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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. And Finally...Registration for the J27 NAs @ Oakville (August 11, 12 & 13) is now open at: https://www.sailreg.ca//regatta/home/reportView.do?id=201&camptypeid=24
  2. The real reason you need a more crew on a 27..just keeping her flat...I sometimes race with 3 but always try and have 4 on board
  3. ...and another day
  4. And a bit more Mid Winters Video...from a "different angle"
  5. And Registration for the 2017 PCYC Open Regatta (July 8 - 9, 2017) is now open here: https://www.sailreg.ca/regatta/home/reportView.do?id=201&camptypeid=11
  6. ...and some Midwinters 2017 video -
  7. J27 Midwinter Results & Photos http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/13873#_newsroom+results https://neworleanssailing.smugmug.com/2017/2017-galleries/17-Mardi-Gras-Race-Week-phrfJ27-Mids/
  8. Updated NOR for the 2017 J/Fest Great Lakes Regatta (July 22 - 23, 2017) is now posted at: http://abyc.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/NOTICE-OF-RACE-2017-Great-Lakes-J-Fest-v4.pdf
  9. NOR for the 2017 J/Fest Great Lakes Regatta (July 22 - 23, 2017) is now posted at: http://abyc.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/NOTICE-OF-RACE-2017-Great-Lakes-J-Fest.pdf
  10. Please note the originally posted date for the NAs in Oakville is incorrect. The correct date is the following weekend August 11 to 13.
  11. And Registration for the 2017 J/Fest Great Lakes Regatta (July 22 - 23, 2017) is now open here: https://www.sailreg.ca//regatta/home/reportView.do?id=201&camptypeid=21
  12. My record on the 27 is 14 knots in about 25 knots of air...best speed I've ever had verified is 19 knots downwind under kite in 30 knots. The fact is the boat will do it and then some. The E32-2 "Eve" (Of Destruction) was in our club for a while...wickedly fast and a nice looking boat. Being bigger it will go faster, require more crew and more time/money to maintain, repair and campaign...in orders of magnitude. Both boats suffer from core issues which need repairing; just the way they built them back in the day. The 27 is a simpler boat...but it all comes down to personal choice
  13. All... Please note there is a new Registration Site for the Midwinters http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/13873 ... Andrew
  14. We are planning/expecting to have a Fleet & OD Start for us at the following regattas this year: 2017 J/27 Midwinters (March 3 - 5, 2017) Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, LA) Registration: http://www.mardigrasracing.org/blog/ PCYC Open Regatta (July 8 - 9, 2017) Port Credit Yacht Club (Mississauga, ON) Registration: http://lorc.org/ 2017 J/Fest Great Lakes Regatta (July 22 - 23, 2017) Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club (Toronto, ON) Registration: http://abyc.on.ca/ 2017 J/27 North Americans (August 4 - 6, 2017) Oakville Yacht Squadron (Oakville, ON) Registration: http://yachtscoring.com/ Make it happen...Register Early...See you on the course... Andrew
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