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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. Hello all Viper sailors! We are at 63 early entries for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper North American Championship. This is a record for the Viper Class, and we hope to hit over seventy in the coming months. This is a reminder to get your early entry fees in before the end of April deadline for early entry discounts. Please check your status at: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=2996 Also keep in mind the pre-event, 2017 Marlow Ropes Viper 640 NAC Warmup Regatta : https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4085 We are organizing a North Sails Viper Clinic For Tuesday, October 24th. The only fee to register for the clinic is a smile. Two more sponsors stepped up to the plate. We would like to thank SpinSheet Magazine and the Mississippi Brewing Company for joining the 2017 Beacon Group Viper North American Championship team. Thank you. Don't Forget Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Viper640NorthAmericanChampionships This is going to be GREAT! Thank you, The 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship Committee
  2. It is a Hobie 33. You should have a hoist mechanism that drops into the hole that is on the floor on the port/aft side of the keel well and mounts to the cabin top with two bolts. it is either a manual winch or electric that is powered by the 12 volt battery. When the boat is not moving, you remove the top fiberglass keelwell cover. Then you remove the four bolts holding the keel in place (on front, back, one on each side. there should also be a guide rod that will go over the front keel bolt and pin in place at the top/aft section of the compression post. This enables the keel to ride up pretty straight when you lift it. Once the guide rod is secured, lift away. Be sure to not motor or sail the boat once the top keel well cover is removed, as water will come into the boat. So it is best to do this when at the ramp. If you do not have that water depth, then motor the boat very slowly to a spot that you do. If you have a manual winch, change it out to an electric. We own a Hobie 33 and dry sail it out of our club and ramp launch all the time. Once you get the system down, this is less than a 30 minute process. Got any questions, PM me C
  3. 11 Hobie 33's signed up so far, keep em coming..... https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4064
  4. I don't know about age of master at 45, maybe 50? I turn 45 this year, and am not emotionally stable enough to describe myself as a Master (let the jokes roll in...). At 63 Viper 640's as of this morning: https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=2996 for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship. Don't forget the Marlow Ropes Warm up the Sunday before : https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4085
  5. Ten boats, OD set up, as of 3/12/17 : https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4064
  6. Viper regatta just last weekend. One Viper kept on hitting the weather mark every race. At the dock when that boat came in, our crew shouted over ' I haven't seen that many marks raped since parochial school!'
  7. March 2nd, 2017 (Portland, ME) – The Beacon Group is proud to announce their partnership with the Viper 640 International Class Association, as the title sponsor of the 2017 Viper 640 North American Championship to be held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Beacon Group is a pioneer in the world of growth strategy consulting. For over fifteen years, the firm has provided guidance to Fortune 500 corporations on their global organic and inorganic growth strategies and tactics. With a strict focus on providing clients with actionable growth strategies and tactics, The Beacon Group is committed to achieving top-line growth outputs designed to have a direct impact on their client’s profitability. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, The Beacon Group has defined its role as a premier counselor on issues of innovation, disruption, international, adjacent, and emerging market growth. The Beacon Group’s founder, Cliff Farrah, is passionate about three things; his family, his company and sailing. “Top level One Design racing is what I seek, and the Viper 640 Class embodies the wonderful competition of world class professional and Corinthian racing, and a growing, thriving racing community. I'm particularly excited but the recent recognition as a World Class by World Sailing, the international governing body of the sport of sailing. We are proud to serve as the title sponsor for what promises to be the largest gathering of Viper 640 sailboats in the world. We look forward to being a part of this great event.” For more information about the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship visit the event website at the Yacht Scoring website: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=2996.
  8. We are extremely pleased to announce that The Beacon Group ( http://www.beacongroupconsulting.com/ ) has stepped forward to become Title Sponsor for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship. Stay tuned for a more formal press release in the near future. The team at The Beacon group is excited to have partnered with the Viper 640 Class Association for such an amazing event. 53 boats signed up so far......
  9. Up to 47 entries as of February 28th. The regatta is in October. Lots of room to grow.
  10. Seven boats pre-registered all OD set up. Still got quite a few months to go to get more entries and teams. Gonna be fun...
  11. Stock boats, stock rudders, and stock masts. Quite a few OD boats in the Central US, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes and East Coast. West Coast seems to attract more modified boats. Modified boats are invited, to be scored in their own class.
  12. Hey all. NOR and Registration is up for the 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships. Grand Traverse Yacht Club, August 25-27, Traverse City MI. Event Site : http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4064 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hobie33NAC2015 Get ya'lls trailers ready Get your prison padding packed Who's coming? Who's on the fence? Who's scared?
  13. Rumour going around the internet that Rick White passed away from onslought of lung cancer. Any word out there on this. I only talked to Rick a couple of times in my saling past. Genuine guy, and has done a lot for multihull sailing and sailing in general. If the rumour is true, then my condolences to the family.
  14. Great time, would do it again... https://www.facebook.com/2016Viper640InternationalChampionship/?fref=ts
  15. Zim 15 is a good choice for what you are trying to achieve. Real easy to move around on the dolly. High boom makes it easy to tack and gybe ( I am 6'2" and get though it easily). Man and Jib, and with the dangle pole, down wind runs are comfortable, and reaching is a blast. Has a GNAV, rather than a regular boom vang , so forward crew does not have to work around where a vang would be. linky: http://www.zimsailing.com/zim-15.html Curious as to what club.