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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. Anyone able to tell who was on the Vestas crew for the transat from the pictures?
  2. Can be a very awesome race or very trying. Safe bet at least part of it will be very difficult in one way or another. I'll be in again this year. Hope it's more like last time than the time before that.
  3. Does anyone know which boat this new Team Vestas/11th hour will be sailing? Is it the repaired boat?
  4. 2013 Annapolis Newport Race. Getting our ass kicked in a Noreaster headed towards block island after having drifted off the Chesapeake for two days. Whole crew except two or three are sea sick spread out below and it's pissing down rain. Skipper announces that he has to piss, looks down into the cabin at all the bodies and looks at me and just says "Fuck that. You might want to lift up your boots." Proceeds to take a piss right there in the cockpit. I have never in my life laughed so hard at the absurdity of the whole situation.
  5. Saw today that 52 SuperSeries has confirmed the sale of Interlodge to the Gladiator team. Anyone know the Scuttlebutt behind this sale? Seems pretty expensive to build a brand new 52 for just one regatta then sell it.
  6. When is this sale supposed to happen? End of the season?
  7. Not my boat, but rather a few in front of us. Screwpile regatta a few years back. They had added a distance race for the first time. Local J boat rounded the channel side of a day mark with some room to spare and parked it up on a shoal that wasn't supposed to be there. The funny part is that one of their competition (on a bigger boat) apparently decided that there was enough room between the boat (that was aground) and the day mark to go between them. The result was predictable. Scariest thing we hit was in the 2015 Marblehead to Halifax. Guy on the wheel is a know joker and says "it smells like whale farts or something". Not ten seconds later: WHABAM. Closest I've ever come to pissing my foulies.
  8. Is the live video archived anywhere? Just getting home from work and want to catch up!
  9. Broken V1? This is the third Chesapeake Bay J122 to suffer a rig failure since the 2015 Annapolis to Newport race. Is there a known weakness in the rigs in this class?
  10. Anyone have any idea about who is on team AkzoNobel besides Simeon?
  11. There are sailors who don't do drugs?!
  12. UFD is a new starting penalty. Like a black flag but you only get disqualified if that start goes off and you are identified as over early. If that start results in a general recall you still get to have a crack at the next start.
  13. The boat I sail on uses all Ullman sails and we have the fiberpath main and no1. I would NOT recommend these sails for your use however since you plan to leave them on the boat. It isn't worth having high performance string sails if you don't take care of them, and they do not like being left on the boom, furled on the headstay. However, they are great sailing sails and will give your boat great drive.
  14. There is a lot of BS being dispensed in this thread. Hope I never wind up sailing in a regatta against some of you clowns.
  15. You should be seeing rates around 200-300 per day plus expenses.