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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. FFS, of course there are measurers crawling over both boats. Both teams will want their changes locked in today and boats re-measured and new certificate issued so they can just practice crew work tomorrow.
  2. Ah, so you can call people cunts but you are not allowed to look at them.
  3. ^ Yes, that's it. Been tracking it since it took off from Auckland this morning. Not sure how long they have in LA or whether they just change flight crew, refuel and take off for Bermuda.
  4. Correct me if I am wrong but I thought rule changes had to be unanimous for about a year now? 13.3. Voting: Where a vote is required under this Protocol, except as otherwiseprovided pursuant to this Protocol (including pursuant to Article 16.4-bis(), each Competitor shall be entitled to one (1) vote and, unless otherwise specified in this Protocol, decisions shall be made by a simple majority ofthose entitled to vote. Terry is correct. Changes to AC Class Rules need unanimous consent and have done since June 2015.I thought ETNZ and Prada opposed the change to AC50's but were overruled by the majority?Or was that a protocol change and not a rule change It was an AC Class rule change but was prior to June 11 2015 after which all changes had to be unanimous.
  5. Correct me if I am wrong but I thought rule changes had to be unanimous for about a year now? 13.3. Voting: Where a vote is required under this Protocol, except as otherwiseprovided pursuant to this Protocol (including pursuant to Article 16.4-bis(), each Competitor shall be entitled to one (1) vote and, unless otherwise specified in this Protocol, decisions shall be made by a simple majority of those entitled to vote. Terry is correct. Changes to AC Class Rules need unanimous consent and have done since June 2015.
  6. ^ The PM reporting time was 1830 for satphone report and 1930 for SSB reporting so CQS had sailed close to 160nm in 8 or 9 hours. I'm not sure what that the monohull record is but the multihull record is just over 27 hrs in 2012 by the Team Vodafone Orma 60. On another note the watch captains have been announced for the Round White Island and Sydney Hobart - Chris Dickson, Rodney Keenan and Chris Main.
  7. Congratulations, they are great boats. I have now owned an 88 (hull 119) for 30 years. Bought it as hull and decks and finished it off in 14 months. I class raced it hard for 15 years but now it is very much a cruising 88, furler, dodger etc. It is the perfect cruiser for the wife and myself. In fact it was through the 88 that I met my wife, she was crewing with a ladies crew that were racing my boat. Enjoy the boat.
  8. Yes but you should be able to see the fluoro orange tiplet on the windward side
  9. Looks like there are no DSS foils at all.
  10. CQS arrived in Auckland this morning. How to make a 100ft yacht look tiny. Berth it in front of Larry Page's Senses.
  11. The Powerwalls have to be mounted vertically i.e on a wall due to the built in liquid thermal cooling. How would that handle being bounced around or operating on a heel in a yacht?
  12. They have. You can buy a boat made from epoxy or vinylester, instead of polyester, and more or less never have to worry about blisters. Back to our regular programming. Agree. My yacht hull was laid up with a vinylester barrier 30 years ago, been in salt water for that long and has never even looked like getting the pox.
  13. Dalts has been exported to the UK. Should feel right at home with Dogwash.
  14. Try emailing info@fairfit.co.nz