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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. blooper time!

    YES to the blooper! I used them on IOR boats on the late 70s and on a Serendipity 43 in the Caribbean in the early 80s. For one thing, every time I looked up at the halyard, it was pulling forward. In my book, that means the BOAT was being pulled forward. And another thing: the halyard guy had to keep it flying low enough to just kiss the water, the sheet guy trimmed enough (yep, they worked the opposite way from normal sails, you trimmed it until it collapsed, then eased). Two guys who were paying attention instead of drinking beer. And as a bowman, they made jibes more interesting, with the dropping, throwing the halyard over the new sheet etc. Asyms are faster, but the bow was more interesting before...
  2. Front Page - Wild Wanda

    I didn't know that 8 Meters were designed for the IOR Rule...
  3. ac36 mono hull knock-on effect

    Santiago Lange won Olympic gold in catamarans at age 55.
  4. Four sailors with broken ribs? You don't see this kind of carnage on an average NFL Sunday, with four times as many players as sailors at this regatta. Maybe, in heavy air, they should think of wearing some kind of life preserver/pads combo.
  5. Turbo Etchells

    And what are your plans for when the local PHRF assigns you a rating that would be impossible to win with?
  6. The Next Boat-----2020

    Which kids? I watch some races at Southwestern Yacht Club and nobody in the (sparse) audience was under 55.
  7. Well, maybe the French behaved like assholes, but, on the other hand, their Articles of Surrender to Oracle were phrased with the most exquisite savoir faire and impeccable taste.
  8. Poll: Next AC Boat

    I recently watched "Wind" again, and even knowing the ending since 1987 I found it more exciting than the Scalextrix flyers in their protected track of a race course.
  9. Next America's Cup Free to Air

    Just download Adblock for YouTube. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/adblock for youtube?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher
  10. People here say that there is a very small pool of sailors able to compete at that level. I would like to remind them that the gold in the catamaran class at the Olympics was won by a 55 years old Argentinean.
  11. Rules for man overboard

    Hey, it's not that they have to pick up a man overboard. This is the AC, it's not about sailing or seamanship or anything that has anything to do with sailing.
  12. Live Racing Thread

    If you need another proof that the Cup was better on 12 Meters, in "Wind" Geronimo gave Platypus his spare mast. Now THAT was sportsmanship!
  13. Groupama eliminated?

    After posting I realized that Softbank beat Groupama twice in Bermuda, I think that may be the reason instead of finish in the LVWS.
  14. Groupama eliminated?

    Softbank has 3 points and Groupama 2. However, both race today: if Groupama wins and Softbank loses they are tied at 3 wins and 7 losses. What am I missing?
  15. How to watch live races?

    Today we raced the Oceanside to San Diego race. None of the 8 on board watched the races, most did not know they were going on, certainly nobody commented on them. This AC said it was going to be "new", and it certainly is. It is "new" for sailors to not give a shit about the America's Cup.