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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. Team NZ

    On a personal note, I met a beautiful Kiwi family in Positano last summer, and the boys were surprised I knew that saying. SA has some use, after all!
  2. Oracle Team USA

    ^ If there's a person in the world who knows what the sailing spectator market will bear, it's Mark Turner. SR, you won't remember a post of mine from Cascais, where I had gone for the very first ACWS race, with pictures comparing the footprint required by wing-sailed cats with that of the ESS in Muscat that I had attended previously. That said it all
  3. The LV (not the AC) WS

    Sheesh ... evidently, the Bertelli DoG fantasy has run its course, now this: it's not silly, it's idiotic season. Wake me up on Nov 15 [the LE-sponsored "LVWS" already happened - it was called AC35, and was a smashing hit with the general public]
  4. Trump and the Iran deal

    And, not secondary, the nasty, gratuituous stupidity of using "Arabian Gulf" in this context https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/trump-arabian-gulf-persian-gulf-iran
  5. Artemis?

    Uh? You mean à la Julian Assange? Doubt it would work
  6. Trump and the Iran deal

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/355508-tillerson-staying-in-the-iran-deal-in-best-interest-of-the-us Respect for the guy. No wall street gnome, you don't get to be an engineer and CEO of ExxonMobil without having a spine Excellent: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/14/trump-iran-deal-lobbying
  7. Artemis?

    Would like AR turning up, but how can they possibly work around the nationality requirements?
  8. Team NZ

    Seriously, hosting the Cup in Italy without having won it would be empty: you Kiwis get your act together!
  9. Trump and the Iran deal

    A while ago, I started a thread called "Trump speech at the UN - not worth a thread?" Because it struck me how little resonance comparatively it was getting in this predominantly US forum. And now again: I mean all my sympathy for Las Vegas and the gun control dead horse, likewise for ACA and BLM - but these are your domestic issues. Poking Iran in the eye, instead, has worldwide implications: it's far more dangerous than North Korea (where chances are nothing's going to happen), the Middle East was already a tinderbox, you have Israel and Saudi Arabia actively pouring gasoline into the fire, this is driving a big wedge with the EU and strengthnening Russia's hand ...
  10. AC 36 Protocol

    - Yes, and he cheated me out of a bottle of champagne in a contest (IIRC I stumbled on the load at the base of A5's wingmast, expressed in equivalent number of SUVs). More significantly, I sent in a technical question and RV answered it in one video. But you see, EB had class - Yes again, was summoned at 6 a.m. together with the cow bell ringers at the dock-out the first (aborted) day, chilled to the bone. Early times, didn't know you other guys then
  11. In all the years following SA, I had never come across such an egregious circle jerk as this one - and that is saying something! Once again: there is no indication whatsoever LR is objecting - or for that matter submitting additional requirements - to the AC75 concept
  12. AC 36 Protocol

    But only one was a registered Alinghi Friend (still got the beanie I won to prove it)
  13. Been looking more into the Melges 40. It's a Botín design (Clean's point), with a crew of 9 - 680 kg max. As noted by others, the 10-12 crew for the AC75 seems quite small Can somebody restate the crew limit for Maxi72s? Saw it somewhere