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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. Great work! I did the Super Mac for the first time this year, and it was certainly one I'll remember. Re: GLSSS Super Mac and Back: I believe 9 entered, and 4 finished, 2 in each direction. Link to source: http://www.solosailors.org/pdfs/mac08results.pdf The Inaugural GLSS 2008 Super Mac and Back Solo Challenge **** NR= Set new elapsed time record for the event EVENT: Pt. Huron – Pt. Huron Distance: 1034nm Start Time: 9:10am & 9:20am Sail Finish Elapsed Corrected Num Boat Name Skipper Rate Day Time Time Elap Time CLS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 48174 YUK FU II NORRIS 93 10 2:49:49 209:29:49 209:29:49 NR 1 1 GL3 TUCKER 183 12 20:42:20 275:32:20 249:41:20 2 1375 SPLIT DECISION HUGHES 153 DNF 41445 VOYAGER SPENCE 66 DNF 42659 FINNAIR OLLILA 177 DNF EVENT: Chicago – Chicago Distance: 1034nm Start Time: 8:00am Sail Finish Elapsed Corrected Num Boat Name Skipper Rate Day Time Time Elap Time CLS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 52747 ANTARES VAN METER 144 14 21:42:00 325:42:00 325:42:00 NR 1 398 KISMET VERHAEREN 174 15 10:17:00 338:17:00 329:40:00 2 40563 OUTRAGEOUS KERLOW 126 DNF 50254 CELERITY DUMMER 93 DNF Not to further entangle the "my race is bigger" dick swinging, but I'll put the Trans-Superior up for the longest bi-annual freshwater race. While not technically the longest anymore, it's worth noting that it's only held biannually because it takes a year to forget how miserable it was. Bonus: There is a discussion of a Lake Superior 600 this summer. Because why should the warm, lower lakes have al the fun.
  2. Get me a Melges 24 stat! The NOR states a minimum length of 25'. The GLSS does say that they will consider entries smaller than this but obviously they chose 25' for a reason. I am sure experience played a major factor in their decision. There is a big difference between this and the Melges in the Chi-Mac. I'm guessing that the Ranger 23 will be the lowest rated boat and might be expected to trail the fleet, unlike the Melges which was probably close to the middle of fleet. Let's not confuse anarchy with stupidity or recklessness; I don't know enough to say whether that's the case here but the GLSS is a very inviting organization and I am absolutely sure they had good reason to deny entry. You're correct, he was denied on a combination of length and experiance. A fair bit of it was because he hasn't sailed with the GLSSS before. They said if it was a shorter, or more established race(this is the first time the GLSSS will run a solo-Trans), he would be welcome. He's already spent the past year or so prepping his boat and practicing, and so he's going anyway. I wouldn't characterize him as reckless, but he could care less whether he is official or not. This wasn't a bash on the GLSS, just a salute to a guy who is serious about sailing. I still think 330 miles on Lake Superior on a Ranger 23 sounds like more punishment than I'd sign up for.
  3. Steve, GT- Thanks for the reminder. One solo sailor's entry was denied by the GLSSS. In true Anarchist form, he's showing up anyway. The boat is a Ranger 23 named Jacquelyn. I think that officially makes him the craziest one on the lake. My hat is off...
  4. Zac- I haven't heard how fast they'll be up and racing, but if you are up in this neck of the hood, the Saxon Smash in late Sept. is a good one. The beds and red shag carpet in the loft are always open to racers on the weekend. Weasel- You're not on the plane with me, are you? I'm on Chip.
  5. Come now..you'll scare people away. The average annual water temperature for Lake Superior is 40 deg(4.4 C). September's average is 53 deg(12 C). March, the coldest month, still averages above 32deg(0 C). August and September are our two warmest water temp months. The surface temp was 59 by mid-July, and it's gotta be close to 65 right now. That's not even cold enough to chill a beer. This is the month of bonfires, bourbon, and co-ed naked skinny dipping. I had this in my files from college. Old, but interesting. Lake Superior Water Temp Study
  6. You were going to ride on the mighty Q? Good boat, great crew...keep their contact info and ride with them in the future. They'll be missed on this one.
  7. The delivery crew consists of the boat owners and whomever else is available. I'm only able to do the races with them, and I'm sure I'll log around 1100 miles in about a 5 week time period. Our short distance offshores(60-95 NM) are mixed in with the big three. I think the delivery folks will log almost 3000NM.
  8. The Trans-Superior is this year, and is held every odd year. ('01,'03,'05,'07). The official distance in 338NM. We did the Chicago-Mac, Bayview-Mac, and are doing the Trans-Superior this weekend. There is a trophy called the Bartel Cup that is awarded to the highest placing boat in all three races. Lake Superior is often a light air lake in August, so it can be a bit of a floater. We saw triple-zeros in '03 several times, and occasionally the boat would turn itself 360 degrees. I believe the record is held by Earth Voyageur('01), and it's something around 23 1/2 hours. If you're coming, bring good foulies and warm layers. It can be pretty cold. Surface water temp is probably in the mid 60's. We don't have a turnout like either of the Mac's, but it's still a good race, and there are shorter lines to the kegs afterwards. Trans-Superior
  9. Forget posting the link..just dig this back up and give it a nice "BUMP".
  10. Umm..hush money from Uncle Sneaky-Fingers?