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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. Need to bump this just to see who I am with all the forum changes.
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  3. Die Hard
  4. Keith Emerson
  5. Nana's been in the water all year. Races Wednesdays with WYC and did the Chi Waukegan this year. Jammin is still there too. Still good times, just a much smaller fleet.I raced on some of these boats. Including Nana and Jabberwocky. Nana never did Tristate. Russ was an interesting guy, don't know what happened to him, he and his crew videoed all the time. First time I've seen any of it. My racing in Waukegan basically ended when I started racing out of Belmont in 1990.
  6. I lost my dad 3 years ago, and my mom in May. They live on in memory, but it's still hard to lose those confidants. You'll always think "what would dad (or mom) say.
  7. Pretty much spot. Holland hasn't ever really wanted it.Actually, the Queens has finished in Holland. In 1980.The Queens has finished in ports as diverse as Michigan City over the years.The Queens finished exclusively in Muskegon for many years. We all got pretty excited about Grand Haven when they started in the mid 80s. Then the alternating started. The attempts to add other ports to the mix has had varying success, but there will be more Chicago boats again this year.
  8. Touch of Grey? Unless old 32276 had a predecessor I don't know about - And I've been sailing the various permutations of the class since 1989 - she's still active in Chicago. Bozo's Circus, nee Midnight Special, nee Top Gun, crunched Graham Shoal in the 1990 Chicago-Mac (as Midnight Special). Initial inspections seemed OK, but on the delivery leaks, stringer and motor mount issues were discovered. Irish made it right and the owners wallet a bit lighter. Boat raced in the NAs in late August. Haul it, inspect it, fix it. you won't regret it. Is that J35 the old Touch of Grey? The reason I ask is that the 35's next to you didn't hit. If it is, you probably only knocked off the illegal 4 inch shoe that was put on the boat back in the mid to late 80's
  9. I enjoyed Chris' rational, intelligent, stabilizing contributions to the chaos here. His voice will be missed. God bless all who were touched by him.
  10. This exactly as I recall. I always heard it referred to as the "Chicago-Sarnia International Yacht Race." Friends on NANA discussed and had medallions on the bulkheads for 1971, 1973 as well as 1975 and 1979. They discussed the special circumstances due to the CYC100th. Friends out of MBYC did those races as well. Cadence won one year, Heritage in 1981. I did a fair amount of rum tasting with the twins on Double Digits (Tom and Terry) with extensive discussions of the 87 race. After the big drift in 1989 it died, was resurrected, and run in reverse as the Super Mac in 2000.
  11. I'm going to wade in here and make a few comments. For us wage slaves, the SuperMac is a huge time committment. Instead of one week (including either a delivery home or a trip home followed by a trip to the start followed by another trip home), it becomes a two week adventure. The SuperMac (Chicago-Sarnia) used to be done every odd numbered year. The races in 1987 and 1989 pretty much ended that tradition. The race in 1987 was truly special - and fast. It was possible to be back to work on Tuesday. The 1987 race was almost literally a 3 or 4 gybe race. Ideal conditions for almost all. Pied Piper finished during the Ladies' Cocktail Party. Nine other boats beat Amorita's record. The T-tens were finishing before dark on Sunday, as I recall Glider took first overall with an elapsed time of around 33 hours. We made last call at the Pony. The last finishers were in by noon Monday. Boats were leaving the harbor on Tuesday morning. With all the broken records and the celebrations, many boats dropped out of the SuperMac. The race in 1989 was dead dog slow. Boats were dropping out Sunday night - off Racine. Pied Piper didn't finish until nearly noon on Tuesday. We didn't finish until 0900 Wednesday. Again, many boats (all of them?) dropped out of the SuperMac. I think that pretty much killed the SuperMac as a biennial race. The next SuperMac was "in reverse" in 2000. Good luck to all. See you on the Island.
  12. Mainstream media doesn't do anyone any favors. During the storm in the 2011 Chi-Mac, the radio was crackling non-stop with boats discussing Wingnuts and other boats in distress. If the crew waited 45 minutes to call the Coasties, that was unconscionable. Similarly, boats were hanging out in northern Lake Michigan, no-one going anywhere while trying to help. Leaving the area, losing sight of the MOB? Again, unconscionable. Those two items, and only those two, are at the heart of any criticism I might have. The end result would likely have been much the same in any event. Wingnuts was an extreme design caught in extreme weather. Horse may not have been an extreme design in extreme conditions - and I wasn't there, but from the stories off other boats the conditions were challenging but not extreme - but if the pulpit broke away when the MOB was knocked into it, she may have not been maintained properly for a night race. God bless the friends and family of all those impacted by this tragedy.
  13. We really must not let this vanish!
  14. The Lions are 11-4? When was the last time that happened?
  15. Sailing a J35 in the 1990 Mac. Pretty fast race although a bit cold and wet. Made our bridge call at 0815 Monday and were headed for a podium finish, possibly as high as first. Flying the kite at about 8 knots, wind off St. Ignace. Playing games with another boat - taking up, that kind of shit. Two goats on board. It was a lttle choppy, and then the sound of the chop changed. I was standing over the winch and fell into it when the boat stopped on Graham Shoal. The boat we were fucking with stopped there, too. Watched the whole fleet pass us by. Other boat got off unassisted and finished DFL. We got pulled of with glass chunks drifting about by a boat from the Island, complete with photographer. There was a god - the photographer was too seasick to get any shots - and we managed the harbor without further incident, but with the WDR for our finish. Boat went into Irish for repairs on Wednesday and was ready for the J35 NAs later that season. Owner got out, but boat still racing in AIII.