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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. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Sounds to me like we have a volunteer to take up the cause..........
  2. Key West Dead

    In Aus Geelong week is on life support
  3. Australian Sailing

    What do you want AS to do for you and keelboat sailing?Its a system whereby a bunch of ludicrously overpaid bureaucrats sends a dozen or so well paid, overly protected sailors,some selected on a spurious basis, to a bunch of junkets throughout the 4 year Olympic cycle and then sends them to the Olympics, that's what. They do that knowing that the rest of sailing will continue to exist on a diet of sausage sizzles and volunteers sweat. They couldn't give a flying fuck about grass roots keel boat sailing. Just look at their recent Australian Championship Regatta in Sydney which barely existed but was given vast net publicity coverage to spin the sailing public into believing it was an event of some magnitude. Cunts, the lot of 'em I don't disagree with most of what you say, although I know there are a few non cunts involved in the whole circus. Also a few really A-grade cocks to balance it out.I don't see what YA can do for most sailors. They provide the rules and regs for racing, which benefits a section of the sailing community. I like a lot of their training stuff too, although the rigidity becomes less useful the further you are from a metro area. Whenever I ask anyone what ya could do, above what they already do, there are crickets, other than wanting to get rid of the bloated Olympic bullshit. Im not sure their training is compliant with regards to national coaches accreditation any more, so training might not be the be all and end all either.

    You have to worry about a boat when they put a handle on the bottom of the hull
  5. keep complaining and there will be more rules and limitations put on everyone next year. The nannny state will prevail because we now have to legislate for the lowest common denominator, and not the average man
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2016 - everything under 80ft

    Rush being repaired at the moment
  7. 160+ boats a great result everyone can come next year so dont miss out
  8. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Those remarks probably do a disservice to some committed and helpful boat owners who gave a lot of people, particularly young sailors, opportunities where previously there were none. A lot of people from that era have made careers in boating-related industries and many of us sailed our first Hobarts, etc. on the Div 0 boats you speak of. There were a few wankers circulating around (like anywhere), but the overwhelming majority of people were excellent and that would definitely apply to 100% of the skippers who put their time and money into those programmes. +1 and I don't recall too many people complaining while they were riding the wave
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I'd say it's a 1325 warning on the Southern course area as per every race for the last few years. Yes but on November the 3rd ? Hmm good pick up, didn't know they were racing on Thursdays now... Assuming it is December 3 (tomorrow), forecast looks alright, 15kts, sunny day, that's more like it Melbourne! Given the issues around notifications to competitors from the last round I would have thought a little close examination of the documentation might be in order
  10. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I'd say it's a 1325 warning on the Southern course area as per every race for the last few years. Yes but on November the 3rd ?
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Racing for the Club Marine Series will continue on Saturday the 3 rd of November. Two races are scheduled for Divisions Zero, One, Two and Three. This notice will be posted to the YV web site and broadcast on VHF 73 shortly after 1200hrs Saturday the 7 th of November. It is intended that Divisions Zero and One will compete on the Southern Course area. RMYS “William Paterson” will be the Committee Boat. Race Officer Simon Dryden. It is intended that Divisions Two and Three will compete on the Eastern Course area. RYCV “Thorsen” will be the Committee Boat. Race Officer David Le Roy. David LeRoy Principal Race Officer 1230 29/11/16 So no div0 that I am aware of, and the race is scheduled for when and where ?
  12. Paul Whiting designs

    Not a 30 footer i know, but a 36 foot whiting for sale at st kilda
  13. Its only a flesh wound