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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. Hi JP, Would you be able to share your tuning advice from Xcentric Ripper? We have just splashed here in Hong Kong with #77 Mojito (a long wait after Cowes), and are looking to get up to speed for IRC racing as no OD here......yet! Cheers, fom the year round place to sail.
  2. How did the Gybes go?
  3. need to get it to around 1500kgs, so maybe remove some of the interior (and weight) in favour of a sail locker you could shelter in.....low freeboard and no protruding coach roof......maybe a hatch under cockpit floor for an outboard, so no inboard....a taller carbon rig.....a thinner deeper lighter keel (maybe lifting?).......taller sail plan with even bigger kite than 92S (SA/D 0f 29/30)......a bang up to date hull shape for less wetted surface area, maximised WL and more planing potential, with a DLR of 110 or less. Have I just described a Melges 32 or Soto 30? will it be versatile enough and sufficiently family friendly for J boats?
  4. Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good.... Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary. 1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need? Excentric Ripper, won the BeNeLux qualification for Commodores' Cup. Pretty ok? Will be fun to se them in some pretty tough competition... http://commodorescup.rorc.org/ and J Dream just won their IRC class overall on Round the Island on saturday.
  5. Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good.... Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary. 1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need?
  6. They can't be any worse Finally a short clip of the delivery from J/Composites to La Trinité Sur mer... I thought these boats were fast? It was overtaken by everything!!
  7. Is this accurate ? 25 boats sold/delivered for North America 30-35 boats for Europe 5-10 boats for Asia. if accurate, impressive....60-70 boats in 2 years in this economy at $300K++ is no small feat. From J UK last week. "One year on and we will be showing Stuart Sharpe’sbeautiful, shiny, sleek and slippery Joli on the Boardwalk at the TulletPrebon London Boat Show in 2012 (thank-you very much Stuart!) and she is hullnumber 58. In fact, if Santa didn’t bring you quite what you wanted this year,the next available hull for a J/111 for Spring delivery is number 68! So that’s61 J/111s sold in twelve months. Astonishing! "
  8. just over a minute behind the ker 11.3 after 1 hr 35mins of racing is not too shabby, and second on line as the "slowest" boat in the fleet bodes well I guess we now have the answer to "what's it rate?" as well......
  9. I think you mean mid/high 6's for a mumm 30, see link below. an extra knot over and above the Mumm is alot methinks. http://www.blur.se/polar/mumm30_farr_performance_prediction.pdf
  10. are you sure the instruments were properly calibrated? 7.5-7.8 kts upwind is pretty fast for a 36 footer of that type of boat that makes it a bit quicker than an A40 which it will rate close to on IRC.......so great news if true!! it might have some legs in IRC as well.
  11. J Boats claim that it will rate at 1.100 on IRC, so a smidgeon more than an A40.....mmmmm......will it be quicker than the A, or the summit 35 that it will give time to? so it doesn't sound like it is designed for IRC (admittedly as J Boats have always said). thoughts on the pics: how do those jib battens work on a furler? i thought the furler was going to be flush - ish for more jib area. that looks like a standard furler agree on the in-haulers, someone is overdoing that bit of trim by the look of it agree backstay should be capable of being more easily adjusted by main trimmer it does look heavy in the water to me. do you think they had all the factory staff down below as well? visually it looks like it needs a hull colour to be "a looker". metallic silver? like the pole length.....
  12. WTF? i'm thinking that it might be quicker and safer to go around that particular stretch of water.......