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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. Scotty, Welcome to the Moth my broth'a! The NorCal fleet has a whole calendar of regattas scheduled, culminating with the N. Americans in San Diego. Here's the registration link to our next two regattas (training clinics/ races are planned for the two days previous to each regatta PM me and I'll get you details) https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=14790 https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=13837 Paul
  2. Hey Team, Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a long delay of your class start while the RC (admittedly, nearly always earnest, diligent and highly skilled), moves the marks to- and- fro, awaiting the anguished halt to wind fluctuation, that will allow a square start line. Or, just as often, a halt to racing while marks are reset consequent to a chaotic shift in wind direction…? The foundations for all of this diligence and delays is the (institutionalized to the point of mythology), fear that a poorly placed windward mark (i.e. “A” mark not set dead upwind to the start lines mid- point) will convey start line collisions, a mire of upwind fouls, lengthy post-race hours in the protest room and will advantage some boats while crippling others chances entirely. The reality is this: A biased line is absolutely fair and indeed creates even greater tactical richness as skippers choose between a shorter course (at the very favored side of the start), clear air (at the less favored side of the course) and even creates latitude for a successful port start (the most exciting action possible in a sailboat race – assuming Ben Ainslie is not being photographed in said race). Getting the racing going, on time and without punctuated delay to reset marks, would eliminate one of the obstructing variables in a sport riddled with variability. Additionally, all of the hand wringing, anguishing and Committee Boat chanting for steady air, does not affect the racing beyond the level of nuance… RC’s: throw the marks in the water and watch the magic happen! PK
  3. 2016 Australian Moth Nationals

    Really? Why would a bowsprit smooth out the ride? For example (spit balling it here): With no prodder (Mach2 with wand hinged to the bow gearing), imagine driving the moth down wind, in moderate chop, with a firm bungy on the wand and lets say a rate of 25knots. My wand paddle encounters the peak of a swell that terminates in a 1.5 meter trough, one meter later. At that rate and distance from swell face to the center of the trough, my flap responds from full- lift (the swell peak) to full descend (to cross the trough) must be on the order of 0.10 seconds (using the formula {T= D/S} ) -- or I risk a crash. Given the same rate and distance between swell face and the center of the following trough, I will double the flap response time by adding a meter long prodder. But, the flap response is still only 0.20 seconds (that's about twice the speed of an average eye blink, by the way...)... PK