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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. Div splits are up on the website.......... So downwind start and run to Sisters, that will be nice, then the lights go out, wind will shut off and the real race will begin:) Glad Im not delivering today - though tomorrow doesn't look much better.
  2. I think the rating of 50 is for frac kites only - go masthead and things will get pricier in terms of rating hit!
  3. Having owned a 110 for 6 years ( with sprit option ) and raced it extensively, and won against all of the boats mentioned above- I might be a little biased........with that said the 110 was replaced by the 115 for a reason and I think they addressed the issues that most of the 110's you will find sale have in terms of meeting the performance you will expect. The only issue with the 115 is the weight - its just too heavy to sail upwind in less than 6 knots! The 110 is heavy - especially in the aft end of the boat. It will only dig holes in the water - regardless of the amount of cloth you put up and the wind you do it in. That said, - it will sail along at 8-9 knots for ever in 12-15 + knots of breeze. Upwind you need to move crew weight forward - like you start hiking at the shrouds and the guys line up forward from there - it looks goofy but it works. You will also need a proper foil as the boat responds - needs to have a lot of forstay adjusting to power up the sail plan. I liked the interior - except the aft cabin if you are taller than 5'8" requires you sleep left - right, not front - back in the boat. Ok at the dock, but at night, well it doesn't work. The boat that performs the best is the J 109 - but won't be had for this price - and I found much smaller inside.
  4. I was on Prime and we had a bunch of fun for the weekend for sure. We knew we were in tough in the division we were in - either we were too short to compete with waterline or too heavy to have a chance vs the real sporties like P&D! Have to say, Poke and Destroy were untouchable! Very impressive for sure.
  5. First off - we do the AYC Friday night option...... Our shore guy shops for lunches and gets all the fixings sorted for a roast dinner Saturday night in the house we rent a few miles from Roche Harbour. He drives us to the boat on Saturday morning from the motel - then he hops on the ferry - checks into the house - drops off all the crew gear in the house - starts dinner early in the afternoon - then comes down to the dock and meets us with the cooler. Sunday morning we get up - he drives us to the boat - then cleans up the house, packs our gear back in the truck - then makes his way to the ferry - then drives back home. When we get back to our dock - Pt Roberts - we stop by his place late Sunday night and everyone collects their stuff......... He's a retired guy who loves sailing - races in our club on Saturday's - but passes on doing the big cold races now - so comes along for the weekend......we spot his stay, food, gas, and beers - he's happy and so are we:)
  6. We do option # 3 as well.......we have a volunteer who does shore support for us, makes all the difference in the world!
  7. I sailed on Rampant a long time ago in Tsawwassen - way too young at the time to appreciate it, but do remember, everytime I thought that we were going fast, would soon later be going faster:)
  8. Respectfully, please do not change this race to include kayaks or other human only powered craft. This is a sailboat race, which asks sailors, owners to prepare his or her boat to a certain level of safety that we are told are taken quite seriously ........don't dumb this event down, it will be hurt the sailing aspect of the race IMO.
  9. MOB probably doesn't plan to go through the night and worry that they won't make it past Banks Island, thus no where to hide is what I'd assume.
  10. These are the exact conditions in 2011 Van Isle, so not that abnormal I'd say.
  11. I bet MOB tries to join up the Van Isle fleet at the fish farm:) surely Wayne is invited..........
  12. I would say there is nothing seriously wrong with GO as MOB would have stopped and aided them...........carry on:)
  13. I'd worry they dropped something - someone? Hope not but why else go back that fast
  14. Yes I know the boat - the crew are from the mono Kotuku!
  15. I have to say, I am not surprised with the # of drop outs so far.........this trip up north this week is going to be grueling, for the 40 foot mono's doing the van isle - let alone this group of sailors with no shelter, little food or water, and a pounding north westerly.......... I know from doing the last 2 Van Isle's that we were knackered by the time we reached Port Hardy, and really only got some decent recovery once we reached Winter Harbor and had the lay over day to fully recover. The guys on Elsie ( Kotuku ) know what they are doing, and I am not surprised they are laying a beat down so far..........but my guess is they make it through the narrows tonight and then grab a pit stop and rest up.