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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. crickets?
  2. There are a few assym boats in the US that might suit his requirements but none are popular near him AFAIK. - The Melges 17 scow is quick (similar DPN to a 505 if that means much). I've seen them and they are fast. At 275lb I think it'd suit but people think of them as lake boats and they're mostly Midwest focused. - the Raider has an option for furling gennaker or an assym kite. It's probably similar speed to a Flying Scot/Lightning but much easier to sail and also suited to 2 persons Not exactly dignhies but close enough: - Small sportboat eg VX or Viper (quite a few in his area) but that's a more significant investment although a used Viper might be relatively affordable. - Weta - Catamaran
  3. VOR has completely lost the plot. They went from being one of the strongest sailing competitions in the world to nothing and they have no clue as to how to get it back.
  4. They won't be very good IMOCAs if they have to carry any sort of crew. Most newer IMOCAs have so little space inside that you'd find it hard to fit more than maybe 3 people on board.
  5. I sent out prolly 50+ form letters and resumes to get an internship for my 2nd year summer. I got a job with a superyacht company in Gulfport Mississippi (that should narrow it down for you). Spent the summer smashing out schematics in AutoCAD. Got way better at AutoCAD and learned a lot about boat systems. The feeling I got from a lot of the designers was that they were just 1 or two guys in an office and what did they need a 3rd in for. Plus some people straight up told me they went sailing in the summer so the office was locked. Be open to big stinky boats or even ships, they need labor. For Australia I would look into the ferry makers like Austal (they have locations in the US as well) or Incat, try workboat companies etc. A yacht designer is gold and a sailing boat designer is gold pressed latinum. The people who make the boats are the ones who can get you the jobs.
  6. That's a lot of boats, how come not more activity?
  7. What kind of mast?
  8. So... Should we be expecting word for this summer?
  9. Do we know if AT has decent polars for each tack now? I thought that was a missing bit from Clean's interview a few days back. I guess his Naval Architects should've been able to spit him out some updates in a short time so he could at least have an idea relative to before the foil broke. It seems he's been doing well relative to Armel when they've been in tactical situations e.g. when short gybing the LP center a couple days ago or when they were banging the ice line on day 25 on the drag races not so much. Unfortunately for him there's not enough space for big strategic moves due to the ice limit
  10. Maybe you don't need the forestay if the furler is structural.
  11. WGAF? Put a big fack off assym kite on it a report back with video :-)
  12. now they're on Youtube
  13. "... and some asshole specced this 45 footer out with two 9 hp outboards"
  14. cool thanks
  15. So i'm going to Maui for a week and I'm interested in doing some sailing. I see there's windsurfing and kiteboarding and yeah I might try some of that but is there somewhere I can just rent a Hobie, Laser, Hawaiian outrigger etc and just mess about for a few hours?