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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I personally think they will bring out the pie-warmers again. kind of missed them on the kiwi boat so far
  2. This is the way we are leaning to. Have a 2nd grimder that is on the new leeward side that grinders until the sail comes over(being really careful not to be in the trajectory of the main sheet and traveller). And then have the main mainsail trimmer on the new windward side, first grinding like a Chris Brittle wannabe and then realeasing lots of sheet. having a guy sweating the German setting system would be nice. But none of us could pull that of 10 in 10 times without falling overboard or getting wacked. Better to break some blocks than to break some crew :-) a
  3. Quick question hoping that someone familiar with larger J's can help. (used to sail a J/105 and this was never a problem there as we gybed the aso first in heavy wind and then the main on the next wave/surf, and i had enough power to control it) The last two weeks we have had massive winds on our local regattas (mid 20 knots to low 30 knots in the puffs). Since we are big boys (and girls) on board we of course always put a asymetric up at the top mark, and other than the occasional dirty takedown there has not been an issue with the kite. The problem has been the main. With the relatively low gearing on the winches there is not enough time to winch the main in enough to be able to let it out controlled on the new gybe. And we want to avoid the violent mainsail gybes we have had recently. They are fast, but not good for the boat. In one race we even managed to pull apart a block in the traveler system resulting in ball bearings raining on the owner (who was not impressed). Also, these hard gybes are not pretty to watch and forced us into a ugly broach the other day. We are considering: -putting an extra person by the mast to pull on the German mainsheet system so that the mainsail trimmer can tail only going into the gybe, but in these heavy winds we'd really prefer not to have extra people up there, especially considering you have to pull with both hands on the sheet to be efficient and the high load on this sheet when the main comes over or -winching from both winches going into the gybe. The problem with this is that the person on the new leeward winch is in a pretty tough spot between the rest of the cockpit crew gybing the aso (they have to use the primaries in heavy winds and not the cabintops), and the travller/main coming in very close to the mainsheet winch any tips are highly appreciated Andreas
  4. Norway I am afraid, and my cable package does not have Swedish TV4
  5. Excuse in the App "High demand, not able to support all wanting to stream"
  6. same for me, total crash today after working flawless up til now -On my Iphone it does not recognize my purchase. trying to restore purchases results in an indefinitely loading screen -On my iPad it says that i have to update the app (there is no update available for it that i have not installed) -On my computer when i try to log in with my username and pw i only get the race stats and no livestream or virtual eye AAAARRRRRG
  7. Get Cancellara out of retirement and put him as lead cyclor:) EB has the money to do it. A
  8. Yeah. That was really visible today both Artemis races today were fucking great to watch!(and not just because I am a Artemis fanboy) a
  9. I actually bought a RS vision today for this exact reason. Sail with wife (and kid on light days) add the asymmetrical and traps as she gets comfortable with it . a
  10. A follow up to the barrel joke above: On an old schooner they had a barrel with the perfectly sized hole to relvoe themselves in. This was used by all the men aboard, including the ships cat. One day when the barrel was almost full the guys found it way to disgusting to keep on board and threw it overboard when they found a new empty barrel with a suitable hole. On an Island one day the nuns from a monestary found a barrel full of a white substance on the beach. having not seen anything similar before and not knowing what to do with it they decided to try to heat it up, melt it and use it to make candles. Then the strangest thing happend, suddenly 9 months later all the nuns were giving birth to children, but most suprised was the abbot, she came down with a litter of kittens
  11. Spezialized actually did some fun testing of the aero difference between a casual fitting bike kit, and a TT suit like above all numbers at 40km/h, i.e. well below the speed the AC50s are at. So diff will be even larger Club fit Kit (still not baggy by any means): Race cut normal road kit:2.3 seconds saved per KM compared to club fit TT suit/skinsuit: 2.5 seconds saved per km compared to Race cut road kit For people interested in areo, The WIn Tunnel playlist is enterraining and educational. Linky to the appareal video;
  12. Looks like one more evolution is out. Custom made fordeck and aero package by mastfoot to optimize airflow into deck sweaper rig on the new thinair from Lennon http://www.lennonsails.com/news/thinnair-launch-at-rya-suzuki-dinghy-show Andreas
  13. FUJIMO
  14. This might be a really good strategy. 2 rinders (rider grinder) in each hull, take the righting moment penalty but get continous high power. pedal hard for the entire prestart and tire out the other team
  15. The pedaling gets dangerously close to not beeing sailing when you combine it with an hydraulic accumulator and a rule that allows pumping/fluttering of the wing. you can generate a lot of force with that setup As a ballpark figure lets say pumping is a 50/50 duty cycle. After a manover the guys can easily output 750w each for a couple of seconds to stay on the foil through the deadpoint of the tack. 750x4x2= 6kW~8hp that is some serious pump to continue to stay up! Just enter it into the program, some massive pumps in the middle of the tack routine....(or strivtly speaking the tack asynchronous interrupt)