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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. zero the hero

    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. What's happened to the C&C 30?

    Awesome boats.
  3. What's happened to the C&C 30?

    I think most of the Farr 280's are in the UK
  4. HP30 CLASS

    Wonder how the C&C 30 would get on in the HP30 fleet....?
  5. HP30 CLASS

    It certainly is, 11 C&C 30's racing in the recent Annapolis NOOD Regatta
  6. Cuts you up

    The boat was to be shipped to NZ
  7. Cuts you up

    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. One Ton Cup Revival 2014

    Has anyone heard anymore about this event? We have entered and are preparing our boat ready for shipping but will anyone else be there?
  9. One Ton Cup Revival 2014

    Does anyone know if this event is still happening....?