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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. Might be one less boat on the line this summer.....and maybe quite a few summers....
  2. Longbow. Open 40.
  3. I'm sure it has nothing to do with a financial agreement between the trucker and the owner.....that never happens.
  4. Sailing 100 degrees off of course for a while was definitely nerve wracking but sailing south straight into that high seemed worse. Over the entire race track we sailed an extra 22 miles but never hit a huge parking lot. Slowed down a few times but always kept it moving. Us and HB were within shouting distance for much of the night. We just got lucky enough to get the last shift.
  5. Lumpy and slow....it was awesome.
  6. And in regards to the subject, I think moving the finish every year is not helping entries.
  7. Trunk Slammer is a term I created many years ago simply describing those that site up on the weekends and leave the club on Sunday afternoon. It's simply the sound they make when it's time for them to go back to their other worlds. It was never meant to be derogatory but has seemed to become an offensive term for some.
  8. Both Macs we raced against the Cone it legged us up the lake and led pretty handily south of the Manitous. Both races the breeze went extremely light on Sunday night and we passed them to the east both times. Once they went outside the Manitous in front of us and couldn't get back in and the second time we ended up blazing up under Cross Village and passing the entire world. It definitely wasn't a boat speed problem for the Cone. Peerless was more of a weapon in under 8 knots and we had a couple guys with 20+ Macs under their belts which is more often than not a strong combination in that race.
  9. If you whine enough they'll make them whatever you want.
  10. What do I win?
  11. Variance = STD squared
  12. Just find it worth noting that the 1975 race from PH-CHI was the longest of all of these due to the rounding of Cove Island as a mark of the course. The 2000 race was just a couple of miles shorter due to the use of the Southampton buoy. All of the CHI-PH races just followed the Michigan shore down Lake Huron. And I'm pretty sure that the race was held every other year from 83 to 89. The slow 89 race definitely did it in. We were signed up for the Super but didn't even get to Mac until Wednesday afternoon. We had to get some provisions on the island and high tail it to PH for the start of the next one. I personally would want to do the race every year. Sailing 800+ miles and only having to stop on that island once sounds fine to me. It was a pleasure this year just leaving it to port and carrying on doing what we're out there to do.
  13. Preservado...i like when people have to eat words. Glad you preserved my prediction for posterity. I like being right. How's that eating words thing working out I wonder. Two of the Melges did a real nice job on the race. They also finished in well over 35 hours and one of the three finished in over 40 and, boat for boat, behind a Hinckley, an S2 9.1, and in the height of irony, J29Guy. My point always was that the Melges isn't some kind of invincible sportboat weapon against the rest of the fleet. I think it stands. I'm confused. Didn't the lead Melges get line honors for fastest boat out of the 150 or so shore course boats? And didn't they have a full day of upwind work? That's what they told me, but I wasn't there. The two lead Melgi's finished first and second boat for boat in fleet. The third got a little rattled in that storm and we saw them at one point heading south with what I thought was a ripped jib (maybe, just my view from a ways a way through binocs). It would be good to hear their story but I think they may of had some repairs to deal with which set them behind a ways. And speaking of the storm, I also saw the 2 lead boats handling it very well and bombing north up the race track during it while lots of other "offshore worthy" boats of all shapes and sizes were getting slammed left and right. This obviously has very little to do with what kind of boats they are but more to do with the humans pulling the strings and making decisions. Personally I was super jealous of the 24 guys....I'd expect they might be up against some more competition coming from a few more 24's next year.
  14. It means that services like XM weather are legal even though they are a paid service. People have been debating that one for a while. It also means you can upload GRIB files and other info from a paid subscription like the PRO version of Sailflow.
  15. Yeah but you are a huge pussy! Cliff just gets scared sometimes....