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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. SFO is the airport only. SF is the city. IMO. YMMV.To the OP: Sorry, my boat is busted up or you'd have a ride. Right San Francisco it is, sorry about that. I am fast learning that we Aussies use a completely different style of English to what is used here in the states ( my first visit here). Sorry to hear your boat is busted up Corvo, I hope you get her fixed up soon. We have been offered a ride and are very much looking forward to seeing your harbour and if I can get off the leash I will try to do a beer can race on Friday evening too. Cheers Dave
  2. Hi, Sorry to leave this till the last minute, however my fiancé and I are from Hobart Tasmania and we are in San Fransisco on Friday and Saturday the 7th and 8th of August. We would love to go for a sail with someone on one of these days. San Fran is a place where I have wanted to sail for a very long time and we are happy to provide beer and lunch or snacks or whatever is required. I have offshore experience with racing and cruising deliveries. And currently race on a farr30 and a 38ft cruiser racer. My partner competes in the beer can races on Wednesday night aboard the farr30 too. My email is daveharos@gmail.com ( I check this regularly on my cell phone ) Thanks Dave
  3. I will leave that up to you to work out SteveOf course, work it out myself!! Why didn't I think of that? Kind of makes these forums irrelevant. So much bandwidth to be saved. Haha it did seem more humorous after a few beers, I was hoping that the new owners would reveal themselves. However I think they are too busy playing with their new toy.
  4. Cleopatra (Mumm 30)?? I see there is also a new (around here) Northshore NSX arrived too. Who has bought Cleopatra? And what will Mr Sharp buy as his 8th new boat in 16 years? I will leave that up to you to work out Steve
  5. Cleopatra (Mumm 30)?? I see there is also a new (around here) Northshore NSX arrived too. you could be on the money Weyalan Yes I had a look at the new NSX Foreshore the other day, I reckon she will scrub up pretty well. Looking forward to racing her in the 38 c
  6. It's great to see another boat being purchased with intent to race in div 1. We just delivered her from port houn to bellerive yesterday. Nothing like sustained 40knts on nose. It's not my boat so I will leave it up to the new owner to let you know what boat it is.
  7. I agree the crown series was excellent as always. We ended up with a win in both phs and ams in our devision, I am a little bit suprized that I had to protest two yachts in th last two races. Both of these protests handed us the regatta win in our division's. I believe both of these yachts would have won these divisions if the had of completed penalty turns and continued racing. So that leads me to ask. At what point do you admit fault and do some penalty turns and try to make up the distance or risk being scrubbed completely at a protest hearing?
  8. I never said these guys didn't have pior training or skill some of my crew with out a regonised sssc, have over 50,000 miles at sea sailing on family yachts and sailing super yachts and are master 4 quilified, but according to YT that's not expirenced......
  9. Yes I do understand some of those points, however it is impossible to ask these crew members to give up 2 weekends and several hundred dollars at the last minute to do a safety course, also the course at the maritime the course at the maritime college may not be As yacht specific but it's pretty close. Also this course is held in conjunction with coxswain's, master 4/5 or deck officer courses. These courses also provide you with far greater detail on subjects as damage control, fire fighting ( a 2 day course by its self), weather forecasting, radio operators course and most of the other details you have mentioned. Now would rather have 6 crew and 50% with ya ssc and 1 with stcw95 ssc aswell, or have 8 crew with 3 with ya ssc and 4 with stcw95 ssc. Now I know which crew I would rather race with. Also with the prior learning acknowledgment it was indeed a total and utter muck around. Sorry if this seems like a rant but it really pissed me off all the back and forth comunication with the yacht club in the middle of exam period. ,
  10. I agree with you here. When I was putting a Maria island race crew together, I had 4 crew members who had completed the stw95 elements of ship board safety at Amc recently, and 3 who had the YA sea survival. Now the rule from the ryct is 50 % the crew must have the YA sea survival qualification. This rule effectively made me reduce my crew from 8 most with some sort of sea safety cert ( my raft limit) to 6 @ 50% YA sea survival. In my eyes this was fairly crap rule as I would rather have 8 crew over 6 as it would certainly limit crew fatigue and many other hazards. I doubt I will enter any more long races run by the ryct such as the Maria or Bruny, due to the need for the for the Ryct to exceed the category safety requirement set by YA. I know some people say how can you argue about safety. Well I don't think it's about safety anymore and it's about making money from the courses that are so conveniently run just before these longer races.
  11. I don't care if she is a little older than me, Elle makes my day every time!
  12. Thanks mate, it sure was a great weekend, The PCSC sure know how to hold a great regatta, We had a Variety of different crew over the weekend and it all seemed to work well. I am thinking the old man might enter the boat in the dover Regatta. i will be interstate though
  13. Fairly crazy race today for us. Started with a nice 10 -12 kite run down to the pot, after dropping the kite the breeze built to over 30 knots ( wind gear is a tad sad atm). We then Proceeded harden up for the beat to Black Jack rocks to bust all the lugs on the mainsail end of race for us. Galapagos Duck Then Proceeded to Drop her mast in a gybe. Luckily No one was hurt. Hope they get her sorted out quickly and without to much grief from insurance.
  14. It certainly does look indeed you will get some kite time! Have fun ladies and gentlemen!
  15. Cheers Oedipus Its great to Hear that it was a good weekend and it was a bit of a drifter on Friday. I haven't heard from my old man yet but is does look like he had a good weekend. hope this is a start to a good season for us. anyway i am off to the Beach!!