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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. AM (Associated Marine) no longer doing boats unless they are over $5mill! CM - Not a fan. Have had several claims declined. (I’ve been doing boat insurance for 20 years) One claim was on a 50+ foot boat with sponsorship from Q. i.e. every single sail was Q and less than 12 months old. When putting in a claim for a sail that was damaged, CM got a quote from a small single-man small suburban loft and said that was the max they would pay. Why would you even think of doing this. In saying this, had a really good experience with a claim with CM in Sydney. Seems Sydney has better relationship (Noaks especially) with CM Also, CM will do offshore. They are the only ones who will offer M2H on boats valued $1.5m+ Also oone M2V which is blue water so whoever said they don’t is wrong. FYI, be considerate to CM. they got smashed with Cyclone Yasi. I understand they insured 99% of Port HInchinbrook. NM (Nautilus Marine) - Good choice - However some brokers will have better relationships than dealing direct. e.g. I have been able to do a carbon sports boat with NM; whereas dealing direct you won’t have a chance. It's just a relationship thing. Other options are: - Trident Marine Underwriting - Perth based and using Lloyds as support. - QBE - Good for late model general boats and local racing. Can get expensive. Happy to assist anyone with boat insurance issues or point them in the right direction. I'm a broker, indepentant of any insurer and I sail so at least you will be speaking to someone who knows something about boats, particularly raceboats. Message me. Say you read SA and i'll drop my fee, maybe offer a discount.
  2. So far only 44 entries (includes sporties and classic's)
  3. 60+ boats paid full price ($175) for the benefit of participating in the passage race only. (= $10,000.) How many this year? Will need 20+ just to break even. Everyone i've spoken too is not going this year. Very sad.
  4. Tempting, but I would prefer to stick with the ORCV winter series with the races well run with assistance from David Leroy in the Thawson. Would prefer if the ORCV brought back the Hastings or Western Port race, alternatively race from the Heads to Western port marker no.1 and back to Port Lonsdale light house, then back to the Queenscliff pub for a few beers! You building a rocket?
  5. Now, to turn my attention to much more important matters; Pippa Middleton's gorgeous arse! yes, very!
  6. Now now ladies............put your handbags down.
  7. Emma Chisett? Ken Eaps Tom Muchs
  8. 1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it. A.M "who cares about IRC or OD..." That would have to be the biggest load of horse droppings I have heard out of you in years. Are you sure you didn't choke when writing that???? Don, The note of Sarcasm was lost on you. Cheers Andrew At least you can use your wit as a comeback.......much better than joff's "Fuck off newbie!" I have respect for all the guy's on SC, thus my question on why it went so wrong! Sincere Appoligies to Mel if he is offended. We all have our bad days.........we too have had glammour starts only be to 5 sec too early...........infact almost every OCS was a a glammour start ............only 5 sec too early...........
  9. Are the Vic. S38's doing something different to the NSW S38's re masthead the spins? at last check, The S38 OD class had voted against the m/heads. Racing in IRC fleets. I think by the end of the season the majority of VIC 38's will be masthead. Scarlett That 5 boat Bruce's old boat chainsaw wont be far behind once she is left behind on the first run eh Joff? It will be interesting to watch the results. Do you know what their IRC ratings are? "Challenge" 1st on line, IRC, AMS, VYC. IRC rating is now 1.119. Scarlett (also with masthead) had a third on IRC on a light and flukey day. Left the other S38's behind. Challenge was 'on fire' and led the fleet by 20+ boat lengths. Great race from Lou and the boys. Chainsaw had a shocka. beaten by Orange on it's maiden melb race!! )You have a big firday night joff or did you let Molly senior helm for a bit .) Hope all S38 go the MH option as it makes a significant differance in the light breeze.
  10. Due April/May 09.
  11. Vale - Kim Theodore For those that haven't heard, Sandringham Y.C. lost long term member Kim Theodore yesterday in an unfortunate accident. Most people will know Kim as the mother of Caroline (Caz), her sister CC and long term partner of Terry Hall (previously Livewire Sydney 38 & current Absolute A36). Kim and her family have been involved at SYC for many years and the girls have been part of the club since cadets. Kim's smiling face, contagious buoyant and positive attitude will be greatly missed by all who knew her, or had the privilege of meeting her. I send my deepest sympathy to her family, particularly Caroline, CC & Terry. Kim,..... you will be deeply missed. xx
  12. It will be off the same design as the RP52 'Vincitore' in the USA. They (the US Boat) are feeding back info on what mods have been implemented. At this stage, nothing fancy. No trim tabs, no swing keel. Will rate similar to Georgia. (TP52.) Name of boat.......well the last 7 (includes past generations) had the same name! Time for a change??? How about 'Date-rape'? I don't think this will get past the SYC committe!
  13. Could be, but who would know something like that!