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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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  1. I think there has been a debate between Clipper and the MCA running for a while over staffing levels on boats. From that report I'd expect to see Skipper +1 being employed for the next event.
  2. klymen: what I think you meant was practice not required, but a 3 year intense virtual sailing training course helps. Can't see how else you were so quick this lap :-) Well done - top result. I grew to like the interface once they'd ironed out the bugs. The ice line, however, was a royal PITA but I can't see how they can do away with it if the real race has one. Only 3.75 years till the next one...
  3. Finally - finished, 1688. Congrats to YM and all that have, or are yet, to finish. I started with the aim of a top 1000 finish but 20 hours of glitched direction, red line infractions and Woutering off the Falklands put paid to that! Probably lucky to be top 2000 in the end. The standard of virtual sailing from the SA crowd certainly felt higher than on the last event. Just goes to show that, much as IRL, you can't turn up unprepared. Note to self - try and do some practice events beforehand....
  4. Done my time in the red line thanks! It's nice to be sailing in good company though Looking like the top 4 SA'ers are gone, so target is now to get back on terms with DCarr & PlanB heading out past Oz where there's a bit more room.
  5. Yep, all my fault this time, phht, and also managed to drop out the back of the system I was just about hooked into.
  6. My gamble on crossing the ridge mid atlantic seems to have paid off - back into mid 3k's - it turned golden after I'd committed to it....thats my pot of luck used up, rinsed out, turned inside out and shaken dry! It feels like the Southern Ocean has lost some of its tactical options with the ice limits, but it may just mean they are more subtle, time will tell and a long way to go yet.
  7. Finally hopped on the train today - now making moves from the land of opportunity!
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    If true, and I want it to be - a masterstroke! I guess the calc is 200kg additional weight in a symetrical foil vs loss of speed from hitting a UFO at some point... It scans if it can be inserted from deck. OTOH, would thought we would have heard about it before now - dock talk, boat tours, prepateures (spelling), etc
  9. http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/193264/Introducing-Foiling-101
  10. I may well now - logged on to find I'd spent 6hours on the wrong course, which I defo didn't enter. auto sails were also off when I corrected route. Have previously noticed TWA would be a few degrees out between logins but that has cost me 40,000+ places. F**king annoying, have dropped support a line to see what they can do.
  11. I'm on full options, but only really using TWA and pro sails so far, which meant I was a bit late on the gybe north of Madeira Anyone any ideas on how to see the entire fleet on screen? I think Your Mom mentioned a satellite view, but I cant find anything. Even just having the SA group on view would be better than the current crop of random (oversize!) boats clogging the screen.
  12. Wise words from Your Mom, rankings fairly meaningless atm, as distance to CoGH is being measured somehow. Its more about trying to keep in wind and get south via a system off the brazilian coast than just south down the african coast which would give a better short term ranking. I thought you only got a slow 2 minutes if you tacked/gybed?? Think you can have a look see if you keep the mouse clicked while adjusting course, but go back to the original course before releasing the mouse button. Anyone come across a way of seeing the whole fleet? I get friends and the real life competitors in the screen.
  13. Hi all, back once again for another time round! Now where's Gus and his parrot? Site seems to be up and running again. I'm not sure what to make of the new interface at the moment, losing the cells seems to have made it more realistic, a bit less "computer game". OTOH it's a huge shame that they've shut out Zezo as the top boats will have found a way around it and routing should be part of a RTW race simulation. Good luck all.
  14. Don't be a Dee.

    This. Yacht/boat racing is an entirely artificial construct anyway. Disabled yacht/boat racing adds another layer of (emotive) rules to it. If we are prepared to accept Dee Smith meets the letter of the law then we have to accept his competing, just as we have to accept the inside boat has room. So much more to it than that, but in terms of the game, not. phht!
  15. "stretch & blow" on an A4 in 15-20 TWS from a tight reach here, drop starts at 1:45. Take down line used, which should be considered for an A5, but a tack retrieval line would work just as well I reckon, may need a harder bear away and only blow tack after kite depowers. Note pit was on his game with the halyard - as the gather slowed down, the head stops dropping, maybe even goes back up a bit.