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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. AND the new 65 knot outright!!!! Killer! http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/wssr-newsletter-no-219.-vestas-sailrocket-2-outright-sailing-speed-record-04/12/12.html
  2. Nautical mile record is official! http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/wssr-newsletter-no-218.-vestas-sailrocket.-outright-and-nm.-02/12/12.html
  3. The word from Larso - http://clarksail.com...ockets-big-day/ Best, Willy Thanks, Willy!!!
  4. Um, He was describing Speed dream. Not CT.
  5. Not overboard. Just truth. They designed the boat to hit 65 for an average in approx 26knots wind. Looks like they hit that goal. This means they have the keys to the speed kingdom and if desired, could scale up SR2 in a new boat to handle the higher loads of sailing in higher winds. The magic is the 2.5 x wind speed capability.
  6. This year, seriously? How the hell do you plan to retake the record any year with only 1.2 x wind speed? SailRocket2 goes out in 35 knots and well, you can do the math. You guys were just made obsolete for record setting.
  7. Go plug in the Flux Capacitor and shoot for 88mph!!!
  8. YIIIHAAAA!!! 65+/67+
  9. Geezuz were talking HIGHWAY SPEEDS. Completely over the top numbers. What an accomplishment. BRAVO ! 77.95mph will get you a speeding ticket in most US states. Think there are 80mph interstate highway limits outside Austin TX.
  10. If the Trimble data backs this up- that could be a 10 knot increase in the world record. 2010 Kite-board Rob Douglas USA Luderitz, NAM 55.65 kts Just gobsmacked.
  11. HOLY FLYING BATCRAP, BATMAN!!!! Sailrocket Tweet- "Ok mental speed's!!! On the GT-31 gps 67.74 and an average 500m 65.37! Yihaaaaaaaaaa..." Average 65.73. I just can't get a handle on that....
  12. Done with the pissing contest? Back out on the course today with wind speed peeks of 31 knots. With a boat speeds around 2.5 times wind speed, this could be interesting. What Paul says about the loading in his blog- "The thing is that whilst we know we will have a lot more power if it's gusting up to 30... what we don't know is what the nature of our drag curve is up ahead. Is it gradual or is it another 'brick wall'. On paper we expect cavitation to happen just over 65 knots. That's on paper. How it manifests itself is yet to be seen. This boat is damned powerful and in 30 knots, sheeted in hard with around 65-70 knots of apparent wind it's going to be one hell of a tug of war between the wing and the foil. VSR2 is being optimised for a big number. The pitch of the main foil has been reduced by 0.25 degrees, fairings have been added to the front of the stub beam (which holds the foil) and the outboard flap that controls the height of the leeward float has had its negative pitch range increased to help me keep it all on the level. Yes I'm nervous. This is a big day."
  13. Yeah, I also deal with a 3 hour delay and it is a real PiA at times. Is this kind of thing not exciting for Scott? Good to see the update but it is kinda thin. Not even a pic.
  14. And the Hits keep on coming! New record in the nautical mile! From Paul's Blog- "(Hang on STOP PRESS: Trimble data in now... 55.32 knots for the mile subject to wssrc ratification. That's it). 63.98 knots 1 second peak... so definitely over 64 for a spike in there. ... and just marginally quicker than our previous best 500 meters at 59.38 knots... subject to wssrc stuff!" Just incredible work! Bravo!!
  15. Good Hunting, Paul!!