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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. Definitely wins both the Mighty Ducks and Lady Byng Trophies. A gentleman who realized his dream. Gone way too soon.
  2. The sponsorships didn't work because the sponsors gave away free stuff to the pros. They worked because family-guy-racing program decided to buy the sails/hardware/apparel the sponsors were selling out of envy, gratitude, hope or some other emotion. Once family-guy figured out the system is rigged and there is nothing in it for him, he resented or became indifferent to the sponsors and took his business elsewhere. Sponsors aren't dumb; they figured that out and stopped showing because there is no ROi And that's the way it is on the eve of June 2017.
  3. And it was a great report so that you very much and congratulations on a fine performance that you will remember for a long time!
  4. It looks like the race was relatively quick. Any reports?
  5. OPBs cost a lot to the OPs. As a former OP with a B, I looked around one day and said why am I doing this to my family? Resources that should have been available to them were being diverted to the B. Time that could have been spent with them was spent finding, cultivating and managing crew. Not to mention managing the B and all who worked on her. I too now sail on OPBs but the OPs are leaving the sport fast.
  6. What's on the bottom? it looks great!
  7. We just celebrated an important anniversary of the Normans kicking Saxon ass and making them better for it. http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21712047-england-indelibly-european-how-norman-rule-reshaped-england
  8. This herd is already thinning fast of its own volition-- soon it will be thinner than Clean's mop.
  9. Good point. They did try to make the interior look like more recent C&C's. The drawings have a split window combined with the opening ports which make it look like a C&C...kinda! Nobody tried to hide the origin of the boat. I like the boat and the design. I think the price is a great deal for someone who wants to race and cruise but does not want to pay for that sail inventory new. The downside is that IRC has moved forward and this boat is older an older design. If the new owners want to be more competitive Mark Mills does offer consultations! I cannot imagine the cost of that boat new. I looked at what was included and guessed at how much the boat has been used. It is a good deal IF the new owner wants to race and get their game up. For a person who wanted something better than a Bene First 40 this would work. If I owned the C&C brand I am not sure what to do with it. The Brand was all about Racer/Cruisers and the demand for non-one design RC's is about zilch. Maybe powerboat cruisers for sailors such as MJM has done. Combine one design sailboats with powerboat cruisers? I don't like the idea either! Last gasp for a dying brand. ----- Congratulations to your friend...BSP Before we all get too misty-eyed over the C&C brand,remember it failed twice over the last 20(?) years. This is probably its last chance at survival so you can't criticize the current brand owners for taking a different tack.
  10. It was awesome to sail about postponed for an hour an a half 1:05 (my mistake) waiting for the start of a 90 minute starting sequence. I think a lot of boats dropped out because of boredom. It's a race for hacks, why would you guys do it? Must be for the
  11. US 0 Why didn't you sail? We would have won Gold in multiple classes.
  12. For the Bermuda Race, a shipping company ships 4 20' containers full of bags, delivery sails, equipment and other gear. I can't remember the pricing but it wasn't cheap (maybe about $100 for a suitcase). The shipper's contact information is here: http://bermudarace.com/resources/newport-logistics/ My impression is that he fills all his space and makes a decent amount of money for his efforts.
  13. Sounds like good fodder for a documentary TV series. Thanks for the insight. Not to mention a real world data point demonstrating why Grand Prix programs are so damn expensive......
  14. From Bella Mente's FB page: Bella Mente 2 hrs ยท After much consideration and research on the weather patterns forecasted for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, Bella Mente has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the event. The team will pick up racing again in Palma de Mallorca for the Regata Copa del Rey MAPFRE on August 1st.
  15. Interesting Stream patterns this year.