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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. Same, I would love to know how GTF overtook the Brits! So happy about that result!
  2. Thanks for the explanation Steve. That's about what Franck said in the video! It's nice to see FC evolving from the C Class to the AC 50 in just a few years, while keeping some good ideas, as the end plate beneath the wing. I too would love to see images from your studies. Are you looking for ideas for the C Class?
  3. BAR is the only team with Softbank that did not chose to go 100% hydraulics for the controls (wing+foil) and kept winches. Maybe they were too conservative?
  4. From what I remember, that's right. The swappable tips have to be less than 10% of the overall daggerboard weight.
  5. I'm 100% sure about the tips. From a very good source. These are the high wind foils, and most teams often sail with an asymetrical setup on the daggerboards to look for a performance difference on opposite tacks. The small end uptip ont port side is supposed to give a bit more stability, at the expense of a bit of straigthline performance. From a performance perspective, a very important aspect of the foils is going to be the overlap in wind speed optimisation, as you are only allowed two pairs of foils. Do you have a pair of "perfect" foils for conditions from 6 to 12 knots of windspeed and the other one for 12-25 knots, with the best performance possible? Or do you chose a more versatile setup, with foils for 6 to 16 knots and 11 to 25? (The numbers are completely made up, I don't know the exact ranges possible). With two races per day, if conditions are changing fast during the day, you might end up racing in strong wind with your low wind foils at the end of the day! With that problem in mind, the ability to change the foil tips to make them more versatile can be very important.
  6. I couldn't be sure, although they were similar I couldn't see the hard bend point on the stb foil I had the impression that the 'colour' I noticed might have been a sleeve - to hide the profile (starting immediately inboard of the curve in the foil). By the way just to clarify, when you say 'foiltip' are you referring to the complete lower arm of the 'L' shaped daggerboard, or some smaller portion of it? For example the 10% of the complete foil that may (in theory) be changed within the rule - without undue penalty? They were the same foils on port and starboard, but with different tips fitted (last 10%). I got a shot of the boat when they put it in the water (same day as Twin Cam's video). Interesting shapes too on the T rudders. Wow, terrific photo! Even caught a drone in detail. Got any more? I got a nice view of the wheel, with lots of buttons and the twist gripn and part of the control system on top of the daggerboard (need to zoom in on the pic). A close up of the port foil, and a slightly different angle from the launch.
  7. I couldn't be sure, although they were similar I couldn't see the hard bend point on the stb foil I had the impression that the 'colour' I noticed might have been a sleeve - to hide the profile (starting immediately inboard of the curve in the foil). By the way just to clarify, when you say 'foiltip' are you referring to the complete lower arm of the 'L' shaped daggerboard, or some smaller portion of it? For example the 10% of the complete foil that may (in theory) be changed within the rule - without undue penalty? They were the same foils on port and starboard, but with different tips fitted (last 10%). I got a shot of the boat when they put it in the water (same day as Twin Cam's video). Interesting shapes too on the T rudders.
  8. Thank you, I understand the view now. Glad he was far from the daggerboard or the rudders, as I remember what happened to Franck Cammas when he nbearly lost his foot on a GC32, a much slower foiling cat.
  9. Philippe Presti has posted a bit more. But I can'tunderstand what I am seeing... Is he skipping on the surface of the water under the boat? Which side is front?
  10. The OTUSA sailor thrown overboard was Graeme Spence, says Spithill on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3ApPjBrIk/
  11. Congrats for the first finishers, Your Mom, GT and Klymen. Very impressive performance! Also very impressed by Hutspot and Mongrel, with no options, which is a VERY serious disadvantage. The overall SA level has clearly improved, it feels.
  12. Incredible! On the tracker, I had to scroll a long long long long way down to see where was Joyon at the same time. He was off the coast of Brazil. I'm so glad Coville is at last going to nail that record!
  13. I don't think I've seen such a wall as this before (especially in the southern ocean). Quite the peloton! Nice wall, I love it! I've gained 20000 places since Friday. ) Just by being south and sailing straight!
  14. Thomas Ruyant and his boat seem to be safe in Bluff harbour if I can trust Marine Traffic. Great show of seamanship by Thomas! I hope Paul Meilhat can find way to lock his keel in position...
  15. Great news. Their starting time doesn't look that crazy now! With Coville also ahead of Joyon deep South, (and the Vendee going on), this is really a very special offshore sailing season! I love it! :-D