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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. Yep. We had a few good blasts on her in the Bay. She's currently in the belly of a container ship on her way to New Zealand. Gonna make a few small changes to the boat and rig. Looking fwd to lining her up against the kiwi fleet. Couldn't be happier with the way she's sails. Boat speed numbers have been what they were supposed to be, Finish weight is slightly under target so the end result has been incredibly satisfying There are some pretty nice Shaw boats hitting the water now. Will be great to line up with them. We had some great racing in my old boat against the Shaw fleet. Both parties have raised the bar a bit now. Should make for some good, loose yachting.
  2. Not 2 rigs, just the one. Got a 1 meter reef for the mainsail though. Choker at the forestay for a fractional kite. My old boat just lit up with a reef and a small kite. It's way too easy to get over canvased on these boats. It is just faster to reduce sail early or at least have the ability to flatten and twist sails easily. The difference is kts in boat speed. She was built at Core Builders in Walkworth, Auckland New Zealand. Female Mold (which I still have........)
  3. Hmmmm... could be a pretty fun day. Hopefully we can get out of work and put the boat through her paces. It may just be the Sunday for us. Bit worried about the massive hangover afterward though...........
  4. Sorry, been in Portugal for a couple of weeks. We are sailing her out of Alameda. Does anyone know of any regattas in the bay area between now and late November? Would be great to light her up before I need to ship her to New Zealand. Phil
  5. Hi all. Here is a shot of the Bieker 650 I have recently launched in San Francisco. Fun little boat. Think we could have some pretty exciting rides on her..... She carries a hydrofoil on the rudder, controlled by the tiller extension. While it is still early days, it is pretty cool to see the difference the foil has when it comes to the trim of the boat. Mast, boom and prod are from C-Tech, All other tubes are from ICE in the North West. Foils are wet lam carbon, hull and deck are ACG pre-preg with nomex core. Sails by North. She has been built to the New Zealand Sport Boat rule. Later this year she will most likely be shipped back to NZ. Unfortunately, I won't be back there for another 18 months or so, which is a real shame. Work commitments have me abroad during that time. This is my 2nd Sport Boat designed by Paul. Once again, he has given me exactly what I wanted. This has been a very enjoyably build. Obviously a hell of a lot of work, but I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. It will be fun figuring this beast out, screwing with systems and set up to try and get the most out of her. I have even been able to take my 5 year old son sailing on her (in the light breeze) which he enjoyed immensely! http://www.biekerboats.com/Bieker_Boats/Jameson_650.html Cheers, Phil