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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.

Larry

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    Owned Paceship Eastwind 25, then C&C 26 long ago. Love yacht racing and cruising, golf, billiards, yacht photography, one wife, two grown kids, and now am grandfather of three, Hanna and Ava, and a new grandson, Parker. : )
  1. Blade Runner in Miami. Nick Heyl, Lynn NJ. Rachel-Pugh 47. 1985 SORC, Class C.
  2. Detente. 1984 SORC. .
  3. Glory. John Buchan. Peterson 42. 1983 SORC, Class D, rated IOR 32.6. St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale Race. .
  4. Evergreen. Donald R Green. Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Frers 45. 1983 SORC Class C, rated IOR 34.4. Miami to Nassau Race. .
  5. Kialoa IV. John B. (Jim) Kilroy, El Segundo CA. Holland 80. 1983 SORC, St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale Race. Class A, rated IOR 70.0. .
  6. Thanks for the birthday greeting on the occasion of my 71st. To all who have enjoyed viewing my photos, thank you and you are entirely welcome. Also, thank you to all who have contributed to the threads with your posts of dialogue and images.
  7. Boomerang. George Koumantaros, STC. Kaufman 65. 1983 Storm Trysail Week, Class A, Block Island RI. .
  8. Evergreen. Donald R Green. Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Frers 45. 1983 SORC Class C, rated IOR 34.4. Miami to Nassau Race. I don't know what yacht club Donald Green and Evergreen represented but would like to know. Thanks. .
  9. Stars & Stripes. Bill Martin, BYC. NM 39. 1983 Chicago to Mackinac Race. IOR Section 3, rated 30.0. .
  10. Thunderbolt. R. Wallace, Excelsior MN. Nel/Mar 41. 1984 SORC, Class D, rated IOR 32.3 est. St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale Race. .
  11. Dance 1. Dale Smirl, Col YC. Wyl 39. .
  12. Dance II. Larry Kohls, CYC. CHA 70. 1983 Chicago to Mackinac Race. IOR Section 1, rated 53.5. Of course, the SuperMacs were longer and there may be other races that lay claim to being the longest, but CYC often used this description, accurate or not. And I think 'annual' may have been part of the description, now that I think back. .
  13. Sorry to say that Tom Leutwiler has passed on. This is from wikipedia. I think it's accurate... The 1980s were the peak years for Leutwiler Photography, as the annual calendar became a bigger staple of the sailboat racing world with each passing year, and his classic and new portraits continued to be a success. But after nearly twenty years of hard work and devotion, Leutwiler lost his passion and drive for sailboat photography and closed down the business in the 1990, selling off his negatives and camera equipment. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in the early 1990s and pursued a variety of other interests including real estate ventures. In 1993, he died in Salt Lake City. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Leutwiler NOTE: I'm sure there are sailors here that have Leutwiler photos. I'd be proud if some of his photos became part of this thread.
  14. Infinity. John B. Thomson, STC. Holland 47. Boca Grande and Return race, 1984 SORC, IOR Class B.
  15. Don Quixote. Harlan Schwartz, STBY. Swan 39. 1982 Chicago to Mackinac Race, IOR Section 2, rated 31.2. .