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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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  • Birthday 01/29/1959

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    Ft. Pierce, Florida
  1. Our Beloved mainsheetgirl

    I could not attend yesterday but I was there in spirit as I worked in my yard planting flowers for Catherine's garden. She was a wonderful spirit who will live with us always. I think she would be blown away if she knew the extent to which her life affected all of us. It has greatly expanded my horizons with the meeting of new friends, the sharing of comfort from people I've never met, and the pure joy of living. Thank you Catherine... When I got the word I felt as though a huge hole had erupted in my heart. After a few days I realized that it wasn't truly a hole, it was a bit of her spirit coming to reside in me. She will always live as long as we remember what a remarkable person she was. Love you baby girl.... And to all of you SAer's on here... the deck of my boat is always looking for crew! Give me a holler if you're in Miami and we'll lift a few and round some marks :-)
  2. Our Beloved mainsheetgirl

    MSS is a welcome addition to our merry band of pranksters here. MSG was always giving me crap for not posting more. So I have now been drawn in and must say that I have found comfort here. Thank you all... We all remember a fabulous, irreverent, impish creature. It is wonderful that we can share our memories of Catherine. I will never forget when Madge and I convinced her to come to the dark side and give Race Committee a try. I think she was afraid she'd be banned from sailing until I reminded her that I raced . It was my birthday and we were working the disabled circle at OCR's. She and Madge had made up all of these little bundles of goodies for me to toss to the competitors as they checked in. The PRO had a fit and Catherine looked at her and asked what she had against birthdays.... After racing we stood on the dock drinking champagne and stalking our favorite paraplegic. Catherine insisted that he have his picture taken with us since it was my birthday. Of course she was the one who ended up sitting in his lap. I still have that picture by my bed. Good memories... You are forever a part of me Catherine. When I heard the news I felt as though a hole had opened in my heart that would never heal. In the last couple of days though that hole has been filled with memories of you... and in my heart is where you will always be.
  3. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    We have some new angels looking down today.... MSG is the one with the mop of curly brown hair, crooked halo and slightly smudged wings. She also has a huge smile on her face. I am sure she has found the boats and the beer She is my friend and will forever own a corner of my heart. Fair winds, following seas and blue skies Catherine.... Going out in a bit for a sail in your honor where we will lift a few and swap tales. Come on down and hang out with us for a while... We know you will be close by...
  4. Our Beloved mainsheetgirl

    Dear sweet baby girl.... your battle is over on this earth and your new adventure is beginning. I expect you'll be waiting for me one day, please make sure the beer is cold It'll be one hell of a reunion. Mainsheetsister... you are a treasure beyond words! Your story started the waterworks flowing again and that's alright. I wish you and your family peace in knowing her battle is over, a joyous heart in remembering her, and rest so you have the strength to get through the next few months. I hope to meet you someday soon. All of the love, positive energy and hugs I can muster are heading your way...
  5. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Words are so shallow in the face of such tremendous loss Fiasco.... but I'll give it a shot I wish you peace in knowing her battle is over A calm heart in the memory of the love you shared and the strength to keep going
  6. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Ah.... it was a lovely nap sweet Catherine. Time to start getting the tools ready though and contemplate the removal of deck hardware. Sweet dreams MSG. Go the Catherine to wherever the wind may drive you
  7. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Need a nap... climbing in bed with you MSG... make a hole people
  8. Sometimes life sucks and more often it is pretty good. Any time on a boat rates as damn good :-)

  9. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Catherine: Good morning. I can see you today, two fingers on the wheel, everything trimmed for perfect balance, sails looking liked carved ivory, close reaching along on a sunny day with 15 to 18 TWS and 10 knots of boat speed. The sun is shining on your face, there is a beer close buy and you are feeling the joy of having a boat working perfectly. The crew is laughing. +1 Bob. +1. Nicely done. +1 I can smell the water in the air and the sound of the surf on the boat. Nice. Absolutely priceless! Thank you
  10. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    One more bump to get you through until morning :-) GO THE CATHERINE! Always and forever...
  11. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    It is a quiet evening here and I felt the need to send you a hug and a bump :-) Love you always and forever Catherine
  12. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    A stupendous birthday to you HCW! Thank you for starting this thread... it is a life line in more ways than one. A cloudy day here in Florida Catherine and you know what? That's alright with me. Getting ready to head to Miami and compound the boat. Wish you were here to help. And by help I mean drink beer with me and tell me funny stories. The kids all say hello and thank YOU for your convincing me to let them live :-) They did turn out to be decent human beings... Maybe when I finish the boat I'll mentally climb in that bed with you. It is getting crowded but there is always room for one more, right? Love you Catherine! Hoping you have a restful day...
  13. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Wonderfully hot day here in Florida today... getting ready to pull the deck hardware, reseal, clean winches, and replace some lines. And, oh yea, go through the rig and reset it. Think I can get it done in time to race on Saturday? Almost forgot, need to compound and polish the hull too. Piece of cake! If anyone is bored in Miami on Friday come on down to the Grove! I'm buying the beer! I am glad you like the picture Catherine... more goodies are winging their way to you as I type. Missing you baby girl... Huge hugs and warmth coming your way!
  14. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    It is a glorious day today here in Florida and I am reminded of OCR's and stalking our favorite para sailor :-) How come you got to sit in his lap when it was my birthday? Oh yeah... you were the lightest. Love you Catherine! Keep fighting the good fight. We will get to sail together again.... I insist. And you know what a bitch I am when I don't get what I want. Hoping you are comfortable today and that Dan brings Muttly back to see you,
  15. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Damn it I am not mourning you yet! I will lift a nice scotch and a beer in honor of you though. Wish I was there with the schnauzer terrorists so they could keep you warm. We may never have gotten to race together, but Race Committee has never been the same. Don't think Miss Marblehead has ever gotten over it :-) Love you baby girl and am channeling all of the energy and love I can to bring you peace and a release from pain. Hugs sweetie...