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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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About fdcampello

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  1. What is it, Huey?
  2. - I didn't see Shiraishi anywhere on the list I linked above, including the waitlist. But I found multiple news articles elsewhere stating that he'll go the global race as long as he qualifies in this event. So... what's up with that? I take it to mean that in addition to not completing the Sailing requirements, he also hasn't completed the Administrative requirements? But with at least three guys waitlisted ahead of him, unless I'm wrong about the cap at 27, finishing this event is just a prerequisite, not a ticket. Yes, it's a prerequisite, not a ticket. As far as I know he will go to the waiting list. - I also saw an article saying that Colman took delivery of his boat hours before the start of this event. Did he somehow complete the sailing requirements on a different boat, or does he also need to finish this race inside the time limit to qualify? But... he can't do the global race unless some of the original 27 drop out between now and the start, right? Colman completed the requirements sailing 1500 nm solo during the delivery from Europe to USA. He doesn't need to finish the NY-Vendee race. He is on the waiting list hoping for a place among the 27. Although I believe (and hope) that in the end the organizers will allow at least 30 entries (like the previous edition). - Pellet and Le Diraison both were DNC in this event due to explanations described in post #26 above. So... are they eliminated from potential participation in the global event, opening the door for Costa? (Pellet was waitlisted, not in the original 27) It is still possible for them, at the discretion of the race organizers, to make a solo sailing passage instead of racing the NY-Vendee. So they are not eliminated yet. - Are there any others known to be working on the administrative requirements, and therefore trying to get in while not being listed on the website I linked? (Like Shiraishi) Yes, Enda O'Coineen from Ireland, with the boat Kilcullen Voyager (ex-Ecover 3) - Are there any in the original 27 known to not be racing in the global event? Looks like Boidevezi... which opens a spot for one of the three waitlisters... which may mean that if Pellet and Le Diraison are both out, then all three waitlisters are in... with Shiraishi maybe being next up if he finishes his paperwork soon (and finishes this event)? Yes, Richard Tolkien withdrew after abandoning his boat in the middle of the Atlantic during The Transat race. - Also, do we know which of the 27 (plus waitlist) global entries are using foils and which aren't? It would be nice to know once the global event starts who the leaders are among those without foils... ie... the guys who stand to gain most from foil breakage.' Using foils: Banque Populaire, Safran, Hugo Boss, Maitre Coq, St. Michel-Virbac, Edmond de Rothschild and No Way Back. There are rummors that Bastide Otio is making experiences with another type of foils.