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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. Sailing with an American hero

    Great post thank you Bill. Here in San Diego we have an organization called Challenged Sailors San Diego, and we often sail with veterans in general and particularly with folks from a group called Paralyzed Veterans of America in our fleet of Martin 16 boats that are specifically rigged to be easy to sail without moving about the boat. We don't really do a lot of talking about history much since we are busy driving the boat, but from time to time interesting stories do emerge. Anyway, if you are interested in doing more sailing with veterans there are many organizations that would welcome your support. I think this is in your neck of the woods and mentions our activities in SanDiego as well: http://www.pva.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ajIRK9NJLcJ2E&b=6350111&ct=14849471
  2. ASCOTW Nominee

    Sailing is a great activity for folks that are visually impaired. I have had the opportunity to sail with a good number of sightless or low vision sailors and its been great and made me a much better sailor. Please let this person and her parents know that there is a lot of support for blind sailors and regattas where she can participate. Please pass on this information to her folks http://www.blindsailinginternational.com/. They can also find a list of adaptive sailing programs here: http://www.ussailing.org/education/adaptive-sailing/where-to-sail/
  3. Congrats to Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Beijing 2008 SKUD-18 gold medalist Maureen McKinnon (Marblehead, Mass.). Good luck in Rio! http://www.ussailing.org/para-sailing-worlds-doerr-kendell-and-freund-usa-win-world-championship-title/
  4. Rebel Heart, rescue underway

    Family is safe and on navy ship, the Rebel Hart was left abandoned.... http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Navy-Ship-Makes-Contact-with-Boat-with-Sick-Baby-254056951.html Hope the little one is going to be OK... I can't help to think for the kids it is all hassle, discomfort and risk with no real reward. They will not even remember the trip. Would have been good to wait till the children are old enough to enjoy the trip perhaps just a short 10 years or so....