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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. Many thanks. Fair winds y'all.
  2. Without looking to be smart I'm looking for an app!! I am part of a team that are giving back. Having raced for 35+ years we now do our bit as race officers. We have accreditation to run regional, and as of a few weeks ago, national regattas. In short, we can set a race course and run an event. However, to keep standards high we challenge ourselves - a lot. We always want to know we have set the best course for the conditions etc. Last summer some time I happened upon an app that seemed to be "a racecourse for dummies" style app on the surface, however on closer review it looked to be a very powerful tool that we could use to challenge our selves. From memory the app I saw seemed to be as outlined above. You enter your (committee boat GPS) location, enter the wind direction, type of course you want (windward leeward, trapezoid, triangle etc.), length of race (I think in distance). The app then gives you the GPS coordinates of where the marks should be dropped. Does this sound familiar to anyone? P.S. We use inflatable buoys, so drop them by RIB.
  3. I am looking for an iPhone / iPad app to assist with the setting up of a race course. I know I found one a while ago, but never downloaded it, now I regret it! If anyone knows of an app that can help I would really appreciate it. I am pretty sure I found one that basically gives you a GPS location for all the marks on the racecourse. All you do is ping the satellites with your current location, put in the length of the race, how far up the beat (in %) the committee boat is and a few bits like that and presto… the GPS coordinates for all the marks. I just hope this isn't an early onset senior moment out to get me! Thanks in advance.
  4. They have the brains trust alright. Good job Ben. One question though, do they have the ££££ yet?
  5. What is the latest with Artemis? Haven't been keeping a close eye on all things AC. Now that I have a look around there is chat about OTUSA, Team NZ, Luna Rossa, BAR and even Team France. Not a word about Artemis. Have they folded their tent? Maybe the $$$ has vanished! http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2015/01/13/oil-prices-reaching-fuck-russia-levels/
  6. Would someone from Oracle Team USA please nominate Larry for the ice bucket challenge. No interest in seeing Larry pour a bucket of water over his head, but Larry could nominate Donald Trump. Now that would be good!
  7. They would still need a good cat desugner. (Without trying to be controversial) Juan K, who was / is a pretty good boat designer had a lot of trouble making the move to cats. Adrian N is a genius, but even he would need a bit of experience. My guess is he will be 'given' a stable platform and asked to make it 'efficient'
  8. Nice windward performance .. we don't seem the have the numbers from the other contestants to compare them with ?? Excellent video. Interestingly it is not so much the windward speed that looks impressive, but downwind behaviour of the boat. They succeed to semi foil quite perfectly, with the hull just touching the water with low drag. Only at one point do we see the nose in the water and stern getting out as they seemed to go upwind. As usual body language and grins tell everything, good day for AR. The rooster tail is gone too!
  9. I suspect TT was kicking butts rather that petting backs. Wonder who is for the chop this time?
  10. Has anything happened with Artemis since TTs visit? Has he pulled the plug on the whole thing?
  11. Lets hope it is all not doom and gloom for Artemis. Assuming LP will helm (no better man) and with IP and NO in the afterguard they should have the talent. I also assume the rest of the team have what it takes to get the boat around the course, so that puts the pressure on the design team! No pressure JK! The talk seems to be that the wing may look agriculteral, but should be ok, so it is down to hull number 2. We all know that JK is a maverick. Ergo, let's hope he can bounce back from what seems to be a turkey with a Red Betty! I hope it is not too early to write them off, if for no other reason than to make a match of it next summer. Go Artemis and turn a few heads in 2013!
  12. There seems to be a delusional lack of urgency to AR. Is it… A. They just in it for the t shirts? B. Is their boat Tom Tucked? C. Do they think this boat is a waste of carbon and they should just wait for boat #2 D. They know they will have an extra year to get things sorted? E. All of the above? Just askin as I am a closet fan!
  13. Just to clarify what I have been lead to believe from all the other threads, Artemis can not 'foil' - as in fly both hulls in its current set up? It would need rudders with winglets (in addition to boards appropriate for the task). As I understand at present she can only foil assist.
  14. Anyone know when Artemis plan to go sailing? It is a bit like seeing is believing at this stage!
  15. It foils just like 17!!