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      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. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ....aagh,, knew it. Looks like all are converging to lessen risks ahead....
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ..no need to jinx it. ...let their quiet run continue.......................
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ....liking Brunel's quiet progress through the fleet,, faster and converging a bit towards Mapfre at the last sched,, hoping for a continuation in the next. ...some rather spectacular transitions ahead!
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ...^^...I suppose that's why they say...'life in the extreme',,,, rather than life in the niceynice. ...there's some double point legs near the end? Otherwise,, I agree with some of what you say,, the double points legs could take a lot of the steam out.
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    yes,, in that regard it's good to double down on the pressure of this leg,, though it likely emphasizes the old adage...'' to finish first,,, first you must finish''
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    yah,, seems like a well earned place of control for now,,, perhaps the game opens up if someone gybes off. DTF, and DTL now takes some relevance,, though only 'perfect' if there were no weather variables. GOooo, the dutch Shoe!! ..wasn't me. There's so many aspects of the VO, or any race that define the competition. Not necessarily 'fair' but usually in place before teams decide to enter. in the case of double points on the deep south legs,, I actually like it,,,, puts more emphasis back towards the classic legs of a RTW race,, and a bit less emphasis on those stupid inland sections and drifty finishes. ...was a bit surprised about how much they were camping it up,,, quite a difference from the usual pan-face we were given last round,,, little emotion shown, whether being the rooster ...... or the feather duster. Much more emotion being portrayed.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ....''gawdarnit,,, that bbq sauce was the only thing between me, and total constipation''
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ^^...either another short fake for the sched,, or they've gone insane.
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ........''yah,, the little guy in the bottle ,,,he's pretty nasty, but usually tells us the right way to go.''
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ....reminds me of a southern straights race on Sydelsuma when I was 16,, tactics went bad through the night,, the crew got boondoggled... all went below for a sleep, leaving me alone on deck.
  11. TF10 foiler... what could possibly go wrong!?.....

    ...yah, well,,, far beyond those 'average' sailors in either case.
  12. ...from FP.... ''Designed from scratch as a super fun foiler for mere mortals'' Yah, sure,,, an idiot proof $200,000 foiler,, foils at 8 knots,,,,, all fun until a seto'spurts dumps it in 12! ...a la Wally. yah, Dug,,, I know.... took the words right outa yer mouth Big Pimpin’ This is the new foiling TF10 trimaran. A high-tech carbon fest, allowing sailors to foil easily in around 8 knots of boatspeed! Designed from scratch as a super fun foiler for mere mortals, we believe that goal has been accomplished! About this video: A small crew from DNA recently travelled to Barcelona for the new foiling TF10 trimaran to be tested by a jury of 12 European sailing magazines for the 2018 European Yacht of the Year competition – the TF10 is nominated in the category Special Yacht. After the jury testing for EYOTY, we kept on sailing with other media and prospects for their impressions. Our mission to sail the TF10 trimaran in Barcelona was surrounded by turmoil as the local Catalonia region was passing a resolution for independence from Spain at that time. Low flying helicopters and a big presence from the local military police added a dimension for sure. Sailing in indigo blue Mediterranean waters with stunning backgrounds was absolutely fabulous. This video captures some of the sailing experience and as the video clearly shows, we had cloudy and rainy days too. The sun came out as soon as the video team went home. Of course. Learn more about the TF-10 and DNA Performance Sailing here. [and look for Clean’s boat review shortly! -ed] Tags: DNA, Foiling, Holland, TF-10, trimaran November 17th, 2017
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ...I wonder who's 'cheating' now?
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    ......... sure adds some good drama,,, not so good for dingDong fanboys though. ...a musical interlude, as we await another update......
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    yes ,quite a difference,,, but can't help thinking it's having a softening effect on the Dong. ....''how about we send a reply to all those emails he sent us?... I could do it,, but I have a feeling he'd prefer hearing from you lads. n.t.t.a.w.w.t. ''