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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. ACWS Portsmouth 23rd 26th July

    ...any replays ??!!...anywhere??
  2. Route du Rhum 2014

    The idea of going around the island (similar to the idea of having marks along the coast when they leave) is to have the competitors close to land long enough so you can organize the media frenzy which pays for it. (Even S.H has a tour around Sidni-Haaaabaaaar at the start and a rounding mark in Hobaaat before the finish line) And yes, difficulties at the end help doing a selection in close finishes based as much on seamanship and sailing skill rather than just raw boat speed. Yes + the RDR legend relies a lot on Birch passing Malinovsky in the final miles of the first edition, so I guess that this Island round and Basse-terre mark have secured an "unquestionable" status "....And yes, difficulties at the end help doing a selection in close finishes based as much on seamanship and sailing skill rather than just raw boat speed...." I would agree on that and everything will be good....but finding yourself in the lee of the island,where the wind can be unpredictable and anybody's luck,takes fun out of the very competitive and prestigious race...fairness comes to mind...
  3. Route du Rhum 2014

    I don't know who and how they came up with this idea of going around(!) the island...and this stupid mark(Basse Terre),so close to the (lee) shore...and I would be rather pissed of to do all those things after crossing the (big) Ocean...when the finish line was right at the windward side...but it is what it is...guess Frenchies have there own ideas to make things more complicated...ohh well... BTW,good going Francis.. !!
  4. Route du Rhum 2014

    Well done Yann !!.....My hat's off for you for this extraordinary effort .....
  5. Route du Rhum 2014

    Loïck Peyron.....The Best Sailor...and The Greatest Gentleman !! Bravo !!
  6. Route du Rhum 2014

    "...Loïck Peyron aboard the Maxi Solo Bank Populaire VII improves the record of the Route du Rhum of Lionel Lemonchois of 2 hours 10 minutes and 34 seconds! #BravoLoick ..."
  7. Route du Rhum 2014

    CONGRATS to Loick for winning the 2014 race....and braking the record !!