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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. Very promising forecast through out the week. Coastal Water Point Reyes to Pigeon Pt. Out 10 Nm BRISK NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS AS HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS STRONG OFF THE WEST COAST. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WITH STEEPER WIND WAVES AND FRESH SWELL. WINDS WILL DECREASE TUESDAY NIGHT AS A WEAK FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS. Tonight NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Patchy fog after midnight. Patchy drizzle after midnight. Memorial Day NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Mon Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight. Tue NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Tue Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Pigeon Pt. to Pt. Pinos out 10 Nm Mon Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight. Tue NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Tue Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Wed NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft...shifting to the west. Slight chance of showers. Pt. Pinos to Peidras Blancas. Tue NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Tue Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft at 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Wed NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. NW swell 3 ft. Slight chance of showers. Patchy fog. Piedras Blancas to Pt Sal. Note the building sea state. Tue NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Tue Night NW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt in the evening...becoming 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 5 to 6 ft dominant period 8 seconds. Wed NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 5 to 7 dominant period 8 seconds. I'm doing the SoCal 300 leg, so see some of you anarchists on the docks Thursday.
  2. I'm going to ask this here 'cos it seems to be propulsion related. After two days of watching these teams, who does what? Four guys generating hydaulic power to run systems? One wing trimmer, does he trim the jib too, or is that just an advertising platform? Driver with lots of buttons or twisty things on the wheel. Is he also trimming foils? Who controls foils up and down?
  3. Whoa! I said WHOA! What are you doing bringing common sense and logic to SA?
  4. Yes. The most graphic display I have seen. Just as an aesthetic aside, I don't like the whole bow down trim under foiling. Looks like they'll pitch it at the first hint of a wave!
  5. @Kiwing Read the whole thread. Some of this is a bit above my paygrade!
  6. Late to the party and won't post much. Fascinating thread. This answers my questions as to why ETNZ would want constant cycle power. I notice that the ETNZ guys are not always pedaling at high cadences, so I would think that the wattage is not always very high. That said one of my cycling team mates who is a strong cat 3, posted his wattage results from a recent win. He could sustain between 500 and 700 watts for 15 to 18 second periods. Generally backing off for each upcoming corner, then get back on it for a similar period of time on each straight. He peaked at just over 1000 watts in one acceleration. So, four guys putting out maybe 400-500 watts every other 15 second period? Has anyone edited some footage to present side by side views of ETNZ, vs Groupama Vs Artemis, et al? I'll admit I am struggling to see the top elements moving repeatedly in the above video. Probably just me, I certainly don't mean to come across as a doubter!
  7. No much later than that. Last one I did was 2003.
  8. Thanks everyone for the replies. Xaragua is the one I'm going to look at for a client.
  9. Yes, that was the thread I found. Is it still in Chi town as Big country? Thanks guys!
  10. IIRC, there was a rumour of a Concordia 47 that got dropped way back in 2006/2007 in Detroit. Anyone know what happened to it?
  11. Winner of this thread. Game Over!
  12. Nice write up. No Chewy?
  13. ORC penalizes poorly prepared boats. ORC is a complex measurement rule that will recognize which boats are sailed closest to their possibilities for WL,SA, and wetted surface. The better and more focused sailors will love it. Those with flaws in the boat, weakness with their sails, or poor talent and effort will hate the rule that gives them no quarter. Note the age and types of boats that regularly do well in the Newport-Bermuda Race. Prepared your boat well and sail your boat well every second around the course and you will consistently do well. Get a hot new planning something and only sail the boat to 80% of its potential around the course and you will suck when it comes time for awards. If that is not enough dribble for you. ORC can be seen to reward boats that can be consistently easier to sail to their potential. To win you must keep your boat speed up the your boats potential 24/7. That was the most amazing piece of bottom dwelling canal garbage written in a long time. Please name one rule, handicap or O/D that rewards poorly prepared boats.
  14. Does anyone know what Meat is talking about?
  15. A Buzz Boetcher reference in SA. I never cease to be amazed.