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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. RRS 51 is perfectly clear, so is RRS 86. So unless you know whether the boat is actually racing, and not just being delivered, training or doing a PR stunt shot, or you know which race it is actually in if it is racing, and what the SI's are for that race/event, you can't give a definitive answer. Blocking the main hatchway and the main cockpit working area with stacks of sails isn't particularly clever or seaman like though..... If you were stacking for trim, why would you stack on deck? Wouldn't it be better to have the weight as low as possible? The photo is a racing shot, taken by the abc helicopter. The sails are on deck cause they are fucking heavy. It would be unsafe to move them around in a seaway. Loyal won, there has been no protest. Those saying there has been a breach of the rules need to take a crash course in reading comprehension. I agree, if no other yacht or the Race Committee have protested then the Arm Chair Admirals need something else to worry about.
  2. Giacomo came second and looks like winning IRC. So no BG was a long way behind.
  3. This is the video posted by Matthew Ogg. Looks like he was onshore. https://www.facebook.com/matthewjogg/videos/10209861539633271/ ‚Äč
  4. The mighty 9 Dragons is a good yacht. Current NSW IRC champ and past Aust IRC champ. Glad you enjoyed the sail. PhilC.
  5. Heasal 1 was the ferro boat called the Floating Footpath. Anaconda II = Any dog. The crew shirts on Casablanca stated "The Crew that Pulls Togeather is a Case of Wankers" Sailed many miles on her !!!
  6. My sympathies to his family and crew of Wild Rose. The loss of a perfect Gentleman. Fair Winds Roger
  7. Now that the US is talking to Cuba again try Ron Statiago de Cuba Rum. The best rum I have had. Better than Havana Club.
  8. I was told the owner of Black Jack has broken his leg. That is why they are retired.
  9. What is the problem with a China build?
  10. WO XI adding to the bow and taking off at the back. So still 100ft. Now wither bigger headsails and code zeros.
  11. Just someone flying a kite to see reactions......Next they will want a Helli Pad so people can get there !!!!
  12. The MC38 does have a two part mast and it was designed to allow the mast to fit inside a container for shipping. While the MC38 will get up on the plane I have been told by a couple of people that sail on them that they begin to push water and seem to have a top speed of around 16 knots.
  13. I sail on a 44 footer with square top main and twin backstays. There are swept back spreaders that will keep the rig in the yacht if backstays do not come on in time. But the main role of the backstays is to flatten the main. We trim all the time. Alter pressure as wind strength alters by as little as 2 knots. Results show in boat speed very quickly.
  14. Ragamuffin The Office She Got The House Forty Two Farr N' Away The Philosophers Club Zen
  15. You are correct about Imogene. Originally owned by Brett Bowden who IIRC brought it over from West Australia. They managed to create havoc wherever they went. If this is the boat I'm thinking of, I was always told it was a Joubert 44, This and an S&S 30 is where I learned to sail When I knew it it was owned by Peter Edgar out of RGYC, sold on a few years ago to someone in the club, haven't seen in in recent months Which S&S 30?