usually get through tiny gaps and there's usually a good gap between front and second row - the second row can't get foiling! So not really unusual or risky.
  12. In all fairness, Dylan has been at the front of the fleet in his standard Rocket for a while now. Going to be an interesting few days thats for sure
  13. #cookiescrazyshizzle aside, you can still buy a normal one. a normal one that was top 10 at the HISC worlds.
  14. Not a lot really. The mini 40 in my profile pic is the same basic config only with proper hulls and wasn't much heavier - when I set it up for upwind/downwind it was too draggy trying to get it to foil and it just didn't accelerate as easily and went sideways upwind. I don't know if that wand link was aimed at me or not, but suffice to say I know how they work already thanks. Not really interested in the added complexity for something that's just for messing about with.
  15. I've built one, don't know of any others and certainly none that have been raced with the mini40's down at Gosport. I made a mini hydroptere style boat in 08 which was a good laugh, but not much use around a course.