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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. Who takes White powder from New Zealand to Brazil?
  2. Bit of a different field really: Diam-24-1.jpg A day racer with no folding system, and fast, but takes 2 hours to launch versus: F-22Aust-1.jpg A fast cruiser with 4 berths, galley, a folding system, and very quick to launch Diam24Aft.jpg Apples and oranges in fact 7SternViewAtDock-1.jpg But F-22 order book is bulging, with a 2 year wait, so only one choice right now Correct I'd rather be out sailing than waiting in a queue.+1But it is possible to be out sailing on plenty of other great boats while enduring the seemingly endless wait for a factory built F22 if that's your ultimate preference. Of course the DIAM 24 and the F22 are very different boats with very different strengths and weaknesses. They can both be at the leading edge of racing fleets as we saw recently in the multihull nationals. One is a racer that requires set up time and the other is a racer/cruiser that can be ready to go in minutes. I faced a choice recently between the two when I decided to move on from my Sprint. (Another great boat in this size range which you can have right now) I would have loved a DIAM but my mast up hard stand club will only take folded boats. So I have a shiny new 22 which can be on the water racing in ten minutes. Of course both boats would have me starting almost on Thursday in the predominantly mono slug fleet for WAGS. Nice you have seen the light WetnWild Haha. There are shades of light😀Saw the green boat yesterday. Looking a bit unused ATM.
  3. Bit of a different field really: Diam-24-1.jpg A day racer with no folding system, and fast, but takes 2 hours to launch versus: F-22Aust-1.jpg A fast cruiser with 4 berths, galley, a folding system, and very quick to launch Diam24Aft.jpg Apples and oranges in fact 7SternViewAtDock-1.jpg But F-22 order book is bulging, with a 2 year wait, so only one choice right now Correct I'd rather be out sailing than waiting in a queue.+1But it is possible to be out sailing on plenty of other great boats while enduring the seemingly endless wait for a factory built F22 if that's your ultimate preference. Of course the DIAM 24 and the F22 are very different boats with very different strengths and weaknesses. They can both be at the leading edge of racing fleets as we saw recently in the multihull nationals. One is a racer that requires set up time and the other is a racer/cruiser that can be ready to go in minutes. I faced a choice recently between the two when I decided to move on from my Sprint. (Another great boat in this size range which you can have right now) I would have loved a DIAM but my mast up hard stand club will only take folded boats. So I have a shiny new 22 which can be on the water racing in ten minutes. Of course both boats would have me starting almost on Thursday in the predominantly mono slug fleet for WAGS. Nice you have seen the light WetnWild
  4. How is that green boat in the hot sun? Does it get extra warm inside the cabin? The deck gets hot at times but not inside
  5. Looks like the F22 update needs an update this is Sknot at the Australian nationals at Wangi.
  6. Which one are you looking at
  7. Well good luck with that. Knowing the difference in course lengths between div 1 and div 2 and if Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's forecasts hold true, I'm prepared to wager now this will be another "big boat" regatta. OMR was never designed for single fleets of widely varying performance and capability in different wind and wave conditions. It's not that smart and was never designed to be. Howl me down if you want but if you doubt what I'm saying read up on the Texel history. On the other hand and if the conditions are light, it will be a great shame if many div 2 boats score DNF on the longer courses. Ok it wasn't light and it wasn't a "big boat" regatta. Starting div1 & 2 together and sailing the same course worked out really well. When i get time i will work out the combined results for each race but race 6 shows for sure that the latest revision of OMR is working really well for the Wangi 2016 fleet. Race 6 OMR combined: 1 Wilparina III 2 S'Knot 3 Trinity 4 Triple A 5 Airplay 6 Fifty Fifty 7 Bare Essentials 8 Foxy 9 Tiger 10 SPC4 11 desert first 12 Mad Hatter 13 Jaguar Please check Golgfinger. Without having the benefit of combined Div 1 and Div 2 results for the series, the facts are this for anyone who wants to do the sums. On average over 6 races the Div 1 boats sailed the course about 20% faster than the Div 2 boats. Hardly surprising. So if OMR is reflecting reality, for "mixed" fleets sailing the same courses, I would expect roughly the same differences in OMRs. However, even though the Div 1 boats were typically 20% faster, on average, for this regatta, their OMR ratings were only about 13% higher. Sure, sure, averages are averages and while it is true that a few Div 2 boats sailed extremely well to their rating and were deservedly the podium finishers in Div2, the reality is that the majority of the Div 2 boats could not match it with Div 1 boats either on rating or speed. Most races were sailed in breezes around or above 20 knots. Race 6 started very light and shifty and is not probably a great guide Foxy got away (he is a local) Trinty lead Sknot around first mark Bare did not pass us until halfway up the second leg some 15 mins in (I did mention this to Tim) Your dreaming, if you bent over I would of stuck my proda up your ass at the first mark... You and your proda did not get past the little green boat until up the second leg when admittedly you screamed past with 2 hulls in the air
  8. Well good luck with that. Knowing the difference in course lengths between div 1 and div 2 and if Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's forecasts hold true, I'm prepared to wager now this will be another "big boat" regatta. OMR was never designed for single fleets of widely varying performance and capability in different wind and wave conditions. It's not that smart and was never designed to be. Howl me down if you want but if you doubt what I'm saying read up on the Texel history. On the other hand and if the conditions are light, it will be a great shame if many div 2 boats score DNF on the longer courses. Ok it wasn't light and it wasn't a "big boat" regatta. Starting div1 & 2 together and sailing the same course worked out really well. When i get time i will work out the combined results for each race but race 6 shows for sure that the latest revision of OMR is working really well for the Wangi 2016 fleet. Race 6 OMR combined: 1 Wilparina III 2 S'Knot 3 Trinity 4 Triple A 5 Airplay 6 Fifty Fifty 7 Bare Essentials 8 Foxy 9 Tiger 10 SPC4 11 desert first 12 Mad Hatter 13 Jaguar Please check Golgfinger. Without having the benefit of combined Div 1 and Div 2 results for the series, the facts are this for anyone who wants to do the sums. On average over 6 races the Div 1 boats sailed the course about 20% faster than the Div 2 boats. Hardly surprising. So if OMR is reflecting reality, for "mixed" fleets sailing the same courses, I would expect roughly the same differences in OMRs. However, even though the Div 1 boats were typically 20% faster, on average, for this regatta, their OMR ratings were only about 13% higher. Sure, sure, averages are averages and while it is true that a few Div 2 boats sailed extremely well to their rating and were deservedly the podium finishers in Div2, the reality is that the majority of the Div 2 boats could not match it with Div 1 boats either on rating or speed. Most races were sailed in breezes around or above 20 knots. Race 6 started very light and shifty and is not probably a great guide Foxy got away (he is a local) Trinty lead Sknot around first mark Bare did not pass us until halfway up the second leg some 15 mins in (I did mention this to Tim)
  9. So where has Slick gone as I may have some blood sweat and beers invested in that boat
  10. The the crew may have worked out the go-pro
  11. 17 knots top us out on this day and that's the chicken chute
  12. Thought I should put this here as well
  13. Tried to put a video up will try again later Try this
  14. Tried to put a video up will try again later
  15. This is about 17 knts 20 is a long way away