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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 just fitted these new Ino end blocks to my runners. they are sweet for this purpose.
  2. Sorry to advise that Locks finest racing catamaran won't make it back in time from up North to do this years Crowther regatta.
  3. Here you go Evil. I'd suggest you launch at Bayview as the club will rush you to get you out of the carpark, its not really set up for longer put together boats more for in and out speed boats. You can park your trailer on the road to save parking costs or at the club with prior arrangement or even on the road near where you could stay at the Newport Mirage or possibly there carpark. The Newport Mirage is very handy to the club and next to the Newport Hotel with reasonable rates. http://www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/new-south-wales/metro-mirage-hotel-newport/welcome/
  4. Heres a few good videos from Top Gun during Airlie some with GPS camera showing speeds at bottom right hand corner. or go to Top Gun Catamaran Racing on Facebook for more video action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOhNoVxs_Yw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oczaXAhg0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcQ68W8ogIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4V7d_s4q0
  5. Not to mention all SSAA races, cat 4 about 6 races each series, RMYC one per month from Pittwater cat 4, Darwin to Ambon, Melbourne to Launceston or Melbourne to Hobart with ORCV. theres plenty of ocean racing available. Any more for Coffs?
  6. I guess its lack of motivation from NSW multihull owners to race cat 2. The Queenslanders seem to get good fleets in their premier race B2G which is cat 2. May not be many for P2C but its a quality fleet and any one could win it on OMR and any 3 of the 4 could take line honours. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. If its 20 plus NE put your money on Top Gun for honours same if its SE with Mojo keeping the Gunners honest or even a problem. If its light from any direction it could be very different and that pesky black Tri will likely slip away.
  7. This great race is getting closer. Mojo and J'ouvert have now entered...good quality fleet forming. Anymore starters?
  8. Maybe consider two start lines with two close from the start rounding marks just like Sydney to Hobart starts but ours used to separate big from small, fast from slow. i'd be very happy to be keeping away from the nimble 30 foot and below sized boats at the starts. my whole approach to starting has changed significantly since changing from a fast nimble 30 foot cat to a fast powerful, not so nimble 50 foot cat. now i prefer to hang back and don't mix it up with the more nimble smaller boats.
  9. You raise a good point. Lets hope that the clown who rewrites the multihull eligibility rules uses some common sense. Bring back the 500 NM qualifier. Send em out into the Tasman for a few days. Getting your dodgy surveyor to sign off that a vessel is fit for purpose , and the construction complies with blah blah blah, is just bullshit in reality. Who knows if sufficient uni has been bonded into the mast beam correctly. I'm sure both Hotrod of Flying Hawain fame and Pete of Rainmaker fame thought their boats to be " fit for purpose and comply with XXXX "and Pete could have probably produced reams of data to support his assertions. We know how both of those turned out. Help help followed by THWOKA , THWOKA, THWOKA ....(chopper noise) I hear you, however, i guess organisers are just trying to do their best to make sure they are deemed to be doing their best to ensure boats are built for purpose and stand a chance of not falling apart.
  10. You will need a construction certificate from the builder, designer or a multihull surveyor such as Geoff Cruse. I'm sure Geoff did certificates for Team Australia, Mortica and Rushour for the 2014 race. i think Rushour may be a amateur designed and built cat which passed. The build needs to be consistent with ISO standards in regard to the scantlings and lay up. check the NOR on the website. also need AIS transponder. These are fantastic addition for any Ocean going boat for around $1,000 A few key points on this topic from the NOR Requirements for Multihull Boats a. Comply with the conditions of entry as stated in Appendix B; b. Comply with the YA SR Part 1 for Category 2 events; c. Provide a current YA SR Equipment Compliance Form for Category 2 events signed and dated by a YA National Equipment Auditor (NEA); d. Provide proof of compliance with the requirements of NoR 4 and Appendix D to this Notice of Race; e. Submit either an OMR rating certificate ratified by MYCQ and listed on the MYCQ register at www.mycq.org.au or provide current club (to be named) performance handicap details. f. Be registered with a Yacht Club affiliated with its National Authority. APPENDIX B continued – Stability & Hull Construction Requirements for Multihull Boats Multihulls must comply with the YA SR 2013‐17 with the exception of SR 3.03 which has been deleted pending amendment by YA. Until such time as SR 3.03 has been amended to specifically address multihull construction aspects the requirements below shall apply. Hull Construction Standards 1. A signed declaration must be provided by a naval architect, the builder, or other person familiar with the requirements for the design and construction of multihulls identifying the: a. Standard(s) or Classification Society Rules to which the hull panels and internal structure of the vessel have been constructed; and, b. Standard(s) used to assess the global strength of the vessel's structure; 2. The declaration must also confirm that the design, build and any subsequent structural modifications are consistent with the requirements of ISO 12215 Category A. 3. The declaration must include the date, the qualifications of the person making the declaration, and the details of any relevant related corporate entities. Multihull only • Provide a declaration signed by a Naval Architect, the builder or other person familiar with the requirements for the design and construction of multihulls identifying the: • • • i. Standard(s) or Classification Society Rules to which the hull panels and internal structure of the vessel have been constructed; and, ii. Standard(s) used to assess the global strength of the vessel's structure; the design, build and any subsequent structural modifications are consistent with the requirements of ISO 12215 Category B. (NoR Appendix Comply with the Yachting Australia Special Regulations Part 1 for Category 2 events; Provide a current Yachting Australia Special Regulations Equipment Compliance Form for Category 1 or2 events signed and dated by a YA National Equipment Auditor (NEA); • Provide proof of compliance with the requirements of NoR 4 and Appendices C to the Notice of Race; • Have crew that satisfies all the requirements of NoR 5. • Be registered with a Yacht Club affiliated with its National Authority. • OMR Ratified by MYCQ and listed on the MYCQ online OMR register at www.mycq.org.au
  11. Three and a half months until the Jan 2nd start gun. RPAYC are keen to get a strong multi fleet. I've had verbals from 3, possibly 4 multis who haven't entered yet. Cat 2 safety is not that hard, however you will need a construction certificate from your designer or builder that your vessel is built in line with the ISO standards. If you are entering might be best you get onto that earlier rather than leaving it until the last minute. If you're planning to do the race, it would be great to get entries in so we look serious about supporting the race. Hope we see a few Vic, Qld and SA boats support this race. all information is available at: www.pittwatertocoffs.com.au Quote MultiQuote Delete
  12. Three and a half months until the Jan 2nd start gun. RPAYC are keen to get a strong multi fleet. I've had verbals from 3, possibly 4 multis who haven't entered yet. Cat 2 safety is not that hard, however you will need a construction certificate from your designer or builder that your vessel is built in line with the ISO standards. If you are entering might be best you get onto that earlier rather than leaving it until the last minute. If you're planning to do the race, it would be great to get entries in so we look serious about supporting the race. Hope we see a few Vic, Qld and SA boats support this race. all information is available at: www.pittwatertocoffs.com.au
  13. 2 light races followed by a light to drifter race, if it picks up to a solid 10-15 results will change. OMG Pete....... and its not a Farrier! YOU'RE FIRED!!
  14. Locks finest Ocean racing cat will be there :-)
  15. Predicting Morticia will beat One Sail by a large margin. I think you are forgetting Mad Max is still a bit a head of Morticia on Line Honours results. Mad Max is more powerful and not that much heavier. plus its just had a new shiny paint job so it even looks faster now :-) Morticia is always the one to catch on OMR but as previoulsy said, Indain Chief, now The Boatworks has taken a number of OMR wins over the Black Beauty in regatta racing. go the red boat!