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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. You, JS and A4e....three boys - no cup
  2. ^ You link Kiwi journalists? Why's that again?
  3. Well nothing except finding out that there was some non-compliant aspect to OB2!! And of course ETNZ's just as unlikely survival and ultimate triumph in AC35
  4. AC has been for the majority of it's history consciously a race between the fastest monohulls (& eventually only fastest in monohull Class X) Able Tasman and James Cook reported in 1600's and 1700's respectively, that the various multi-hulled sailing vessels they observed in the Pacific easily out-sailed anything known in the rest of the world. (c) Isaack Gilsemans/Team Abel Tasman 1642/43 Just the facts Ma'am
  5. Nice try dude... OR directly involved the other teams in the boat selection process, and arrived at a consensus that worked for everyone. RC and LE bent over backwards to create a fair regatta with the largest possible fleet. This is very much characterising 'it'...and you clearly believe that it is admirable to change rules by a manufactured majority, that were agreed and written to be changed by unanimity only, if at all. A less naive way to look at that is, deliberately weakening (or forcing out) the two likely strongest and most committed competitors, changing rules and entry requirements to lower the bar to allow weaker less well financed teams in - to ensure a 'Defenders majority' on all votes in an attempt to ensure a successful defence.........see how that works Believe me there is little to be 'lived up to' from the last 2 trustees
  6. Yes folks, it's the (drum roll please) Very Bitter and Twisted - both our teams got hammered by the courts: Tweedle Dee - we didn't even compete + Tweedle Dumb - we got thrashed despite all the money and the spin Show....
  7. ^ The 'boat selection process' had already taken place my friend. It involved the one and only challenger, LR. What is more the Class Rule stated (for obvious reasons) that it could not be changed in any way without unanimity - so when you say consulted their poodles you mean ignoring the previous written and published agreement with the COR which was the basis of the whole AC cycle. And you see that as admirable??? Italians got butthurt - I wonder why. Any other historical re-writing you want to do
  8. So you took exactly the same point from JS and that was worth promoting a page back, but now that it's come around a little slower in the daily press cycle - it's 'typical lowly Kiwi journalism'? Puulleeze....go find something to do! Take JS with you - you could have many a happy hour together trying to out-snide each other
  9. just ignore it......Spinray aka Rocky, quoting anti-kiwi bs from wherever he can find it... No cup, no team, so sad....
  10. ^ Man, sailing is such an elite sport, shame on them
  11. Risk averse OTUSA, copy and paste, $$$, fix the rules.......