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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. what are you listening to right now ... part trois

    Time for my husband to come home
  2. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I've been away from this place. I don't know you. But I'm not going to give it to you as is the custom of this place. And I am particualrly uninterested in brining another woman down. My husband makes his living on the ocean. The risks of this are very clear to me. When you have 1/2 the miles my husband has, then you can tell me that I'm out of my mind. And I do a bit myself. I don't know anything about you, You sound young, That's cool, I don't want to be your adversary--I feel very strongly that we need more women here. If you are ever in Halifax, sail with my husband!
  3. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I'm OK, thanks! Gumby made laddfall earlier this week, so one less thing to worry about. He's talking about buying a bigger boat, so we'll see. I'm putting my efforts into the route halifax st pierre., which I want to do on our current boat. Mostly I'm stressed out of my mind and can't wait to get a hug. lol
  4. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I have a very dear friend, someone whom I love very much, who almost died after taking a hit in soccer when his spleen was ruptured. He still plays soccer, and other physically demanding sports. I think that's awesome, He would be miserable if he didn't play. I think my outlook has nothing to do with my relationship with my husband or my marriage (Let the record reflect that I, in fact, am the lucky one and neither my husband nor I are perfect spouses) but with experience and age/maturity. Look at Cheeki Rafiki--that could have been any one of us on that boat, or any boat that has a catastrophic failure. There's pretty much nothing you can do in that situation. I've been with my husband on the boat in situations that scared the shit out of me, but I'd do it again in a heart beat. My closest friends are sailors, police officers, in the military and pilots. All of them face an increased risk every day over the average joe. And none of them would change their careers for the world regardless. They LOVE what they do far more than I love sitting in my nice, safe cubicle. Yes, let's see what there is to learn from this incident. But for fuck's sake, can we acknowledge that things go wrong and every accident isn't preventable?
  5. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    In this thread, reading your posts, I meant to ask you the question you just answered. I'm all for reducing risk, but reality is that you can never reduce the risk in living life to its fullest.
  6. Gord Downie

    This one is up there for me: You are ahead by a centuryAnd disappointing you is gettin' me down
  7. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Ok. Is there a different route that would accomplish the same goal that wouldn't encounter heavy weather? Every race is on a fixed schedule. You might have postponements, but if you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never go anywhere.
  8. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Do you think never experiencing heavy weather is practical in a race of this nature? Genuinely curious on your thoughts.
  9. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    I think he prefers Gumby to "Mr. NautiGirl"
  10. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    My attitude towards sailing, and frankly most sports, is that they come with inherent risk that you accept when you step on the ice/field/pitch/boat. For me, offshore sailing is worth that risk, whether it be racing or cruising. We had a guy show up at our club this summer who had sold everything to sail the world with his wife, only to have her swept overboard south of Newfoundland. It's absolutley tragic, but we all know that it's a possibilty when we leave the dock. I've never embarked on a trip expecting not to come home, but I know that there's always the possibility. I'm more prepared for that possibility than I am when I leave the house every day, and risk my life in traffic, crossing streets, or any number of bad things that could happen. In the 4 years I've been married to my husband, he's done 2 TransAt crossings, a couple of other Halifax-Caribbean deliveries, sailed our boat as far south as Dominica and back, and is currently somewhere between Bermuda and Antigua (plus some other blue water stuff we've done together). And every time he's left, we both said goodbye with the inherent understanding that the Ocean doesn't care that he's an expert. It is literally the reason why his wedding band is on the dresser--because if he was lost at sea, I'd have a "piece" of him. Yet even being acutely aware of the risks, in a million years I'd never not give him my blessing to embark on any of these adventures. It's a short life regardless, and you've got to live it while you can. So, we can go ahead and look for someone to blame. And like the airline industry, we can look at what is to be learned and make improvements (never mind that with multiple redundancies in aircraft and extensive pilot training they still find a way to fall out of the sky). But at the end of the day, you will never, ever be able to make sailing, especially ocean racing and circumnavigations, risk free. And frankly, the element of risk and the challenges of man vs ocean are what make it appealing to so many of us (not stupid risks of course). My thoughts are with the family of Mr. Spiers, his crew mates, and the Clipper organization.
  11. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Very sad indeed. It sounds morbid, but when my Better Half is away on a sailing adventure without me (like he is right now), I make him leave his wedding band at home. If God forbid something happened, at least I'd have that.
  12. Community Reputation Points

    Other than the sail loft, the boat is the one place in his life that is cat hair free. He wants to keep it that way.
  13. Community Reputation Points

    Well, Gumby won't let me bring the cats on the boat unless there's a zombie apocalypse so it'll probably be about 20 years until that happens.