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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. The Raider would be faster than a F31r in most conditions. It really depends on which Farrier as the difference an optimised light one and crusey one is huge. Dragon would be faster than the Raider in certain conditions - I think it would be an interesting match up. I have raced against Dragon and also on board Farriers of various sizes and the Grainger that was in the Auckland fleet.
  2. You did the right thing hiding those photos regardless of what they did or didn't show
  3. if that's true and you can prove it I will pay full retail price for your boat, as is, where is. However it's impossible so my money is safe. A common mistake for a novice boating is to confuse true and apparent wind and anyone who isn't a novice now realises you are confused. It also makes your other claims (like the weather and Lee helm) that I previously believed- now not believed unfortunately as I was finding your comments on both threads very interesting
  4. Okay so it's 18 knots 2 sail reaching - that makes more sense.
  5. Yep I don't think asking for some evidence to back up bogus claims is unreasonable... Last time I was steering an Orma 60 upwind we were doing 18 knots but it wasn't either easy or comfortable so to claim a 5m Tri is faster is laughable
  6. This is the comment referred to in the other thread
  7. I also read that claim and assumed he made an honest mistake. Without proof I do not believe a boat that size will tack upwind at that speed. Your performance figures are more realistic
  8. The last regatta I did were 20 minute windward leewards. Of course tactics and a good start are important just like a longer race.
  9. Lashed through the base... Is it a temporary set-up? You're not concerned about chaffing the lashing?
  10. Great video thanks. At 5:35 there is a shot of what looks like the side stay attachment? How does it attach?
  11. The reason is very simple. If they calculate that practice racing will help them with winning the cup they will do it. If not they won't. It is likely that more development and testing needs to be done and boat on boat racing is not always the most efficient way of assessing changes to the configuration.
  12. I think a mandatory 2hp generator to make sure the teams have enough hydro 'for safety " will be one of the next new rules
  13. My guess is they will do a few for pre start practice and match racing practice but won't try and win. I think some sandbagging will be going on.
  14. The reason so many people think Harryproas are a dumb idea is because Rob thinks they are fast however he has no race results to back this up. perhaps as a cheap fun day sailing boat there is some merit in his bucket list how ever it would have no chance in an a actual race. I doubt it could finish a race let alone even beat a seawind cruising cat. Against a Farrier or similar it would be a joke! So Rob will either ignore my post or start ranting on about weight and sail area blah blah it's all irrelevant until we see a race result.
  15. Well done Rob. Nice to see you finally launched it. Looking forward to seeing some race results to see if any of your performance claims can be verified. My wager still stands and my Trimaran has not only been launched I have completed over 100 races. (Rob and I started building our boats at the same time and he thought his Proa would be faster than my Trimaran)