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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. The Prius just isn't doing it for me ......the UFO though ...send one to BELFAST and I'll demo it
  2. Love all these stories of Imp etc. I started my big boat racing in the late eighties on wild goose another swan version imp .....at that time in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland we had both Imp and wild goose racing together, obviously some time after their hey day but we had great racing on them . Did my first cork week on wild goose 1990 I think (us young guys all about 18 lol) .....couple of days in we were leading the big boat class and 2 handed drinking every night lol.....think we ended up about 7th but managed to beat our mates on Imp so we're happy with our bragging rights ......I remember one port layline flyer we had taken which paid big time as we lead round the weather mark ahead of fifty footers etc . .....great times!
  3. Looks interesting is 3 the magic number
  4. I owned an sb20 in ireland for a few years and the main reasons for buying it were - 1. the second hand market was very healthy and good boats were a very resonable price 2. there was a large fleet in Ireland when i decided to buy 60+ boats 3. They were the best sporty thing around other than a dinghy at the time it didnt matter if there was hiking or not as long as you got well into the teens with the kite up :-) These days i would really love to be sailing a VX one ..... reasons being- 1. they are a good bit lighter than the sb20 2. Need only 2 people to race which is a plus 3. Like the idea of the carbon mast 4. by all accounts are really quick in a blow :-). 5. Look like they are easier to launch 6. Build quality looks really good too. Unfortunately it will be a while before there is any second hand market around here :-( ......unless somebody wants to send over a demo boat ;-) TD
  5. Bengal Magic to give her her full name is lying in Carrickfergus N.Ireland and undergoing some refurbishment including a new rudder and a shallower cockpit. She was a very successful J35 for the last 15 years or so with many wins under her current owner and previous owner including cork weeks, scottish series etc. I sailed on her for about 6 years or so back in the late 90s and still remember the day we lost cork week on the final day final race back in 96 (it still hurts ahhhhh). At one time on belfast lough there was Bengal magic, Jackpot, Ninja, Jacana and jumpin Jack flash would come over from the Isle of man frequently. The year we took Jackpot to the scottish series 1995 i think there were 10 j35s in our class, needless to say the rest of the fleet didn't stand a chance that year. Good times and even now I still think a well sailed j35 is very hard to beat under IRC