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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. It is completely nuts to say that an AP foil has any crossover windspeed! By definition an AP(all purpose/allround) foil will be effective throughout the legal wind range. If its not an AP foil then it will definitely have a crossover windspeed range but its going to be relatively small.
  2. Removable tips? But the white areas would surely be more that 10% probably more than 30 %?
  3. No crossovers on the boats using AP foils as best I can tell! You think you can stop someone from expressing their opinion on an open forum at a time like this?! Why would you even want to? Got a trumpite infection? PS--The boats that have crossovers will probably have them between 8 -12 knots wind speed and 19-22 knots windspeed.....
  4. I support Team USA, but if they don't do it Team France next and Artemis after them. Good luck to all the teams especially these three.......
  5. Have you talked to the designer and/or the mfg about your plan?
  6. The rule pretty well restricts that BUT(and this was discussed recently) the rule doesn't prohibit rotation about an axis that occurs just due to the insertion or removal of the board. So a twisted foil could be used to allow the vertical portion(daggerboard) to have a positive angle of incidence(equivalent to "toe-in") without affecting the AOI of the horizontal portion.
  7. I don't think crossovers will matter on the fastest boats......
  8. No. There are pictures of boats with the foil canted inboard on previous pages of this thread(I think) and the Nick Holroyd video(Team Japan) clearly illustrates how cant could be used on an "S" foil to allow it to work like an UptiP foil. Go Team USA!!
  9. Well, tmark, the concept of an all round foil coupled with the ability to reconfigure the boat and foil for the conditions found on the race course is an idea based on the limitations of the AC rule that may overcome some of those limitations. We'll all find out soon.... Go Team USA!!
  10. UptiP Foil Groupama Ricardo Pinto:
  11. UptiP/S/AP foil Artemis Ricardo Pinto :
  12. Uptip/ AP Foil Team Japan- Ricardo Pinto :
  13. UptiP/AP foil TNZ 5/25 By Ricardo Pinto:
  14. UptiP/ AP foil Oracle 5/25 pix by Ricardo Pinto:
  15. Screenshot from G4 video from www.catsailingnews.com Note horizontal tip on UptiP foil: