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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. How is he the primary fabricator - did he insist it was due to a video?
  2. Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    Fuck you
  3. If you are OCS you have not started. So until you sail completely to the prestarte side you are not approaching it to start.
  4. Start A boat starts when, having been entirely on the pre-start side of the starting line at or after her starting signal, and having complied with rule 30.1 if it applies, any part of her hull, crew or equipment crosses the starting line in the direction of the first mark. All you have to do is read the rules - until you clear yourself at the start you have not started.
  5. Racer sponsorship

    But your still talking about them
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Your an idiot- first off the RC asked a question of the Jury and when they got their answer they contacted the boat. How in hell could the jury 'vote' on whether they gained an advantage or not as they had no knowledge at that time of what the boat was going to do They voted the way they did because the information was unsolicited information. As for Jos Spijkerman, minus the website I have the same credentials. For the record you need to brush up on your rules as you don't have a clue as far as I am concerned. Why don't you link these posts to his site and see what he tells you.
  7. opti's (sic) rule

    Ten years coaching optis and these are your posts - the parents should ask for their money back. As for lasers - what is wrong with that. Sure a full rig is a bit much for racing for a 10 year old - but how about a radial or 4.7?
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    So if I sail up to the bricks, by choice maybe to get out of current and had planned on tacking as I got closer, and someone from outside yells over warning me of something I know is there, and tack am I supposed to retire or get penalized because think I got assistance. What part of unsolicited do you not get with all of this? They had no control over what the RC said or didn't say. How do you feel about a stbd tacker that waves a port tacker thru while altering course to allow port to pass? Or a boat watching someone hit a mark and lets it slide without protesting them?
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I just don't see how you can think that getting help to right a boat and get back into it is not gaining a significant advantage.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Not backpedaling - I don't think that a kid capsizing is automatically in danger. Here in the USA we actually teach our kids how to right a boat and get back in. It is one of the first things they learn. If someone is in 'danger' and needs assistance then I think the last thing on their minds is continuing in the race. Now if we are talking the green fleet that is a whole different story.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Ummmm Page 4 of your document says assisting in the righting of a capsized boat is NOT allowable.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    And people wonder why the sport is going down the shitter. What a bunch of bullshit. I don't believe that applies to the 'world' That being said - they can assist in getting them back in the boat but they can NOT assist with righting the boat. That makes no sense.
  13. opti's (sic) rule

    That statement there shows that you have no idea what you are talking about. Mom boats are everywhere.
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    A capsized Opti that gets assistance getting back into the boat has received outside assistance doesn't get to keep racing.
  15. State of the Union - how was it for you

    Gitmo is still open? How can that possibly be as Obama promised he was going to close it. He lied?