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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. Vendee Globe 2016?

    It's all Sailing Anarchy's fault!... They jinxed him: http://sailinganarchy.com/2016/12/13/politically-correct/ They claimed that Acciona was dismasted, but in reality the keel fell off... Oh well, either way Conrad made it a few miles closer than Bubi, but not by much... If he can set a jury rig he still has a chance to finish, something Bubi didn't have! I wish him luck, and looking at the forecast he's going to need a fair bit of it!
  2. Brian: your post should be corrected

    His accomplishment is impressive, but it wasn't a circumnavigation.
  3. Brian: your post should be corrected

    Chichester is the first person to complete a solo circumnavigation via the great capes (defined as the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, and Cape Horn). Dumas didn't sail a circumnavigation, so it doesn't count! Brian is correct.
  4. what is it?

    How do you get down below?... through the forehatch only?... Or is it through that flush hatch in the cockpit sole?
  5. Caption Contest: Long Load

    Not sure that one is a centerboard boat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R0yto9Xalhk#t=768 See how to lose your ride above..... He didn't ask what boat the centerboard came from, he asked what was the boat in the photo... the boat in the photo is Indio and the boatyard is STP Palma.
  6. Caption Contest: Long Load

    Boat: Indio, Wally 100 Location: STP boatyard in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  7. Nav charting tech - obsolete?

    You're not searching in the right place... just go here: http://www.passageweather.com/
  8. Iridium Go

    I don't have direct experience using Iridium Go, but I've done some weather routing for boats that use Iridium Go and it doesn't appear to be very dependable... It's a bit hit or miss from what I've seen. I certainly wouldn't depend on it as a boat's primary communication device.
  9. Missing yacht from RHKYC

    Hey jack_sparrow, I have a question for you: Were you born an asshole?... or is it something that you've just picked up recently? Either way, you're quite good at being an asshole... you must be proud!
  10. Tips for transit from Med to Kiel

    Portimao Cascais Bayona
  11. RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    The one monohull that Tribe didn't beat is a very slow, horribly maintained and poorly sailed Volvo 70 with very old sails... and full of charterers.
  12. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Why do I need to "get a grip"?... what did I do wrong? I'm just saying that the lack of information probably means they are trying to find excuses, otherwise somebody would have said something by now.
  13. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    I think you've hit the nail on the head Gunboat, Rainmaker's owner and the crew are all running away with their tails between their legs... otherwise we'd have heard something by now. It was either a catastrophic failure or a really bad lack of seamanship... or both... The silence is just making it worse.
  14. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    In reality Bermuda is only 560 nautical miles from Cape Hatteras. An easier way to measure out 200 miles would be to just use the latitude scale on the left side of the image. 200 nautical miles = 3.333 degrees of latitude.
  15. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    The front looks like it was quite strong judging by the band of rain in front of it... Thunderstorms and violent squalls would not have been unusual.