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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. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Must get used to your feet being higher than your butt. Although you think you're sailing flat you are not.Same thing happens in the IC even with the curved seat. Flat seems critical to foiling. Trying sheeting in once you get windward heel established. Be prepared to oversheet or ease to keep foiling. Hiking hard in response to leward healing is wasted effort and tiring to watch. Hike hard while sheeting hard to get foiling then sit on the boat and play the sheet to your steering hand in front of you. If you can't do that get a mainsheet cleat or Ochsen block. Just my .02 again
  2. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Without a mainsheet cleat it is critical to learn to sheet to your tiller hand. Dave C has figured this out if you watch his videos. The tiller behind your back, mainsheet out front, is getting painful to watch. When you need that extra foot and can't get any more from your retracted sheet hand your toast. Try steering with the tiller in front of you and sheet to the same hand. Just my .02
  3. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Don't know the facts but a T-bone in those conditions sounds avoidable, dangerous and stupid. Again I don't know the situation. Glad i wasn't there.
  4. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Pics or it didn't happen Fred. Certainly you have some of your work. On a side note. After a 70 minute race yesterday the winning margin was 1.6 seconds at the Spring Dingy regatta At Rush Creek. Was an hour and a half waiting on the water for wind but finished 3 more races today.
  5. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    Claire and Theo if you want to stay here there is room for you two and the small child. Derek is staying here. I have one bedroom left for TCC'rs. Lindy? Let me know.
  6. 2017 Centerboard Circuit of Texas

    lindy911 Bad mistake to turn any boat group away. AYC is a Big Boat, not a dingy regatta. You and Derek are not sailing Portsmouth but are sailing a State Championship. Make the TCC a priority and you might have better participation. Although you are bound to get those who think portsmouth is stupid. Claire Charter an Aero. Have fun.
  7. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    I salute the Thistle sailor who despite being 10 portsmouth points faster could win an 11 minute race. Very hard to do.
  8. Or just double up on the pants and enjoy the leverage of the sliding seat while you leave the finn in your wake. No brainer.
  9. Douse tube Chute max size

    We use a 24sg meter kite on the AC.
  10. Dinghy Launch Dock ideas

    US307, I am at Rush Creek. Never have seen a Megabyte here.
  11. Dinghy Launch Dock ideas

    Our club built a dock with the same arrangement on the shore side. Instead of being under water we put floats under the lake side to be 2-3 inches above the water so nothing grows on it. The weight of the people and boat sinks the boat and dolly so it is easily launched. The very end has a recess to hold the dolly wheels. Works well.
  12. RS Aero at LCYC Wurstfest Regatta

    Changing my tune about racing with the Lasers. Aeros should warrant a stand alone start. Race by themselves. On whatever course. There is no wrench in the TCC scoring. Do not start or score us against the PY boats. Let them do there thing and the Aeros will do theres. Just my .02
  13. RS Aero at LCYC Wurstfest Regatta

    Yes, Race the Aeros with the Lasers on the same course, head to head, same start, scored separate. Put the PY around the corner on the A4 like always with any other class that can not come up with 5 entries. Racing Wetas with Aeros is not the point of this regatta.
  14. RS Aero at LCYC Wurstfest Regatta

    Charlie, Gouv says the wind is the same everywhere on Canyon Lake so lets have the Scots, Sunfish and Lasers sail around the corner and put the PY, Aeros and Daysailors on the big water in front of the club. Just for a change. Its far enough out to make this happen. Give everyone a dose of the A4. Promise I won't whine about the big course.
  15. RS Aero at LCYC Wurstfest Regatta

    "Racing with the Lasers on the big part of the lake in front of the club" Don't know what else I can say. The course you call A4 is where we always sail. A change would be nice considering the size of fleet. Being treated like stepchildren around the corner sucks. Can I make that any clearer?