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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. oh interesting.
  2. not sure why but the Singapore Straights Regatta also died. the PanAm Clipper Cup which later became the Kenwood Cup. these are just a few of many good regattas that have died.
  3. maybe in the future, they will have to up the entry fees to pay for an RC boat to sit out there to ensure all boat pass the marks???!!!!
  4. Southern Ropes by Donaghy's. besides Team ENZ, and the Volvo Race, they are on a lot of other projects. as i understand it, they have been around since the 1880s? i use them on both of my boats. https://www.donaghys.com/rope-and-cordage/products/leisure-marine and if you can not find what you want, the link below is from their south africa operations. http://www.southernropes.co.za/media/catalogues/Southern-Ropes-Marine-Rope-Catalogue.pdf
  5. to follow up on what Spoonie said about the use of a #3. i put a #3 on Sydney46 here thinking it was the normal use of a #3 when changing gears from a #1. turned out, the #3 was to be used full time to help bring down his IRC rating and ease up on crew work for club racing. if i had know this, then we would have cut a sail with more shape and foot round. so we did it for the next one. and the owner was getting better results. remember. unless you are a god, we can not read one's mind.
  6. i have a bad rotator cuff from my days playing on the USVBA indoor circuit during the winters and beach during the summer. i have found out that proper strength training with a trainer who understands the issues and can work the rotator cuff out while doing weights have worked for me. i have also been sleeping with a pillow under my right shoulder while on my back which has kept that part of the shoulder area from stretching backwards. look into both of these aspect.
  7. ok,, understood. now, i remember them to be real beasts of a unit. how are they today? and let's say i were to get one, my backstay now is spectra. do i need mammoth antenna?
  8. have a crew keep a finger on the spot!!
  9. with all the other form of communications, why would race committee in certain parts of the world (HK) keep insisting on SSB for Off-Shore Races?
  10. why not make your own backstay out of dynnema?
  11. Cool boat but how do you get racer / cruiser out of that package? There's not even a little bit of cruiser in it. Ambush has been for sale in HK for a very long time now, wonder why? Distant location or is it something about the boat? Better get Lord Dubin on the case. i looked at Ambush and i remember how we beat her in a regatta with our J35. we eventually bought the first of what looks like the Mills43 run called Tiamat. next boat is Cool Breeze on the east coast. and then i think the production run are the Landmark43 built in Dubai. i believe there are two for sale. another boat to look at.
  12. +1
  13. i used Peters and May when i shipped Misty from the UK to HK. http://www.petersandmay.com/
  14. that picture was taken at the Royal Honk Kong Yacht Club, so did the incident happen at ABC or RHKYC? either way, this goes to show the stupidity of some people. i was at RHKYC for almost a month when commissioning Misty and saw this boat there. beautiful, good looking boat. what a shame. i recently moved Misty from Manila to Subic and the same problems there too. a couple weeks ago on a Wednesday afternoon, we were exiting the SBYC basin for an afternoon sail when a fucking charter stink pot passed us doing well over ten knots right in middle of the entrance.
  15. evening wear that she can't get into anymore and cost you a new Jib!!!