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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.  

ErikG

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    Yacht design, sailing, films and music.
    Sailing a 33 ft asshauler
  1. Sheesh. This time the release is by "Amanda" from Marketing and Sponsorship. I'm getting really cynical about these 'reports'--especially when the other 60s with issues seem so open. The only mention of the initial problem is written off as "whilst travelling south west the yacht incurred some structural damage." After the openess of Mark Turner's team management of Dongfeng in the VOR, HB's team management is really a letdown. I've been interested in AT's story for a few years, but maybe pominfrance wins this one. come on, they brought the boat in to the dock today. it's late evening here in our part of the world (10.15 pm at the time of writing) , do you expect them to deal with news reports before anything else? Clean already said he has an interview with Alex scheduled for tomorrow morning. And yes that would be a French morning, not your morning.
  2. By the way, auto death rates are way way mis-understood . . . . in 2011 in the USA there were only 1.10 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2011. Read that again . . . . 1 death per 100 Million miles. The auto fatality rate is incredibly low. I am not sure that we have a 100 million miles sailed even in the entire history of sailing. And for further perspective, skydiving has roughly a .001% fatality rate per jump (eg roughly 1 fatality per 100,000 jumps) I just have to argue a bit here... Statistics is a bitch... "skydiving has roughly a .001% fatality rate per jump (eg roughly 1 fatality per 100,000 jumps)" 1 fatality per 100.000 jumps means that in the active skydiver collective I guess they perform at lest somewhere between 500-1000 jumps in a lifetime. So one fatality in 100-200 active skydivers. That's pretty bad right? Like one or several in every club. But as have been written before. You simply can't use statistics at all on a small selection. It just does not work.
  3. Yesterday, in a swedish newspaper, there was a full page ad using half the page with a picture of Artemis sailing. To me that just didn't look or feel right at this time.