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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. Sailing art

    John Mecray. http://www.mecray.com/bio.htm
  2. Gord Downie

    For the non-Canadians on the board, let me give you some perspective on this band on home ground. The final concert on the farewell tour was in a minor hockey arena in their home town. It was broadcast commercial free end-to-end on CBC television and online. CBC is the national broadcaster available to every viewer in the county. The country shut down for the night, conservative estimates are that 1/3 of the entire population was tuned in to the broadcast.
  3. Just in time for haul-out on the lakes, but if you survive the winter you will learn lake sailing has some special treats: Fresh water - no need to rinse everything daily. No tides, and often no current. Warm water - Lake Erie can get to 25 degrees mid summer. On the down side you will learn that these are BIG lakes, and Erie is fucking evil. Six foot high square waves 30 feet apart, 60 knot line squalls tearing through on a light air day, and the water off Cleveland will turn a boat brown over a weekend.
  4. Remember...the Answer is........

    Increasingly inaccurately named Trilogy. Brilliant writing, DO NOT WATCH THE LOUSY MOVIE.
  5. Importing from Canada

    Which log did you buy?
  6. NFL 2017

    Puck drops for real October 5.
  7. Hooning in the Nimitz.

    Yes - there is a shot from the bow showing a bunch of S turns in the wake. Is that a real F-18 being used to test the tie downs or do they use a stunt double?
  8. Advice on laying out a course

    If you don't have channel traffic to worry about, use channel crossing to get a bit of fleet separation. Superimposed reaching legs is asking for trouble - especially if the return course ends up on starboard.
  9. NFL 2017

    Give the Lions a chance to catch up - you can't break shatter hope unless you build it up first, although with Bears *2 / Browns / Bengals in the second half it might be tougher to go 6-2 / 2-6 this year. Maybe they will just get the losses in early.
  10. Random PicThread

    All the 30 knot battleships looked sleek, favourite is still the Hood.
  11. Rules Question for Start

    Need to get the whole boat across the line to clear the OCS, and the RC will make the call - if they drop the X flag then it was fully cleared.
  12. Is Big Boat racing an athletic sport?

    most athletes don't have involuntary showers during the competition
  13. Racing without spinnaker pole

    The no pole hoist is one of a bowman's last chance defences against an inept (late, confused or indecisive) tactician. Instead of pulling all the gear around and moving the pole for a fully rigged gybe set, you just take the guy out of the jaws and hoist the kite. Pull the clew around the bow and it can free-fly nicely in front of the boat while you drop the headsail and they gybe the boat. The pole goes on last.
  14. New York State Anarchy

    Sailing - or is that too simple? The clubs lost a lot of the early season with high water and might be running late events to get something out of the season.
  15. Front Page - Wild Wanda

    The bias in the IOR measurement rule encouraged boats with wide beams and narrow ends. Very little hull form stability - when boat speed exceeded hull speed the boat got a mind of its own, would oscillate wildly under the kite (death roll) and try and go any direction except straight. Large rolls to windward, often followed by a Chinese gybe as the pole hit the water, were a common and often photographed result. The big oopsie by Wanda would not look out of place on a 1980's IOR boat, except for the recovery.