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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 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
  2. 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
  3. 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;
  4. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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)
  8. http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Americas-Cup---Emirates-Team-New-Zealand-reveal-big-AC50-breakthrough/151751 Not the best pics but you CAN see the 4 grinders standing on individual saddles. with no handlebars i assume they used unicycles in training.
  9. Was this on the Tour de Pharmacie? Not really relevant for the thread. BUT: Your numbers are actually low. for the hour record Wiggo came in at approx 430W when he did 54.5 km in one hour. The sprinters all do well over 1000 W for their 8-12 second sprints with peaks of up to 1300-1400W. Even clean (i.e. at least not caught yet) 55Kg modern climbers average close to 500W over 2 minutes. A
  10. A couple of J/80s did well in our local club in Norway for overnight races (CAT3/coastal near waters). The ones doing really well normally sailed double handed or with 3 people to keep the boat light enough after food, water, clothes and safety equipment was added . If i recall correctly the only thing they had to modify to the boat was to add a permanent VHF antenna in the top of the mast (and a stationary VHF in the cabin). Everything else was just carrying more safety equipment on board Andreas
  11. And today we know WHY THE HELL, a super yacht would go to a Norwegian summer vacation town in the middle of winter as her first port of call. To save approx 700MNOK ($84M) in German taxes. http://www.dn.no/nyheter/2017/02/07/2056/Shipping/snur-i-kristiansand-sparer-700-millioner Andreas
  12. According to a Norwegian newspaper they could not sail under the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, but instead crossed close to the Danish shore where the traffic is in a tunnel. Rumors say that flight patterns had to be modified for a couple of minutes at Kastrup airport due to the hight of the masts(!) Boat is in Kristiansand now. Stilll looks ugly in front of snow and an industrial harbour. Hopefully for the owner it will look nicer next to a Caribbean island (Picture grabbed from fvn.no)
  13. I would say that this is unusual in the superyacht world, the J's tend to be pro'd up and also have tenders etc that the deckhands might drive, by "on the dock" i meant not on the boat.They were all moved to the Bystander tender. A nice "tender", but not racing and not a J A
  14. If by pro sailor you mean working on a charter sailboat, or a big private sailing yacht: pick up a copy of Yachting World. there is normally lots of adds for schools offering careers in the sail yachting industry there. But prepare to be on the delivery crew of the sailing yacht, polishing brass for many many years before you get to stay on the boat for a race. A friend of mine worked on a Jclass for many years and never got to see a startline as the owner would fly in rockstars for the regattas and leave the regular crew on the dock to rest, so that they could wash and polish the boat after racing to make it shine for the evening festivities. A
  15. Several options in Scandinavia as DH and SH sailing is very popluar here (many wealthy people, so more boats than crew In addition to the ones mentioned above: for the trip to Shetland, if you cannot join all legs you can also DH Norway Shetland Norway https://www.sailracesystem.no/regatta?regatta=2083&changelang=EN Skagen Race Last weekend in May, from Norway to Denmark has a DH class. Great overnight race with an amazing atmosphere in Skagen afterwards as there are 100s of boats across all classes moored together in the harbor. A couple of Class40s normally participate in DH division,but most boats in the class are racer/cruisers https://www.sailracesystem.no/regatta?regatta=2543 15-18 June Raymarine 2 star. Limited info yet on their page, but this is a DH race in stages with a couple of mandatory pitstops. A fun race that takes you criss crossing between Norway Sweden and Denmark. The start and finish is also at a nice racing focused yacht club on an island http://www.fredrikstad-seilforening.no/2star/ Andreas