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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. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    Awesome! The more the merrier! It'll be sort of a J-Fest with all the 70s and 105s too. Recommend that people register early as the harbor is limited to 100 boats. Hroth
  2. FP: Another “tumultuous relationship”?

    Just remember, any attention, good or bad, is still attention. Don't you think that's what the Ed craves most of all? Just sayin... Hrothgar
  3. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    5 J111 not for LTYC means a one design start on Friday. Hopefully a few more will join.... Hroth Variance USA 100
  4. J 105 charter for Chicago mac

    J 105 NAs. Already 18 boats signed up. Should be a blast for you guys. I will be there at Ugotta Regatta with my 111. Yachtscoring registration here: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4490 Hroth
  5. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    Already 4 J111 signed up for Ugotta regatta. If we had a few more boats, we get a one-design start and an added day of W-L racing on Friday. I know that Dave sent an invite to the class. Hopefully we can attract some Chi-Mac boats coming down to Chicago after the BIG race. Hroth Variance USA 100
  6. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    Encouraging Lake Michigan J111's to sign up for the LTYC Ugotta Regatta the weekend after the Chicago-Mac Race. Typically, if we get 5 or more boats, we will get a one-design start for all three days. This typically means short course buoy racing on Friday and longer tour of the bay races Saturday and Sunday but I suspect we could lobby for short course racing on Saturday as well. https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4604 Also this year, the J105 Nationals will be taking place at the same time so they have raised the entry limit to 100 boats. Don't miss out on this great opportunity for more one-design racing in advance of the J111 Nationals in Holland, MI! Hroth
  7. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Stay away from West Michigan. This place sucks... Hroth
  8. West Michigan Thread

    You didn't miss much. No "Mac" updates...not sure what that would be. Beer was tasty and saw some folks. That's about it. Total time at show <3 hours. Hroth
  9. West Michigan Thread

    Anyone headed to the Chicago Boat Show this weekend? Hroth
  10. West Michigan Thread

    Has the MYC Schedule been posted? Hroth
  11. West Michigan Thread

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! Bump... Hrothgar
  12. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    J 111 NA NOR and Registration is open... https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4547 Hroth
  13. West Michigan Thread

    Who? Hroth
  14. Here is an NM on Little Traverse Bay...
  15. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    More stupid (?) stuff. Sometime I like to go daysailing with my wife on our 111. Other times we are delivering long distances. In both cases, we can't for the life of us get the furling jib to unfuck itself. What is happening is the halyard attached to the top drum is wrapping around the forestay, effectively jamming the whole thing up. I like the idea of the furler for both day sailing, crusing and deliveries. We don't use it for racing so not an issue there. My assumption is that the top drum is fubar as it won't spin except under extreme load. Any advice would be welcome. We have the standard Facnor system. Hroth