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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Why don't more people race?

    I got tired of being doubled over a lifeline with a tactician sitting in the cockpit hollering "Hike Bitches!" That gets old real fast. If that's what it takes to win these days, I'd rather lose while sitting comfortably on the high side with a beer in my hand. Fast is no longer that much fun.
  2. Star Clipper Eastern Med Trip ?

    I was just on the sistership Star Flyer two weeks ago off the west coast of Italy (Rome down to Messina & back up the coast). Yes, they really do sail when they can. We had some weather on our trip and some people were not feeling well, but I had no trouble. They have to keep a schedule, but if there's wind they do sail, and the boat does heel when they do. Captain says they generally keep it to less than 10 degrees unless it is a charter of sailors, in which case they will go rail down and push it. On a previous trip I got to steer for about half an hour under sail. Great way to travel. They have a larger boat, the Royal Clipper, but I like the size of the Star Clipper and Star Flyer. If you like big cruise ships and formal dinners, go for the Royal Clipper or Windstar cruises. But if you want to feel like you are on a sailboat, this is the way to go. One of the best things is that with no more than 180 passengers, and often less, when you go into the smaller ports, you actually see locals rather than hundreds of other ship passengers. I'll be thinking about that trip the next time I'm grabbing my ankles over a lifeline on a long weather leg.
  3. what is it?

    I-14, racks not on yet. Not sure of builder.
  4. Vestas Sailrocket

    Congratulations!! Savor the moment. That is just...WOW!