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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. I lived at Peach Tree North apartments just down the street from the Varsity. Is it the Plaza that has the rotating restaurant? Very great view of the area . . .
  2. The below is a small part of an article that I wrote for Southwind magazine in October of 2010 - my two cents worth . . . Ø Some kids will always be social sailors. But, if they are at all competitive, put them in an Optimist dinghy. The Opti is just a boat, neither good nor bad, just a boat. The Optimist is so successful because of the program. Based on age the kids compete in one of three groups; there is also a green or beginners group for all of the newbies, for a total of four groups. An inexperienced 6 year old does not have to compete with an experienced 15 year old. Everybody likes to win one every now and then! Ø If they are over 13 years old and weigh more than 80 lbs., consider a Sunfish as their first boat. The Florida, Gulf Coast and Southeastern Sunfish Associations are all pro active and very supportive of junior sailing. The Sunfish program includes midgets and juniors who race with but do not compete against seniors and masters.
  3. Congratulations 2016 J/70 World Champions: Joel Ronning, Patrick Wilson, John Kostecki and Christopher Stocke. CATAPULT has won the 2016 J70 World Championship Regatta! The event was held at the St Francis YC on San Francisco Bay. There were 68 teams competing from 15 countries. Being consistent really paid off; with a throw out all eleven finishes were in the top 10 of the fleet for a total of 49 points. It didn't just happen and involved lots of practice, talent and determination. Congratulations to the helmsman Joel Ronning and his stellar crew.
  4. With only one day and two races to go CATAPULT is in first place at the J 70 World Championship regatta with 41 points. The current World Champions, Julian (The Mexicans) are in second place with 61 point and Carlo from Italy is in third place with 63 points. Jud (USA) in 4th has 70, Claudia who had a disastrous day yesterday is in 5th with 88 points, Bruno and STAMPEDE are a very strong 6th place and Healy is in 7th place. Racing starts at 11am left coast time and can be followed by going to the St. Francis YC web site . . .
  5. With 7 races finished and 5 still to go the top 5 boats have more or less established themselves. Claudia from Italy is in first place with 19 points, Joel from USA is in second with 21 points, Jud from USA is in third with 22 points, Carlo from Italy is in fourth with 29 points and the current World Champion Julian is in fifth with 31 points. There is a lot of racing left and it's going to be exciting . . .
  6. After 6 races, the top 5 boats are 6 points apart (15-21). The 5th place boat has 21 points and the 6th place boat has 45 points. The single digit finishes go as deep as the 39th boat. In the top five are one Mexican, two Italians and two Americans. Go USA. USA, USA . . .
  7. Why don't you just buy some advertising space . . .
  8. Exactly . . .
  9. No one races in 25+ sustained anymore. Same reason dumbass class sails don't come w/ a reef in them. Why bother. I personally hate it, and like to race in breezy conditions. Why go to key west otherwise? In the USA we take the kids off the water at 20 knots; in most other countries the start classes at about 15 knots . . .
  10. With 130 boats from approximately 12 countries and 1000 sailors their is some demand . . .
  11. Other than some guy trying to sell clothing and predicting the weather, is there going to be any KWRW coverage or are they above all of that . . .
  12. J 24 Free James Brown Escow Go Below Me
  13. Move to the sea shore and abandon the fresh water thing . . .
  14. The following is an actual conversation overhead at a Feed and Seed store in Maine: Efus – Hey man do you want to go to a party tonight at my house? Claude – Sure I like to party. Efus – Do you like drinking – going to be a lot of drinking? Claude – Why sure I love to throw one back and get a little buzz. Efus – Do you like dancing – going to be a lot of dancing? Claude – I love to dance and can get down with the best. Efus – Do you like fighting; seems like one always breaks out at these parties. Claude – I never started one but am always ready for a good tumble. Efus – Do you like sex? Because there’s going to be a lot of that too? Claude – Are you crazy? I love sex the more the better. Claude – What should I wear? Efus – Oh it really doesn’t matter it’s just going to be the two of us . . .
  15. First of all this is a joke thread. Just curious, is the joke that you didn't fact check this? I don't have the time or inclination to go through the whole list but Walmarts PROFIT for 2010 was $16 Billion, not $36 Billion. That is the most they've ever made so the average "profit" figure is off by about 55%. By the way, their net profit is about 4% of sales. Also, that figure of $36 million an hour in sales, is now $50 million on a global basis. The paying out of life insurance proceeds as bonuses is bullshit. I don't know whether they do or don't take out policies on their employees and frankly I don't care. But if the company pays the premium the company gets any death benefit. For what it's worth, Life Insurance is usually a mechanism for funding deferred compensation plans for highly compensated executives. It wouldn't be at all unusual for the company to do this. To take out policies on their rank and file employees would be unusual but not unheard of. Take it to PA and leave our jokes alone . . .