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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. I have the Dubarry (shamrock, not the crosshaven), the wide version. Best boots I have ever tried, Musto being second in my opinion.
  2. Yes, regardless of the fact that you can single handed or double hand it, the boat will get loaded fairly quick. Also I am sure than on 10 knots or more all 4 crew members will have a job to do besides hiking. Bavaria manufactures god quality boats, therefore I don't think there will be an issue from the quality/durability stand point. I do think that you may have more fun on a Melges 24 and have much more room to improve and learn, thanks to the size of the fleet/class and the information available. Also you may be able to pick up a boat in the US for a good price. "Bavaria manufactures god quality boat" ????????????? Have you ever sailed on a Bavaria? (or may be you have only sailed on Bavaria and then you have no point of comparison). Bavaria are (very) cheap boat and you only have what you paid for... they are good quality to price ratio boat for sure but not more. Last time Bavaria tried to build racing boat it wasn't a total success :-(
  3. I have a North 3DL Marathon as furling genoa and it is a very good sail. 3 years now and still as new.
  4. 3M did one. And S&S used it in 87 in Freemantle (best AC ever by the way). But afterwards it gets banned.
  5. You are looking for something powered up? The melges above do not enter in this category... This is power up: 12.7m, 1500kg and 400m2 downwind ;-) And upwind:
  6. I do like the products from Maffioli. Plenty of choices covering all needs. For exemple http://www.gottifredimaffioli.com/prodotto.php?idF=4&idSF=6&idPr=36&idV=79 Or http://www.gottifredimaffioli.com/prodotto.php?idF=4&idSF=6&idPr=11&idV=24
  7. "On vient de gagner 70% du budget mais il nous reste 30 % à trouver. © Le Télégramme - Plus d’information sur http://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/coupe-de-l-america-2017-cammas-ca-nous-relance-01-04-2015-10579989.php" Ok, so in one year they managed to have absolutely no budget, no sponsor... Team France is still only a dream. And the shorter the time you have the more important it is to have a maximum of money as early as possible. May be the "won" a year, but more realistically they lost any chance.
  8. Really???? Proportions are looking right on a 60ft (about 1.7-1.8 times the boat lenght) so it is very unlikely to be an AC72 wing... may be a scaled down version done as a "proof of concept".
  9. New? Yeah, a J that does not look as a 25 years old design ... just 15 ... brand new indeed... May be, one day, we will see a J that is looking "new" ... may be ...