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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. That would be funny XD
  2. No stabilizers in the rear, only vertical rudders. The so called canards are the stabilizers in the front. About why two of each (rudders, wings and stabilizers) , it's a matter of engineering aiming for lightness with the materials they had and a bad assumption about what was an effective thickness for a wing.
  3. Surprising ! The famous Wright brother's plane was of this type.
  4. IIRC Thomas Coville said that after 1h and a half he was too tired and the auto-pilot was doing better than him. And Joyon said something about less than 1 hour stints at the helm to keep it 100%. And those were foil-assisted boats.
  5. Just to let you know: https://2oceans1rock.org/ FB seems to be more updated: https://www.facebook.com/2Oceans1Rock-361293044027690/ Not clear when it will begin, seems they are still trying to get the project under way.
  6. Didn't Dee Caffari circumnavigate it in 2008 VG and in 2006 in the "against wind and tide" circumnavigation ?
  7. From fralo: - nombre de jours entre 600 et 700 milles nautiques : 10 - nombre de jours entre 700 et 800 milles nautiques : 4 - nombre de jours entre 800 et 900 milles nautiques : 8
  8. An exorcism. The foiling mini in the front page hints of evil possession.
  9. They were 22 hours slower than BPV from Ouessant to Good Hope, and 1d 8h slower from the Horn to the Equator: 2d 6h that can certainly be improved. But what about the rest ? edit: just realized: 41d is barely less than 1000 hours XD
  10. Nice The north Atlantic was a blast !
  11. Looks like Frank Cammas &cia will lose the record for the leg Equator-Ouessant with the same boat ... more or less.
  12. You sure can believe whatever you want. Alternative facts, aren't they called now ?
  13. Yes I know. I myself was surprised by this answer. But it's his. Well, at this level a 5.6 % increase in anything positive is quite big.
  14. 22.5 vs 21.3 ; IDEC is a 5.6 % wider, yes ... hmmm
  15. Specs on paper don't look so much different between Sodebo Ultim and IDEC sport, wouldn't a crew with always a fresh man at the wheel an another trimming be able to get 10% more speed than the AP + Thomas alone ?