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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. Here's a cool one, drones and math! https://www.ted.com/playlists/135/will_drones_save_us_or_destroy
  2. Do these AC50's ever - ever foil with the tip of the foil out of the water like the 72s?
  3. Title says it all. Dare you to not watch it all the way through... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4pzKvuEQM
  4. They do make electric tankless heaters
  5. Yves Parlier, in the 2000 VG dropped his rig. Off New Zealand he repaired and re-stepped a jury rig and crossed the line after 127 days surviving on seaweed. http://www.thmartinez.com/folio/339/yves-parlier-vendee-globe-exclusives-images.html Win goes to Parlier on this one. Still, hats off for Conrad!!!
  6. Let's not get facts in the way of DL's self delusional masterbating. After all, not winning doesn't really mean anything. It foiled = therefore it won...
  7. But in the vid, he doesn't grind at all.
  8. What's the crew's job who is crouched in the aft part of the forward cockpit?
  9. awesome! Can I be you... for, well... a while
  10. Sweet little yacht!! Me likey. I sailed my ODOM with a large fleet in San Francisco for years. Had an IOM too but that is kinda an arms race.
  11. Ho - ly FUCK! Now that... is a drop in!!!!!
  12. Destremau will beat Heerema to the line
  13. 2? BP to Louis and Gitana to Boris. Any others? Safran I wouldn't really expect to be sold. Virbac probably would be sold eventually, although it seems to clearly be the slowest of the foilers. I think Hugo boss potentially reduces the value of these foilers. It points to the opportunity for a new design to go further along the hb route and away from the max full bow of bp8 etc al. Anyone going for a new build may have a significant advantage over these boats. +1 Personally I didn't think any foiler would make it round the world in this race and am proved wrong. I believe that is because the leaders in this year's race didn't ever seem to have to face really severe and adverse weather. Maybe that was luck or maybe the weather forecasting is now good and the foil boats are now simply fast enough to outsail the bad weather. Whatever the reason for the foilers undeniable success it now looks as though for the next edition of this race, barring big rule changes, power and righting moment will come more from foils and less from beam and water ballast. HB was a halfway house to a very different kind of much faster Imoca. Looks like all of the current boats including HB are obsolete if its a podium place which is aimed for and future boats will be narrower still, lighter, and structurally more complex. And high risk and very expensive. What a fantastic race though. Bravo Armel! Bravo all the skippers. How much of HB's performance is due to it being narrower versus it's different take on the foils? All of the Dali boats seem like they could fairly easily change the casing to fit a more horizontal board like that on HB. Yes, both!
  14. Killer race, Wow! With more to come. Still a very interesting race to reach the finish for the fleet. ALC & AT - Well done! Exceptional efforts at the front of the fleet. I'm in awe and I'm not worthy. Herculean efforts by by all of them really. The Rich Wilson flyby video is pretty spectacular. Great to see it from his perspective. Conrad needs a flyby too boys!! Clac, clac, clac... can't understand a word the man says but I watch ALL his entries! If only 'normal people' understood the true gravity of this race...
  15. ^FFS... let it go man