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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. I have car topped my Tornado, A-Cat and Laser without any issue. I can't see how this boat would be an issue.
  2. Just glad to see Lars on the boat racing again. Great results for someone who has been absent from the national scene for a couple of years. Like to see what he does if he is sailing fully in the class again.
  3. Merde2, We are all living vicariously through you and your posts. Thanks again, Tom
  4. Ask and ye shall receive. This is mainly from yesterday. IMG_8164.jpg This is the inside of the tent. It's shared with the Benoits from AXON Racing. It's a cosy setup. IMG_8186.jpgIMG_8196.jpg I know that there's been a lot of talk around the foils and the force necessary to move them up and down. Here's a bit of a look of the system. The blue line spans the trampoline and connects to a double cascade. IMG_9537.jpg Probably the quote of the day from Steve: "Did you see that kite boarder? He passed us! We never get passed like that." IMG_9792.jpg But in the end, she does foil. Just need to dial in the setting a bit. Leave it to Steve to come up with very different approaches to this than others do. It will be interesting to see how the foils perform.
  5. Merde2, Thank you for posting pictures. It helps those of us who couldn't get the time off to travel to the event. Maybe it will again be in Newport sometime in the future. Thanks, Tom
  6. Yes, many more boat photos. Details, details and details. More boat "porn". Plus would love to see much more of Steve's boat. I was on his sister's sailboat in Newport when they flipped. A freighter had just passed and they came out of the lee of the freighter at the same moment that the stern waves hit Aethon and over they went. Steve also couldn't get out of his harness and landed on Cogito's wing. We all sat there in stunned silence for a moment before getting into action and seeing if they needed help and trying to collect all the wing pieces that we could on our way back to shore. I was lucky enough to have been invited aboard her boat to which she has my great thanks. Was so sorry the regatta ended at that moment for Steve and Oliver.
  7. I am hoping that more photos and information begin showing up on this thread and over at boatdesign.net
  8. I did read the Ashby comments. He is an accomplished and world class sailor. I really don't have a dog in this fight since I sail a Boyer MKIV that I have no intention of converting to a foiler. I lake sail and have no fleet to join if I wanted to. Right now I don't think I could physically handle the challenges that foiling adds to the boat. What I do see is that both sides of this argument are doing their best to pressure the other side into capitulating. Personally, I would like to see rule 8 remain until it is shown that removing rule 8 leads to better and easier to sail boats than the ones developed under rule 8. I would like to see evidence that removing rule 8 will not obsolete the entire fleet of A cats worldwide. I just do not see that those who propose the removal of rule 8 are at that point today. Just a few thoughts from a non racing A-Cat sailor.
  9. Steve, I wish you the best for this event. This should be interesting. Hopefully you will post some pictures of the retooled Aethon once it is too late for any team to make changes that mirror the ones that you have done. Glad to see that the Canadians re going as well. Get some great training and have a safe trip. Thanks, TTS
  10. Why don't you break down the meaning of this? Who has won here? Is there more to come? And how does Kirby fair from this?
  11. You could also look at a Tornado rig.
  12. It's that keeping it skyward that is important:)
  13. That looks like Ken's 32 from Newport.
  14. Bump
  15. Is that a Dart ? Upside down it could be either a Dart or a Tornado!