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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. Who would employ him? and what role would he do? He has been out-sailed by the new breed of younger guys. He has turned up to the last 2 regatta's unprepared and needing to play catch-up (why would you employ him as sailing coach?) His future is as a hired hand on other rich peoples yachts, or as a hired hand in a sub-par AC syndicate
  2. A Cupside chat with Commodore Steve Mair and PJ Montgomery
  3. Let it go Jimmy! Go grow some pineapples in Queensland or do that SUP stuff at bondi
  4. The only person who rates Spithill, is Spithill!
  5. Peter Lester: Oracle's exit would be no loss "If you look at the history of the Cup, I think under the auspices of Larry Ellison, it's probably been the most unfair ever, and I don't think he'll be a big loss to that community," Lester told Radio Sport's Mark Watson. "What it will probably do is open the door for other Americans to come and challenge, which I think is exciting." Reports have indicated that Richard DeVos, a co-founder of Amway and owner of the Orlando Magic NBA team, was set to challenge, potentially in association with the New York yacht club. New York clubs first won the America's Cup in 1851, and held it for 132 years until finally being defeated by Alan Bond's Australia II in 1983. There is also the possibility that there could be potential challengers from Chicago, or a new challenger from San Francisco if Ellison decides not to compete. Lester believes that more American teams could be eager to enter without Ellison's involvement. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11922863&ref=NZH_FBpage
  6. Conner said the strong word he was hearing was that Richard DeVos, a co-founder of Amway and owner of the Orlando Magic NBA team, was set to challenge. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11922550&ref=NZH_fb
  7. Oracle set to snub next America's Cup - report Oracle boss Larry Ellison may have had enough of the America's Cup. Leading US sailing journalist Bob Fisher, writing for Yachts & Yachting, says former Oracle syndicate leader Kiwi Sir Russell Coutts had confirmed Ellison might not be at the next Cup in Auckland in 2021. In an email to Fisher, Coutts said: "My understanding is that Oracle/Larry will not be entering." http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11922550&ref=NZH_fb
  8. The audience from NZ and Italy will be enormous (and vocal) and will be many times more than the total viewership from AC35. Then there is the UK audience if Ben turns up, and those from Straya, hopefully some swedes,..... Also, some events will be in Italy so will be friendly for those in Euroland and build support for the regatta in NZ I would also expect some participation from China
  9. Whatever happened to that framework agreement anyway. Haven't heard it mentioned lately
  10. America's Cup - Auckland Council grapples with tough Cup options by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ today at 3:50 am The Auckland Council's Planning Committee met in an open session this morning to consider a number of options and updates on long term planning for the Auckland area. Running interference across the planning process undertaken to date is the potential hosting of the 2021 America's Cup, which according to Mayor Phil Goff will only be held in Auckland if Emirates Team NZ are happy with the planning and where bases will be located.The options seemed to boil down to an extension of the Halsey Street wharf - which ran off the road where Emirates Team New Zealand base used to be located and north and west of the Viaduct Events Centre. Halsey Wharf didn't figure in the long term plan until 2032-2042 decade. One option is to bring that plan forward, however it was made very clear that while the America's Cup requirements could be catered for in the short term, a long term legacy use was a more important factor. http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Americas-Cup---Auckland-Council-grapples-with-tough-Cup-options/156985
  11. Will Australians be sailing for Australia? The prospect of Australia rejoining the America’s Cup for Auckland 2021 continues to build momentum. The Australian newspaper reports that “a consortium of wealthy Australian businessmen – and keen yachties – might already be quietly discussing mounting a joint Australian entry.” What grates the Australians is that so many of the key crew and management of foreign syndicates are now filled with Australians – Glenn Ashby skippered Team New Zealand’s catamaran, Jimmy Spithill, Kyle Langford and Tom Slingbsy were the main men on Oracle and Nathan Outteridge was at the helm of the impressive Swedish entry Artemis Racing. http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/09/04/will-australians-sailing-australia/
  12. Iain Murray joins Australian Sailing as Performance Director One of Australia's most accomplished sailors, Iain Murray has been appointed to the role of Performance Director of Australian Sailing according to a report on Fox Sport's website. http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Iain-Murray-joins-Australian-Sailing-as-Performance-Director/156940
  13. Always wanted your own America’s Cup Race Boat? Now’s your chance… introducing the Land Rover BAR R1 desk models, by Abordage! Show your support to the team and remember the exciting journey of the 35th America’s Cup with a replica version of our AC50. Get yours today ➡️ goo.gl/f2G1vK#BringTheCupHome
  14. he is just not that smart! Mouth and trousers it is!