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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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    Sailing - what did you expect?
  1. Is that just paint or does the DSS foil have a trim tab?
  2. You beat me to it... Used to sail on that, before it had the wings when Dutchie had it, good times
  3. AUS was moving astern while to leeward of CRO and essentially backed into CRO, contact at AUS starboard quarter to CRO port beam. Thought that a boat moving astern before the start had no rights. No way for CRO to avoid contact, except by seeing what was coming beforehand and sailing away in time before it was too late. All the same, it was an exciting Laser race and congrats to Tim Burton and AUS in winning gold. Congrats as well to Caleb Paine on a magnificent Finn final win and USA bronze (finally a medal) Missed the Nacra race, hope to see the replay soon, sounded very exciting. ARG Old folks win gold despite a penalty. Didn't see the race live but saw the replay on the 7 website as useless as that was, a whole race distilled into 5 min, if someone has a link to some better replays please share. The replay did show the contact between them, not sure about how moving astern affects the rules but I have seen boats protested out for failure to avoid a collision (even when the other boat was the give way boat) which i thought Tom could be vulnerable to as he didn't have to hit him, anyway i will be interested to hear what other think
  4. I'd love to see full race replays, the dally highlights i get on my Facebook feed and watch pretty quickly, but i like to watch full races like the few you did last year, work means i can;t watch them live but i do within a few days, they don't need to be full AC quality in fact in someways i like the 18 footers better that some of the full budget but commentated in a stale booth footage you see from time to time. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsluvCCMywLLQHWV164wpCQ i'm sure you can find your own medium
  5. no answer to the standard port thing hey?
  6. I don't think the had the speed to just cover in the end one shot i saw had both r88 and r100 on the same tack not far apart and r100 was significantly faster
  7. still sweet fanny adams breeze in hobart itself
  8. Comanche is past cape raoul now into storm bay
  9. ^ i think the day 2 footage of rambler was the abc footage.
  10. Kenny's top 3 quotes of the race so far, notwithstanding the finish quotes as follows: 1. After rounding the last mark off Sydney Heads "Let's get the fuck outta here..!" 2. After damaging the boat "We're gunna finish this god dam race one way or another..!" 3. Before leaving "I haven't looked at the weather, I'll look at with Stan just before we leave..!" 4. At the Finish "_________________________________________________________" ....quote 2 included...''even if we have to paddle!'' Rolex Sydney Hobart ‏@rshyr 20m20 minutes ago Breeze lining the river runway to the finish for @TeamComanche Almost nothing can stop her winning now #RSHYR 8 retweets7 likes Reply Retweet 8 Like 7 More I'm in hobart at the moment, bugger all breeze less that 5kts
  11. just saw channel 7 news coverage of it, used stock footage of day one with one small clip of rambler on day 2, no new footage at all, what a disgrace considering their are supposedly the official channel of it
  12. more new abc footage of comanche on a tight reach just past tasman island with a storm jib set just inside what i assume is here no. 1 jib
  13. new footage of Comanche on abc news, it effectively doesn't have a port daggerboard (its down but broken off just below the hull). no new footage of the other yachts, though you could see the rags only has he leeward board down so is using the same one on both tacks
  14. the footage i saw on abcnews24 showed comanche on port tack with her port daggger board down, but with less than a meter sticking out below the hull, no visible damage to port rudder (its tip was below the water) and could not see the starboard rudder. rambler had both dagger boards down.