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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. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So there was some guy from Ontario Sailing on CBC this morning and he was implying that clubs were cancelling racing and regattas. Does anyone have any clear news on this? I know QCYC starts their season this morning (in spite of much of the land base being under water), what about ABYC Open? Is it a go?
  2. Respect for the Fitzgerald

    You got your Canadians mixed up. Leonard Cohen has passed. Gordon Lightfoot, who wrote and recorded the song is very much alive and singing!
  3. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Splashing this weekend at QCYC 4 weeks to the first Wednesday race!
  4. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    LYRA 2015 So LYRA is at Whitby this year, anyone know what the dates and start points for the feeder races are? Is there a definitive sched posted anywhere?
  5. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So, a week ago they posted another announcement saying they were working on it and were "hoping" to post results by Monday the 29th.... Right. What a joke. Can we get a refund on our entry fee?
  6. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So it's now been six days. How difficult can it be to score one race with 24 boats in 4 divisions? We sailed our boats over there at some ungodly hour for one race. They happily collected our $75, now how about some results? If it's totally screwed up, tell us! The silence is perhaps the most annoying. 4 or 5 years ago I entered this regatta and had such a sour experience I didn't go back. Until this year. That was clearly a mistake. If what they are trying to do is rid themselves of the 4 ksb fleet, they are being very effective. I won't go back.
  7. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So it's now been 5 days since the finish of the RCYC Open Regatta's Balmy Beach Offshore Rally. For the first couple of days they had a note up saying results would be posted as soon as possible, then for the last 3 days they've had this up: rcyc open results for balmy beach offshore rally - will be posted shortly Unfortunately, the Offshore Rally hit the time limit with many boats still out on the course. Due to these circumstances the results have been delayed. We will be posting these shortly. Thank you for your patience! This is ridiculous......
  8. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Anybody have the inside scoop on the protest that is going tow hearing this weekend?
  9. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So, is the problem in local organization and promotion. Are the local clubs doing anything to encourage their local boats to race? It's interesting to look at the registrations for the regattas last year. ABYC had 3 register, 2 from their club PCYC had 4 NFS, 2 from PC, and 2 FS, 1 from their club. EYC had 3 NFS with 1 from EYC and 4 C&C 27-5 with 2 from EYC QCYC had 18 NFS in 3 fleets 15 of which were from their club and 6 flying sail, 3 from their club. In other regattas Oakville open had 13 FS and 11NFS Bronte Rocks had 23 NFS and 5 FS Why is it that PHRF seems to be doing fine at the west end and is dead in Toronto. Does PHRF-LO need to be more pro-active in organizing a circuit of regattas? If IRC were easier and more affordable, would that change anything. Does the IRC fleets really want a bunch of 4ksbs crowding up their courses?
  10. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So I discovered this evening when I went to the LORC site to register that ABYC Open "Regatta" this year is not running a full, two-day series of races for PHRF boats. Instead they are running a single "coastal race" on the Saturday only. This isn't worth the time, effort and resources to commit either of our boats to. This is unfortunate (we really enjoyed this regatta in past years), but there is not much we can do about it. Last year RCYC also moved to this format, reserving the actual racing for one-design and IRC boats. This is a worrying trend. Perhaps LORC should drop the pretense and only run races for OD and IRC boats? The only "Open" that seems to get a reasonable number of PHRF boats is QCYC.
  11. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Any word on where or when the next one will be? Had to work on Wednesday....
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So how is it that his hair is the same length in every photo?
  13. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    The RC on Echo was equally awesome juggling 4 very diverse fleets. I think the Kirby 25's got 5 races on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. We got 4 and 2. JohnCrawley was entertaining as always. The party was great and the venue was, well, Youngstown! Can't wait for next year
  14. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So we're now a month away from the ABYC regatta and still no registration?
  15. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Just got our new cert, we rate 199 NFS, I expect we'd be mid 180's. We'll see how the spring shakedown goes.