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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. Thanks for sharing! We can't wait to head west and see everyone! Grace & Morgan
  2. My friend Grace & I are very excited to be interning with the production team covering the R2AK from Bella Bella. We look forward to getting to know all the teams and conducting interviews from our little chase boat. See you in Port Townsend!
  3. It's exceeding registration rates and breaking previous years' records through proper marketing and communications with the community and stakeholders. It also helps that Skyway is an active title sponsor and is making the most of their relationship to the event as opposed to simply throwing a logo on it. There will be more to come shortly... In the meantime, if you haven't registered, CLICK HERE to do so.
  4. The 1D35 is someone departing from an older program - I wouldn't call that new blood when boats are struggling to get crew to commit for a full season. Sure, there may be something going on behind the scenes with CASRA, but where is this sponsorship money going? To a new casual race? Are volunteers suddenly going to get paid or receive incentives? The scene is dependent on volunteers, and you really can run a race for free (I did it for 54 boats in 2014). Maybe CASRA is simply building a bank to invest in something bigger. Until there's some sort of explanation or more transparent communication, I'll continue deleting emails.
  5. Agreed. Let's cut to the chase... What does CASRA support mean for the competitor?
  6. Great job, Keith & Andy! It was great seeing so many of you. Next time I'll bring popcorn
  7. I've been out of the loop... CASRA is supposed to have a link where you can register for multiple events at once. Anyone have a track on this? Cheers!
  8. I never asked for free. I'm just saying that we're missing a step in a target-rich environment - timeshare/charter a race boat in a competitive one design fleet
  9. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a J105. Owning a boat is just not feasible at the moment and I'm the problem/target market. Some sort of racing charter program would be much more appealing, but I want to race against more than 5 Sonars
  10. Because we all think $60k is affordable...
  11. Unofficial parties with debauchery are strongly encouraged.
  12. You missed COLORS, which has had a consistent turnout of the high 70s-mid 80s since at least 2012
  13. We received an update on the story from the crews of WhoDo, City Girl & Heartbreaker. CHICAGO, IL & MACKINAC ISLAND, MI (UPDATED AT 9:22 A.M. EDT JULY 25, 2016): At approximately 2:50 P.M. CDT, it was reported to the United States Coast Guard that the One Design 48 WhoDo was sinking inside the Manitou Passage after their rudder shaft broke between the hull and the deck causing the boat to take on water. The crew of WhoDo deployed a life raft and all ten crew boarded safely. Eric Oesterle's Heartbreaker was on the scene and in communication with the USCG. Mark Bremer’s City Girl came in to assist and pulled the entire crew out of the life raft and onto their boat. Several other competitors were also on standby to provide assitance. City Girl dropped out of the race to transfer the crew to Leland, MI where the Leelanau County Sheriff Department met them at the dock. No medical attention was requested for the crew of WhoDo, and all crew were reported in good condition.
  14. It's anyone's guess, but maybe 11pm
  15. Make sure that you're following @LVACWSChicago on Twitter for the latest and greatest here at Navy Pier!