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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. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Still struggling to understand how RQ-Naos could leave the boat on the 180 highway for 3 days and come out so massively on top
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    @WetHog - you and I have a fun race to the finish - you approaching from the South with over 100nm separation, only 5nm difference DTF... Have a feeling your route will pay - but we shall see. Would help us both if we had more time to log in and tweak! Interesting to see how many of us ended up rounding north on auto TWA, before logging in to adjust towards the finish.... ;-)
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    To make the south work - you had to be further south than I was to stay in enough breeze to ride the front with out risk of being dropped off the back... So - I've had to re-position myself further north for safety - which means taking the medicine. Nice transom you've got there
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I found the Zezo VR Chrome plugin - any of you been playing around with it? "VR Dashboard monitors and logs your boat position and other boat parameters."
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Loving the 20kt+ blast, but a bit depressed it's back to Light Jib in 40hrs. Strange, I'm about as sad about it as if I were really out there on the water... Actually, that's bull - I'd be looking forward to the chance to dry out!
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    DTF dead even... Game on!
  7. Hi Fred,

    All okay in Singers ?



    1. RIGO


      Hi Mate. 

      All good here thanks. Warm sun and fair breeze. 

      How are you guys?


  8. Helped a friend switch out an old furling genoa on his 60' cruiser in Keppel, Singapore yesterday. We changed him to a North Sails 130% genoa which he'd had in storage for a few years that came with the boat. He's heading off for extensive cruising and has a J3 + staysail in reserve should this sail let him down. The stitching in it is still good (triple stitch), a lot of mildew, but cosmetic only. The base cloth has developed that crisp packet sound and you can feel some movement between the layers indicating de-lam. On the face of it - the outer layers look robust and in tact - it's just that it appears something has gone on in the middle where either the adhesive has gone or a base layer material has broken down within the outer layers... His dacron sails which are equivalent in age look fine - it's just this Norlam sail which is suspect. He's planning some tropical cruising, up to Langkawi, Phuket etc - and then possibly back down to Oz. Does anyone here know Norlam - how much is its construction reliant upon the material enclosed within the top layer for strength? Being a cruiser, he's not worried about perfect sail shape so performance isn't part of his decision making (within reason). My question is this; is the Norlam cloth going to be OK, or should I advise him that it is likely to let him down?
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    True - so I'm trying to beat you by following Toppen (I'm a little North and West of him, and v west of you)
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Number of winch column turns - nice piece of telemetry coming off Macif. What other telemetry streams would improve the VOR viewing ? Would be great stimulus for debate - for example; rudder angle data to compare the smooth and steady helming style versus the 'row it down the waves' approach... Any other suggestions? I'd love to know keel cant angles as the boats hit the doldrums :-) (Realizing its just fantasy, since teams might never agree to a lot of it)...
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Doesn't look good in the standings being out west - doubt Mom has ever seen such a big number
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Worth noting that ZEZO can forget your previously checked Foils and Extra Pack (hadn't cleared cookies etc). This had quite an impact on the 24 hr plan so glad I noticed...
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    You win... Didn't take the phone out on the water - and then (it being Singapore) it was all about beers in the pool to cool off from the sailing; 15kts of wind isn't going to help cool you off in 40 degree high humidity heat... Great sailing tho... So - got online this morning (I'm UTC +8) and found I'd dropped to: Mini:8,790 / TJV:35,386 / VOR:19,344, Clipper:6,236... Oh well At least, with all the irresponsible drinking and lack of Nav - I haven't managed to run myself onto a beach, which is more than can be said for....
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Dammit - Late (relaxed) finish to the SB20 Nationals Prize Giving meant I didn't get online till several hours after the start and then made a course change after at least 3 jugs of beer. Not a good call - now in the 40k s Love a challenge.....!
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME