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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. Mini Transat 2017

    On the Water Topic: Erwan Le mené on a facebook live of its arrival just asking the others skippers: "No one was thirsty? Nobody threw away his water and ended up with nothing? I was really without anything: no more food, no fuel, no more cigarettes ... Hey good! Give me one of yours ... Yesterday in the becalm I would have sold my boat for a cigarette!"
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I sincerely doubt that the organization limited access to ais considering the very low % of overall person interested and even aware of the existence of an AIS tracking.
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    For ALC, tacking should have been done within the range of 40nm from the Scilly.
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    If I may purpose a good stream for naviguessing. Yoan Richomme (last winner of The Figaro) is twitting often with its routings. And I have to say that he has always got good analysis (way better than D. Vittet for example). Here is its TWitter account: https://twitter.com/yoannrichomme?lang=fr
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Noticed that, and am still sceptical because of Armel's rep here as a cool customer. At first I thought it was maybe a translation issue, or French media going for click-bait, but the article was signed by Will Carson. http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/17963/le-cleac-h-vents-frustration-at-complex-final-week So, still not sure whether Armel is actually stressed as much as the translation of some interview implied. Anyone hear the actual interview? Alex as Mr cool bird-watcher who is paying no attention to the race made for an ironic contrast. The french interview sounds to have been well translated . Armel seems to be really tired not to "be rewarded" by the weather and is a bit guted by the fact that Alex just got annoter lucky strike wi th the doldrums.
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    There is a small nuance in french "être joueur" (bet high?) which is typical from Desjoyaux. Such an affirmation will permits him to say "I was right " in every case. If Armel win: "that was so predictable". If Alex win : "I told you..."
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    The last three winners were also in full cruising mode if you take a look to their videos from past editions... That's maybe a way to win? Maybe Alex is already thinking that he cannot get closer to a full potential boat as BP... But is that the reality on Banque Pop? For example, i would bet that ALC broke something before Cap Verde, given an illogical gap in its speed..
  8. Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

    Done! 49d3h7min 24 knts average Speechless
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Won one Mini transat and one Rhum in Class 40.Not quite a perdreau de l'année (Youngblood)!
  10. what is it?

    Saw the two boats of Voilavion in Marseilles harbour last week.
  11. New imoca boats

    The vid of the mini flying is just crazy!