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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. Thanks for that, very interesting
  2. I found the press release a bit obscure. They say foam core does not compromise strength.. then go on how older hulls can beach more confidently. They say the boat will be lighter... then some blah blah about min class weight? who cares, if the boat is lighter it'll be faster, period. Older boats can't shave 12 kg from any other parts to compensate. Maybe you won't be able to tell the difference, but it's there. Also, they should clarify that the new main is not for class racing, which is obvious anyway. As far as the changes themselves, I love them. I don't have a fleet to race against so any improvements are welcome. Pity I did a custom squaretop mainsail with North last year, and yes the boat is a bit faster.
  3. I thought it was just you :-)... until even google search got it like that. Yes I think they fucked up with that name
  4. Shit you're right!! Morelli and melvin just fucked up again! After months of study they got the beam wrong and forgot a foil
  5. are those true or apparent wind angles? downwind, what do you mean? with the spinnaker up I guess? could you keep up speed at 20deg from DDW? strange.
  6. way to go, Tom! so what can you tell about performance? what speeds were you getting? what was the wind speed and did you really need the righting moment of a second guy or could you have done it alone
  7. Well I'm one of those for whom only a tri will do! But that doesn't prevent me to notice the lack of space
  8. Funny, I always thought a tri has the best of both mono's and cats! +1 trimarans may share some monohull sailing qualities if you compare them with a condomaran and not a performance cat. But, they lack the most important monohull advantage, which is interior volume.
  9. Agreed. Now I remember they said its aimed at the general sailing market i.e cruising. It will appear quickly in racing applications, for sure. But the average 4ktsb conservative sailor will be harder to convince. I guess this solution could extend to the general market much in the way aysm sails and furlers did. Today all sailors are aware of its advantages.
  10. I agree Bench. I didn´t want to post here what I heard so everybody goes and listen to the podcast. But I´ll throw in a couple comments just to stir discussion - the wingmast has a bearing on top and it can rotate 360deg. Most of the functionality comes from this, ie you don´t need to take it down and up all the time as a C-Cat wing. And feathering in a big gust makes it mush safer. - then you have the soft sail to add area as necessary - the combination wing+soft sail has much better profile than a soft sail - very difficult application, only possible with modern materials and a lot of engineering - it is designed for much bigger boats - it is patented and will be marketed - they are building 7 (?) right now, again, bigger boats - Jim Brown thinks this is truly revolutionary but didn´t get why he thinks it is. It would be, if it became mainstream... listen to the podcast!
  11. Very interesting!
  12. the pack towards cape sable must have good conditions, all of them are going fast. gadgetgirl doing 8-9 kt averages
  13. SewSew is out already and going through the shallows, not the long way south. what about Coastie-ClamCounter? they seem to have gone straight past Cape Sable- Flamingo and not checking in?
  14. gorgeous
  15. ...For the power a tracker uses, a 'boost to hits and interest' would likely jam a new, more powerful tracker The R2AK tracker works well most of the time, only once in a while did it get overloaded. I think the clickers on it are much greater in number than EC. Don't see why it wouldn't work. This has been addressed: http://watertribe.org/forums/topic/alternative-tracking-system-up-and-running http://raceowl.com/EC2017