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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. you said ONE new sail ? www.onesails.it
  2. tried it...and it looks very nice and simple...better than iRegatta in my view. I just need a better GPS - the one that is built-in in the iPad is totally inadequate for starting line definition (I guess)
  3. I have taken it out single handed and managed OK . Only difficulty is you can't reach the jib winches while holding on to tiller extension- at least with stock handle. The rudder hung from the back can swing almost 180 degrees so if you let go during a tack it will go full over quickly. An autopilot or even a tiller tamer type device would make tacking ok for single-handed. Two up is easy to about 8 kts wind when the boat is fully powered up and starts to heel. It's not a tippy boat with the 1300lbs in the keel bulb and with the chines. In gusts it may go to 30 deg heel qiuckly but then it takes very big gusts to heel further. Even in 30 kt gusts it will go to about 40 deg heel but it feels very controlled. The big rudder has a lot of bite and gives you a lot of confidence. Like any sportboat with large sail area you have to use the sails to steer - you're not going to easily round a mark to port without easing out the main first. I think it could be a good 2-up daysailor but you can't be competitive in high wind without another 3 persons for ballast to minimize heeling and allow for greater boat speed. Thanks! ciao max
  4. Hey gjbike how does the Farest 28R go shorthanded. I mean, can you comfortably daysail it two people or singlehanded...how tippy is it
  5. Same over here in south europe (northern adriatic sea)...Js are real all-around boats that beat modern state-of-the-art fat asses more often than not
  6. Blur No.1 as usual
  7. reliability of tacktic wind transmitter is VERY questionable - I'm at my fourth unit - world record I believe. Do not recommend it.
  8. are most using roller battens on jibs ?
  9. Thankyou allen much appreciated ciao allen - now I have an android phone (indeed...) and would be interested to give startLine a try... I tried to PM you but that seems not possible...
  10. Thankyou allen much appreciated ciao
  11. I also find iRegatta hardly readble not only for the sunlight issue but due to some characters size being incredibly small compared to the others (caveat...i am 53 years old....) so i like the way startline does it...to bad i do not own an android phone
  12. We all know that IRC is not kind at all with the 88. But in a light air venue (6-12 knots) I'm guessing that the boat would be quite competitive under this handicap rule too. What would be your best IRC pick between the J/88 and the J/97 (= proven IRC killer) for light air racing. I know we are talking of totally different animals, but to me the comparison makes sense with an all up cost in the same ballpark... max
  13. there is no rating hit in IRC if at least 75% half-width and if you already have a gennaker with more square meters (easy)
  14. What is the mid-girth measurement of this sail? Here on Long Island Sound there is a PHRF rule that states a Spinnaker must be at least 75% of foot length to measure as a spinnaker. With a straight luff, as shown in picture, it is difficult to have a rounded leach without battens. No idea as it wasn't my sail or boat, but there weren't any battens. It was on a furler though, making handling easy peasy. I do know there was no rating change with the Code 0 where we are, J/88 with 3 OD sails rates the same as another with 7 sails including a Code 0. Same with other J/Sprit boats in our area. I'm told many ratings committees "still just don't get it" when it comes to Code 0's. Maybe because most other sails don't make any difference racing W/L, it's only in port-to-ports that a Code 0 helps, barring a massive shift during a W/L race. http://www.northsails.com/tabid/27323/Default.aspx This article is interesting as far as "IRC Code Zeros" are concerned. These are sails that measure in as spinnakers, having mid-girth at 75% of foot length and as such not impacting rating (talking IRC but apparently PHRF looks the same on this regard). Great for distance racing. http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/170651/Choose-Your-Offshore-Weapon
  15. That may unfortunately not be very likely to happen - far better business for them to push out mediocre performers since people buy them in droves. True performance boats are not sold in high numbers - they require skill to sail well. Not everyone likes a single purpose stripped out racer, furniture boats have their appeal :-)