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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. who gets the mortgage?
  2. If there is enough liquidity.
  3. What are you missing? Pretty much everything about how Sydney actually works. +1. My brother in law is a partner in a law firm of about the same size and he pulls a wage of 3M a year. Why all the hate for Bell? he comes across as a nice guy who promotes himself brilliantly and loves his Yachtin. Not hate but curiosity for sure. Perhaps even healthy skepticism. $3m pa is a good wicket. If you were relatively frugal you could save/invest say $1.2m year after tax. So Does he have a 90' motor yacht? 125' motor yacht? A super maxi? A sydney harbour water front? Or all of the above by early 40s?
  4. How much can you make from a 130 person accounting firm? To make $5m + (which would not cover his spending) profit a year that entirely flows up to one person you either have to over charge or under pay compared to competition. Neither are sustainable. And selling small business packs is a tough way to get there. http://www.bellpartners.com/services/accounting-tax/packages-2/ He lost around $2m on sydney real estate and he is a wealth expert? http://www.domain.com.au/news/anthony-bell-sells-former-bachelor-pad-in-bondi-for-8-million-20150814-giz64e/ http://www.domain.com.au/news/anthony-bell-sells-bondi-bachelor-pad-for-75-million-20150312-141ql7/ And the careers page of his "fastest growing" firm has had "no current vacancies" for years. What am I missing?
  5. Agree. Finance can make things look pretty good until a few cards start collapsing.
  6. bad choice of equipment then.
  7. One more example of the failed design and engineering rules for the boats. The boat left the dock to race around the globe alone with a mast design dependent on a single block. How many times was that block loaded incorrectly? When was the last time that block was x-rayed? Each boat that fails and cannot continue does nothing for the sponsors, the race, the sport of sailing, or the industry. The foolish rules are written to foster underbuilt boats for an endurance race. You think the rule should prescribe how the runners are designed? WTF?
  8. 1:11 big ventilation on BP foil.
  9. Richo is looking magnificent. The hair is a story.
  10. One thing for sure. That thing is a pig beyond redemption.
  11. Thank you sir, wondered who owned the mast sitting at 20 deg. Wouldn't think they would have depth issues there but might have the keel at cant. Might have a nosey tomorrow to see what's happening. You can cant the keel..... but it will rotate the hull not the keel.
  12. why would you have a board that doesn't go down all the way? it'S not like there is alot of room in a 14. structural reasons? the boards go down all the way, but are only down all the way in the lightest breeze and sometimes off the line in a bit more. Some of these boards are damn long, high aspect, and gybe. I read an account of one top sailor who didn't like gybing boards (maybe he still doesn't, I don't know) and would have his crew drop board down pre-tack, board up post tack. Every tack, just to stop that last little bit of leeway on a tack. The board on a 14 is a major power adjuster. Up there with vang/cunny as a gross power adjustment. yep, I heard he also dropped the jib for the tacks to minimize windage.
  13. Yep that definitely looks radical. I'm pretty curious about the relative areas of mainfoil and rudder, cause I guess it could be pretty different from other foilers. i'm curious how it does not end up in irons, especially in any wind.
  14. This report shows the collision: http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/les-videos/en-vol-malizia-heurte-un-zodiac/ Why do RIBS seem to be getting hit more at these events? Woman lost her leg at another one earlier this season. Are their engines stalling? I don't want to look like the Italian guy who wants to defend the Italian rib driver, but from a "practical" point of view in this case the burden is to share. Disclaimer: I know nothing about legal conseguences, because I don't know the legal agreements they were operating on, because GCs were racing on a closed course. The rib was pretty far from the upwind mark, probably in a reach direction (perpendicular to wind direction). Cg was not able to bearaway at the mark and kept going upwind; then it litterally bear away over the rib. I've been told that rib driver said that once he saw the cg was continuing upwind, he did not move,thinking they would pass to windward; at the last second they bore away and hit it. Borlenghi did not see anything,because he had his eyes on the camera,looking at other boats who actually bore away at the mark. I don't mean to say rib driver had zero fault because, considering the gc speed and "blindness" with the code0 up, rib was a bit too close and too downwind of the windward mark, but once he was there it was a fixed target which the CG really decided to hit. That "at the last second they bore away" is plainly bullshit as the code 0 is deployed and trimmed in. In the video in the link it shows the GC32 coming into picture 10 seconds before impact with the 0 deployed.
  15. Cunningham: cunning-ham/smart pig. Boom vang: kicking strap/kicker. The use of the cunningham is to move the draft of the sail forward or aft. To de-power the sail (in high wind) apply lots of the smart-pig and move the draft aft. To make the sail more aerodynamic (in light air) move the draft forward by letting the pig go free. To control leach tension and sail twist you use the boom vang. High wind; flatten the twist by increasing leach tension with the vang. Light air; more sail twist by easing or letting go the vang. Contrary to popular belief you can over trim a sail, in fact it's possible to trim the power right out of a sail. Win many races? Did/does who win many races? BC Islander or Rob Douglass? the guy saying that pulling on cunningham moves the draft aft.