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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. People also seem to miss that this is one of the most standard match racing moves at a weather mark. The "mark room" definition only stipulates that the give way boat (ETNZ) is required to give the right of way boat (Oracle) room to sail their proper course. No where does is mention that the right of way boat can't deviate from her proper course. The only rule that applies is rule 11 windward leward on the same tack, especially considering that the boats had passed the mark before the luff. A quick read of the rules posted show that "Proper course" is only mentioned 3 times in Part 2, for port starboard crosses upwind, 16.2, and downwind, 16.3 and for inside boats that need to tack or gybe to make a mark, 18.3.
  2. People seem to miss the fact that the protesting boat can also be penalized. With Oracle flagging the interaction at the top mark the umpires could have given them a penalty if they felt that Oracle had fouled ETN
  3. Also I would bet a good chunk of money that the umpires data stream includes "overlapped"
  4. Yeah, I'm not sure how it really applies because when you put something in a Xerox machine it usually doesn't come out better....
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  6. Pretty sure the Oracle boat with the un branded wing is normal foiling 45, probably a youth squad practicing. Still has tillers
  7. Moving something a precise amount and knowing where it are are two entirely different things. A stepper motor doesn't need any positional feedback to move a exact (more or less) amount it just needs the right pulses sent from the motor controller.
  8. These boats are all about lots of quick movement of fairly lightly loaded lines. Kind of the opposite of where hydraulic main sheets normally operate. The size of the main drum is all about moving rope fast. These boats actually have a drum of a maxi winch but the internals of a 50 or 65 winch. You can see it fairly well on the leward winch. I think you would struggle to find the happy medium between speed and accuracy with a hydraulic setup
  9. Pretty sure you have that backwards...
  10. I don't think the two are comparable since Larry was perfectly willing to continue on with the rules from the previous cup and let others race as well, it was Bertarelli that forced the dog fight. That said my comments refer to the actions of the kiwis after they lost with the maxi boat.
  11. Sorry IACC boats are about as majestic as a turd. Only a Kiwi could find a picture of a failed design that got it's ass kicked as "majestic". Maybe you should head down to the Viaduct and spank one to your monument to being poor losers
  12. I noticed everyone is sailing upwind with both boards down even in the light stuff. Are the new boards symmetrical sections? Or symmetrical on the vert and assym on the lifting bits?
  13. I hope the irony of these two statements in following paragraphs isn't lost on you. While I don't think Volvo officially announced the reason for it the rig failing, around the Volvo it was widely known that they had sailed with a broken batten car for 2-3 days before the rig failed. Same for the turning block pad eye, no one else had a failure with that part... The reality is that no matter what Volvo chose to do going into the last event the former format was dead. Would you have found it a more interesting race with Abu Dhabi and SCA sailing new boats against a couple of retreads?
  14. Pure unscented talc is recommended for lubricating the seals and can help with the irritation. Comes in little bags from dive shops.
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