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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. This quite summarizes the event... You're more than welcome next August in Kinsale!
  2. A Hustler SJ32 will suit all your requirements! Next Half Ton Classics Cup in Kinsale (IRL) (there you go...) from 14-18 AUG 2017. www.halftonclass.com
  3. Check upthread (or on the VG site). His boat basically broke in half after hitting something, he's been limping back to NZ with practically no steering, and now has 2 kiwis onboard to help get her in (~8nm to go). I was under the impression that he was motoring to port, but if he's been sailing then his epic achievement is even more epic. I get what Ruyant is going thru..... Just trying to understand what port he is going to and now he's off the tracker. Guess Vedee will post an update once in port. Also, AT hardened up so he is ok. Bluff Harbour
  4. When watching Marine Traffic site it seems they've crossed the starting line. IDEC flashed off Ouessant at 25,5 knots, 235°.
  5. Think Safran needs a new rudder...
  6. A purple boat? That must be M'Half'Raz - with female skipper Manon Vatlet.
  7. Last week the One Tonner Revival Regatta 2016 in Breskens (NED) attracted 12 former IOR warhorses, from the vintage 1967 French Tina Perséphone to the 1992 JV-designed Pinta 92 sailing for Belgium. All participants enjoyed the tropical sailing conditions on the first three days of racing. On the last day the fresh westerly breeze rapidly built upto 33 knots, forcing the RO to seek shelter in the river Scheldt estuary, where the final two races were sailed. In the final ranking the 1976 Berend Botje 3 (a High Tension designed by Dutchman J. de Ridder) beat the Belgian 1980 Prince de Pétarcq (Oyster SJ41 by Stephen Jones) for 2nd position by a narrow margin. Pinta 92 was 3rd and the third Belgian boat, an X-one tonner Shamrock (the former Euro) finished the series in 4th place. At the final prizegiving all the crews gave a standing ovation to organizer Vincent de Vries (sailing on the lovely Tina L'Esprit de Morbihan), and kindly asked him to repeat this event in 2017. Vincent admitted he will have to talk to his wife first... All results and pics in the event websiite www.breskenssailing.org...
  8. Come and witness the IOR fleet in Europe this summer: Henri-Lloyd Half Ton Classics Cup in Falmouth (GBR) from 15-19 AUG & One Tonner Revival Regatta in Breskens (NED) from 25-28 AUG... The sailing may have been expensive... but at least now the memories are for free...
  9. Surprised that up until now nobody mentioned the 25ft Surprise from Archambault... over 1550 units built since 1977.
  10. Then call it the Fast40+ Cup The event has nothing to do with genuine onetonners.
  11. I posted the pictures after I got home from vacation. The french magazine just asked me for permission to use the photos a couple hours ago. I suspect they are a bit behind in the story. I also suspect I was used by the Harbor Master just to gain publicity and get things moving. I wonder how much of his story was true? Maybe he was in contact with owners all along and spun the story to get things moving. I don't know. There is some big fishing tournament based out of the harbor coming up in a short time, like weeks. The boat is parked at the weigh in station and really doesn't have another location to go to. That is the deadline to get it out of there. I informed them (=Course au Large) yesterday afternoon about this forum topic Hope to see this boat flying again soon...
  12. What a success, we have 17 One Tonners on the entry list http://www.breskenssailing.nl/wedstrijden/current-entries/ and 5 months to go!
  13. That is the list of potential entries, owners 'that have shown some form of interest' No doubt it will be a historical event...
  14. Of course the OTC is here to stay... Link to current entries: http://www.breskenssailing.nl/wedstrijden/current-entries/
  15. 2x 46 Grinders for the genoa sheets on our one-tonner ... they're excellent!