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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Speaking for myself I love the challenge of dealing with the currents and wind and would hate to see the event changed to make it easier. To me, the idea of shorthanded sailing is to deal with adversity, both on and off the boat, and deal with it a way that isn't "normal" racing. If the winds had been as predicted Saturday there would have been no issues. Yet, also, if those with slower boats or outboards recognized the situation, the currents and the distances they would have correctly began dropping out Saturday about noon, and then learned the currents for Sunday while motoring up towards the port townsend canal. That is just prudent seamanship, which takes precedence over attempting to finish a race. Sundays race was a lesson for everyone that went out into the current at Marrowstone point. If your boat isn't faster than the current, anchor - you will be faster than the boats that don't anchor. Tuesday was anchoring when we arrived, we tried to get around twice but with the SW wind angle couldn't do it right on port tack, so we spun around and anchored - immediately we began beating everyone else in our class. Blue Lullaby was not anchored with us, just Tuesday. We anchored for about 20 minutes, the wind switched to the SE, just as the 93 raters arrived and we then pulled anchor and joined them rounding the point. It wasn't hard sailing, it was patient sailing. The fact that so few sailors were patient enough to make it happen says more about our modern world than the difficulty of the race. We were the only boat in our class to finish - it wasn't easy, took a lot of patience, many good tactical calls and 20 minutes of anchoring (the bbq'ed chicken didn't hurt either), we had another 50 minutes to spare on the time limit. Boats in my class that did not finish reported dropping out near keystone at 10:30am because they had played the current wrong. Don't change a thing, don't make the race easier. Bravo Zulu STYC.
  2. 84'er up in Anacortes Washington? Jim Betts place?
  3. Word I got from my boss who took it for a sail was that she is slicker than the J/122e.....sailed amazingly well and fast.
  4. Hall spars builds the carbon mast for boats sold in the USA (although if the boat is old enough it may have come with the boat from France) and Hall also puts together the rigging package that comes stock on the US boats. Call them and they can lead you in the right direction. If you are unsure what mast you have contact J boats with your HIN and they will have the answer for you (you can get your local J dealer to do this for you)
  5. very civilized, but now the pressure is on.
  6. Too much Uff Da....
  7. New challenge for us - get fixed before rtc....
  8. We just need someone to bring our dry bags - staying on the boat...
  9. Delivery on Friday sometime, launch and then option 1! After getting kicked out of the brown of course.... Still need a shore support person - anyone?
  10. Why the rating change on Martha? I owed her 6 seconds a mile when she beat me for 1st overall a few years back. Don't tell me she has 3 spinnakers now!
  11. sorry to report that it looks like the J/112e won't make it to the boat show in annapolis - shipping schedule and final prep schedule didn't work out. Word is Miami. I'll let you know if I hear of one coming to a west coast boat show next year.
  12. I don't know of any plans to have a 112e at a west coast show right now. I'll be back at the annapolis show and will be able to find out more then. Our plans for the indoor show involve a J/97e and an Alerion 33. J does have a few orders and often those are from brokers or other deals involving use in a boat show so it may happen this next year on the west coast. My advice - go to the annapolis boat show, almost all the models will be there, best place to get complete product knowledge on the most models.
  13. Well I got the small slow boat baton right now - I'm more than happy to pass it on.
  14. You can find out exactly what the J/97e is all about at the Big Seattle Boat Show coming up this winter. Come take a look if your in the PNW.
  15. J/88 #61 featured in a short online add... https://vimeo.com/127192372