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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. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    The lake certainly does get sea breezes right across it. They'll usually start east then move around to north-east as they fill in. So, more Sydney-like than Williamtown-like in that respect. Certainly Belmont Bay gets the sea breeze first, but once it's in it's fairly consistent across the lake unless you're in the lee of a hill. Now, a bit of speculation... I think what's going on here is affected by the local geography. A sea breeze will tend to be at right-angles to the coast. In NSW that means (very roughly) South East. However, along a lot of the coast there are hills/mountains quite close. In Lake Macquarie's case the Watagan Mountains run just west of the Lake for its entire length. Sydney's also fairly hilly. So, the sea breeze gets deflected so that it's more parallel with the coast. At Williamtown, though, the terrain is dead flat. In fact it's flat inland all the way to Maitland and beyond - the flattest being generally NW (or WNW) of Williamtown. So, the sea breeze can stay South East.