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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. Donations for Jason... I am not able to track a donations button? Reading back two pages there is way too much "fog" in this. Anyone able to put me into the right direction? Really appreciating the Videos from MyIslandhomeBDA. Thanks a lot for all you effort Jason. Edit: uuhps, just scrolled Jack Griffins page http://www.cupexperi...yislandhomebda/ and found the donation button there. Good Job Gentlemen.
  2. Same happens here West to East to the Euro mainland. I really wonder if the guys doing such a job would have had the moonies to purchase such a lot. There ain´t no credit grant by the Narchos. Those must be really poor guys going for a commission after successfully unloading the bit... or getting shoot to death after delivery, as happened some years ago in the Med.
  3. Totally agree, but this can only been seen by long-time-supporters. At least the 80th should be included. I really wonder what Bruno is saying to this "trouble".
  4. Great, thank you Pierre!
  5. The Heli pics seem to have one! OK, now the pics from on the water do look much better. Less seaway?
  6. http://www.bfmtv.com...yer/live-video/ if you have missed the link
  7. The cluster is coming into sight now!
  8. Oh dear, wind shift ahead for Armel coming soon. Instead of upwind work he can go with the flow. Excellent navigation, but I think it robs Alex last chance to make up some distance. Anyway, what a great race, great coverage and a very healthy forum with great education...bar the container stuff...
  9. It's not really ironic since she is part of a very small club of native english speakers who have done the race recently but are not currently racing! That list, from the last two editions is Dee Caffari, Mike Golding, Jonny Malbon and Steve White. >>>Where are insights from French preparateurs,and designers who were involved in the scoop that popped in a wave, apparently, sending a 18 cm jet if water into his boat, risking all? The rudder experts? Fin fairing experts? We heard enough about Alex's foil. <<< When I look at the different foames in the "broken rudder picture, and they are green and yellowish, I ask myself, what kind of stuff have the used? Structural foam as probably engineered into the rudders or just taken pieces from the corner to fill the "moulds" which happens in many boatyards... Or maybe it is my monitor which tries to trick me...
  10. Look out, Seb is coming to a shore near you. Here is from the VG site today: quote: Sailing at 41° S and 107° E, the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is currently heading towards Australia. The members of Gitana Team are working on finding the best option and will determine later today where Sébastien Josse will head for, maybe Perth in the SW or Adelaide on the southern coast, depending on how easy it is to bring the boat home from these two Australian ports. After 31 days at sea and a race, where he was always up with the frontrunners, Sébastien Josse is therefore retiring from the race and has given us his initial reaction: “I can’t hide the fact that it’s been very hard, as these boats are very demanding and uncomfortable. To sail quickly, you have to foil and to foil, you need to stay hard at it all the time. But I was pleased to be here. I gave it my all and I don’t have any regrets about this race concerning the way I sailed the boat,” concluded the skipper of Edmond de Rothschild. unquote
  11. Here you go: Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire VIII, leader, 15,815 miles from the finish): “We’re making good progress towards the Kerguelens ahead of a front with 20-25 knots of wind and seas that are relatively decent. It’s cold with the sea temperature around 5 degrees. Luckily I have a little heater, which means I can keep it up to a temperature that is correct in the boat. We are not luffing up enough to make the most of the foils. After the Kerguelens there will be a tricky transition zone to deal with. Looking further ahead, things look very rough at the Australia waypoint and the ice zone with gales forecast. It’s a few days ahead, but we’re keeping an eye on that to see the strength of the wind and the sea state we can expect. There are lows coming down from Madagascar, which deepen fairly quickly. We could be exposed to that late this week. We should be going to the north of the Kerguelens tomorrow morning. We may get to see the islands, because they are fairly high. Being in front doesn’t change that much for me. I sail my own route, but it’s nice to have a pacemaker like Alex. We mustn’t get too excited. There’s still a long way to go.”
  12. Funny, the other thread has gone and there seems to be no one able to tell exactly what core is being used in the M32 boats. If it is Balsa, which I doubt, it has to be replaced. Once wet (and dried) it has lost it s strength, which is necessary to do the job as mentioned in #7. There are cheap foames which should not been used in highly loaded structures. But I think the yard does know all about this. It ain´t no cheap boat. There had been a good explanation for the failure in the thread which is gone. (Of course it should not have happened) The boat (structure) had been loaded more and more (shroud tension) to go fast upwind and maybe the compression loads in the mast area had been overloaded....or something like that.
  13. Words from the Boss: ""I think when we start reaching, start foiling, our foils work extremely well. That is the reason we had a bit of pace at times on the trip down the Atlantic was because our foil works in the VMG mode, with very, very low angles of heel. 5 Degrees of heel and I can see sometimes ten tonnes on the foil. So that is really helping in a wide range. Our foil itself, the working area, is more than double that of the Dali. That plan gives you a positive effect earlier.”
  14. Now its time to have some rest and sleep for AT, cause he cannot do much to defend the lead. The competition is not breathing down his neck but oped for a different course.