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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. I had the pleasure of both knowing Terry, kind of working for him, but most notably, purchasing a boat from him. This man was a giant. Talk about an out of the box thinker. A true giant of both industry and sailing. We purchased the SC 70 Cynosure from him (actually the North Sales Group) on a handshake. Certainly there was some follow up legal work, but the spirit of the deal was a handshake, and from that day forward Terry and his team aboard Evolution supported our program in ways that are hard to comprehend. I could go on and on, but I will sum it up in three quick stories/statements. 1. There is a saying that 'the fish stinks from the head down.' Well that is apparently a two way street. Or maybe it is that the rose smells from the flower down. Something like that. I am not a poet. Here are two good examples of the respect we had for Terry's leadership. 2. The first year we owned the boat we were leading the CYC Mac on Sunday morning. It turned into a three way battle all day Sunday for first to finish between Holua, Evolution and Windancer. Holua proved to be a bit faster downwind, and with a staysail up, Evolution continued to pass Windancer, but we were able to cut a few corners (tactics from astern) and we were able to beat them to buoy #3 and reach in behind Holua to beat Evo over the line. On the dock the first thing the Evolution crew said was "... oh my god, did we forget to give you the running staysail..." Which they had not, we just screwed up and did not put it in the inventory. Amazing concern for a competitor. And that was the way it was for the entire time we owned Windancer. When we had a question, they often sent someone over to see the issue rather than just supply a response. Generous to a fault. Generous beyond what anyone would believe here. 3. When we won the 2011 Mac oveall, we had a plaque made for Terry, Pete and the crew of Evolution. They had supported our program to the point that we wanted them to share in our win. That is how strongly the Windancer program felt/feels about their support. That all derived from Terry on down. His leadership was above and beyond reproach. Terry, you will be missed by people that don't even know that they are going to miss you. Thank you for being a friend to my father. He valued everyone of your conversatiions. Thank you for being you. Sam Nedeau and the Windancer Crew
  2. This is a loss. The sailing community needs more people like Scott and Eric. Two great guys gone too soon. See you up stairs Scott. Say hello to my father, he thought the world of you.
  3. The 22 squares, also mixed in with the fleet of U-Dells I don't believe ever did a Mac. Nor did the Luders. Back in the day when my grandfather and father started sailing there were serveral boats that had similar lines to these boats, but were dedicated offshore boats.
  4. I can provide a brief outline of what MYC has proposed to SSYC A Friday start that would project the fleet finishing in Muskegon before Midnight. This would allow those programs that want to turn and burn to do so and be back in port by early morning Saturday... in Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Joe, whereever. A full turn and burn package for those programs, which means attempting to work on logistics for food, beverage, ferry... One design racing on Saturday (and possibly Sunday) and of course, some PHRF sections too Real time scoring... Thanks Yacht Scoring A proposed start for boats that want to race back across on Saturday night. Storage haul out..for the one design fleets if necessary 2017 is an interesting fourth of July weekend. The Queen's Cup should run on Friday June 30th. That means Sunday is July 2nd and most will not have a work day on Monday. It could be a great weekend to sail, and beat it home to be with the family on the 3rd and 4th. SSYC has a very diverse fleet sailing the Queen's Cup. What MYC has done is trying to offer something for all. If you are a cruise-racer and want to cross, spend some time in port, great. Stay. Even race back on Saturday night if you want to. One design= lets have a crossing, let's have some fun around the cans and lets call it a regatta: Full on racing program... Race, turn burn and be back for soccer or whatever you need to get back to. Muskegon is so well set up for this. MYC can dock the fleet: The Ferry... Torresen Marine... An actual air port (you'd be surprised how may sailors fly into Milwaukee and home from the finishing port) Muskegon Lake to sail the OD stuff on. ... Thoughts? I am actually interested. The earlier start to the race and a finish by midnight is a major change. This is the first year in the last 38 years I think, that I am not doing the Queen's Cup. Has a bit to do with selling the boat, but not everything. Has a bit to do with where it is finishing, but not everything. Personal, a bit... but I am focused on looking forward.
  5. Confirmed. My father passed this morning after a long long bout with Parkinson's. He was surrounded by family and as comfortable as possible. He has at peace now. The last time we really spoke he was trying to figure out a ride for the Wednesday night beer can. He loved racing like no other. Thanks
  6. Anyone ever answer your question.... It's some dumbass named Sam Nedeau The Sam Nedeau that sailed on Dolphin in the 90s? I thought he got pinched in the Rest Area sting on 31 up near Whitehall. Well, at least no one is arguing the dumbass characterization. Same guy. He also hung out at the famous Port Huron establshment known as Yourkshire the night before the BYC Macs
  7. Anyone ever answer your question.... It's some dumbass named Sam Nedeau
  8. I don't even want to think about what the affect of a 13 ft increase would do. Good God
  9. can you give us non-members a hint at what to look forward to seeing new and / or renovated in May when I show up to race ? Also does this makeover include more parking ?/C'mon Triple Zeros answer the question! Did you add more non-member parking? You're on the board, you should know these things. just saw this. lartaunt answered. bar looks awesome, incredible change! -000 "more non-member parking" Now that is good stuff...
  10. Hey, I reported it as accurately as most stuff on hereā€¦. Sorry Sam! Now that is some funny (and true) stuff right there
  11. That's close The final was actually Josh v. Sam. It was fun and heated. Nice job to Josh's team
  12. Thanks for Posting and hats off to the crew of Magic
  13. Bump
  14. Sorry if already posted, but how about Scaramouch
  15. How about Pied Piper, Stripes and all the other S/C 70s?