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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. They carried 60 liters of water and about 30 Kg of food for the trip stored in the hulls
  2. Team Malingri succeeded! The Transatlantic record comes back to Italy.
  3. Thanks Michele, but you forgot to say how many S9 Turbo will be sailing at Cesenatico against standard S9s. And please keep us informed on the final results of the biggest S9 regatta ever
  4. Team Malingri (father and son) started on Sunday from Dakar to beat the beach cat transatlantic record currently held by two French catsailors on OCTO Finances. They need to reach Guadalupe a few hours before the 24 of April 20, to accomplish their goal (current record 11 days, 11h 25 m). Actually (after nearly two days from start) they have an advance of around 60 nm having sailed 260 nm in the last day. For all info: www.vittoriomalingri.com
  5. A question for Michele: looking at the web site of the Congrega Velisti Cesenatico, the organizing authority of the well known Easter multihull regatta ("Vele di Pasqua"), I found that no 9 S9 are so far pre-registered. How many of them are the new sloop version (let's call it the SL9)? I am curious to learn if the SL9 is faster than the unirigged S9 on a standard upwind/downwind racecourse
  6. Full details on the new design now on the market: https://www.outlawsailing.com/collections/new-boats/products/s1race
  7. I cannot say how large is the niche which the S1 is going to fill in the catamaran market. But, according to my opinion, as I already wrote above, there is not a double hulled boat comparable to the Musto Skiff, the Devoti D-One or the RS 700. If you do not agree, please mention yr candidate/s and let's have a peacefull discussion
  8. WetnWild It is not true that BIMARE has not been able to compete in existing class in the near past. Have a look at the results of the 2016 F16 Worlds and you'll find no 5 BIMARE X16 F in the top 10 and 2 in the top 3
  9. The cat pictured is 1991 Little America's Cup Challenger "Freedom's Wing". Designed by Gino Morelli & Pete Melvin who also helped the built, it is the first M&M's first project together. Skippered by Pete Melvin it was defeated by the Australian Defender The Edge III, mainly for the catastrofic failure of the beams during a race.
  10. www.catsailingnews.com/2016/12/new-s1-by-michele-petrucci.html The first pics of the latest Michele Petrucci's project are on line. Surprisingly the new cat is not (for the moment) a foiler but it is described as a fast planing floater (22+ knots are expected on a close reach). However evidently it can be easily updated to the foiling mode. According to my opinion Michele's aim is to open a new "niche" in the catamaran market: the S1 can be regarded as the Musto Skiff, the Devoti D-One or the RS 700 of the double hulled boats i.e. the "non plus ultra" of solo catamaran sailing.
  11. I found on an online sailing magazine the official (and very well documented) letter of complaint sent by the Russian Sailing Federation to ISAF concerning the boats purchased from Nacra Sailing for the Olympic campaign of their NACRA 17 team. Believe me: it is really worth reading. http://farevela.net/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Nacra17_RussianComplaint-4.pdf
  12. Bench Warmer Micheal Miller worked for BIMARE (I don't know if paid or unpaid) for several months back in 2015 organizing and managing many testsails for catsailors potentially interested to the S 9. The fact is confirmed by the editor of Catsailingnews on his first report on the I Fly 15. QUOTE Following Stunt 9 path, Michael Miller, who used to promote the S9 back in Punta AlA 2015, has launched a new recreational foiler the I Fly 15 UNQUOTE I personally met him in Punta Ala during the A class Worlds and he was all the time behind the S 9 spending warm and passionate words about the boat. Then for sure when he started his project, he had a deep knowledge of the design and building secrets of the S9
  13. The question asked by StumbleNola (i.e. the capability of old cats not designed and built to handle the loads od foiling) is worth of attention also outside the NACRA 17 class. In several countries (Italy and France for sure) several shops are now offering services to "upgrade" old cats to make them "foilers" (expecially A class cats). I heard that in some cases owners experienced big troubles (read major failures) and sued the guys who carried out the "foiling job". Are you aware of such accidents? What do you know about the subject?
  14. The marketing choice of PD and DNA is to offer the most refined and most advanced (design wise) A cat regardless of price. Other boatyards made the same bet in the past someone won, other lost. For sure in the long history of the A class (but the same is valid for most of the other classes of sailing vessels) never there was such a difference (both as regard to the "content" and to the price) between a boat and its competitors.
  15. Simon I was serious. The DNA F1 is the only production catamaran marketed nowadays with all the bells and whistles of AC catamarans. As you know the extra care in every single detail cost a lot of money. Therefore the DNA F1 is surely expensive but not insanely expensive at least so far. According to my opinion the extra work carried out on this design is well worth the 8K EUR more you need to buy one. It is very unlikely that the F1 is so much faster than its main competitors to be worth the extra spending, but for sure it makes its competitors look like rough products of handicraft. The A class is going to become more expensive than in the past, like someone had predicted, but for sure with boat like the F1 it is destined to remain at the forefront of sailing development