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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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  1. I had exactly the same experience as rgeek. I have twice emailed World Sailing to ask what the procedure is for querying the status of sailors who are registered as Group 1 but are clearly Group 3's. The silence of their response on each occasion was deafening! I had experience of someone registered as a Group 1 sailor who had agreed to sail with us for a year. After the first regatta I received an email saying it (not commenting on whether he or she) wouldn't be able to sail with us again as they were considerably out of pocket after the regatta. When I replied to point out that I had paid all the expenses it had requested for the weekend; including flights, accommodation, meals, drinks, even parking at the airport, I received no reply. The same individual regularly appears at regattas around the US on different boats, still as a Group 1 sailor and even posted thanks on its blog to a foundation for allowing its donations to be routed through the foundation!!! Owners who support this are ruining our sport and have no-one but themselves to blame for declining entries. The problem is far greater in the US than in the UK where more self policing seems to go on. Perhaps the British are just more honest.
  2. Awesome boats.
  3. I think most of the Farr 280's are in the UK
  4. Wonder how the C&C 30 would get on in the HP30 fleet....?
  5. It certainly is, 11 C&C 30's racing in the recent Annapolis NOOD Regatta
  6. The boat was to be shipped to NZ
  7. The boat was purchased with the intention of IRC'ing her for the One Ton Revival event which was being organised in Auckland during Feb 2015. Whilst sailable when we purchased her, she was very tired and required a full refit in order to avoid risking a breakdown ruining a trip half way round the world. Having successfully optimised 2 previous half tonners for IRC racing, we were aware of the work that was going to be required when we purchased the boat and had a realistic budget set aside for the project. Mark Mills and North UK worked with us again developing a new non-overlapping sailplan, together with other modifications aimed at optimising the boat for IRC. Having removed all the deck gear and engine (which was to be replaced with a saildrive unit rather than the existing 30 year old hydraulic drive) we attended to various areas of deck delamination and were ready to have the boat re-sprayed. Whilst the above work was being undertaken, we made repeated requests to the event organisers for confirmation of entries, to which we received increasingly vague responses. This made us begin to question the nature of the fleet that was likely to attend, indeed it appeared we could well be the only "modern" one tonner competing. Having previously been accused of taking a gun to a knife fight with one of our previous half tonners "Harmony", we took the decision to put the project on hold to see if further "modern" entries developed. When it became obvious that this wasn't going to happen, we decided it would be wrong and very much against the spirit of the event to compete against 1960's vintage boats in one which would have been so heavily optimised for IRC. At this point, whilst we still had all the equipment, rig, sails etc (excluding engine) we felt the cost of putting the boat back into her original configuration would have been about the same as the figure we would receive if we then sold the boat. It was therefore decided not to take the risk and instead we offered the boat for sale, for £1. Having had a couple of tyre kickers show initial interest, no-one came forward to take the boat off our hands. Faced with the prospect of paying further bills, for an indefinite period, for yard storage, we took the difficult decision to cut our losses and scrap the boat, sometimes you just have to recognise when you have made a mistake and stop throwing good money after bad.
  8. Can't see any harm in Dual Scoring events to give owners objective comparison. RTIR would be perfect for that with diverse fleet sailing the same course.
  9. Has anyone heard anymore about this event? We have entered and are preparing our boat ready for shipping but will anyone else be there?
  10. Does anyone know if this event is still happening....?