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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. Sailing World mag

    What other publications support college sailing? How about the rules and tactics sections? Seahorse is cool to see what's going on in grand prix sailing but SW is the only rag still talking about the sailboat racing most of us do.
  2. Sailing World mag

    Looks like about 37 more entrants this year than last at the St Pete NOOD. The regattas are going on 30 years this year. The original story poo-pooed the regattas and implied failure. Well, St pete was bigger and in a time when participation is dying I would think survival like this should be commended. You want to grow sailing? Talk about some of the good stuff.
  3. PV Race

    For the midwinters, they raced ORC, so the beaters had a fair shot. If you look at the "line honors" results, the beaters were right where you would think they would be.
  4. PV Race

    For Pac52 class racing, there is still a 7 pro crew limit. Who cares if the pro's are AC guys or not?
  5. PV Race

    I believe Bad Pak and Invisible Hand are more offshore oriented than Rio and fox. But even Rio and Fox are more robust than the current TP52's.
  6. Sailing World mag

    I love SW. The copy has been really great over the last few years. Magazines are rad. I've met Dave Reed and and he's a decent dude, loves sailing, loves his magazine. I'll keep subscribing. And Scooter, you really don't have to be such a dick all the time.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    The boat who played by the rules won. Not hollow at all.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Wow, who is this trt131 guy? And why didn't Comanche have him on board? Stan and Jimmy sure could have used his superior knowledge. This whole thing could have beem avoided.
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    “I think we were totally innocent at the incident at the start. It is not the America’s Cup, it is the Hobart. The rules are different. I am not concerned at all.” - Ricko This says all there is to know. This is why sailing is dying. Too many who think thw rules are different for them. AC, Hobart, whatever. The rules are there for a reason. He's not concerned about the foul. He could have said we're innocnet and the jury will.see that. He didn't. He said the rules don't apply. its sad. I know one of two crew on WOXI and was rooting for them. Buy i am no fan of a lack of sportsmanship.
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Going to the room is as mich a part of our game as the sailing. The Cal 30 has is protected by the rules just as much as anyone else.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Live, there was no question. LDVC had to alter course to avoid.
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    So how long before WOXI does some turns? Do they want to sail 600 miles and then lose on protest?
  13. Anybody Know The History Of This Farr 39ML?

    I raced PacCup Y2K on this boat. Cool boat. Seemed to get dinged up easily. I would suspect a $27k 39 foot race boat would need twice that much in refit costs. As for the brothers, they took me to Hawaii for an experience I will never forget. 3rd in class. 16th overall. While they could be loud at times, they treated me well and I had a blast.
  14. Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    The irony here is that after 1 gawdam race, we're already pissing and moaning about the...RATING! I'm sure the gallery would lay off if the rating wasn't the first thing to gripe about.
  15. Why don't more people race?

    Sailboat racing is hard. People suck. It costs money and time. For those who enjoy it enough, they get over those things and try to get others to do the same. Sailing and racing is growing in my neck of the woods but it's taking a lot of work from many people. It also requires some folks to get over themselves and learn how to shut the fuck up.