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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. How will Victorian yachting ever recover ? Do I detect a note of cynicism Doesn't matter what colour the lipstick is, it's still a pig!
  2. How will Victorian yachting ever recover ? Do I detect a note of cynicism Doesn't matter what colour the lipstick is, it's still a pig!
  3. When is Stanley not some fucked up adventure? How many times has it been a slog upwind to Stanley only to have the breeze clock to the north for the trip home?
  4. Looks like the scale function was used on a photocopier from some T750 drawings. Hopefully it is as quick downwind...
  5. Nothing leaving a mark out could have fixed...... Funny how karma works.....
  6. You forgot the bit that they must be under 900kg....
  7. Love the tag line Shazza!
  8. Very impressive.... I thought shipping crates were too sticky in the light? Managed to get the fat bottomed girls ass out of the water? (That was directed at the boat and not who the boat is named after! The real Shazza is a very nice catch!)
  9. What has brought Full Metal Jacket to Royals?
  10. Very sad news HCW Our condolences are with you and your family...
  11. Wobble I'm thinking there's two methods to consider in sailing the boat... As for the light air sailing, given the shape of these boats, the closest comparable thing I can think of is how they sail most scows. Upwind and downwind they sail with people sitting and even hiking to leeward. You're right that wetted surface is your enemy. I think the trade off of 20 degrees heel is worth paying to get that handbrake of the fat bottomed girls ass out of the water. Once you're looking at getting overpowered, then I think the answer is crew weight and plenty of it. The boats shape wise are a bit like a cherub with a keel (just like the 40' grey one at Royals) and once you're depowering, then I think it's dinghy mode and sailing quite flat. One thing for sure is you've got a pretty schmick rig, so whatever your long term decision may be, that can easily go on more of an all round hull (pardon the pun). I've got the kids at sailing school on Sun morning at Royals and if I can help, I'll be more than willing to.
  12. Be it sportsboats or trailerable yacht mixed fleet racing, waterline is incredibly important and something the I550 doesn't have a heap of. In these styles of boats, there is a quantum leap in performance between most 6m and a 6.5m boats, (although there are some exceptions to the rule), another big leap for a boat 0.5m longer and so on. Certainly the best value for money in terms of waterline length in Australia seems to be around the 7.0-7.5m mark, and in recent regattas in AUS, boats around this size have dominated results, but also seem to be where some of the best sportsboat talent choose to be. Larger than that, you're out on a limb just as you are if you're shorter than that. Racing as a class that issue is negated, but that may be quite a way off in some parts of the world. In saying that, you could build 3 I550's for the price of a Melges 20, so in some respects, you get what you pay for. The cost of building a 6 or 6.5m hull under wobble's very nice looking rig may not be insurmountable, but granted not music to the ears of the I550 faithful... Whilst Hick is a local, you could do a lot better elsewhere wobble for a similar amount of design money....A 6.5m Raptor could be very quick and still take wobbles rig. Frank's comments +1
  13. Any progress on the proposed update to the class rules?
  14. Just to highlight how important the HCW cause actually is, one of the founding fathers of sportsboats in Australia has a long, hard battle with a brain tumour ahead of him. Steve Kiely is probably best known for his modified MASRM trailerable boats he sailed with his wife Lesley and daughter Karina, but as the man Kerli Corlett turned to help make his marketing dreams reality, Steve had a significant hand in the establishment and production of the E7 (and a lesser extent the E780), designed the rig, systems and deck layout for the E770, and was responsible for ground breaking sportsboats like the Y780 'Shoot the Dog'. When cancer challenges someone we admire, it takes on an entirely new meaning and underscores just how important the HCW cause is to finding solutions to this devastating disease that comes in so many forms. I hope you can spare a moment and wish Steve, Lesley and Karina all the very best on what is a most daunting journey ahead....
  15. How cool is it that the fundraising almost doubled over last year despite a generally poor economy! Next year for the 5th Anniversary HCW, we'll just take it up another notch! Well done to all concerned on raising such a significant sum for such great causes...