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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. All he did was read the files into one file, would be the same as copying and pasting contents of the files, if read by a text editor, into one. Love your comment about under the hood, as he pretty much used an under the hood command that has been in linux / unix systems since the beginning of time ;-)
  2. Change your command to cat /Users/username/Downloads/30-5-2017-ETNZvsARTEMIS-part1.ts /Users/username/Downloads/30-5-2017-ETNZvsARTEMIS-part2.ts > ~/Desktop/ETNZvsARTEMIS.ts And it will drop it your Desktop, swap out the ~/Desktop/ for any path you want
  3. Great job on the torrents, will seed and keep'm coming :-)
  4. Agreed on above comments: Crew does main once trap conditions (some people will have diff opinions on when the skip should do main, we always had the skip do main in variable single trap conditions or less, they have a better feel in the light air). Cunni trim: lead out to crew's trap set, crew can play when needed and skip can as well. Typical delay in feeling the change in cunni is slower then main trim changes, so yes, your feeling of always being out of groove is to be expected if playing the cunni as much or more then main. One of our signs that we need to touch the cunni: main is being trimmed in and out more then a few inches in puffs and / or skip is needing to drive up and down more then a few degrees to deal with puffs. This tells me (crew) we are overpowered and I'll trim in the cunni a bit (1 number on our mast sticker typically). Over time you get better at it and do end up playing it a lot, but nearly as much as main.
  5. Lots of sailing, culture is relaxed and competitive at the same time. Check out BYSC, small but growing yacht fleet, very very active and welcoming dinghy fleets for all levels and skills. Get used to current and how tide can affect sea breeze :-)
  6. A bit late, but some tips, some just some good starting stuff: - bear down, get weight back, make sure rotation on mast is off (free) and cunningham is off, don't "just let out" the main and traveler. They are your backstay, you WILL snap your mast in breeze with kite up (exaggerating to scare you), do it fast, try not to spend to much time in "bearing off" mode. - practice on a beach, no sails, coming in and out from trap while driving. Have someone watch how much you move your rudders. You want to figure out the minimal steps it takes you to get in and across without moving the rudders more then you want. small back and forths will kill your speed (and maybe your crew) - downwind: boards up, as mentioned, they can break in big chop and breeze. Depending on type tells you how much to raise, good starter would be halfway. - upwind; crew does main in single trap + conditions (rule of thumb, some crews vary this). You want to minimize hull up and downs. If driving up and down a lot, or playing the main in and out too much, you are overpowered. In the moment depowering: cunningham in (be amazed at what it can do), then rotation in. Big breeze also bring newer boards up 6-12 inches, your boat will trip over them (and depending on manufacturer, maybe break them). If you can't depower enough with cunningham, your diamonds are too loose. put a turn on (let off cunningham first, stop sailing, etc), and try again. One full turn generally gives you another uinch or two of cunningham Have a shit eating grin going downwind in breeze with your crew firmly planted as far back off the back corner as possible! Enjoy https://youtu.be/ID3NIBsA1XA?list=PLxmdFgciH7m7YfyiKyWY-aamcJIjSDCwO
  7. Agree with all of the above responses, sailing with the smaller sail plan is probably the way to go. One thing about the F18 that is often not recognized is how versatile it is across the ranges. I've raced against light teams (sub 300 lbs) and often been jealous of how they can point higher upwind, lower downwind and still somehow hold their own in the bigger breeze. Its an awesome boat, find whomever you can to sail with and connect with your local fleet to teach you the ways. Some key important first lessons will make your time in the boat way more enjoyable (pro tip, let the cunni and mast rotation off downwind, you can learn the finer tuning of those downwind later). Enjoy!
  8. Very active and healthy class, NA / Americas events are regularly 50+, local fleets around 20-30 depending on region. In Quebec they can get 10-20 and they consider their fleet "not that active" anymore. Definitely agree that NE fleet is one of the best, but I'm going to guess Florida and West coasties have some great stuff happening as well. Europe: double all those numbers. Plus we do some fun stuff besides W/L races, St Barts Catacup probably one of the best (50 + boats), Raide de Corsairs (not strictly F18s), etc. I've pretty much raced anything I can in NA and keep coming back to the f18 fleet, not just for the boat (awesome), but for the fleet (awesome). What other fleet can you hang out and learn from Franc Cammas, Ashby, other random AC guys.... they just hang out on the beach and are always willing to give you a hand (they tend to be on a manufacturers dime so they are incentivised to help you and grow the fleet).
  9. Reaching out to the organizers to see if they would allow an F18 "exhibition" fleet of a couple boats plus support RIB... would love to get some local distance racing in ;-)