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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. Awesome to have another 32 on the lake. Check out the March PHRF-LE minutes. Melges 32 small spinnakers are "illegal"???? Hahaha. Have fun with that. Try searching the forum.
  2. It's a great and historic race. The management needs to look at the stats and feedback and objectively determine why the falloff is happening. My 2cents says if they were to run the race professionally and ditch PHRF-LE they could, and should, grow entries. Do they have any idea of the growth in number of small sportboats from the region? Maybe it would be good to invite a one design class or two on one of the shorter courses?
  3. Nice work eerie! Glad to see this race back. I hope you use any system other than archaic phrf-le rules so sportboats can play too.
  4. Ahh Cuba. Good times. Wish I was doing this race instead of skiing. Looks to be a good ride! Go the Chico 2!
  5. There is lots of great stuff on youtube to learn from. Just do some searching. Also go to melges.com and get their DVD. Nice walk through on how to sail the boat (a bit outdated but still very helpful for new crew). https://www.melges.com/?p=store/details&sku=11812&cat=30 Here are some good youtubes. Enjoy your boat and have fun!
  6. +1
  7. I think it will still be amazing! Word is the racing should be top notch, and based on experiences at CRW, I wouldn't doubt this. That is what really matters when it all boils down. I am not here to defend anyone, and I have been frustrated at times as well. Could things have been done better, sure, hindsight is 20-20. For now though, we as a class, owners, crew, and racers can make the best with what we have to work with. I would't place blame on Petey, he did a great job promoting the event at the beginning but has not been involved since June. His passion to make this the biggest M24 event ever still shows. There are a lot of moving parts and politics to an event like this. Many of these parts are compromised of volunteers that pour out their heart and soul for the class. If you have concerns I would suggest reaching out directly to your USMCA or IMCA rep. If you are crew, join the class as an associate member. I know it sounds like a cliche, but I know as a DG I would love more direct feedback from owners and crew that I can take to the board. I would be happy to get together in Miami with you to get your input. The bottom line is great friends, loads of fun, spectacular sailing, big breeze, waves and the best sailors in the world to compete against. That is what Melges 24 sailing is all about. I can't wait to get down there and get on the water. Fun in the sun beats sitting in the office any day. Curtis Jazwiecki USA 618 Racing in Miami on USA 346 VooDoo
  8. Funny that people think 20+ year old innovations in this sport are "new"
  9. Were J29guy and friends running the show? When are those PHRF-LE hacks finally going to figure out they are doing more harm to the sport than good. What's the membership down to this year?
  10. Heard it on Chico2 just before the storms rolled through the finish in the Bayview Mac this year.
  11. Would be awesome to see one do the Mac. And people think M24 guys are nuts. Go the Luders!
  12. I wonder if there are Pokemon on Lake Huron? Good luck to all those racing.
  13. Why are the results and tracking like two days behind? The race finished on Wednesday, so the tracker was only active through that period. Light air at the start. Took forever to weave through the NOOD traffic. Some sweet downwind sailing (perhaps not so sweet for me as I am still JAM'n it...but thats my personal problem). A frontal boundary caught the fleet with some 30 kt winds and the occasional 10 footer. Madcap recorded a 16 plus kt boat speed. Things were "colorful" for a bit there by the Manitous. Several boats recorded their best ever times. Oh yeah. Forgot to add this... Cheers! http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/12/15/guide-to-socks/ Now can we get back to the real Mac race.
  14. +1 for the M24.....FYI J70 is not a sportboat, its a J22 with "bold new graphics"