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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. I wasn't sure I heard him correctly on the presser, but he repeated the same in this interview (1:25). I don't think he would slip twice. There may have been an agreement behind the curtains.
  2. Yeah, or wing-on-wing!
  3. Yes, this has been discussed before. There's also a Genny Tulloch interview somewhere where Martin Fischer explains the bat wing concept, but I can't find it now - might be on facebook. The only thing that's incorrect I think from above is the idea that more leeway helps downwind. It's a general misconception. How deep you can go depends on the lift/drag ratios of the wing and the foils. The leeway only influences how much the boat is rotated relative to it's course. It does change the relative positioning of the jib and the wing, but that's a relatively minor effect I think. The main goal is to find the angle of attack for the foils where the lift to drag ratio is the best.
  4. Exactly, PB actually won the last 4 starts, he just didn't have the setup to hold on to it yesterday. Maybe he's gonna get into it just in time.
  5. Wind is picking up, but the next cloud is coming fast
  6. What you see there is active camber control. The wing angle is still controlled by sheets, it's just that those sheets are not adjusted by a traditional winch + wing trimmer, but hydraulics. There was simply not enough wind to push out the wind against the windward sheet, so Glenn grabbed the leeward sheet and pulled it by hand.
  7. Hopefully the wind comes back once this cloud passes
  8. Big blob of rain is coming...
  9. That's what I was wondering... If so, then the 1sec delta yesterday decided who goes on for the AC... Crazy!
  10. Absolutely awesome race, I feel a little bad for Barker, but after so many times failing to finish off, he can't have any excuses. Kenny didn't notice, but when Artemis stuffed up their last jibe and Jpn had a chance to cut in, they dug their bows in just as hard. They were on starboard, they could have come back without that. LVC finals will be great, but with the wind dropping, especially on Sunday, I don't think ETNZ should have a problem. OTOH, it's really time for PB to learn how to win some starts.
  11. That's funny I think they have probably the hungriest boat in the fleet. They always look totally exhausted and in the big breeze they clearly couldn't provide enough oil. JPN and Oracle on the other hand seem pretty comfortable with their setups.
  12. The heart rate monitors clearly show the advantage. The grinders are totally maxed out during the whole race, whereas the cyclors are around 75%. It's not surprising that when ETNZ are behind, they usually make a pass at the end of the second upwind when the grinders are getting exhausted. That's when BAR, JPN and ART start to plunge into the water during their tacks. On the other hand, Oracle didn't seem to have such issues, so either their crew or their systems are better. Slingsby's bike didn't seem like a serious solution, but I wouldn't be surprised if they showed up with a much improved setup for the cup.
  13. Yes, maybe they're less forgiving or they are somehow limited in tweaking them with changing tips and trailing edges.
  14. They've been doing this throughout the qualifiers. I don't think it's how they sail, they're too good to fluctuate that much. I think it's more about how they mode the boat. It seems they have very narrow sweet spots. If they get it right, they are one of the fastest boats, but if the conditions are just slightly off, they're screwed. One remarkable difference between Artemis and the others is that their horizontal foils are completely straight whereas every other team has either a curved foil or a bat wing shape. Maybe that has something to do with it.
  15. I really enjoy the heart rate displays - huge difference between cyclists and grinders. Joe Sullivan's heart rate was lower than mine sitting in front of the monitor!